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 Posted: Sat Dec 20th, 2008 01:45 am
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Doc C,

Wow, really interesting topic! Funny, the first thing I thought of was the Nazis--I didn't know about Britain, though I was aware of the U.S. sterilizations, etc.

You know, genetic engineering definitely fits the category. Most of the things I've heard/read about it are in the "wonders of" vein, how we can get rid of disease and devastating hereditary conditions--the positives. But there's always the flip side, and it's an interesting paradox: what's the line between ridding our society of, say, diabetes, which costs millions of dollars a year for our society, and ridding our society mental illness, which also costs millions? What is the difference to an intelligent and humane society? And who gets to make that decision? It would be nice if you were on the decision-making end of things, rather than the receiving end. . .

When were the laws, such as the California one you mentioned, overturned or declared unconstitutional? Or were they?

Pam

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