genetic engineering was: a new thread

From: Dan Fabulich (
Date: Fri May 12 2000 - 11:27:49 MDT

John Clark declared:

> There is no objective best human being, everybody will have there
> own ideas about what makes the perfect baby so diversity would be
> astronomically greater than today. It may have its flaws but
> genetic engineering and intelligent choice certainly beats random
> mutation and natural selection.

Wellll... I generally agree with you, but this statement should have
some caveats... the mechanism we finally decide upon for performing
our genetic engineering will hopefully look an awful lot like the
spontaneous order we're bucking to replace (only, ah, better).

So the idea is not to look at this like the genius planner who reasons
"I could do that better!" but as the genius gardener who reasons "I
could grow these better!"


      -unless you love someone-
    -nothing else makes any sense-
           e.e. cummings

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