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Let's Play God

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Thief, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    just saw an info documentary about CRISPR

    I've seen it before.....worth a second look

    please review and come back here

    Human Nature
    Netflix
     
  2. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    CRISPR has nothing special to do with 'playing God'. It's a technology like fire, nuclear energy, computers and the like that people can use in positive or negative ways.
     
  3. Isolde Schulz

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    "Positive or negative" are but subjective terms. CRISPR is yet one of many emerging technologies to defy even human nature (how do we do it?). But our creations are only as bright as their creators, however there may be an evolution impetus to what we incarnate. The Tyrell Corporation realised this aeons ago when they knew that Replicants would evolve emotionally, fully resentful of born slave status.
     
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    Hey, if Israel does it, that's good enough for me!
     
  5. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    how about China?
     
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    robocop (actually) Well-Known Member
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    Great! But let's not create armies.
     
  7. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    covered in the documentary
     
  8. robocop (actually)

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    Anyway... I don't have netflix, but I'm totally cool with genetic engineering superhumans. It's simply a way to improve.
     
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    the flic went to length on this one item
    to partake?.....or not to partake?

    but we humans already have

    we decide what seed goes to the ground
    whatever seedlings will be plowed under to make way

    we humans breed our animals
    what traits will continue on
    what forms will not

    and we have been given dominion

    it was ordained
     
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  10. robocop (actually)

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    God told them to be fruitful.
     
  11. Isolde Schulz

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    Until they were declared illegal on Earth. How would you feel about cloning yourself?
     
  12. robocop (actually)

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    I would like to clone myself. I would like even more to live for a much longer time. But above all I want to block climate change from dooming a huge part of humanity.
     
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    Not only climate change, but the whole litany of modern afflictions. They seem to confound any desire for longevity, but I know it's a driving force to life. I'd clone myself if I knew more cerainly that the Earth would be not just be a satisfactory habitat, but a paradise for my progeny. Optimally, I would live as long as "it".
     
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