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  • Human Engineering and Climate Change

    This is not a joke - at least the people who wrote it were not joking. You need to know that up front otherwise you would take it as a sort of mocking of the alarmist movement. But nope, this is real, and if you thought Paul Erlich was a bit off his rocker back in the 60s and 70s this will show you that the crazies have only gotten crazier.


    Pharmacological meat intolerance

    Human engineering could help here. Eating something that
    makes us feel nauseous can trigger long-lasting food aversion. While eating red meat
    with added emetic (a substance that induces vomiting) could be used as an aversion
    conditioning, anyone not strongly committed to giving up red meat is unlikely to be
    attracted to this option. A more realistic option might be to induce mild intolerance (akin,
    e.g., to milk intolerance) to these kinds of meat. While meat intolerance is normally
    uncommon (Aparicio et al. 2005), in principle, it could be induced by stimulating the
    immune system against common bovine proteins. The immune system would then
    become primed to react to such proteins, and henceforth eating ‘eco-unfriendly’ food

    Making humans smaller

    How could such a reduction be achieved? Height is determined partly by genetic
    factors and partly through diet and stressors. While the genetic control is polygenetic,
    with many genes contributing a small amount to overall height, the growth process itself
    is largely controlled by the hormone somatotropin (human growth hormone). Given this,
    there are several ways by which we could reduce adult height in humans.
    One way is through preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). While genetic
    modifications to control height are likely to be quite complex and beyond our current
    capacities, it nevertheless seems possible now to use PGD to select shorter children. This
    would not involve intervening to change the genetic material of embryos, or employing
    any clinical methods not currently used. It would simply involve rethinking the criteria
    for selecting which embryos to implant.
    Another method of affecting height is to use hormone treatment either to affect
    somatotropin levels or to trigger the closing of the epiphyseal plate earlier than normal
    (this sometimes occurs accidentally through vitamin A overdoses (Rothenberg et al.
    2007)). Hormone treatments are used for growth reduction in excessively tall children
    (Bramswig et al. 1988; Grters et al. 1989). Currently, somatostatin (an inhibitor of
    growth hormone) is being studied as a safer alternative (Hindmarsh et al. 1995).
    Finally, a more speculative and controversial way of reducing adult height is to
    reduce birth weight. There is a correlation between birth weight and adult height
    (Sorensen et al. 1999), according to which birth weight at the lower edge of the normal

    Lowering birth-rates through cognitive enhancement

    In fact, there seems to be a link between cognition itself and lower birth-rates. At
    least in the US, women with low cognitive ability are more likely to have children before
    age 18 (Shearer et al. 2002). So, another possible human engineering solution is to use
    cognition enhancements to achieve lower birth rates. Like education, there are many
    other, more compelling reasons to improve cognition, but the fertility effect may be
    desirable as a means of tackling climate change. Even if the direct cognitive effect on
    fertility is minor, cognition enhancements may help increase the ability of people to
    educate themselves (Sandberg and Bostrom 2006), which would then affect fertility, and
    indirectly climate change. We shall shortly consider the effectiveness of such an indirect
    strategy for tackling climate change.

    Pharmacological enhancement of altruism and empathy ( this takes the cake. those of us not gullible enough to fall for this shit voluntarily would be drugged! Hilarious!)

    Also, many environmental problems seem to be exacerbated by—or perhaps even
    result from—a lack of appreciation of the value of other life forms and nature itself
    (Kollmuss and Agyeman 2002). It seems plausible that, were people more aware of the
    suffering caused to certain groups of people and animals as a result of environmental
    problems, they would be more likely to want to help tackle these problems. The fact that
    many environmental charities campaign to raise awareness of such suffering as a way of
    increasing donations supports this assumption.
    There is evidence that higher empathy levels correlate with stronger
    environmental behaviors and attitudes (Berenguer 2007). Increasing altruism and
    empathy could also help increase people’s willingness to assist those who suffer from
    climate change. While altruism and empathy have large cultural components, there is
    evidence that they also have biological underpinnings. This suggests that modifying them
    by human engineering could be promising. Indeed, test subjects given the prosocial
    hormone oxytocin were more willing to share money with strangers (Paul J. Zak et al.
    2007) and to behave in a more trustworthy way (P. J. Zak et al. 2005). Also, a
    noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor increased social engagement and cooperation with a
    reduction in self-focus during a mixed motive game (Tse and Bond 2002). Similar effects
    have been observed with SSRIs in humans and animal experiments (Knutson et al. 1998).
    Furthermore, oxytocin appears to improve the capacity to read other people’s emotional
    state, which is a key capacity for empathy (Domes et al. 2007; Guastella et al. 2008).
    Conversely, testosterone appears to decrease aspects of empathy (Hermans et al. 2006)
    and in particular conscious recognition of facial threats (van Honk and Schutter 2007).
    Neuroimaging work has also revealed that one’s willingness to comply with social norms

