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21 November 2004 @ 01:00 pm
chimeras  
I don't think anybody's posted this, but for those interested in parallels between FMA and reality, they're making real chimeras now.
 
 
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Feriawithout_reason on November 21st, 2004 10:10 am (UTC)
Hmmm, the "Humanized" animals are created for the soul purpose of experiments. How far will this go...? >__>
The Sky: Blindfold_wasurenai on November 21st, 2004 10:22 am (UTC)
Until we can create some homonculus', if we know what's good for us!
Lizzie West Sidesnickerdoodles on November 21st, 2004 10:17 am (UTC)
Jesus Christ.

What if they revolt? :O
holly_san on November 21st, 2004 10:24 am (UTC)
Whoa, that's crazy. o_O

They're like Tucker! *whimpers and hides* @_@
PDUTogepi: Ed hates DESERTS!pdutogepi on November 21st, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
That's kinda scary. It's almost like....reading into Tucker's research or something O_______O;
CphT, bitches.: neurotic little dudeladymetaka on November 21st, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
That's really scary. I can understand doing it for organs, considering we have a severe shortage of organs available for transplants, but I seriously think the line needs to be drawn at brain cells. Imagine, a mouse with a human mind, trapped in a laboratory all it's life and used for experiments, and unable to protest because it is a mouse. Certainly they should be working with neural stem cells, but this is a bit extreme.
Feria: [Hagaren] Sad!Alphonsewithout_reason on November 21st, 2004 10:52 am (UTC)
I agree. ;_;
holly_san on November 21st, 2004 11:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, and if the mice start acting too human-like, they'll kill them. ;___; That's just taking science too far. x_X
nicole1725nicole1725 on November 21st, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)
LOL Pinky and The Brain hahah sorry the thought reminded me of that show
:+:Root of the Oracle:+:: Evil Grinning Edward Elricrootoftheoracle on November 21st, 2004 11:48 pm (UTC)
"a mouse with a human mind, trapped in a laboratory all it's life and used for experiments, and unable to protest because it is a mouse."

That just reminded me of Pinky and the Brain! XD XD
that song;: edalthan on November 21st, 2004 10:48 am (UTC)
Wow. Just, wow.
Aristidearistide on November 21st, 2004 11:05 am (UTC)
That is.. I'm not sure. It's interesting and frightening at the same time...
Simonsfk_for_short on November 21st, 2004 11:08 am (UTC)
o_o;;;

Oh man, I can just imagine...years down the line they could be putting animal cells into human embryos for military purposes. Then we'd have people like Martel and Dorochet, who don't really quite fit in our society...then I could see the beginnings of a real-life X-men saga, filled with all sorts of chaos and prejudice.

Or maybe the talking chimps will be smart enough to refuse doing menial/dangerous labor, get a lawyer from PETA, and sue.
Feriawithout_reason on November 21st, 2004 11:12 am (UTC)
The talking chimps might do a revolution against humanity, just like in the Planet of the Apes. :O
Simonsfk_for_short on November 21st, 2004 11:38 am (UTC)
They'll enslave mankind! *pulls hair* *freaks out* AAAAAAHHHH!!!
Either love me or leave me alonesyphonboa on November 21st, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
we got enough problem with racism and relegious divisions, i think chimeras can only fuck that situation up XD
EVILNEKOHILDAevilnekohilda on November 21st, 2004 11:10 am (UTC)
Scary ;____;

And as for chimeras... I have one word:

Labradoodle.

Okay, okay, maybe I just needed an excuse to say Labradoodle. MEH!!
|<4ti3: fma destroys math [joruri]4ti3k4t35 on November 21st, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
Don't forget about cockerpoos! They're adorable and shed very little so they're good for people with allergies. ^_^
Dani: Ed | Unforgivable (Sad/Upset)killcity on November 21st, 2004 11:19 am (UTC)
>_O

Science is taking things a bit too far now... That's pretty damn freaky...
chrononuriko on November 21st, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
I don't really see any problem with it so long as the experiments don't become inhumane and they set up some guidelines already. I'm not one for crazy inhumane experiments on animals in general, but have crazy inhumane experiments on things that pretty much think like humans and justifying it by saying that they are technically animals is just gross, and I can easily see something like that happening.

Other than that it'll be incredibly useful...

Besides, Chimeras (by their definition) have been naturally occuring since, well, the beginning of multicellular life.

Example: Mitchondria and Chloroplasts. These both originally were single celled organisms that were absorbed by another single celled organism. However, rather than normally being consumed by that organism, it reproduced. The resulting 'chimera' passed down both the host organism's DNA and the DNA of the Mitochondria/Chloroplast to, yes, essentially create a new organism that was a fuse of two distinctly different ones.

And in the end those chimera cells became the powerhouse of modern life and allow us humans (and several other organisms) to convert sugars into Adenosine Tri-Phosphate.

And this is talking solely about what nature itself did on the cellular level several billion years ago. Now we can intentionally manipulate this sort of thing at tissue and organ levels as well. I can see how this can be incredibly useful.

But yeah, we do need to work out the whole ethic and morality behind it and put some restrictions on it first.
(no subject) - cocacat15 on November 21st, 2004 12:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Sarah ♪ramen_rules on November 22nd, 2004 04:32 pm (UTC)
:3 are we thinking of teh same thing?
(no subject) - cocacat15 on November 22nd, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Love me like you love the sunfish_twin on November 21st, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
wow...
thats pretty creepy O_o
and to think
they could be spending their time doing more useful things
like figuring out a way to make someone go splodey by just touching them
リミックス・サクラremix_sakura on November 21st, 2004 03:01 pm (UTC)
splodey! XDDDD
Love me like you love the sunfish_twin on November 21st, 2004 03:31 pm (UTC)
splodey is always fun XDD
Oneiroelpidaoneiroelpida on November 21st, 2004 02:19 pm (UTC)
I have to say...this scares the heck out of me. It opens up a whole new can of worms. Right now, some dogs are put to sleep for simply biting someone. What if you knew that an animal had the -capability- to reason? That it -decided- to bite someone even though it honestly, actually, knew it was wrong? Would it be murder for someone to shoot that dog now? Would that be acting against justice? Would the animals now go to some sort of jail for re-education? Imagine being able to truly train an animal to kill intelligently. Or these chimeras turning on their masters, staging revolts, working together in ways we can't even comprehend now. There's horror movies about artificial intelligence in robots and computers... imagine what it would be like of animals really could reason like we do? *is getting images of Planet of The Apes* It's all very freaky, and somehow, it feels really, really wrong to screw around with that sort of science.
Kalika Maxwellkalikamaxwell on November 21st, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
I'm kind of writing a novel where smart chimeras destroyed Europe for NaNo...I boggle now. There's too much potential bad stuff in there. >_<

Though my writer side is thinking this might be useful for the novel...