The survey results are in (although they've yet to display them on their
site at www.bbc.co.uk/tw )
Pretty mixed bag, but probably not unexpected; On the "uncontroversial"
questions (the first four out of 6) the percentages were above 70%,
reaching 97% agreement on the first question. However, for the last two
questions (on repro. cloning and gene selection) the scores were 16% and 8%
respectively. It seems most people favour "correction" but not "enhancement".
Kind of leaves us with our work cut out. Then again, perhaps the high
percentage of positives on the more "basic" stuff might eventually filter
into the more controversial aspects.
Anyways, thought this might prove interesting.
"If you can't take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and
crawl under your bed. It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures
to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid."
-Q, Star Trek:TNG episode 'Q Who'
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