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Scientists created healthy offspring with same-sex parents

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TC McQuade, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. TC McQuade

    TC McQuade NES Member

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    Scientists created healthy mice with same-sex parents

    Mice ain’t nothing but mammals, but, as a new paper published today in the journal Stem Cell demonstrates, they don’t necessarily need to do it like they do on the Discovery Channel. In that paper, a team of researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science describe the complex process of using embryonic stem cells and gene editing to produce mice born from two parents of the same sex. The mice with two dads only lived about 48 hours, but the mice with two moms lived to adulthood—and were able to have babies of their own by mating with male mice. The research provides a new, sophisticated result that’s part of a significant body of research exploring the question of why we need two parents of different sexes at all.
     

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    You don't - if all you want to produce is female offspring. But good luck making any males without any Y chromosomes.

    Of course that's really the point.
     
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    Well with decades of a one child policy, and the preponderance of males in their society no wonder China is busy with this.
     
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    "...why we need two parents of different sexes at all."

    Because for 100,000's of years children were produced by the much less technical method of inserting Tab A into Slot B, mixing well, and waiting nine months.

    And after the expensive labs are all gone that procedure will still work.

    Assuming that we are still here.
     
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    I, for one, welcome our new lesbian overlords. [thinking]
     
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    Less breeders, less "putty" to mind meld . . . . . The Hive, the Hive the Hive !
     
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    The Clone Army

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    I know I read that but can't remember the title/author, or maybe I'm thinking of a different source
     
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    Too bad they couldn't figure out how to use those stem cells for things like curing cancer, curing MS, ect...
     
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    Excellent point.

    I didn't see how many batches they made, but it sounds like two. One batch died within two days and the other didn't. Success!
     
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    The solution to "Toxic Masculinity". Breed males out of existence.

    If there isn't Dystopian Fiction about this, there should be. Clive Owen was in a movie "Children of Men" which was kind of the reverese (women were all infertile).

    But in political parlor games, if you floated this idea of gender-based genocide to liberals, they would be ecstatic. Even the men.
     
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    Nope, that's it. Stop this ride, I want off.

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    Sorta changes the song. . . .

    "You and me baby ain't nothin but mammals. So let's do it like they do it on the Discovery Cha. . . . hey - WTF,O??? Test tube? Petrie Dish??? What is this S-word???" Just doesn't have the same rhythm.

    you forgot "repeat for best results". LOL
     
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    Jeez, I thought I made that up .....I'll defer authorship if that's the case....? LOL
     
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    This isn't being done for the purpose of advancing humanity, it's being done to prove that gender/sex is whatever you say it is. "See, two cis males can make a baby".
     
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    Why do people hate the movie so much? I love David Lynch, and his coffee.
     
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    As much as those (myself included) defer to Natural Selection, there is a philisophical argument that Synthetic Bilology is part of Human Evolution. Much like Artificial Intelligence.

    Like when the Ape in 2001 picked up the Tapir bone and flogged his competitor with it, behavioral evolution is about manipulating the environment. Synthetic Biology is manipulating the environment to the extreme.

    Sorry, boys, males might just simply become extinct, like the Neanderthal...
     
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    I actually read all the books. The Tleilaxu were all "test tube babies".
     
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    “Healthy”????

    How would they know they did not create Damien omen III
     
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    More money than brains at work.
     
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    Reminded me of Stephen Baxter's Destiny's Children.
     
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    That's certainly possible. But the remaining all-female civilization won't last long as there will be no-one left to take out the garbage.

    My own conclusion is high intelligence combined with the ability to radically manipulate the environment is self-extinguishing. All high intelligence does is enable your species to find a new and faster way to fall off Nick Bostrom's balance beam to extinction. That's why the universe is empty and not full of advanced alien species.
     
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    The movie sucked. Sooo boring. They should remake it, now that CGI is better. The books were (obviously) better, even though they were essentially an Islam fanboi fantasy.
     
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    Scientists can figure out this shit but they can't cure cancer... Talk about priorities being out of whack.
     
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    I'll check it out, maybe I was channeling ? ? ? ? ? . . . I don't remember reading it . . . But I also forgot my reading glasses for work yesterday morning ! LOL . . . . But I am convinced that the promoters of "alt-gender " and selective population control, and "like thought" . . . Would love to limit or destroy any potential challenge to total control . . . . . Lots of "long game" globalist Marxists out there.
     
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    it was not CGI that was lacking, it was the piss poor acting that made it suck

     

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