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Sci Tech    H4'ed 2/23/19

Controversial GMO Mosquito Experiment To Fight Malaria Kicks Off : Goats and Soda : NPR

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The insects were created, using CRISPR, to carry a powerful "gene drive." The mosquitoes could provide a potent weapon against malaria, but they raise fears about unpredictable environmental effects.

This technology is terrifying.  Key words that really scare me are Bill Gates, CRISPR, evolutionary engineering, gene drives.  We are looking at the gateway to eugenics on a huge scale by crazy rich people.  This is a big step in our inevitable human quest for something like Kirk Vonnegut's "ice nine" in his book "Cat's Cradle."

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I deal with the contradiction of being a retired mechanical engineer and a Luddite at the same time. I have lost faith in our government: it is totally controlled by the corporate monster that is gobbling up the world. It uses mechanical (more...)

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