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(Daily Mail)   Scientists to release thousands of genetically modified moths into the wild, because what could possibly go wrong?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 95
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2013-09-03 10:56:36 PM
www.hairballmedia.com
 
2013-09-03 11:31:21 PM
Mothra eats all our sweaters?
 
2013-09-03 11:34:35 PM
The Japanese are currently working hard to arouse Godzilla

/I think we'll be ok if things get ugly
//Tokyo might want to watch out, though
 
2013-09-04 12:27:01 AM
Done in one.
 
2013-09-04 02:11:36 AM
Damaged spider pops, but really, not much.
 
2013-09-04 02:14:57 AM
These genetically modified super-moths will KILL US ALL!!!
 
2013-09-04 02:15:49 AM
I think this could really be a huge boon to farmers and consumers. It reduces the amount of pesticide necessary to keep these caterpillars at bay, and that's good for our health. Especially so, as the number of autoimmune diseases increases due to the use of pesticides and anti-biotics in our food sources. If we can limit genetic engineering to the methods used to minimize pest harm and not in the foods themselves, I think it's an overall win for everyone.
 
2013-09-04 02:15:53 AM
Going wrong would be more of the stupid farkers slamming themselves senseless against my windows at night.
 
2013-09-04 02:18:32 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: If we can limit genetic engineering to the methods used to minimize pest harm and not in the foods themselves, I think it's an overall win for everyone.


Screw that. I want grapes as big as my fist. That's an overall win for me.
 
2013-09-04 02:22:20 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

It begins, just as the prophecy foretold!
 
2013-09-04 02:24:06 AM
Oh my god the comments on the article are so stupid.  I try to keep optimistic, but are western education systems really this awful?  90% of the fears towards any form of GM have zero basis in any science, any incident, or any situation that has ever arisen.  Worst part is, no matter how many well documented and peer-reviewed papers get published every year, nobody complaining is ever going to read a single one.  Sometimes I wonder why my fellow scientists often seem so absorbed in their own work and tire of trying to explain it to strangers; then I see abhorrent disingenuous detritus like this.  If you are legitimately concerned by GM products, there are legitimate ways to find out many of the facts.  Reading crappy articles like this is not one of them.
 
2013-09-04 02:27:12 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-04 02:28:59 AM

gmpilot: Oh my god the comments on the article are so stupid.  I try to keep optimistic, but are western education systems really this awful?  90% of the fears towards any form of GM have zero basis in any science, any incident, or any situation that has ever arisen.  Worst part is, no matter how many well documented and peer-reviewed papers get published every year, nobody complaining is ever going to read a single one.  Sometimes I wonder why my fellow scientists often seem so absorbed in their own work and tire of trying to explain it to strangers; then I see abhorrent disingenuous detritus like this.  If you are legitimately concerned by GM products, there are legitimate ways to find out many of the facts.  Reading crappy articles like this is not one of them.


The naturalistic fallacy has really dug its heels deep into American culture, unfortunately.
 
2013-09-04 02:43:29 AM
animatedviews.com
 
2013-09-04 02:47:24 AM
Why oh why oh why is there so much anti-GMO butthurt in the west? The article says that there are concerns that people could be harmed if they accidentally ate the GM pests........how? The whole point is that these flies reduce population by preventing the next generation from being born, so unless there are readers of the Daily Mail that happen to be this one species, they're pretty safe.

And fark the use of the prefix 'franken', nobody is stitching these things together from dead things.
 
2013-09-04 02:47:40 AM

mgshamster: gmpilot: Oh my god the comments on the article are so stupid.  I try to keep optimistic, but are western education systems really this awful?  90% of the fears towards any form of GM have zero basis in any science, any incident, or any situation that has ever arisen.  Worst part is, no matter how many well documented and peer-reviewed papers get published every year, nobody complaining is ever going to read a single one.  Sometimes I wonder why my fellow scientists often seem so absorbed in their own work and tire of trying to explain it to strangers; then I see abhorrent disingenuous detritus like this.  If you are legitimately concerned by GM products, there are legitimate ways to find out many of the facts.  Reading crappy articles like this is not one of them.

The naturalistic fallacy has really dug its heels deep into American culture, unfortunately.


Never seen by nature is a valid reason why this should be a "No".
 
