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Old 01-26-2007, 04:23 PM   #16
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Avoiding the genetic cul-de-sac would be pretty high up there.
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:27 PM   #17
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Avoiding the genetic cul-de-sac would be pretty high up there.


but does the "genetic cul-de-sac" offer anything for the world?

given our disproportionate impact on culture and all isn't there an argument for more "genetic cul-de-sac's"?

and doesn't this get to the heart of it all?

what is a homosexual for?
what is a deaf person for?
what is a dwarf for?
what is an autistic person for?
what is a blind person for?

don't all of these varying categories enrich our world?
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Old 01-26-2007, 07:18 PM   #18
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This is disgusting. Why in the hell would anyone "design" a baby with any disability? I have a disability and trust me it's not fun.
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:30 AM   #19
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Designing a baby to have a disability just so their offsrping can feel just as much pain as the disabled parent, is the most selfish thing I've ever heard.
What ever happened to the notion of trying to give our children a better life than we were able to have?
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:46 AM   #20
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being gay and being deaf are not the same. Being gay is a sexual orientation thats ALL. What does gay culture give us? Nothing like braille, or sign language, or cochlear implants etc.

Also being gay isn't a disability - sure you're a minority, but you don't need to align yourself with disabilities in some show of solidarity. A deaf person is in danger every day - not being able to hear noises, not being able to communicate with people, same with blind people - why would you ever wish that on someone? We keep getting caught up in praising everything making everything 'special' and seeming ignoring the big elephant in the room.
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being gay and being deaf are not the same. Being gay is a sexual orientation thats ALL. What does gay culture give us? Nothing like braille, or sign language, or cochlear implants etc.

Also being gay isn't a disability - sure you're a minority, but you don't need to align yourself with disabilities in some show of solidarity. A deaf person is in danger every day - not being able to hear noises, not being able to communicate with people, same with blind people - why would you ever wish that on someone? We keep getting caught up in praising everything making everything 'special' and seeming ignoring the big elephant in the room.


I'd hate people to justify this disabled child proposition on the basis of being politically correct. 'Oh they're normal people, they're just like you and me etc. etc.'
Clearly they're not normal (in the least offensive possible, ie. can't do things a regular person can do) and no one should ever intentially be made to be like them, it's incredibly immoral. We should be using genetics to erradicate these types of anomalies.

If my parents deliberately made me disabled so that they could feel more comfortable, I'd never ever forgive them.
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Normally people say, "I don't wish that my worst enemy."
Here people say, "I wish that for my children."
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So if it's not OK to design babies to have disabilities that match the parents', is it OK to make sure babies don't have disabilities (regardless of parents' abilities)?

I think not...what do you guys think?
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What does gay culture give us?


the clothes you're wearing, the music you listen to, the television you watch, the musicals you attend, the humor you enjoy, the rooms you design, the fancy food you cook, hair products that work, ...
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