So now they can create stem cells from human skin cells eliminating the controversial use of embryos. Sure, sure, i suppose it is still controversial to play god and design human body parts. Embryos were a real pain in the ass to acquire, now they can just use an ass. Oooh, or here’s a tip on where to obtain the new resource- cosmetic surgery clinics. Some wealthy socialites extra face skin might actually do some good for someone.
Damnit, whats the name of that ship? The greek philosophised one? Takes many long journeys needing to be rebuilt and repaired in every port along the way. Eventually, every part of the ship is replaced- the crew, the planks, the mast, the sails. . . . ..Question remaining: should we change the name as well? The problem relates well to the human situation. Every 7 years every cell in your body is completely replaced. Technically, after 7 years, you are comprised of entirely different matter than you were 7 years previous. You remain the same person somehow even though physically you are a complete replacement.
So lets take that problem further. Suppose something requires you only get cells from your brother. Being the older weaker sibling, over the years you get every part of your body replaced with a piece grown from your brother. Somehow you remain you despite every part of you being your brother. Freaky right?
I’ve long had this dream that one day, when i’m rich and famous enough, i would start collecting embryos. The plan was that i would have my skull removed and have stem cells gently laid upon the outer surface of my brain. As the cells adapt and become part of the whole, more and more cells would be laid onto my brain creating an ever increasing density and size. Eventually i would become so super intelligent that i could just look at a hospital (or wherever pregnant women congregate. . ..maternity stores, ice cream parlors?) and have all contained embryos sucked out and drawn to me using telekinetics. Growing stronger, growing larger eventually all embryos would be mine.
With this breakthrough and the collapse of the embryo market, embryo using technology will certainly fade from modern science. My evil schemes have been shattered.
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