OMG - that was good. It was at Paul's expense, but it was funny.Michael Stumpf said:
* Transplanner should not be confused with our own Tranplanner, who has claimed not to be that kind of planner. S/he is, however, suspected by US intelligence agents of being Canadian and of working on behalf of Canada's Prime Minister, Tim Horton, to politely invade and occupy Ontario, Manitoba, and other US territories in the hopes of establishing an independent nation of clean cities and universal health care.
The goal in this effort (for these folks, anyway) is immortality. Perhaps it may be achieved or approximated through genetic manipulation to slow or stop or even reverse the aging process, coupled with further modifications to eliminate real or percieved defects in our bodies. Perhaps it may be achieved by transfering a human brain/counsciousness from one body to another - ostensibly where the clone comes into play. It is conceivable that both of these techniques may be possible within our own lifetimes. Are there are ethical questions to either approach?Runner said:Genetic manipulation to eliminate inherited tendencies would be a different topic but making a copy is ridiculous.