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Posted: 10/26/2004 10:25:01 PM EST
Put down that bowl of genetically altered food and hold on to your spider-silk squirting goat 'cause science has done it again!!!

RADICAL!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:27:07 PM EST
!!!!!Monkey-Balls!!!!!
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:27:20 PM EST
Weapons that can target a race.

Scary, yet interesting.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:31:39 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:41:36 PM EST

Man that's scary stuff dude.

There seems to never be a derth of sadistic foolish monsters in our world that you can depend upon to do awful shit.

You mix this new science with these idiots and you've got the worlds worst nightmare.



Zen

"This is my rifle, there are many like it, but this one is mine"
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:42:11 PM EST
I really don't see any poor terrorist a hole doing this, now some rich wealthy country yes.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:44:15 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 10:50:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By ZEN:
Man that's scary stuff dude.

You mix this new science with these idiots and you've got the worlds worst nightmare.




You mix the "old" science with these idiots and you've still got the worlds worst nightmare.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 11:58:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Is democrap a race?



Well they do appear to be genetically predisposed to not thinking for themselves. I think they may share a gene with Ovis aries (Common sheep). I think you MAY be on to something here.

- Nugz
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:00:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Nugz:

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Is democrap a race?



Well they do appear to be genetically predisposed to not thinking for themselves. I think they may share a gene with Ovis aries (Common sheep). I think you MAY be on to something here.

- Nugz


Link Posted: 10/27/2004 12:30:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/27/2004 12:41:19 AM EST by ShadowOne]
The problem is that different "races" are more closely related than people think. The article's title is misleading. Targeting one gene variation, say a cell surface receptor, will likely also have some cross-specificity to other variations although maybe in lower levels, that's all. Plus, microbes evolve after introduction into humans, allowing for what was originally specific for a gene variation found in, say people of relatively pure Nordic decent, to spread into strains that have multiple specificities. Nonethless, "gene targeting" would only be effective in homogenous populations like certain mongoloid and negroid groups -- Koreans, Japanese, Aborgines, etc. Groups that have either been geographically or politically isolated for long periods of time. Most Negroids and Caucasoids, because of higher migration rates all over the world throughout history, tend to be very heterogenous. Even the Chinese have significantly varying physical traits. This is why outbreeding between different ethnic backgrounds is good. You get variation that helps survive catastrophes. Even just different ethnic backgrounds within the same racial strata can get you a lot of variation. Like North/South/Eastern European, South/East Asian, East/West African, etc.

A more realistic and practical concern is the creation of highly virulent microbial strains. Like treating B. anthracis with high amounts of common antibiotics in someone's garage to select for strains that are resistant to immediate medical intervention.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 3:13:20 AM EST
Speaking of science...

Mr. Wizard kicked ass when I was a kid (and still does for that matter).
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