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750 million "Robo-Frankenstein" Mosquitoes

Jwiggins762

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This is going to turn out just like they expect, nothing could go wrong.... of course they start with Florida.
 

ericabbott

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Humans don't have a great track record screwing with Mother Nature. Invasive lion fish are a huge problem down there, eating fish and even small lobster. I just got back from lobstering the Keys, caught and killed 24 lion fish which is a drop in the bucket. They organize lion fish rodeos to incentivize people to kill them. If this mosquito release has unintended consequences, good luck cleaning up that mess.
 

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I expect it have the same effects it had in the Cayman Islands, Panama and Brazil, with Oxitec reporting a large success rate with each release. For example, a trial in an urban area of Brazil reduced the Aedes aegypti by 95%.

Sounds like it saves lives. Likely not a popular view.
Yea but whats the long term effects of it? There has to be a reason we here: "Don't **** with mother nature" & "Mother nature's a bit*h"
 

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Mess with God's work, pay the price... this won't end well
I don't want to dive too deeply into this because of the no-religion policy here, but I do want to point out that much if not really all of modern medicine could be viewed as "messing with God's work." Organ transplants, life support, vaccinations, etc.

Genetic modification and cloning gets a bad rap, but has potential to vastly improve lives. We've been tinkering with genes since we first discovered husbandry, to our great benefit. Everybody has a dystopian sci-fi view of it in their head...monsters or enslaved clones or some such, but the reality is little Suzy might not have to wait until Johny gets in a car crash to get her heart transplant, or we might can prevent masses of people from dying of insect-born illnesses.

Every scientific breakthrough can be fraught with ethical problems. Humans do good and bad things. Some chemists made fertilizers, insecticides, and medicines. Some made mustard gas.
 

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It's the government they probably have frozen mosquito eggs ready somewhere in some climate controlled storage facility.
We can't have any wild conspiracy theories here. I just want to know where this warehouse is located. :D
 

bj139

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Humans don't have a great track record screwing with Mother Nature. Invasive lion fish are a huge problem down there, eating fish and even small lobster. I just got back from lobstering the Keys, caught and killed 24 lion fish which is a drop in the bucket. They organize lion fish rodeos to incentivize people to kill them. If this mosquito release has unintended consequences, good luck cleaning up that mess.
Deep hole at Dutch Springs?
 

kyler1945

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Lion fish invasion isn’t the result of government efforts to improve human health and reduce human suffering. It’s the result of careless selfish idiots who want a pretty thing to look at in their house, and then deciding they don’t want that, or wondered what would happen if they let them go.

the only thing about this that is news to me, is that dumbass headlines like that Are actually Effective at getting people’s attention. The lead is deeply buried. Missing the point here
 
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