Speakeasy forum

General discussion

I'm not sure this is a good use for money or brains

by Steven Haninger / April 2, 2013 10:23 AM PDT
Obama wants 100 million for brain mapping project

So the goal is find cures for diseases that can kill us. Seems reasonable at first glance but, really, do we need to stay alive forever? Isn't there a point where we should stop being selfish, move over and give our seat to someone else? We can't find jobs for everyone now. We all use energy are already frantically trying to find new sources of it for our own use.

I've recently read suggestions that we are not an evolving but a devolving species...that everything we have been doing for thousands of years to improve our lives and increase our longevity is, in reality, detrimental to our own survival.

Really, Mr. President. Use your own brain this time to think beyond the snapshot and look at the bigger picture. Every time you clean something, you make something else dirty.
Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: I'm not sure this is a good use for money or brains
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: I'm not sure this is a good use for money or brains
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
I've heard this before.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 2, 2013 10:34 AM PDT

Last time it was about the genome mapping project and that has saved lives.

It's a bet. Just like before.

Collapse -
Is our ultimate success goal to have no one die
by Steven Haninger / April 2, 2013 7:48 PM PDT

of "natural causes" or disease? If that's truly the case, wouldn't we have to limit births to a number no higher than that which would replace other causes such as accidents, murder and suicide? Is that "evolution"? I can't think it is. We do have evolution going on but not in the human species. It's in the tiny life forms we're trying to eradicate. We know they're getting stronger while we become weaker. It's my understanding that natural selection is a key component of evolution. When we take away natural selection from the equation, we go backward and not forward.

Collapse -
It's like a recent project I know of.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2013 3:41 AM PDT

As you know, the US Senate has it's own underground tram/train system and recently they installed a new system of doors to keep them off the tracks.

We all looked at each other and thought this was not needed as who wants a senator that can't stay off the train tracks. Or is that we need to keep the other senators from tossing others onto the tracks?

We may never know.

Collapse -
So allow "natural" death to take care of the elderly
by Roger NC / April 2, 2013 11:24 AM PDT

It would solve a lot of problems wouldn't it?

What is natural age where you've outlived your usefulness and right to life? When you feel you get there, are you suppose to walk into the local facility and disappear?

Collapse -
And what comes out of the facilty is pretty well known.(pic)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2013 3:39 AM PDT
Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Smart Home Help

Light bulbs you shouldn't buy

There are plenty of dimmable LED light bulbs, but make sure you don't buy the ones that flicker when you dial them down.