Skip to comments.Scientists warn of 'Planet of the Apes' scenario
Posted on 07/22/2011 3:36:07 AM PDT by markomalley
Action is needed now to prevent nightmarish "Planet Of The Apes" science ever turning from fiction to fact, according to a group of eminent experts.
Their report calls for a new rules to supervise sensitive research that involves humanising animals.
One area of concern is "Category Three" experiments which may raise "very strong ethical concerns" and should be banned.
An example given is the creation of primates with distinctly human characteristics, such as speech.
Exactly the same scenario is portrayed in the new movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, in which scientists searching for an Alzheimer's cure create a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence.
The report also acknowledges the "Frankenstein fear" that humanising animals might lead to the creation of "monsters".
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
IIRC the novel Jurassic Park really went into the danger and moral bankruptcy of genetic mutation by scientists.
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