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GuyThiebaut wrote:
When we graft different types of plants onto each other we are interfering with nature.

GuyThiebaut wrote:
that nowadays we can knock in or knock out specific genes - when I say specific even then it's within a certain probability, it's not an exact science.
Exactly
And the potential boom is too high in my opinion. Nature has mutations too, but it is much slower. If we put in a couple of (weeks, months, years) what nature would do in centuries, milleniums or even more... We are not going to be able to react if something goes really bad.
GuyThiebaut wrote:
I think it's more of a philosophical question - the question going something like this:
Given that there will always be bad/evil people in the world, do we limit technological progress to prevent these people from using that technology for their evil deeds?
I think the answer to the above question is "No".
I am not defending the limitation.
I am more for slowing down a bit and let our wisdom take up our knowledge.

A parallel example could be what Woody Allen said once: "One gets married to solve problems that a single doesn't have" (translated on my own, too lazy to search for the exact quote in english)
Sometimes we do things to try to get a solution for something that end being worst than the original problem. Luckily it is something that doesn't happen that often.
M.D.V. Wink | ;)

If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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