Good way to create more childhood traumas.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandsty...aarathi-prasadOver tea at her north London home, Aarathi Prasad is talking calmly, coolly, about reproduction. But not seks. Specifically not seks. Her subject is technologies that would take intercourse out of the reproductive equation, advances that could challenge everything we know aboutfamily and the relationship between men and women. Their potential is summed up in the final paragraphs of her new book, Like a Virgin: How Science is Redesigning the Rules of Seks.
Here she describes the "ultimate solo parent" of the future. This woman can use her own stem cells and an artificial Y chromosome to produce healthy new eggs and sperm at any age, is capable of reproducing entirely alone by making one of her eggs behave like a pseudo-sperm that can be used to fertilise herself, and has no need to carry the embryo in her own body. Instead it gestates in an artificial womb, which acts as a highly evolved incubator. The same field of technology would enable gay couples to have children created from both their DNA, and make it just as easy for a man to become a single parent as a woman.
Prasad writes that this would be "the great biological and social equaliser" before adding that the question isn't if it will happen, but when. She is softly spoken and thoughtful, and our conversation circles around chromosomes, DNA and IVF, before returning repeatedly to the artificial womb, the potential of which seems to grow and shift the more we discuss it. If we could grow embryos outside the body, it would change women's life choices entirely. We wouldn't have to worry about when to have children – between this advance and eggs created from stem cells, it would be possible at any age. Men and women could have an equal role in parenting, right from conception. Of all the current reproductive possibilities, it is this potential advance that could be most revolutionary – and perhaps the most troubling too.
Good way to create more childhood traumas.
Well, civilization did stop to eat raw meat stripped from the fresh bones. Might as well stop humping each other at night..
How would the offspring from an a****** parent be superior? There would be little genetic variation, X chromosomes mated with an artificial and likely unmutated (or highly mutated) Y chromosome would likely lead to health difficulties. Stupid idea is stupid. People like seks, and it promotes genetic diversity. This does not.
How appropriate that Crysis should post this
As if we need more ways to make babies, we need to cut down on the population growth rate. Overpopulation is what this scientist needs to worry about.
We could create master chief super humans and have them fight each other like **** fights.
Of course these super humas have less rights so we can keep them as pets and slaves.
It'd be awesome.
sounds like inbreeding, or cloning,
ah the liberals, utter utter twonks, stop thinking about how society could be in your wild imaginations, think about how it has been naturally for generations.
there has never been anthing more equal than men and women; as both really need each other.
in fact, why do scientists bother in such a field? surely cancer and premature/stillborn babies are more important?
This is awesome. For the first time in Human history you can tell some drystick to go fukk herself, and she can.
And have another drystick...it's like where's waldo in reverse.
Miss Prasad could very well face a horde of very angry men wanting to know why she and her compatriots are trying to take their *** away. Seriously, 'unilateral' insemination might be the ultimate equalizer according to some, but it also seems like an ultimate way of giving men the finger by making them biologically irrelevant, at least as far as the creation of offspring is concerned.
The artificial womb thing sounds like the Clan Iron Womb technology from Battletech. Not to mention the Clans having a vicious eugenics program
Last edited by Grey Stoat; 08-18-2012 at 10:10 AM.
Why should we normal people listen to *** advice from frigids and clergy?
This is where the revolution starts men, we must destroy these research labs. Should probably tar and feather Crysis for good measure.