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Climate change: Could we engineer greener humans? (Smaller, aversion to red meat & hibernate)
BBC Future ^ | 7-16-2014 | Frank Swain

Posted on 07/24/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT by equalator

“We can artificially induce intolerance to red meat by stimulating the immune system against common bovine proteins,” he says. Liao envisions a medical aid like a nicotine patch that makes you sick if you try to eat red meat. Such a patch might sound like science fiction – and for now it is – but evidence has recently surfaced that people bitten by the lone star tick, native to the southern US, subsequently developed allergies to red meat, forcibly pushing them toward a vegetarian lifestyle.

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“We can artificially induce intolerance to red meat by stimulating the immune system against common bovine proteins,”

Liao also argues that we can reduce the size of our environmental footprint by reducing the size of our physical footprint. “Reducing height by 15cm would mean a reduction in mass of around 25%"

"women might one day decide to become a surrogate parent for rare species, such as sharks, dolphin, or pandas."

1 posted on 07/24/2014 3:32:27 PM PDT by equalator
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Nude pictures of most Democrat women would make me turn green.


2 posted on 07/24/2014 3:33:42 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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they're called democRATS...
3 posted on 07/24/2014 3:34:27 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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“women might one day decide to become a surrogate parent for rare species, such as sharks, dolphin, or pandas.” 

Their spawn will vote Democrat, no doubt.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 3:36:17 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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"women might one day decide to become a surrogate parent for rare species, such as sharks, dolphin, or pandas."

Now that's the test of a relationship. "You want me to give birth to a what?" "Tut tut, my dear, it's for The Planet."

We had smaller, less carnivorous, "greener" human beings if I understand that idiotic term correctly, for most of human history. They tended to starve a lot and lead shorter, more miserable, disease-ridden lives. Pass the burgers, please.

5 posted on 07/24/2014 3:37:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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Is it wrong that I’d like to beat these people?


6 posted on 07/24/2014 3:38:20 PM PDT by EEGator
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Such a patch might sound like science fiction

Um, no, it sounds nuts!

7 posted on 07/24/2014 3:38:23 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men d)
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They brought back the Untermenschen idea!


8 posted on 07/24/2014 3:38:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: equalator
Smaller, aversion to red meat & hibernate


9 posted on 07/24/2014 3:39:02 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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I am sure that he’d be the first to volunteer his wife and kids to the cause.

Start the modified DNA injections and gene manipulation tomorrow!


10 posted on 07/24/2014 3:39:33 PM PDT by dhs12345
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It’s always liberals that can come up with such horrible ideas.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 3:40:30 PM PDT by MNDude
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Look at it this way. Anyone willing to do that shouldn’t have offspring and they won’t. At least not the human kind.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 3:42:01 PM PDT by dhs12345
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By what right do these angel social engineers dare to claim the legal authority to redesign the human species?

Wouldn’t the stronger moral claim belong to those who would defend the human species against such tyrants, even if it means spilling their blood to do so?


13 posted on 07/24/2014 3:42:52 PM PDT by Maceman
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Absolutely not. Have at it! Maybe I’ll join you.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 3:43:43 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: equalator

Words cannot describe the sickness residing in this guy’s brain.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 3:45:19 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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NO


16 posted on 07/24/2014 3:46:02 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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Anyone willing to do that shouldn’t have offspring and they won’t. At least not the human kind.

"Welcome home from the hospital, dear...CRIKEY! Whatinellizzat?"

"It's our new spawn, dear. Do we have any grubs in the fridge?"

17 posted on 07/24/2014 3:46:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: equalator

Go to hell!!!!


18 posted on 07/24/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT by dalereed
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The liberal plan is devolution?

Meet your progeny.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 3:51:03 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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Lol!

And doesn't it eventually turn into a monster and end up eating the family pets and escaping and roaming the sewers in search of food?

20 posted on 07/24/2014 3:51:11 PM PDT by dhs12345
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