Thursday, May 28, 2009

Green Monkeys! Thing1 and Thing2!

DKos has the following article Green glowing marmosets!!! Jellyfish dna planted in a primate!!! How cool is that?

I wonder if this isn't the beginning of immamentizing the eschaton? I mean, think about it, marmosets are primates, human beings are primates, we could have green glowing humans - Hulk! - and we could have many other kinds of human being. We could perfect humanity and bring about heaven on earth!!!

Is a human being carrying dna from another species still a human being? What if, just as a thought experiment, we created two lines of human beings, one that swam in the oceans and one that flew in the sky. Given their inherent morphology, interspecies procreation is no longer possible. Are both lines still human? What does it mean to be human?

I think they are human. I think that tent is big enough for all us conscious creatures, whether or not our germ cells are compatible.


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