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Genetically modified babies/ Designer babies by Anonymous on April 22nd, 2014, 10:50 am
Should people be allowed to genetically modify their baby to prevent mitochondrial diseases?

“1,000 to 4,000 children born in the United States each year will develop a mitochondrial disease.”1(pA25) “What is a mitochondrial disease?” someone may ask. It is when a disease enters the mitochondria, preventing it to convert food to energy, resulting in genetic abnormalities. These genetic abnormalities have a massive range of side effects that could happen to a child who is born with a mitochondrial disease, for example: leading to impaired vision, deafness, having autism, or even in severe cases it can lead to death. Scientists have reached a breakthrough where they now have the technologies to genetically modify babies that have mitochondrial diseases and remove the disease.
Every single cell in the human body contains a nucleus and inside the nucleus is where 98 percent of the DNA is held. The other 2 percent of DNA is held in the mitochondria.The mothers’ nucleus containin...

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Virtual reality by Anonymous on May 2nd, 2014, 7:48 am


KNOWLEDGE AND REFERENCE
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Let us examine knowledge and its functions as well as its capacities and dimensions. Knowledge requires a platform to operate, which is called language. As a beginning, will it not be easy to explore the following aspects?

What we speak and write
How do we acquire linguistic skills?
Is not the word an abstract entity all by itself?
Finally, are we using the word or used by it

To think of thinking is the need of the day, but do we know what thinking is or are we carried away by the process itself?

Word is a window to its knowledge and feelings generated. The teacher and his/her teachings, without these two there is neither education nor the world we visualize. There is a gap between the word and the real object. E.g. the word Apple is not the real apple, so the gap is the problem. To solve this problem are we not creating innumerable problems? Simply we say that the problem lies in...

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