Designer Babies

Tuesday, March 03, 2009 Posted by Shattered Paradigm

Can you imagine a future where parents can pick the eye color, hair color, skin color and height of their new baby? Does that sound like some wild dream of the future? Well, the future is now. One Los Angeles fertility clinic is now offering to design babies to the exact specifications of the parents.

The Fertility Institute is calling this new technology "cosmetic medicine". Do you want your daughter to look like Barbie? Done. Just order up a tall, light-skinned, green-eyed, daughter with blonde hair and the clinic will do the rest.

This technology is based on something called "pre-implantation genetic diagnosis", or PGD, which doctors have been using the last few years to identify potentially deadly diseases in embryos. The technology has become so advanced that now doctors can not just spot potential diseases, but they can actually get enough information from an embryonic cell that they can identify thousands of characteristics of a single embryo.

The Fertility Institute anticipates that the very first "cosmetic medicine" baby will be born next year.

So how much does this cost? Only about 18,000 dollars.

While some are applauding this new technology, others are saying that this is yet another dangerous step down the path of transhumanism.

If you have not heard of transhumanism yet, you will soon. The science of genetic engineering is now so advanced that many scientists are now calling on humans to "direct" or "improve" their own "evolution".

A shocking new article by NewScientist has this attention getting headline - "Genetically modified humans: Here and more coming soon".

Among other things that article discusses is how a research team in the U.K. is actually experimenting with creating three parent embryos.

How would you like to have 3 parents?


All of this comes at a time when news is coming out that the U.K.'s first designer baby was recently born. That particular baby had just been screened for potential diseases, unlike the true "cosmetic medicine" babies that the L.A. clinic above is now working on.

Of course they make it sound really great. The mother was able to pick an embryo that is very unlikely to develop breast cancer. Who would be mean enough to be against that?

That is how they always introduce these things.

They make it sound like they are saving lives and preventing disease.

They make it sound wonderful.

But what about choosing embryos with blue eyes and blonde hair over other embryos?

Wouldn't choosing children who look more appealing give them a better chance for a happier life?

Consider the questions that are raised about this issue in the following video.....

But many scientists want to take all of this far beyond just picking out the "best" human genes.

It is now scientifically possible to take genes from plants and animals and to put them into humans.

Do you want a stronger human?

It can be done.

Do you want a human that can glow in the dark?

They have already done it with fish and cats.

One of the scariest things of all is that now amateurs are trying genetic engineering at home.

It is crazy but it is true.

Bio engineer wannabes are sitting around their kitchens and living rooms and are creating entirely new lifeforms in the name of science.

Does anyone realize how dangerous this all is?

Hopefully someone does.

Proponents of this "biotechnology" believe that we are guiding our own "evolution" and that we are creating a better world for the future.

But they are so incredibly wrong.

The reality is that we are creating a world of cross-species freakazoids that will soon run rampant throughout society. Once all of these mutant creatures start breeding with the general population there will never, ever be a chance to put the genie back inside the bottle.

Is this what the future will be like? A world full of "designer children" and mutant freaks? It may sound like a fun science fiction movie, but in reality such a world would not not be good for any of us.


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