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Monsters Created on Purpose in Labs???

Postby Bart Stewart » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:36 am

You might be able to do a story on life forms created through genetic manipulation. I don't know how many there have been up to now, and I doubt there are many of great size, unless you count the cross-breeding of lions and tigers. The "liger," you know, is huge. Much bigger than either a lion or tiger. They result from a father lion and a mother tiger. Then there are "tigons." It's mother is a lion and it's father a tiger. What gripes the hell out of me is that they have started crossing ligers with tigons. This is going too far.

Just kidding about that. But this is a classic of science fiction that is coming true. Doctor Moreau in the 21st century. I mean, imagine some unethical billionaire who just wants to create big scary monsters in his utterly illegal lab. It could be happening as we speak. It probably is!

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Postby OlegTheBatty » Sun Nov 15, 2009 3:44 am

. . . with the satisfied air of a man who thinks he has an idea of his own because he has commented on the idea of another . . . - Alexandre Dumas 'The Count of Monte Cristo"

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Postby Gord » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:01 am

I once crossed an elephants and a rhinoceros.
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Postby idoubtit » Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:45 pm

Genetic experiments actually teach us a lot about genetics.

We've been fooling with genes since we humans invented agriculture. It's just faster and easier now.

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Postby busterggi » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:15 am

Mites ate my fruit flies in my genetics lab.

Yes, it was 35 years ago but I still miss the little buggers.

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Postby Bart Stewart » Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:10 am

I don't know that there are any real examples of a man-made monster, but talking about the prospects of one would make for a good show. And the prospects are all too real. The psychology of the Doctor Frankenstein is out there. All he would need would be the bankroll, and some assistants. And there are plenty of very wealthy megalomaniacs running around. That's why I said it is probably happening, as we speak! Same with human cloning. The technology probably is not yet 100%, to do it right, but how long will we be able to say that? The "Rael" cult has already proclaimed its intention of cloning its leadership.

I write a lot about anti-intellectualism, which I think is a major blight on humankind. But the other side of the coin is unethical science. That's out there, too, sad to say. The real horror would be the creation of a Frankenstein microbe, or some unstoppable disease bacteria, in a criminal lab. But would an eccentric with money to burn someday try to bring a living creature into this world solely for the kick of having a real "monster?" Sure! You know it's coming!

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Re: Monsters Created on Purpose in Labs???

Postby OlegTheBatty » Mon Nov 16, 2009 5:08 am

Frankenfoods are just the beginning. Modified humans will exist, despite any laws forbidding tinkering with the human genome. Other, more esoteric experiments are also inevitable.
Morality is no match for curiosity or vanity. Not much of a match for prurience either. Come to think of it, morality is kinda wimpy.
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Postby DoctorAtlantis » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:47 pm

Well y'all are going to be very happy with the next episode. Looks like we're all thinking along the same lines about what makes a fun science packed episode.

Wed's episode is all about Hybrid Monsters and what is plausible in modern genetics.

And we got a great guest who regaled us with some of the most unusual sex talk I've ever heard.

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Re: Monsters Created on Purpose in Labs???

Postby busterggi » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:48 am

At last we will have crocoducks!

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Postby PennyDotson » Wed May 20, 2015 6:40 pm

Where did the Turducken come from?

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Postby scrmbldggs » Wed May 20, 2015 6:45 pm

PennyDotson wrote:Where did the Turducken come from?

From the same people who gave us this.

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Re: Monsters Created on Purpose in Labs???

Postby gorgeous » Wed May 20, 2015 9:37 pm

They're scientists, they would never do anything bad!
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Re: Monsters Created on Purpose in Labs???

Postby Gord » Thu May 21, 2015 12:22 am

PennyDotson wrote:Where did the Turducken come from?

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Re: Monsters Created on Purpose in Labs???

Postby Monster » Thu May 21, 2015 8:57 am

PennyDotson wrote:Where did the Turducken come from?

You resurrected this thread just to say that? :roll:
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Re: Monsters Created on Purpose in Labs???

Postby scrmbldggs » Thu May 21, 2015 3:14 pm

gorgeous wrote:They're scientists, they would never do anything bad!

Like, burn the toast?


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