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Old 01-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Of course that doesn't stop these people:

2013 : WHAT *SHOULD* WE BE WORRIED ABOUT?

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:21 PM   #192 (permalink)
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Interesting, this one:
Edge.org

I'd just about forgotten about the tiny strands of viral DNA that have been incorporated into the human genome. And how we owe a lot of our biology and evolution to strands of foreign DNA inserted by viruses.

Mammals Made By Viruses : The Loom

Does GMO labelling apply to humans, too?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #193 (permalink)
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I'm going to read that Discover article; here's an [unordered?] list of the Edge articles.

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What bubbles to the top? Chinese Eugenics. What the Nazis got in so much trouble for, they've been doing for 30 years
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:53 AM   #194 (permalink)
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Well, Nazi Eugenics involved wiping out all minorities... (Won't discuss the horrors of Chinese infanticide in regards to this article, because that's not what the author is talking about)

Chinese Eugenics is more self-improvement. The fundamentalists in the US and Europe will howl in protest and scream about unforseen consequences, while each generation, the children of rich Chinese and Party officers will get smarter and smarter. Those without preconceptions will eventually be able to buy the service from the Chinese, but it won't be cheap for outsiders.

Maybe if enough generations go by, there'll be some side-effects that become statistically evident. Increased cases of autism? Asperger's? But by that point, it won't matter.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:57 AM   #195 (permalink)
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The whole Geoffrey Miller article is food for thought, but this jumped out at me:
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the 1995 Maternal and Infant Health Law (known as the Eugenic Law until Western opposition forced a name change)
I'm surprised Western opinion could force that change within China.

Meanwhile, on the other hand: Idiocracy (2006) - IMDb
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Look up epigenetics? Seems that the food we eat changes how certain genes are expressed....also seems that genetic changes expressed by food intake can be passed down to future generations.

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Call me when eating certain plants that possess certain genes that make them produce certain toxins that harm certain insects can successfully pass those genes on to humans.

I'm talking about apples, of course.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:25 AM   #198 (permalink)
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Your not 'spossed to eat the seeds.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:48 AM   #199 (permalink)
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#2 on gas trucks.
#4 on motorcycles.
#59 on gas cars.

I don't pay a whole lot of attention to those numbers since those who live in tropical conditions will always have the advantage, weather wise. Heck even a garage makes a big difference, especially if it moderates the temperature when Winter comes, and you don't have to scrape the windows or wait for the defroster to clear the glass.

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