Sunday Reads: Ice, Ice, BabyPosted: October 17, 2021 | Author: JJ Lopez aka Minkoff Minx | Filed under: just because |13 Comments
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For some reason Senator Manchin really doesn't care about climate change….#ClimateAction #ClimateCrisis pic.twitter.com/S3LvaVha6a— Matt Wuerker (@wuerker) October 16, 2021
Just a few quick tweets:
Not fascistic at all, no… https://t.co/C0PzdEVONU— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) October 16, 2021
29-year-old Christina Nance was found dead inside a police van in Alabama after being missing for nearly two weeks. Her family members say they're unsatisfied with explanations from police. https://t.co/iqtp1kVklk— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 16, 2021
Christina Nance, 29, who was reported missing 2 weeks ago, was found dead inside a police van parked outside the law enforcement offices in Huntsville, Alabama. Now, her family is demanding answers. pic.twitter.com/HwaGpvIMCn— Lance Cooper (@lmauricecpr) October 14, 2021
These mixed-race women were less than 5 years old when Belgian authorities forcibly took them from their mothers and society. pic.twitter.com/WWr6agz205— AJ+ (@ajplus) October 16, 2021
Vaccine mandates stoked fears of labor shortages. But hospitals say they’re working.https://t.co/RlF36YWkge— la bibliotequetress (@biblioteq_tress) October 16, 2021
Tell me again about how covid is just like the flu…. pic.twitter.com/NEVE3GVjSh— Steve (@s_vickman) October 14, 2021
Unvaccinated 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than fully vaccinated: CDC data https://t.co/WXJbj9BAmH pic.twitter.com/3johdAj7da— The Hill (@thehill) October 16, 2021
Pablo Escobar: Colombia sterilises drug lord's hippos – BBC News https://t.co/Umf1WgHNqR— JJ Lopez Walts 🤌🏼 (@MinkoffMinx) October 16, 2021
Ultimate Queen of the Scream Queens Jamie Lee Curtis paid tribute to the Dowager Queen of Scream, her mother Janet Leigh in "Psycho," at the premiere of #HalloweenKillshttps://t.co/YHPoH18z7q— Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) October 13, 2021
Medieval Movie Review: The Last Duel – https://t.co/0U6aYhGPfk https://t.co/Xd03Ofl68b— JJ Lopez Walts 🤌🏼 (@MinkoffMinx) October 15, 2021
The Last Duel true story: fact vs. fiction in the new film about a medieval trial by combat. https://t.co/uj2of4o9bq— JJ Lopez Walts 🤌🏼 (@MinkoffMinx) October 15, 2021
Eco-friendly, lab-grown coffee is on the way, but it comes with a catch https://t.co/DDtwyvWu11— The Guardian (@guardian) October 16, 2021
Lab grown coffee…🤮
They did the mash. Thank you to giant pumpkin growers Larry Nelson and Jacob Baldridge for the gourd time! pic.twitter.com/cuNtwafIA0— Oregoth Boo (@OregonZoo) October 14, 2021
Ending it there, I’m not feeling well so …this is an open thread.
So, I just read this and thought you might have some thoughts:
I’m realizing that some articles are not tweeted by the Guardian…even though they publish them.
Anyway, have a good day.
The basic error the article makes is not saying *why* PGS is far from ready for prime time: We have very little idea how genes are linked. Or, for that matter, what the healthy functions are of “disease-producing” genes.
You decide to select against heart disease, then it turns out that some of those genes are involved in resistance to muscular dystrophy or Alzheimers or endometriosis. (Just an analogy I pulled out of thin air. No evidence for any of those, specifically, that I know of.)
That’s even if we knew what the role of all the genes associated with heart disease itself actually was. The situation is analogous to sending a drone over a rainforest, noticing parrots in the tallest trees, and selecting for parrots to get tall trees.
To be fair, sometimes there really is some knowledge of the actual relation between genes and diseases. My point is it’s *far* from good enough to be strolling down the aisles of the genetic supermarket and picking out your little superman. And that’s way before you even get to the ethics of the thing.
As for the ethics? If we knew everything we needed to? When the gods want to punish you, they give you what you want.
Most “journalists” seem to make little effort to understand scientific research. It’s definitely true of reporting on psychology studies.
Yes, yes, to quixote and BB. The sickle-cell trait, for example, also encodes for protection against malaria. It’s no wonder that over the millennia people who have this and so weren’t killed by malaria lived to pass on their genes. Now that we have ways to treat malaria the trait is seen as giving only harm and no benefit. But there are almost certainly other genes which encode for benefits along with less desirable traits. We shouldn’t be messing with what we don’t yet understand! (cut to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice…)
Hope you feel better soon JJ.
Yes, from me too.
Thanks BB, here is something for you…
Interesting approach! I certainly haven’t thought of fish personality as a solution to problems 😆
Exactly. It’s a huge, “HELLO? The guy was in a big celebration tent with multiple screens to watch ‘the action’.” What’s it take for some people to notice the shitpile we stepped into?
The Boston Red Sox put up a Black Lives Matter billboard over the Massachusetts Turnpike
Here you go BB!!