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    I don't think that I would feel very good about it seeing where pure bred dogs ended up.

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    are we talking cockers here?
    Expression of the post modern paradox : "For the love of god, religions are so full of shit"

    Theory is always superseded by Fact...
    ... In theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Designer baby row over US clinic

    Parents can select hair and eye colour

    A US clinic has sparked controversy by offering would-be parents the chance to select traits like the eye and hair colour of their offspring.

    The LA Fertility Institutes run by Dr Jeff Steinberg, a pioneer of IVF in the 1970s, expects a trait-selected baby to be born next year.

    His clinic also offers sex selection. (BBC article at link)
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    and so the race of superhumans begins...

    Us mongrels better watch out.
    OMG i think i am one of them..........

    wait let me ask my parents..

    yep they reluctantly told me the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptgatsby View Post
    It's not feasible at the present time, so I guess it's the official word

    Hopefully there isn't any human research going on out there, but given the state of the majority of the population, I see it as entirely possible.
    I never take anything for granted.

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    I want a blue one!
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    finding new and novel ways of objectifying people! hooray! the future is bright, i'm on board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnyz22 View Post
    finding new and novel ways of objectifying people! hooray! the future is bright, i'm on board.
    I think the word 'objectifying' assumes too much.
    Ur biased to the core kiddo

    Let's not fall into the cartesian dualism bullshit
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    That's pretty sad, people just need to go with what they get and like it, because hair and eye color is such a secondary thing to your child that it should matter that much. It's pretty pathetic what this world is coming to. I can also see why many people would like this, so if it makes them happy, fine. I am just not in support of it, you just need to go with the flow.
    Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way?

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    My husband has great steel grey eyes. I have brown. We ended up with 1 hazel and 3 brown. I just have to tell myself that they all got his blue eye gene. I would never "designer" them though. They have the combo of genes of the healthiest sperm, why would I mess with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    They have the combo of genes of the healthiest sperm, why would I mess with that?
    That's a good argument against doing it. I'd still screen for genetic diseases, but would have to investigate this issue to see what kind of impact it could have.

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