Re: Let’s Talk
Oh and one more thing I forgot to add… if we can delve back into hypotheticals for a moment…
Instead of having the means to figure out if a person is going to have physical ailments and then not have them live like you suggested; would it not be better if we could completely understand the human genome… including the genetic mutations causing disease or birth defects and then have the means needed to simply remove or replace those mutations thus correcting the defect or disease.
If I recall correctly this idea has been talked about in biology… I learned about it a few years ago but I dont know how much progress has been made toward this, if any.
To give an example.. say a family lineage has a history of Huntingtons disease. A newly wed couple wants a child but know that the chance of their kid having Huntingtons is.. oh, 50%. Would is not be amazing if doctors could pinpoint the exact part of the genetic makeup that holds the disease and rectify it prior to the child being born. The child would then be born guaranteed to be free of that disease.
Of course there are issues with this as well… moral dilemmas and the like. Also we dont live in a perfect world… so its sort of a pipe dream. I dont deny any of this, but its just an alternative to your hypothetical about people not being born.