there is no theme here. this is just a summary of what i see/think about. important posts you HAVE to see are tagged "important". sometimes this blog is pretty weird/gross.
Posts tagged politics
genetically engineering humans
a few thoughts on this:
-To me, it sounds mostly horrible, but when I think about a possibility of my child or any child having some painful, awful disease I am seriously conflicted …
-I wouldn’t want anyone to pick looks, athleticism, or even prevent mild diseases such as mild retardation, but at the same time the type of people to pick out those genes are the type of people to put their kids in beauty pageants, put sports above school, and feel burdened by a retarded family member, etc, so…..
-Perhaps a solution is to only allow people to be able to choose one or 2 modifications per person
-Another problem with this is that there would become 2 different classes of people, perfect people and not perfect people.
-Then there is the whole issue of ‘my sister’s keeper’ situations where some kids are born to provide blood or other body parts to others. That’s really disturbing to me.
-Also, if you create a person who has all the attributes you want, you are taking out the fun of learning and experiencing growth, imo.
In conclusion, I think this is mostly bad. But could be good in only a few, few circumstances. I also am mostly opposed to engineering animals/plants/nature.
Why I almost defriended everyone who had an HRC logo as their profile photo this week
It’s becoming increasingly clear to me that, though I didn’t think about this at the time, I probably started a blog because I need somewhere to vent my boundless rage that is not random people’s Facebook walls. I mean, one thing among the many thousands of things that are guaranteed to raise my blood pressure is when folks get all “the internet isn’t real, and it’s not a viable platform for communication,” but also like, Facebook fights are dumb, I’m supposed to be an adult now.
So here’s the thing that got me all het up this week: gay marriage.
Specifically, these goddamn things:
ahhh. finally i feel like someone understands. especially the last line about marriage has never been about equality. i’ve seen through this for years and why i’m hesitant to jump on the bandwagon that is pro gay marriage. i’ve always thought, ‘what about lonely people who will never get married? what about people in love triangles? why does marriage need to be supported it all? why can’t we call for an end to the institution of marriage instead of calling for everyone to get married?’