View Poll Results: Would you favour Genetic Engineering to eliminate heterosexuality?
Yes, I would make use of this, but each individual's parents should have the choice to use it or not 6 16.67%
Yes, mandatory on a national scale 6 16.67%
No, I wouldn't make use of this, but others should have the choice available 12 33.33%
No, it should be illegal to do so 8 22.22%
I would like Genetically Engineered Homosexual Banans 4 11.11%
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Old May 2, 2003, 21:34   #31
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I believe it should be illegal. Why? Because what difference does it make? Its like asking "if you could stop black people from being born... would you?"
Two words: Michael Jackson.

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I wouldn't use it, but I'd let the choice to other people. I might use it on one son, so that my family name lives on, but don't quote me on that.
I'm the fourth generation of my family to have the exact same name and i am an only son. Talk about pressure...

Still I have thus far avoided procreating and this is despite two near misses.
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Two words: Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson is human? Since when?
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Just for clarification: You are asking whether a consenting adult would use such a medication on himself, right? Not whether prospecitve parents should be able to use it on a fetus.

Two vastly different questions, I think.
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I think it is about parents doing it on their children's fetuses.

Oerdin :
ow that's pressure ! Make sure to have throngs of sons
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I think its about changing the genetic code inside the person before they develop, so theoretically its even before its a fetus. tho I dont know any details about when u'd have to do what genetically.
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Hmm, but almost the entire thread has treated it as if the first was the case... Talking about a medicine, for example.

If it is the second, I want to change my poll, though...
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well ppl are scatter brained. always wna talk about their issue
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It's about altering the genetic code early, so yes, it'd be about parents making decisions for their children.
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Altering the genes passsed on to children would be a great benifet to humanity. Imagine cancer, Al Himerze (spell?), man baldness, poor vision, and a million other things being wiped out in one generation.

It would be the greatest evolutionary step forward in the history of our species and one we made for our selves.
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and on the other side we might dwindle the genetic codes variety down so thin that any new diseases could create staggering difficulties for us to overcome.
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You mean if everyone decided to create blonde haired blue eyed children or such?
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a variety of socially preferable tampering would probably be dangerous, but yah something like that.
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Out of curiosity, I wonder if people who think that this manner of genetic engineering should not be allowed feel the same way about allowing eugenics to change hair or eye color, etc.
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I would change everyone to bi. No reason for people not to be attracted to one another.
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I'm not answering the poll until the question is corrected!!!!!

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Interesting spread...

And yes people, this was a hypothetical, I thought that was implied

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Well even if there is any, I wouldn't take it. I wanna be myself.
I thought you said that if it were a choice, you'd be heterosexual?
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Genetic engineer couldn't eliminate homosexuality since homosexuality isn't caused by genitics. Atleast that's what most of the experts say...
Most of the experts I know of say we don't know what causes it.

Some think it's nurture, some think it's nature, others think it's nature and nurture.

Others, like me, don't give a damn.
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