Saturday, September 02, 2006

Ethical question

Two (three) of them actually.

How far should people take genetic manipulation?

What should the maximum age spread be between a man and a woman for dating?

I do want your opinions.

Also, I would like your opinons on evolution.


Blogger Unknown said...

Genetic manipulation?

That's kind of an open ended statement, so, I'll assume you mean "direct manipulation of DNA".

Ethically, I would say that we should go no farther than correction of flaws. Have a genetic flaw that causes a disease? Sure, fix it. Don't like your eye color? Tough. Cope. Correction of actual flaws (not preferences) should be the absolute ethical limit of direct genetic manipulation.

On the age spread:

Ethically, there is no maximum age spread. There is no moral reason why a 90 year old can't date or even marry a 20 year old.

Practically, though, an age difference of more than 7 years is VERY hard to overcome. In my experience, even a 5 year difference causes many generational issues. But, the older one gets, the less difference 5 years makes.


Show me ANY proof that Darwinian Evolution happens, and I'll consider it.

Evolution is a 'theory' that was developed ahead of time, and then, the facts were smashed into the theory, no matter how poorly they fit. There are several 'proofs' of Evolution that actually disprove each other, and yet, are all used as 'absolute proof' that Evolution is true.

In addition, 'true' theories don't need to have the vast quantities of fraud, deception, faked evidence, and lies that Evolution has REQUIRED to be sustained. Evolution doesn't withstand scrutiny when analyzed against other competing theories (okay, there's only one...frankly, there are only two options for how life began), nor does it withstand scrutiny when analyzed with scientific evidence. That is why Evolution is taught as a "Law" in public prevent any counter analysis or scrutiny.

Add in the fact that Evolution is the 'scientific' basis for Communism, and was used as the scientific justification for the Holocaust, and is one of the leading arguments in FAVOR of racism, ethnic cleansing, abortion, eugenics, death camps, and random violence in general, and Evolution has some serious issues.

Besides that, I don't really have a problem with it.

(and you actually asked THREE questions, not two. :D)

10:39 AM  
Blogger Mrs_Who said...

Genetic manipulation? We'll go too far before we realize it's too far.

Age spread? If people laugh and point, it's too much. Or if the cops come and arrest you, it's too much.

Evolution? I believe evolution was created by the greatest programmer of all - God. But then there's always this theory of evolution.

11:16 AM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

I threw in evloution because on Tuesday we are going to debate it in Bio.

7:00 PM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

Mrs Who, was that the right video?

7:04 PM  
Blogger Mrs_Who said...

LOL!! Oops--although it's a sad commentary if that is what evolution has brought us to!

Here's the right post (it's been around the Net for awhile now...didn't you link to it once on my site, DK??)

5:49 PM  
Blogger Mrs_Who said...

(2nd attempt...couldn't tell if the first went through)

Sorry and 'oops'.

Here's the right post (it's been around the Net for awhile now...didn't you link to it once on my site, DK??)

5:50 PM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...

Yeah, I had to turn moderation on. I have a couple of spammers posting crap. Until I figure out how to ban them anyway.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Mrs_Who said...

No problem...I understand completely.

Damn Spam.

7:02 PM  
Blogger Dick said...

The first question should be answered by Kelly, who is not only 13 years my junior, but my fiancee. She's a Molecular Biologist and might have some reasonable answers for you.
The second question... Thirteen years isn't an issue in our case.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Deathknyte said...


The girl I was thinking of is also named Kelly and she is 15 years younger than me.

However, I think she is now in the past since she is at a university now and I am still at the tech.

12:46 PM  

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