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Old 01-28-2005, 12:10 AM   #5
The Hierophant
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Excellent. Very good news. I find nothing abnormal about this. Humans are part of nature, not separate from it: anything our species does is part of natural life-sculpting processes. A life form is a life form is a life form, regardless of whether its characteristics have been defined by natural or laboratory selection.

Any abhorrence felt toward 'new' lifeforms created by these procedures would merely be a result of ignorance and skewed-minded prejudice. There is no set, static blueprint for life. I think it's important for contemporary moral prejudices regarding the 'sanctity' of the bodily form to be changed to accomodate the amazing possibilities that this research brings. We need to stop thinking of the bipedal, ten-fingers, ten-toes human as a 'sacred' construct. Anything goes. Any bodily shape and design is fair and valid game.

[ 01-27-2005, 11:11 PM: Message edited by: The Hierophant ]
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