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Reintroduction of the death penalty. by Charles Clittingspear - Sun, 22 Mar 2015 10:27:59 EST ID:LlssjEU/ No.199613 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I'm in Australia, a country that has had the death penalty banned since 2010. Now ai know the statistics on how much incarceration costs per year in my country, the history of capital punishment and such.

My question is, do you believe that the threat of death is a decent deterrent from major crime?

I'm personally sure it isn't but but with only having access to a handful of people who have been to jail for severe violent crimes my inquiries are pretty shallow as far as numbers go.

So do you think that on an instictual level the threat of death is greater when social context is taken out?

Of course if you would also like to argue the moral and/or social aslect of for or against capital punishment please do.

it waz a toss up whether to put this in /law/, but I'm more interested in the psychological aspect as legally it's non existent in my country
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Samuel Drecklehore - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:58:37 EST ID:USgViPKT No.200139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200136

>It's perfectly possible to be 100% sane and do terrible things.

I'm not really sure about that. It makes me think about the definition of "sanity".
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Lydia Bundleworth - Fri, 01 May 2015 10:43:31 EST ID:FqJYi18c No.200142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200135
>The presence of the urge to hurt others or oneself should be considered by society to be a disease or a symptom of a disease.

Pretty much everyone has a disease, then...
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John Gollerbanks - Fri, 01 May 2015 14:57:43 EST ID:S+WVkC32 No.200148 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200139
It's probably worth pointing out that you existence today can be credited to people doing terrible things to other people. Nature selected for homocidal traits, because tribes have always competed against each other.

With that in mind, it's a defect as far as modern society is concerned, but it's also hardwired into us.
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Eliza Ginkinpetch - Tue, 05 May 2015 04:15:35 EST ID:L+CEhnjb No.200459 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't know much about the death penalty but how in the everliving fuck can keeping someone alive for years cost less than just shooting them?

I guess if they are enslaved and made to work they make more money that it costs to maintain them. Is that it?
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Martin Criddlenag - Tue, 05 May 2015 04:31:32 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.200460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200459

read the thread


how can politcal correctness die? CultMarx/Frankfurt General by Caroline Piggleshaw - Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:08:00 EST ID:xOB25D9i No.199884 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Slavoj Zizek nails it again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dNbWGaaxWM
How is PC not newspeak as fuck?
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Edward Ballyladge - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 09:22:31 EST ID:3CYu9svZ No.200087 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200082
why can't we tell the jews to check their privilege, straight white men have been scapegoated enough.
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Esther Cablingdock - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:18:54 EST ID:kBZi8/id No.200100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200087
Because you still are getting even that is only a localized reality one that isn't really inflicted by the Jewish people it's more self inflicted at least that the effective sting is from other whites both male and female. Scapegoat psychology also involves shifting blame that belongs to you. Those whites want to move guilt as a way to get off on being able to whip someone mentally. The psychology of the man is different it has more in common with feeling a power group is on top of you. You could make someone the monopoly for us to rebel against but they have to actually be the one stealing all the power or else we are wasting energy we could save. I guess if your overflowing with it I can't come down on you until I feel you engaged with me, then it becomes a interesting to me because what we are doing is taboo but sanctified a true heated exchange where we won't hurt each but try to actually "dance the dance" because we are attached to an anchor of an actual belief and are philosophically focused not just unleashing on one another if we are any good.
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Esther Cablingdock - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:19:32 EST ID:kBZi8/id No.200101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200100
We have a circle
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Martha Dannerhall - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:54:38 EST ID:xOB25D9i No.200109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200100
nice pilpul.
now please say something pertaining to the thread topic.
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Cornelius Niggerlock - Sat, 02 May 2015 17:12:25 EST ID:kBZi8/id No.200199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200109
i'm arguing against what is being supposed by the thread, that is pertinent.


