Ed-vise Episode 259

A still coughing GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, still. Took a walk yesterday morning and probably woke the entire neighborhood with my profuse coughing fits. More annoying and exhausting than anything else.

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause I love WEDNESDAY!!!

I’m reading a book. Go figure.

It’s a book about CRISPR technology and gene editing. Like actual gene editing. Not the bullshit claim by Trumptards and Limbaughdiots about the vaccines.

This is genuine editing of the very DNA that makes the genes that make us.

An interesting thing came up about bio-ethics. The question posed along the lines of “if we know how to do it, should we do it?”

You know how you can go into a supermarket and walk down aisle after aisle and get pretty much anything you want? Imagine going in to a similar set up where you can design your baby. You get to pick whatever trait or traits you want for the little creature. Athletic, smart, whatever colors in their make up. An immune system that is impervious to any known disease. Basically a perfect child.

What Would You Do if you were given that option? Would you take it?

Of course, this option is not available to everyone. Only those who can afford it can walk the aisles of the Baby Factory. It’s open to anyone who can pay the admission price.

The traits are inheritable. Meaning your baby would be able to pass along those same traits to their offspring. We don’t know how many generations the trait will go. We know at least one.

Would you be willing to pay the price?

A couple of warnings for you.

First, when it leaks out that your child is a product of the Baby Factory, it will be considered a freak and subject to the usual bullying and segregation issues as can be found with most “odd” children.

Second, though your child will have an extremely high IQ, they are still susceptible (why is that word spelt that way versus with just an ‘”s”) to being taught by the wrong people or taught the wrong things…perfectly.

An interesting question about pursuing the ability to alter our DNA at any level. Shoot, I would just to get over this stupid cough!

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember Jack O Lanterns are always scared because they have NO GUTS! Ewwww!

Peace

Published by edhlaw

Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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