Sunday, September 04, 2005

Scientists Create Human Brained Monkeys?

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Hmm, I think this definitely falls into the Bad Idea category...

(Source: News.com.au)
SCIENTISTS have been warned that their latest experiments may accidently produce monkeys with brains more human than animal.

In cutting-edge experiments, scientists have injected human brain cells into monkey fetuses to study the effects.

Critics argue that if these fetuses are allowed to develop into self-aware subjects, science will be thrown into an ethical nightmare.

An eminent committee of American scientists will call for restrictions into the research, saying the outcome of such studies cannot be predicted and may in fact produce subjects with a 'super-animal' intelligence.

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Good God don't these people watch sci-fi movies?? They nearly always begin with something like "let's see what happens when we inject human brain cells into monkey fetuses". And then very bad things start happening.

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