Rationalwiki by Samuel Samblemane - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:41:46 EST ID:k6lFACEz No.200062 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Rationalwiki. What do you think of it? It pops up quite frequently when I Google philosophy stuff.
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Fuck Dablingledge - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:05:39 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.200067 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Often has good information, always has its head so far up its own ass it becomes painful to read.
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Fuck Dablingledge - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:06:38 EST ID:7sJ/68Ak No.200068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200067

I mean just look at the name of the thing

nb
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Fucking Fanson - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:26:18 EST ID:gGwP7NFX No.200069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Has a couple of good sources concerning tinfoil or woo, otherwise it's utter drivel. It's like if circlejerk wrote editorials
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Cedric Hurringfoot - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:25:16 EST ID:DntI9V66 No.200081 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200062
It's written by 18 y/o philosophers.

This is the best source for getting an overview of philisophical topics: http://plato.stanford.edu/
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Lillian Birringwick - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:35:23 EST ID:bU4SWtIo No.200124 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's a 'we' vibe I get from it. Where people begin to act like one another in edits and in postings, and all users adopt the same general style and opinions. And it's one of superiority and consciousness in a world full of sheep, where Science is the light and those who disagree with Science are a) misunderstanding the truth or b) willfully ignorant and a threat to the advancement of civilization and free peoples everywhere


Venus Project by Basil Brookbanks - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 19:01:44 EST ID:dOr/QDMQ No.199926 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What do you guys think about The Venus Project and Jacque Fresco in general?
It really seems to be the most logical political and socio-economical concept that had been proposed as of yet, do you think it will ever happen? do you even want to live in the kind of society it advocates? if not, then why not?

It's exciting to think that such a positive change is possible
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Frederick Muzzlechag - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 03:09:40 EST ID:oy2a8cke No.200075 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200066
>ideal society
Fresco specifically says that he doesn't envision a utopia or an ideal society, just what he thinks that would be a lot better than it is today.
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Cornelius Niggerfoot - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:04:25 EST ID:dhrbwn0+ No.200078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200075
Poor choice of words on my part. He's designed his ideal living environment.
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Cornelius Niggerfoot - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:08:42 EST ID:dhrbwn0+ No.200079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200078
Actually, "ideal" is probably the wrong word choice too.

The point is, you can't accuse someone of being vague when they can literally show you the blueprints for what they want.
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William Crendershit - Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:16:33 EST ID:J2oy0Tnn No.200080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200079
agreed
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David Sasslestock - Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:38:25 EST ID:dhrbwn0+ No.200088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199926
If, and it's a big if, the Venus Project ever get to make their plans a reality, I'd say it's hard to argue that it wouldn't be a good thing. Their goal is basically guarunteed freedom and comfort for all.


8 c h a n /monster/ GET by Caroline Gobberdale - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:12:19 EST ID:KE1CuAD+ No.200000 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is /pss/'s philosophy on '''''JUSTICE''''' and applied '''''JUSTICE'''''?
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Oliver Pudgenire - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:44:29 EST ID:BzZ5bH5C No.200039 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200036
Ammit-chan agrees with your sentiments, friend.
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Hedda Bondledure - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 04:29:24 EST ID:USgViPKT No.200042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200036

Did that guy ever go to public school? If so, he took earnings from others for his education.

Did he ever join the army? If so, his salary was paid with tax money taken from our tax dollars.

Did he ever drive on a public road? Then he was using something pad for with our tax dollars.
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Frederick Blathergold - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:04:14 EST ID:dhrbwn0+ No.200045 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200036
The problem with that image is that it doesn't define what he means by "earn". Do the Koch brothers earn their vast wealth? Does an American schoolteacher really only earn the salary they make?

Our current economy has completely fucked our ideas of who earns what.
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Jarvis Nemmerbury - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:52:58 EST ID:aqYMG3QS No.200056 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>200036

>absolutely 100% nonsensical post
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Nigel Niggerbury - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:47:50 EST ID:vjNGAQD3 No.200063 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200056
>absolutely nonsensical anon


Rationalwiki by Samuel Samblemane - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:37:01 EST ID:k6lFACEz No.200061 Locked Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Rationalwiki. What do you think of it?
Locked
Thread has been locked
Thread was locked by: Synthetic
Reason: Double post.


Humans are Animals by Jenny Shakeway - Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:24:06 EST ID:DntI9V66 No.199826 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sure, humans are exceptional. We make big buildings, we go to space, we write books, etc. However, we are still animals. Biologically, we're in the animal kingdom. We have animal cells. We do animal things.

