Sunday, April 26, 2015

Germ Line Engineering (Designer Babies)

Germ-line Engineering is the process that creates genetically modified humans a.k.a. designer babies.  This technology is based around how bacteria defend themselves against viruses. When the bacteria is attacked, it sends guide RNA. The guide RNA, goes to the virus and, using enzyme CAS9, cuts out parts of the DNA, and replaces them. Scientists created CRISPR which is based off of bacterial defense mechanism.

CRISPR allows a scientist to screw around with an egg or a sperm's DNA. A scientist can remove a mutated part and replace it with a healthier part. They can also change the eye colour, change hair colour, skin colour, mental power, physical strength, etc. This all sounds great, but it is unpredictable. In an MIT study, only 20% of monkeys that had Germ-line Engineering, had the modified genes at birth (or any other time). So it only works in 20% of cases. In the 80% of failures, unfortunate mutations might arise. Also, some trials resulted with the death of the patient. So, it is not a good investment.

An issue with genetically modified humans, is the lack of genetical diversity. If everyone is changing their genes to create some desired qualities, then it is safe to assume the genetical diversity will slowly go away. Imagine a world were almost everyone is the same. Now imagine a world with genetically modified humans. You should be imagining the same thing. Now imagine if a superbug would arise. It would be the Irish Potato Famine, but with humans.

Many people complain about the rich having more opportunities then the poor. Well this would make the advantages a lot bigger. A "designer baby" is expensive. So only the rich could afford to create a prefect child. Now that sounds unfair.

Also, playing god is never a good thing. God made us in his image. Why mess it up?

(If you don't believe in God) We evolved into a powerful race. Why should we mess it up?

Evolution WILL create the stronger and superior race we desire. While we are tampering with genes we might screw up, big time. There are hundreds of horrors that could result from screwing with our genes.

We should stop researching into designer babies. NOW!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Drones and al Qaeda

Sorry for not posting anything for sometime.

Drones have become renewed political topic. This is not because of leftist pleading for terrorist's rights (haha, the left pleading for rights). This is because of the death of an al Qaeda held, American hostage.

Now, drones are a very strange topic. This is mainly because most liberals and conservatives approve of drones. I could easily say that this argument is Americans verses Terrorists. But that wouldn't be politically correct. I instead would have to say "American Citizens verses Freedom Fighters".

Both ways, drones are amazing. They are accurate, which causes them to kill more terrorists then civilians. Hostages would never be killed if the terrorist would be gone, correct? So, instead of whining about current hostages. Whine about the hostages that would be killed if America couldn't use drones.

There are more and better argument. Chances are, you can just call the person you are arguing against a terrorist.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


I have a joke. Obama's foreign affairs. Why is Obama meeting with Castro but not Benjamin Netanyahu? Castro is defiantly not an American ally, while Israel is on "Team America". Why is Obama meeting with an enemy?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Religious Freedom

Hi, Locke here. In Indiana a new law was pasted, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). This law has caused uproar in the liberal community, because it sort of allows discrimination. Lets just assume it does (it doesn't really allow it). Liberals call it a discriminatory law because it allows businesses not to provide service to members of the LGBTQ club, due to religious reasons. This makes it sound as if businesses never had the right to selective distribution. This is a fallacy, because, in the news, bakeries have refused to create custom made wedding cakes. 

Long story short, this law protects the rights of businesses to refuse to create special products, due to religious reasons. If I was a tattoo artist and someone asks me to make a tattoo saying "I cheated on my wife, then raped, and murdered her" I could refuse, because my religion prohibits adultery, rape, and murder. This is not a discriminatory bill, it is an empowering one. 

One final statement. The media seems to think that only Christians don't like against gays, remember, most Muslim countries forbid homosexuality.