[ExI] any dispute?

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sat May 9 19:01:34 UTC 2015

William Flynn Wallace <foozler83 at gmail.com> , 9/5/2015 5:03 PM:

According to The Week, the Wall Street Journal has reacted to the Chinese germline change attempts:

"Another danger is that the technique will be used to engineer offspring to your liking - say, to produce a 6'2" blond, blue eyed son with a 150 IQ.  That's why it's imperative that scientists and the public establish 'widespread agreement about what is desirable' - before it's too late."

That blond kid really sounds dangerous to me.  bill w

It is interesting that people are up in arms over germline modifications, while not recognizing that selection can do almost the same thing:

When encountering anybody arguing that doing X may lead to designer babies and hence is impermissible, one should always ask what properties of designer babies make them so scary.

Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Philosophy Faculty of Oxford University
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