Are you telling me a human is more dissimilar to a Chimp than a chimp is dissimilar to a sponge? I don't think so, champ.
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Nigel Huttingtack - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:54:29 EST ID:bJ8JZIJH No.199973 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199972
I milked your mom last night m8
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Phyllis Lightwell - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:44:12 EST ID:HJ3NusPs No.200011 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Unlike chimps, humans are infinitely more creative than sponges.
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Fanny Shakeworth - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:50:33 EST ID:hdoFWG50 No.200024 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200011

Some humans are less creative than chimps, so not really
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Faggy Bushworth - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 22:13:52 EST ID:pbw67hJ6 No.200040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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DICKS EVERYWHERE
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Hamilton Chorringstare - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:13:41 EST ID:DntI9V66 No.200041 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200011
You're getting ahead of yourself. Say you were an impartial observer, and didn't know about humans (but did know all about our animal experiments). In that case, you would say that all primates and dolphins are "infinitely more creative than a sponge." If you then learned about humans, you wouldn't say "oh, those other animals aren't that creative." You would say "WOW! These humans really upped the ante with tools."

>>200040
this


DOCUMENTARY: 4-20-2015 @ Hippie Hill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco by Caroline Fittingdale - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:17:28 EST ID:4HyYCci3 No.200017 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Check out my IN-DEPTH (The most in-depth you'll find on YouTube) coverage of the infamous 420 Celebration on Hippie Hill, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA!!
Part 1: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7xul32Zu6ug
Part 2: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mcps04WqtkM
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Samuel Worthingham - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:58:33 EST ID:H2FsKSs9 No.200030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200017
This is awesome but it should be in /n/. Bump because good attempt at real journalism.
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Basil Blonkinfore - Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:00:28 EST ID:FR6cHjmN No.200058 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It says I need to log-on to view, so.. nah.
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Beatrice Nicklehall - Sat, 02 May 2015 02:35:36 EST ID:FR6cHjmN No.200157 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>200058
Okay I did watch it, that place was packed. Thanks.


rape as a tool of survival by Reuben Blackhall - Sat, 11 Apr 2015 02:57:33 EST ID:tJdJA63G No.199756 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I was thinking about rape a lot today and how maybe we are all here because rape went on a lot in the olden times and rape is bad, but rape created civilization
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Nigel Huttingtack - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:03:56 EST ID:bJ8JZIJH No.199982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199980
it would be EXTREEEEEEEEEEEEEMLY painful
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Nigel Huttingtack - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:10:32 EST ID:bJ8JZIJH No.199989 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199982
for me
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Nigel Huttingtack - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:10:53 EST ID:bJ8JZIJH No.199992 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199989
your a big ______
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Ian Cecklenan - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:47:34 EST ID:vWvBiMC9 No.200022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199941

what has freewill to do with this? We already have a thread on that and I already posted in there.
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Ian Cecklenan - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:21:56 EST ID:vWvBiMC9 No.200026 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199941

Wait I get it now, you're arguing rape is just evolutionary psychology etc.

I can't say I fully agree with you. Was rape beneficial to pre-human success? Maybe, but I think its more likely an individual success for the most part and the genes were just passed down incidentally.

I think betas raping females of their own tribe would likely have them exiled or worse. There would also have been easier options since I don't think humans/pre-humans developed our incredible sense for sex through not enjoying it; ie. I think if the female wanted it and the alpha wasn't around any beta with the balls to go for it would have been enough. This is also another reason why I think rape was never really a norm - somewhere along the line our genitalia became so much more capable of pleasure/enjoyment of sex relative to other animals. I highly doubt rape was responsible for the majority/successful copulations leading to the anatomically modern human.

And as far as anatomically modern humans go I completely disagree with you. Rape would obviously have occurred as it does now but it would have been by the outcasts and or males that couldn't secure a mate by any other means. Human capacity for empathy, protective instincts towards women etc. (this is all evolutionary psychology too) is why I doubt very much that rape was rampant in human pre-civilised societies. Its also why we shun it now and this is also why rampant rape is generally indicative of a failed, failing or in the least a 'developing' society.

