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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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: freakshow
“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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To: equalator

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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To: equalator
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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To: equalator

“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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To: equalator
"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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To: equalator

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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To: equalator
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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To: equalator

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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To: equalator

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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To: equalator

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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To: Billthedrill

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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To: equalator

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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To: EEGator

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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To: EEGator

NO


16 posted on 07/24/2014 3:46:02 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: dhs12345
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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To: equalator
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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To: Billthedrill
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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To: TigersEye
"The liberal plan is devolution"

Yes, I've noticed. That's why they're "planting" Dreamer-seeds into the Heartland.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 3:54:36 PM PDT by equalator
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To: equalator

So we’d have the elites who are larger and more muscular and can stay awake year round. Then the subs would work the farms, tend the elite’s gardens and raise their meat for them, cook their food, pay their taxes, etc. Of course the subs would be genderless, but capable of being used for sex by the elites. Subs would be unable to procreate.

Yep, it all seems pretty clear.

Arthur C. Clarke was asked once if he’d like to have lived in the age of knights. He laughed and said, (approximately) “People see themselves as being highborn kings or nights. But most of us, the vast majority, would be peasants and lucky to have a barn to sleep in.” The people who would like this change see themselves as not being affected by it. Only others would be smaller, weaker and allergic to meat. It’s like Obamacare. Guess what, they mean you too.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 3:54:38 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: equalator

Ah, so they want to create the Eloi, I see?

I mean by that the ones from the book “The Time Machine”, not the movie incarnations.

“They [the Eloi] are described as being smaller than modern humans, having shoulder-length curly hair, chins that ran to a point, large eyes, small ears, and small mouths with bright red thin lips. They are of sub-human intelligence, though apparently intelligent enough to speak, as they have a primitive language.”


23 posted on 07/24/2014 3:56:21 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: equalator

Engineering humans - that’s the progressive agenda in a nutshell. We are not individuals to be treated with dignity. We are just feedstock for them to work out their insane manias upon.


24 posted on 07/24/2014 4:03:08 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: equalator

And we can engineer liberals by removing their spines.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 4:09:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: equalator

Looks like the liberal brain has shrunk to a new level.


26 posted on 07/24/2014 4:12:31 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: I want the USA back

It is interesting how something that doesn’t exist can shrink. The LIB writer of this spew is further proof that LIBs are mentally ill.


27 posted on 07/24/2014 4:21:35 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: EEGator
Is it wrong that I’d like to beat these people?

No, but you will have to wait for me to get done.
28 posted on 07/24/2014 4:28:07 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: equalator
There is already a book: Brave New World.
People are tailored for their purpose and conditioned since before birth to be happy and content in their assigned station.

29 posted on 07/24/2014 4:31:03 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Billthedrill
Welcome home from the hospital, dear...CRIKEY! Whatinellizzat?"

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

Okay, okay, so the first DNC experiments didn't workquite meet the project parameters as expected. But yah gotta admit that the Robert Reich and Barbara Milkulski prototypes are a great improvement. Got that almost lovable Ewok/woodchuck/possum sort of perverse cuteness.

About the grub eating, now they only do that at night in their burrows. Well, except for that guy that eats his own ear wax. Give him credit for recycling.

30 posted on 07/24/2014 4:37:33 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: 98ZJ USMC

Fair enough, I was only USAF after all. :)


31 posted on 07/24/2014 4:41:53 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: equalator

How are all the vegetables going to grow without enough of that CO2 “pollutant”?


32 posted on 07/24/2014 5:10:16 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: equalator

I believe we already have, they’re call hipsters.


33 posted on 07/24/2014 6:10:51 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: equalator

Smaller people?

All you cat lovers will only get one chance to forget to feed the cats.


34 posted on 07/24/2014 7:00:58 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: equalator
I guess we're going back to the eugenics movement that was so popular among the Fabian socialists and late 19th and early 20th century “progressives”. The difference is that the Greenie Environuts are running things. [big whoopee.]
35 posted on 07/25/2014 12:03:28 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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One of the major differences between old eugenics and new eugenics:
* the possibility of genetic engineering, not just breeding
* the ability to control fertility without surgery (injectables), thus sterilizing people without explicitly doing such, AKA you never get permission for a baby
* genetic testing to weed out the unborn is more palatable than killing those you can see


36 posted on 07/25/2014 6:04:05 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

This was foretold in Huxley’s “Brave New World”. We can do this now and a lot of Libs would like to play God.


37 posted on 07/26/2014 5:56:51 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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