« on: February 05, 2007, 07:40:40 PM »
(And why does "choice" seem to be the ultimate value in your worldview?)
Why? Because quality of life would be vastly improved if common ailments were eliminated.
This is specious, and you know it. It would possibly eliminate some of the dirty details of life, but you'll never be able to prevent against hate, intolerance, stupidity, natural disaster, violence, war, new and exciting diseases, and religion.
Choice? Give me a better value and I'll take it for a ride.
Some nice blend of civility, tolerance, and equality. Choice is a nice value, to be sure, and necessarily built into the concept of freedom, but I'd limit freedoms and the choices that come with them for my suggestions.
Could you please explain why we shouldn't use genetic technologies to prevent cancer or other serious ailments?
Capitalism, classism, homogenity...the typical scare and slippery slope arguments.