But there are distinctions to rape that need to be noted here. Modern teenagers gang-raping some random women/woman in a park seems more indicative to me of a modern social problem - in pre-civilised times this would probably be at best comparable to males encountering a female of another tribe or whatever. If this sort of thing happened within a tribe it wouldn't survive.

Where as a creepy loner doing the same thing (or a group of them) would be more like the outcast males getting action the only way they can.

>tl;dr not really seeing how rape was ever anything more than an uncommon way for the most disadvantaged males to procreate.


The truth vs reality by Henry Gennerstock - Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:05:34 EST ID:kBZi8/id No.199902 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are the truth and reality two separate categories?

And can they be at odds?
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Cedric Subblewene - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:40:07 EST ID:VM0mzejF No.199948 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199902
bew my mind bro
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Jack Sucklebury - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:59:50 EST ID:kBZi8/id No.199953 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199948
before being dissapointed, i hope you have a valid reason for expecting the shit that you do.
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Polly Pinninghood - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:00:04 EST ID:pZ3m8eJm No.199954 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No. Truth is reality.

The "truth" that isn't reality, isn't truth, it's dogma, propaganda.
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Edward Bizzlecocke - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 17:36:38 EST ID:+aRjOtGK No.199965 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199902
sometimes they can and sometimes they cant
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Fanny Shakeworth - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 05:04:15 EST ID:hdoFWG50 No.200025 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199954

That's just reality's propaganda.


Do youtube poops count as dadaist work? by Jenny Cabblefit - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 11:20:29 EST ID:lq++vEUV No.199942 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The -chan that shall not be named's comic board had a thread about them that claimed them to be Dadaist. Mostly they ignored that and just posted MLP and Billy Mays stuff, but I would like a professional opinion, and by professional I mean 'image board focused'. Would you consider youtube poops to be dadaism?
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Nigel Huttingtack - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:15 EST ID:bJ8JZIJH No.199993 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199991
who?
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Caroline Gobberdale - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:36 EST ID:KE1CuAD+ No.199996 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199993
lmao kiddo
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Nigel Huttingtack - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:40 EST ID:bJ8JZIJH No.199997 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199991
jackie chan still doing movies?
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Jack Sucklebury - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:33:38 EST ID:kBZi8/id No.200008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199991
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1WCxS9O54s
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Barnaby Bezzlehut - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:10:23 EST ID:1SI93nW7 No.200016 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199966
>>199984
>>199991
>>199991
I meant the future. I assumed this is like every other board and we all collectively hate the future. I usually come here for the Star Trek board.


Genetic Engineering by Phineas Codgeham - Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:47:29 EST ID:10eS65U3 No.199858 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /pss/ I'm here to ask a couple questions.

Should genetic engineering in humans be allowed, why would it not be allowed as there will definitely be a huge demand for it.

Should babies that have detected cancer genes 40-50 years down the road be tossed for the sake of the whole? This is a question I have stumbled across, that I feel should be asked because it will arise sometime or another.
More importantly should tossing babies that will have major health implications be an acceptable thing? could it be in the future?

Is genetic modification wrong?

What implications could arise with the coming of far cheaper genome sequencing? The first human genome cost $3 million dollars, but scientists are working on an endeavor named "The $1000 genome". The goal is to well, create a genome sequencing process that will be (somewhat) affordable, so people can see their genomes or their kids.
I think that maybe people will feel more limited to their genes, but that's my opinion.

Let's discuss this
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Nigel Huttingtack - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:03:29 EST ID:bJ8JZIJH No.199981 Ignore Report Quick Reply
They should genetic engineer girls to have giant titties
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Edward Bizzlecocke - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:26 EST ID:+aRjOtGK No.199994 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199876
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Cedric Subblewene - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:53 EST ID:VM0mzejF No.199998 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199967
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Edward Bizzlecocke - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:11:55 EST ID:+aRjOtGK No.199999 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>199876>>199876>>199876
>>199994
>>199994
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/monster/ get - Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:12:49 EST ID:+aRjOtGK No.200002 Ignore Report Quick Reply
get for monster


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