Could men be redundant?

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Could men be redundant?
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Wed, 07-08-2009 - 1:15pm

Could men be redundant?



LONDON (AFP) – A team of British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm using embryonic stem cells, in a medical first that they say will lead to a better understanding of fertility.



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According to the article, they have only developed sperm with XY chromosomes. Because they only created male chromosomes, do you think that males could become redundant? How far do you think the scientific community will go with this research? Do you think it will stop with fertility assistance only?








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Registered: 04-02-2009
Mon, 07-13-2009 - 8:22am

Megan writes: Its wrong just like IVF is wrong.

Renee


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Sat, 07-11-2009 - 5:10pm

Well, at least your husbands KILL spiders!! Here I am just about the most arachnophobic person you will ever encounter, and MY husband the biologist says they are "Helpful to the environment" and "Have a right to live", and () PUTS THEM IN JARS and takes them out to the woods. . . I have this recurring nightmare that all the spiders he has dumped in the woods over the past 9 years of living in this house are one night going to come marching back in for revenge, LOL ;)




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Fri, 07-10-2009 - 5:07pm
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Registered: 09-02-2008
Fri, 07-10-2009 - 4:46pm

I completely agree with you, Sofia. I think that they are playing with fire and opening up Pandora's box. I keep hearing people applaud this research, and I do understand why they may be excited...but it just feels so so wrong.

I was telling the hubby about this story (oddly, he hadn't heard about it!), and he was funny. I told him, "Look! It's nearly scientifically possible to reproduce without men!" His response was, "Yes, but that would be a huge mistake. Who would kill all the spiders, open up the jars of pickles, and mow the lawn?" It's true. He is my knight in shining armor when I see a spider.








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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 07-08-2009 - 1:56pm

I think they are playing God and we shouldn't be touching embryonic stem cells.

I also think any institution or individual with a lack of spirituality risks treading on immoral ground with no checks and balances from their conscience, so I think human beings ultimately would stop at nothing. It's too titillating to pretend to be God. Unfortunately, jealousy of God was Satan's downfall too, wasn't it?




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