Nov 072011
 

Question by Ben: If all of humanity became sterile but this is fixable through genetic modification*, would doing so be wrong?
Assume we can correct the genetic defect by hybridizing a section of our genome (in our sex cells) with a species of bat.

The progeny are completely human except they are all legally blind.

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Answer by Chris
extinction or genetic modification? neither are necessary. It’s possible to create new life by doing things like cloning or invitro fertilization, but I’ll play along. I would go with the gene modification. Humanity will adapt, as it always has.

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  2 Responses to “Q&A: If all of humanity became sterile but this is fixable through genetic modification*, would doing so be wrong?”

  1. Your well you are in the realms of fantasy, but are you even now people have “donor children” I find the concept a bit sick, you are opening a can of worms.Seen the film GATTACA, any genetic production would soon turn into enhancement and lead to two tier society, which would be humanities destruction for sure

  2. The progeny would not judge suitable mates by their appearance. Perhaps, mates would be chosen by how they sound instead. Would the humans have sonar detection abilities?

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