Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Interfering with nature

Apparently, some mad scientists have come up with a genetically modified mosquito that is better than the ones nature has created. These new bugs are resistant to malaria. They intend to eventually release them into the wild in the hope that they will outperform and supplant the natural ones.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6468381.stm

Does nobody else see this as a potentially bad idea?

I have 2 words:

Rabbits. Australia.

'nuff said.

These are probably the same scientists who decided it would be a good idea to feed sheep's brains to cattle as a money saving operation.

Did nobody stop and say, "Maybe that's not such a great idea. Cows aren't supposed to eat sheep. It could turn out badly."?

I guess not.

Welcome to mad cow disease.

What is it with these people?

I have to assume that their intentions are good in the first place, but we all know what the road to hell is paved with.

If we end up with a new, stronger strain of malaria or 3 foot long, man eating mosquitos some-when in the future, don't say I didn't warn you.

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