Bioethics Professor: Humans need to be “biomedically modified”

by Paul J. Watson
March 13, 2012

A new paper to be published in Ethics, Policy & Environment argues that serious consideration should be given to mass drugging the population to make them more environmentally conscious while also proposing that babies should be genetically engineered to be smaller in order to reduce their carbon footprints.

In an interview with The Atlantic the lead author of the paper, New York University bioethics professor S. Matthew Liao, argues that humans need to be be subjected to “biomedical modifications” in order to help combat climate change.

Followed to their logical conclusion, Liao’s proposals outstrip anything Aldous Huxley wrote about in Brave New World, a 1932 dystopian novel about a future scientific dictatorship that seeks to drug, genetically manipulate, and medically induce humanity into complete slavish subservience.

Expressing regret that carbon taxes will do nothing to reduce carbon emissions, Liao suggests other methods, including “pharmacologically induced meat intolerance” where people would take drugs which would trigger extreme nausea or wear patches that would “stimulate the immune system to reject common bovine proteins.”

In order to reduce an individual’s “carbon footprint” and make sure they consume less, Liao suggests that a policy similar but more flexible to China’s one child policy be introduced, where parents can choose between having one large child, two medium sized children or three small children.

This would be accomplished by “preimplantation genetic diagnosis,” where embryos would be implanted based on height, or by using “drugs that reduce or increase the expression of paternal or maternal genes in order to affect birth height.”

Asked if genetic manipulation of babies is ethical or fair, Liao responds by citing the need to address “climate change” as the more pressing moral concern.

Liao subsequently suggests that drugging the public could positively influence their “will” to donate money to charities like Oxfam, which support the global warming agenda, by means of “pharmacological enhancement of empathy and altruism”.

“For example, I might know that I ought to send a check to Oxfam, but because of a weakness of will I might never write that check. But if we increase my empathetic capacities with drugs, then maybe I might overcome my weakness of will and write that check,” says Liao.

Of course, by the same token drugs could be used to make someone more inclined to do anything. Depending on what authority is in control, this basically represents an opportunity to chemically castrate free will.

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One Response to Bioethics Professor: Humans need to be “biomedically modified”

  1. Madeleine Tector says:

    I believe we have been through the Global warmin gissue, that has been pretty much proven to be for tax purposes only, in fact I believe Al Gore is being sued right now by thousands of Scientists who dispute everything he said on the subject, the academy wanted their award back and the Nobel peace prize folks are not happy either yet here comes this new Scientist, and I use the word loosely, to try once more to get soemthing our of a cow fart. I am so tired of these poor misfits trying to figure out ways to kill us off or in this case, modify our children, I can only imagine how that would turn out, and this man should be the first to be biomedically-modified, maybe he already has been and thats the problem. I am starting to resent the socially unacceptable riff raff of this world , Bill Gates, Dr. Cafaro and other countrles useful idiots deciding who lives and who dies, who should be modified and who is too big or too small, its not this Professor Liao’s place to do any of this, the mere sugestion is an insult.

    For some reason Scientists , Professors, deep thinkers and just plain jerks with money seem to think its OK to do anything they want to do with someones body, it doesn’t belong to them, yet these people with a God syndrome never stop. Depopulate the world , lets make it better , so far I have seen nothing making it better by screwing up people, their farms or their homes and conserving every blade of grass and waterfall they can get their greedy little hands on, leave the world alone, it was doing OK until all of you backward hicks came along with some trumped up harmful science that they seem to think will cure the worlds ills. they are the worlds ills, threatening people with bodily harm, how dare they, how dare that bufoon Bill Gates say he is going to force abortions and vacinations on people, do you think that sounds sane? then imagine, Professor Liao, how you must sound to Normal people. Bill Gates Father was a big believer in eugenics and abortions, I can only imagine the childhood this man had and now he is foisting it on the rest of us. Everytime I turn around I am being threatened by one of you science or weathere freaks, who have acess ot HAARP, they are the people who are screwing up the weather, I don’t have a weather machine, I am not trying to bilk the public out of money and I am not trying to rule the world , as if you were capable, you people are so worried why don’t you modify yourselves, you would be doing us all a favor.

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