[ExI] I hate them

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 11:17:51 UTC 2019

On Fri, Nov 8, 2019 at 10:22 PM Rafal Smigrodzki via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

*> I just skimmed through this hack job of an article:*
> https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614690/polygenic-score-ivf-embryo-dna-tests-genomic-prediction-gattaca/

I've been saying for years that bioethicist were the lowest form of human
life, from opposing golden rice that would prevent millions going blind to
opposing gene drive to kill mosquitoes and stop malaria, according to ethicists
the ethical thing to do somehow always ends up being the thing that causes
the most pain and death. In the article the most shocking fact was that
about 60% of embryos aren't even checked to make sure they had 46

John K Clark

>  and I am angry. This is an attack on Genomic Prediction (GP), a PGD
> company that offers polygenic scores for pre-implantation testing. I am so
> angry I have difficulties writing. The stupid sanctimonious jerks are
> "concerned" over what GP is doing, spew garbage about "eugenics", and bend
> over backwards not to admit the truth - that polygenic scores can help
> prevent death, disease and suffering.
> These pieces of arrogant filth do not care about human life and health.
> They refuse to think, they *feel* and their feelings are for them more
> important that human life and health. They are arrogant, even as their
> statements show muddled emotion-driven rationalizations, they claim to be
> experts. Their actions harm human life and health.
> I hate them.
> We have few duties to each other and one of the most fundamental ones is
> the duty of the parent to take care of his child. We, parents have the duty
> to give our children the best chances for a healthy, productive, and long
> life. We feed them, clothe them, teach them, love them.
> GP offers polygenic scores that let parents choose embryos that are least
> likely to grow up into sick, unhappy people with short lives. The test lets
> us give our children a bit more health, a bit longer life, a bit better
> life. The hacks who wrote the article are trying to deny us access to this
> technology. The article is deeply, revoltingly immoral.
> --
> Rafal Smigrodzki, MD-PhD
> Schuyler Biotech PLLC
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