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Half-man, half-beast fear over fertility Bill[UK]
The Sun ^ | 23 Oct 2008 | GRAEME WILSON

Posted on 10/24/2008 10:09:29 AM PDT by BGHater

A RACE of half-man, half-beast “humanzees” could be created under new fertility laws, MPs were warned last night.

Loopholes would let scientists fertilise animals with human sperm, the Commons was told during a debate on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.

Tory MP Nadine Dorries claimed it would revive memories of Soviet tyrant Stalin’s attempt to create the “ultimate soldier” in the 1920s by cross-breeding humans and apes.

Democratic Unionist MP Jeffrey Donaldson conjured up the spectre of a monster from Greek legend, saying: “The image that people find most abhorrent is of scientists producing GM babies or cloned adults or minotaurs.”

But Health Minister Dawn Primarolo brushed aside the fears and insisted the Bill was about helping infertile couples and furthering research into disease.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bioethics; chimera; europe; fertility; human; ifv; transgenics; uk

1 posted on 10/24/2008 10:09:31 AM PDT by BGHater
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2 posted on 10/24/2008 10:10:31 AM PDT by Red Badger (My wallet is made out of depleted you-owe-mium........)
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To: BGHater

Paging Hellen Thomas...


3 posted on 10/24/2008 10:10:53 AM PDT by Damifino (The true measure of a man is found in what he would do if he knew no one would ever find out.)
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4 posted on 10/24/2008 10:12:11 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: mgstarr; tx_eggman
Mr. Peepers:


5 posted on 10/24/2008 10:16:12 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (Islam ... If you can't join them, beat them.)
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To: BGHater
This exact thing happened years ago:


6 posted on 10/24/2008 10:16:28 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Red Badger

He’s a half man, half bear-pig.
No, half man-bear, half-pig.
No, he’s a ..... AAAAGHHHHH!


7 posted on 10/24/2008 10:16:28 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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8 posted on 10/24/2008 10:17:13 AM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: jws3sticks

The pig nose actually IMPROVES his appearance.


9 posted on 10/24/2008 10:17:18 AM PDT by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: BGHater
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10 posted on 10/24/2008 10:29:08 AM PDT by tx_eggman ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule" - Mencken)
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To: BGHater
Loopholes would let scientists fertilise animals with human sperm

This story is screwy. Simple fertilization of an ape with human sperm would not result in conception.

11 posted on 10/24/2008 10:29:47 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: jws3sticks

That would be an ORC .... human - pig hybrids.


12 posted on 10/24/2008 10:32:44 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (To protect and defend ... against all enemies, foreign and domestic .... by any means necessary.)
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To: Eepsy
The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith

Weird - I don't recognize the title, and here I thought I'd read everything he'd written! I'm going to have to look that one up.

13 posted on 10/24/2008 10:35:52 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (What can I say? It's a gift. And I didn't get a receipt, so I can't exchange it.)
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To: BGHater

Looks like Labour is trying to find a way to create new supporters.


14 posted on 10/24/2008 10:36:14 AM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Alex Murphy

http://www.amazon.com/Rediscovery-Man-Complete-Science-Cordwainer/dp/0915368560/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1224870197&sr=8-1

The best $20 you’ll ever spend on an SF book. It’s got everything but Norstrilia. Man, could that guy write....


15 posted on 10/24/2008 10:46:11 AM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: BGHater
Make love, not war with the new beings. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
16 posted on 10/24/2008 10:47:33 AM PDT by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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Wonderful. MORE Democrat voters.


17 posted on 10/24/2008 10:50:20 AM PDT by Little Ray (Joe the Plumber. He's our only hope... God help him.)
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To: BGHater
The Brits have been playing around with this sort of thing for decades...even the Royal family has dabbled with it.


18 posted on 10/24/2008 10:54:11 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rfp1234
Agreed, as it blocks the view of his empty brain cavity.
19 posted on 10/24/2008 10:54:57 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: ansel12

Nice piece of tail...


20 posted on 10/24/2008 10:55:24 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: BGHater

***A RACE of half-man, half-beast “humanzees” could be created under new fertility laws, MPs were warned last night. ***

Reminda me of an old movie called MANBEAST.


21 posted on 10/24/2008 11:05:20 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Joe 6-pack
"Nice piece of tail..." Thanks, I like it, but what would I know. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
22 posted on 10/24/2008 11:15:19 AM PDT by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: ansel12
I was gonna post a pretty mermaid - but that beats anything I could of found. If we are going to pursue making a half man / half beast - lets do it right. ;-)
23 posted on 10/24/2008 11:17:52 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: BGHater
It reminds me of Steve Martin's funniest line in The Man With Two Brains.
24 posted on 10/24/2008 11:21:06 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Free Lazama... never mind.)
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25 posted on 10/24/2008 11:28:13 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: BGHater

It’s amazing, but this goes right along the lines of Michael Crichton’s predictions in “Next”.


26 posted on 10/24/2008 11:47:20 AM PDT by maryconservative
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

When I hear MANBEAST, I think of former Dallas Cowboy Randy White, the MANSTER.

Yes, I am a fan from way back, and I’ll never forgive Jones for how he treated Tom Landry.


27 posted on 10/24/2008 11:48:39 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX
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To: Eepsy

I have read every one of Cordwainer Smith’s stories—along with his book on Psychological Warfare.


28 posted on 10/24/2008 11:55:04 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: tx_eggman

I thought Carville was half-human and half-snake.


29 posted on 10/24/2008 11:56:03 AM PDT by Winged Hussar (http://moveonpleasemoveon.blogspot.com/)
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To: Winged Hussar

Where’s the picture from South Park of Al Gore as Man-Bear-Pig? He’s half man, half bear, and half pig.


30 posted on 10/24/2008 1:19:26 PM PDT by VA_Gentleman (Moshe Plesser - "I think I did what is expected from every soldier and citizen.")
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To: Alex Murphy
The Ballad of Lost C'Mell by Cordwainer Smith

Weird - I don't recognize the title, and here I thought I'd read everything he'd written! I'm going to have to look that one up.

You must.

Cordwainer Smith.com

The Rediscovery of Man (Everything except the novel Norstrilia.)

31 posted on 10/24/2008 2:15:21 PM PDT by Lee N. Field ("I've studied bible prophecy 30 years" usually means "I have everything Hal Lindsay ever wrote.")
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