18 Apr '18, 3pm

Why we SHOULDN'T genetically 'disenhance' animals:

Why we SHOULDN'T genetically 'disenhance' animals:

Another defence Latimer applies to his proposition is that disability isn’t inherently bad, drawing on examples of human disability. While it is important not to frame disability as negative, it’s also imperative to recognize that injuring a person or causing disability without consent is unethical. Latimer argues that “if the human eye had evolved to cause intolerable pain upon contact with light, then we would not consider blindness a disability, but perhaps a benefit”. Say this were true, it would still be immoral to intentionally inflict blindness on other humans. To be comfortable, or in this case enthusiastic, about doing this to animals begs the question; would we ever promote the “disenhancement” of human-beings in order to perform endless unpaid labour for the profit of others?

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2018/04/18/why-we-shouldnt-geneti...

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