I'm just had my tooth out on the NHS. A few years ago, I had a… - Sally's Journal
|Date:||August 8th, 2006 12:37 pm (UTC)|| |
I think that the whole state-of-the-gene-pool problem (should it actually be one) is one that's best dealt with by sticking our heads in the sand and hoping it will go away. As in: I don't think it's going to be urgent in the next few decades (or even centuries), currently we've got no better way of dealing with the problem than using rather crude and jackbooted solutions that look likely to do far more harm than good, and out knowledge of genetics has a long long way to go. Ultimately if there's a really big problem germline GM seems like a more humane solution, albeit one with problems of its own.
This all assumes, of course, than in a few centuries from now we haven't destroyed civilisation with WMD or a global environmental catastrophe, or all been replaced by superintellegent robots.