2013-09-04 02:48:23 AM

mgshamster: gmpilot: Oh my god the comments on the article are so stupid.  I try to keep optimistic, but are western education systems really this awful?  90% of the fears towards any form of GM have zero basis in any science, any incident, or any situation that has ever arisen.  Worst part is, no matter how many well documented and peer-reviewed papers get published every year, nobody complaining is ever going to read a single one.  Sometimes I wonder why my fellow scientists often seem so absorbed in their own work and tire of trying to explain it to strangers; then I see abhorrent disingenuous detritus like this.  If you are legitimately concerned by GM products, there are legitimate ways to find out many of the facts.  Reading crappy articles like this is not one of them.

The naturalistic fallacy has really dug its heels deep into American culture, unfortunately.


You should try my all natural herbal cure for stupidity.  It's called hemlock.  Used by one of the greatest minds of all time!
 
2013-09-04 02:51:12 AM
Anthracite:  Never seen by nature is a valid reason why this should be a "No".


How is that a valid reason? Are you going to turn in your computer after saying that, as those have never been seen in nature. Neither have contact lenses, toy sized dogs, the modern potato, antiperspirant, and pretty much everything we do every day.

This is quite the environmentally friendly way of dealing with pests that they're trying to kill anyway.
 
2013-09-04 02:53:18 AM

JRoo: [Arthur.jpg]


Heyyy... Oh, never mind.
 
2013-09-04 02:53:31 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk:

The Japanese are currently working hard to arouse Godzilla

I'm not sure anyone wants an aroused Godzilla. But then I am a drunk so I may be reading this incorrectly.

 
2013-09-04 02:54:28 AM
i.dailymail.co.uki.dailymail.co.uk

"The diamond back moth's caterpillars are known to attack cabbages, left, broccoli, right, and similar crops in fields in this country"

images.wikia.com

/well, considering it's dailyfail UK, there's a chance some brits don't know what a vegetable is I guess...
 
2013-09-04 02:57:57 AM
Isn't a method of harming flies a bad example if you want to show GM is harmless?

/it wouldn't hurt a fly1
 
2013-09-04 02:58:54 AM

skatedrifter: [www.hairballmedia.com image 445x217]


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-04 03:03:54 AM
GM insects? Oh great. How much is this bailout going to cost?
 
2013-09-04 03:06:03 AM

madnessupmysoul: Why oh why oh why is there so much anti-GMO butthurt in the west? The article says that there are concerns that people could be harmed if they accidentally ate the GM pests........how? The whole point is that these flies reduce population by preventing the next generation from being born, so unless there are readers of the Daily Mail that happen to be this one species, they're pretty safe.

And fark the use of the prefix 'franken', nobody is stitching these things together from dead things.


It's a holdover from nuclear bombs, radiation, and science fiction.  Lots of people who don't care about covering their produce with tons of chemicals get all scared of "genetics," because they don't know that everything we eat has been "genetically modified" over thousands of years.

A lot goes back to fears of science gone wrong from 50-75 years ago.
 
2013-09-04 03:12:05 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-04 03:16:09 AM
Hm, where have I heard this before...
 
2013-09-04 03:17:17 AM
www.dvd-covers.org

/preview is my friend
 
2013-09-04 03:35:05 AM
Dafatone:A lot goes back to fears of science gone wrong from 50-75 years ago.

Such an unfortunate reality. It probably doesn't hurt that there are fervent ideological crusaders against GMO.
 
2013-09-04 03:36:11 AM

gmpilot: Oh my god the comments on the article are so stupid.  I try to keep optimistic, but are western education systems really this awful ineffective?


Yes.

Though the comments from China and Japan are the same.


/stupidity knows no boundaries
//literally: ignorant of geography
///ain't China & Japan the same place?
 
2013-09-04 03:37:02 AM
Maybe the scientists are hoping for tiny, singing women?
farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-09-04 03:43:10 AM
I say good on them. Look how well the whole killer bee thing played out.

/spiders next?
 
2013-09-04 03:46:38 AM
I've seen how this ends, got to learn how to control your thoughts especially after going to /b/

www.venturebrosblog.com
 
2013-09-04 04:11:06 AM

ThatDarkFellow: I say good on them. Look how well the whole killer bee thing played out.

/spiders next?


Killer bees were made with good old natural cross breeding method of genetic modification, which resulted in a good and natural randomized mixture of genes to produce completely unknown effects (which is good because it is natural); these moths were made with evil and unnatural precise gene modification to precisely control exactly what was going to happen with the newly expressed gene with no randomization and a strong likelihood of no other effects (which is evil and wrong because it is the synthetic way of modifying genes).

