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Old 11-29-2001, 03:52 AM   #16
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Rono, were you joking, mate?
No, i was just thinking about diseases that people get by fucking around.
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Old 11-29-2001, 03:53 AM   #17
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It's a gay disease, remember?

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Old 11-29-2001, 03:55 AM   #18
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Okay, I've thought about this for a while now. It is true that eliminating all disease would cause a major overpopulation problem - but we are getting there anyway. I think that scientist and doctors should continue to try to find cures for all illnesses - even the "self-inflicted" ones (who's next in line, Rono? Fat people? People who didn't get an education so they could get a nice office job and have to work in unhealthy environments instead?).

But it is also our job as humans and inhabitants of this planet to find ways of either curbing over-population in other ways (the snip for Bono might be a start <g> ) or finding ways to move some of us off this planet and into space.

Progress can't be halted, but we have to be responsible and adapt.

I agree with DebbieSG that people suffer and learn in other ways than through disease, so I don't believe it's "necessary" in that way.

On the other hand... there is something to be said against fiddling too much with the laws of nature, survival of the fittest etc.

Proceed with caution!
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Old 11-29-2001, 06:35 PM   #19
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Disease has no chance whatsoever of being irradicated. A basic background in genetics and micriobiology would tell you as much.

Therefore, there must be a reason for disease to exist. This is where the theory of evolution and reproductive fitness come in. So, it would probably not be beneficial to cure all diseases, and I'd have to say "no."
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Hmm, lack of education is a disease. Never thought of it that way.

And i have a overweight and a unhealty job ( some people got to do the dirty jobs to support the officeslaves )
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But what if you did find a cure to all the diseases out there today? who's to say some disease commonly shows up in people that are 120 years old. Cancer patients tend to be older.

But this is the way life is. Do I think its fair? NO way! I'm a cancer survivor, its not fair. But who cares if you die in a car accident or from a disease? the most important thing is not how you die but how you live your life.
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If I could cure a disease, I would cure AIDS, the most horrific and unfair disease around. Yes, I do think that classifying a disease as 'unfair' is ridiculous, and could be used to classify all diseases as such, but its unfair that people should get a disease only because they chose to love each other in a physical way. Rono's expression of 'diseases people get when they fuck around' is inaccurate and lacks conviction; you don't need to 'fuck around' to get AIDS, all you need to do is have sex with the wrong person and you're marked. Now, that IS unfair. Its not as bad as smoking your lungs out and then getting lung cancer, its unfair that people should be punished for something so human; expressing love in a physical way.

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You'd absolutely have to limit reproduction to twice per lifetime for a couple.
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Old 12-12-2001, 04:52 AM   #24
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You'd absolutely have to limit reproduction to twice per lifetime for a couple.
Okay, I know I'll be getting myself into trouble again for this, but I actually think we should have that limit right now.
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Some places do already Klod. It seems to cause problems though.
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There must be a more intelligent way of handling it than China has. There has to be.
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There must be a more intelligent way of handling it than China has. There has to be.
What's wrong with the way China does it?

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Old 12-12-2001, 01:47 PM   #28
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What's wrong with the way China does it?

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Well, the 1 child per household rule was rumored to have caused problems because boys are favored over girls.
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Old 12-12-2001, 01:54 PM   #29
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Well, the 1 child per household rule was rumored to have caused problems because boys are favored over girls.
Rumours, and mere rumours. That would be more inherent in India or Pakistan, where it has been known that they bury baby girls alive. However, in China its pretty strict; you have a child and you're stuck with it. I admire China for its strong efforts, and, despite people cricising it, I think that they are justified in using their methods.

Also, I have always been one to support China in most of its policies. For instance, I hate it when Amnesty International pokes its nose into China's business and criticises it for executing too many people. China knows how to solve its own problems, and, as long as it doesn't harm anyone, its fine by me (even though I do NOT support the death penalty).

I only wish the rest of the world could follow its one child policy.

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I would like to end suffering from disease, and perhaps the abruptness of it, but disease is an inevitable part of life contributing to death, which must occur as the opposite reacton to life
I agree

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