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Scientists should not be allowed to play God - The Galveston County Daily News: Letters To Editor

December 2, 2016

Scientists should not be allowed to play God

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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:00 am

It’s hard to understand how a President who says he believes in God would allow the Food and Drug Administration to play God. Right now, the FDA is starting its process to consider approval of a biological procedure to create genetically modified humans. As we speak, Mr. Obama has not issued an executive order to stop the mad scientists at the FDA.

The FDA calls the proposed procedure “Mitochondrial Manipulation Technology.” 

It’s really pretty easy to understand. Say a woman has a hereditary disease. They could remove from the embryo the bacon and grits and replace a new set of bacon and grits from a third-party donor. Therefore, the baby born would carry the genes from the donor, the mother and the father. A real triple play for genetically engineered humans.

I guess there’s a lot of stuff on the menu that could be replaced. I guess babies in the future could be born any way you want them. Humans are not lab animals and still deserve two parents. 

When we start blending three or four parents, throw in a couple of floor jacks and robot parts, are we still human?