Both methods are technically GM (genetic modification), but one is clearly wrong and bad and should be properly labeled so people know what foods they're eating, because the good and right way of doing it never produces anything bad and doesn't even have to be labeled GM even though it is. Because natural is better than synthetic always and forever.
/Strawman? You bet your ass it ain't. I hear these exact arguments from my own family on a regular basis.
//My brother's new girlfriend believes conventional farming will destroy the planet, and she honestly fears for the survival of the earth if we don't all switch to organic soon.
///Yes, she thinks organic farming will literally (def 1) save the planet.
 
2013-09-04 04:14:12 AM

Anthracite: mgshamster: gmpilot: Oh my god the comments on the article are so stupid.  I try to keep optimistic, but are western education systems really this awful?  90% of the fears towards any form of GM have zero basis in any science, any incident, or any situation that has ever arisen.  Worst part is, no matter how many well documented and peer-reviewed papers get published every year, nobody complaining is ever going to read a single one.  Sometimes I wonder why my fellow scientists often seem so absorbed in their own work and tire of trying to explain it to strangers; then I see abhorrent disingenuous detritus like this.  If you are legitimately concerned by GM products, there are legitimate ways to find out many of the facts.  Reading crappy articles like this is not one of them.

The naturalistic fallacy has really dug its heels deep into American culture, unfortunately.

Never seen by nature is a valid reason why this should be a "No".


Chemistry is natural.
 
2013-09-04 04:40:02 AM
AFFLEEEEECK
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-04 04:46:16 AM
imageshack.us

/once again proving there is nothing that can't be found on the first GIS
 
2013-09-04 04:47:19 AM

mgshamster: Chemistry is natural.


Only in the hands of blind, indifferent forces that we should be sacrificing unwanted Chinese babies to in a desperate bid to appease them.
 
2013-09-04 04:47:58 AM

gmpilot: Oh my god the comments on the article are so stupid.  I try to keep optimistic, but are western education systems really this awful?  90% of the fears towards any form of GM have zero basis in any science, any incident, or any situation that has ever arisen.  Worst part is, no matter how many well documented and peer-reviewed papers get published every year, nobody complaining is ever going to read a single one.  Sometimes I wonder why my fellow scientists often seem so absorbed in their own work and tire of trying to explain it to strangers; then I see abhorrent disingenuous detritus like this.  If you are legitimately concerned by GM products, there are legitimate ways to find out many of the facts.  Reading crappy articles like this is not one of them.


Well, clearly you're impartial.

With your genetically modified username.

FREEEEEAAAAAAKKKKK!
 
2013-09-04 04:57:56 AM
But will we be able to breed enough gorillas before wintertime?
 
2013-09-04 05:00:11 AM
Mothra O Mothra
If we were to call for help
Over time
Over sea
Like a wave you'd come
Our guardian angel

Mothra O Mothra
Of forgotten kindness
And ruined spirits
We pray for the people's
Spirit as we sing
This song of love.
 
2013-09-04 05:36:34 AM
mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-09-04 05:44:41 AM
I may be mistaken, but isn't releasing sterilized males of the species of bugs you want to get rid of a standard and successful practice?
 
2013-09-04 05:45:20 AM
Personally, I would have released thousands of moth eating toads, and let winter handle the rest.
 
2013-09-04 05:46:42 AM

Raw_fishFood: I may be mistaken, but isn't releasing sterilized males of the species of bugs you want to get rid of a standard and successful practice?


Wow. This thread got ugly fast.
 
2013-09-04 05:55:45 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Wow. This thread got ugly fast.


I'm sorry? I just thought this sort of thing had been done in the past, just with using radiation instead of genetic engineering.
 
2013-09-04 06:01:14 AM
Carmelita! This, uh, happens to lots of guys.
 
2013-09-04 06:02:32 AM
Well, I'm pretty sure this is going to be Syfy's next blockbuster.
 
2013-09-04 06:26:09 AM
dresdencodak.com
 
2013-09-04 06:39:31 AM

Iczer: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423][i.dailymail.co.uk image 306x423]

"The diamond back moth's caterpillars are known to attack cabbages, left, broccoli, right, and similar crops in fields in this country"

[images.wikia.com image 325x345]

/well, considering it's dailyfail UK, there's a chance some brits don't know what a vegetable is I guess...




They are both cabbage anyway.
 
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