So you guys are saying that you dont see the elimination of gene based diseases in the next couple of decades? You dont see stronger hearts or the staving off of dementia? You dont see the development of genetically modified humans who are more suited to space travel?
We are designing organisms at that point.
This is what I am talking about. As we identify the genetic markers for intelligence will we not be irresistibly compelled to utilize this knowledge? Naturally evolved humans are sure to become a relic of the past. It will take some time and will be limited by economics more than ability but the super humans are coming along with the super cows, pigs, sheep and soybeans.
Or are you saying that this is no longer evolution?
That's the risk of following the intelligent design way of change. Nature's evolutionary way seems to be more robust.
I certainly agree with that but we also are products of nature and risk is inherent to life.
I think the technology will come way faster than we can handle it. This isnt unusual but genetic engineering seems to be on another level.
I see all kinds of pit falls but I also see it as inevitable. Can anyone disagree that we are well under way? Some rich dude is probably already growing himself a new heart somewhere inside somebody else's body.
This video describes children being born with the genes of one father and 2 mothers.
That is a wrong question. The theory does not describe any directional process leading from point A to some definite point B.
I agree the theory does not describe a goal. It does describe a process and that process has left a trail. The many directions that the trail has taken can be seen ever more clearly. We are now at a point on the trail where we can begin to directly effect the trails direction. If we can design super brains for our children what will they, in turn, design? Is this not on the way to Nietzsche’s Overman?
The natural selection is not in any hurry in any direction whatsoever so cannot be possibly sped up.
You do not see any direction in the process that evolved a human out of a single cell? Again I am not saying that humans were a goal. They are a result, thus far, of the process. The fact that we are now becoming able to manipulate our genetic code is a result of the process. The fact that the process has resulted in an ability to consciously manipulate ‘itself’ seems to be a very definite point of acceleration. As well as the point where the direction begins to be predictable.