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2021-07-18 11:28:38 AM  
5 votes:
Big deal. Give me 2 months and enough ice cream and I can look like this with no gene hacking  necessary

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2021-07-18 7:48:10 AM  
4 votes:
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"He thinks he's special?"
 
2021-07-18 11:03:13 AM  
3 votes:

Sgygus: The only way humans can colonize space is if we are so genetically modified that the word "human" would no longer apply.

/bring it on


define "space"
 
2021-07-18 12:20:20 PM  
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2021-07-18 11:28:08 AM  
2 votes:

Sgygus: The only way humans can colonize space is if we are so genetically modified that the word "human" would no longer apply.

/bring it on


I want our descendants to colonize space, I do not care how humans they are. I include smart self aware robots in that.
 
2021-07-18 2:17:38 PM  
2 votes:

Cubansaltyballs: You can't say that word here


Yep.  It's Developmentally Disabledgrades now.
 
2021-07-18 6:53:32 AM  
1 vote:
You can't say that word here
 
2021-07-18 7:58:39 AM  
1 vote:
The only way humans can colonize space is if we are so genetically modified that the word "human" would no longer apply.

/bring it on
 
2021-07-18 11:29:00 AM  
1 vote:
The problem with genetically modifying humans in the way the article talks about is that there's insufficient evolutionary pressure to conserve the modifications.  They will need to be checked and corrected with every conception.
 
2021-07-18 12:07:03 PM  
1 vote:
So New Types? Okay, as long as the Gundams come with them.
 
2021-07-18 1:00:28 PM  
1 vote:

Unsung_Hero: The problem with genetically modifying humans in the way the article talks about is that there's insufficient evolutionary pressure to conserve the modifications.  They will need to be checked and corrected with every conception.


If the modifications are necessary for surviving space colonization, it seems like it would be a trait that's evolutionarily conserved and selected for

//I am not going to click on a Sun link
 
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