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Genetic Human Code Should We Tinker?

Should mankind be tinkering with his genetic code? Should we be messing with Mother Nature’s evolution? Should we be screwing with our DNA, extending life and messing around with stem cells? Ah, the great debate rages on. However maybe we should consider that evolution is changing us all the time anyway.

You see in 10,000 or 30,000 years we will advance without science anyway and so much will change, sure we may look similar but hardly be the same? Yes our DNA will still be within 1-2% even if we do nothing by that time. Those who argue for manipulation of the species remind us of these facts and say if we can make humans better, why wouldn’t we? Why shouldn’t we cure cancer, make ourselves smarter, wiser and stronger? Why not make our immune systems better, make us perform better with less food intake? After all the argue, we are increasing our human population on Earth and will not have enough food or water in the future if something is not done.

We will either have to modify our environment or ourselves or slow down our procreation, but if we do nothing, as scientists warn we are headed for a disaster. Few could argue that the present path of the human species is a dead end. But it does not have to be so. As we learn more we can begin the process of slowly bettering ourselves for life on this planet and beyond. Think on it.

"Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board. If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; www.WorldThinkTank.net/. Lance is a guest writer for Our Spokane Magazine in Spokane, Washington

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