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    This is really just carrying on from the genetic engineering thread in biology....
    http://www.thescienceforum.com/The-l...ring-5990t.php

    I was just wondering how far do you think a human has to change before they become non-human?

    Is it simply by removing an emotion that a person becomes non-human, or do you think the whole behaviour of a person needs to change before they become something different. Perhaps if we keep the human brain but changed the body maybe into some sort of android, would you still think of that person as a human ?


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    That depends on what your view of being "human" means.

    From my point of view humans are a species.


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    They'll just be labelled as 'human derived - cadmium free' by the EU or something, but we all practice selective breeding, just by choosing a partner.
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    choices choices !
    The hand of time rested on the half-hour mark, and all along that old front line of the English there came a whistling and a crying. The men of the first wave climbed up the parapets, in tumult, darkness, and the presence of death, and having done with all pleasant things, advanced across No Man's Land to begin the Battle of the Somme. - Poet John Masefield.

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    Chimps apparently share some 96% of our DNA - so be careful of straying to far, you could end up with the planet of the apes, nobody wants to see that again... :wink:
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