    http://www.smatthewliao.com/wp-conte...mateChange.pdf

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    Re: Human Engineering and Climate Change

    I have the Alex Jones InfoWars iPhone App.
    There is probably some truth to just about any study some government or wealthy entity wants to engage in.
    Once again, whether or not this is moral or even successful, it will hopefully produce other useful science.

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    • #3
      Re: Human Engineering and Climate Change

      Originally posted by USCitizen View Post
      I have the Alex Jones InfoWars iPhone App.
      There is probably some truth to just about any study some government or wealthy entity wants to engage in.
      Once again, whether or not this is moral or even successful, it will hopefully produce other useful science.
      Lets be clear. Are you defending what these people are suggesting?

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      • #4
        Re: Human Engineering and Climate Change

        Originally posted by Brexx View Post
        Lets be clear. Are you defending what these people are suggesting?
        No more than I'm in favor of the media trying to always make us believe what their sponsors are passionate about.
        I'm also not in favor of a lot of garbage we consume that's deluged in salt, sugar and other crap than probably takes a few years off our lives, but chemists have done wonders in terms of preserving foods and making Aspertame quite delicious.
        Some good byproduct almost always comes about from even the dumbest of endeavors.

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        • #5
          Re: Human Engineering and Climate Change

          Originally posted by Brexx View Post
          This is not a joke - at least the people who wrote it were not joking. You need to know that up front otherwise you would take it as a sort of mocking of the alarmist movement. But nope, this is real, and if you thought Paul Erlich was a bit off his rocker back in the 60s and 70s this will show you that the crazies have only gotten crazier.


          Pharmacological meat intolerance

          Human engineering could help here. Eating something that
          makes us feel nauseous can trigger long-lasting food aversion. While eating red meat
          with added emetic (a substance that induces vomiting) could be used as an aversion
          conditioning, anyone not strongly committed to giving up red meat is unlikely to be
          attracted to this option. A more realistic option might be to induce mild intolerance (akin,
          e.g., to milk intolerance) to these kinds of meat. While meat intolerance is normally
          uncommon (Aparicio et al. 2005), in principle, it could be induced by stimulating the
          immune system against common bovine proteins. The immune system would then
          become primed to react to such proteins, and henceforth eating eco-unfriendly food

          Making humans smaller

          How could such a reduction be achieved? Height is determined partly by genetic
          factors and partly through diet and stressors. While the genetic control is polygenetic,
          with many genes contributing a small amount to overall height, the growth process itself
          is largely controlled by the hormone somatotropin (human growth hormone). Given this,
          there are several ways by which we could reduce adult height in humans.
          One way is through preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). While genetic
          modifications to control height are likely to be quite complex and beyond our current
          capacities, it nevertheless seems possible now to use PGD to select shorter children. This
          would not involve intervening to change the genetic material of embryos, or employing
          any clinical methods not currently used. It would simply involve rethinking the criteria
          for selecting which embryos to implant.
          Another method of affecting height is to use hormone treatment either to affect
          somatotropin levels or to trigger the closing of the epiphyseal plate earlier than normal
          (this sometimes occurs accidentally through vitamin A overdoses (Rothenberg et al.
          2007)). Hormone treatments are used for growth reduction in excessively tall children
          (Bramswig et al. 1988; Grters et al. 1989). Currently, somatostatin (an inhibitor of
          growth hormone) is being studied as a safer alternative (Hindmarsh et al. 1995).
          Finally, a more speculative and controversial way of reducing adult height is to
          reduce birth weight. There is a correlation between birth weight and adult height
          (Sorensen et al. 1999), according to which birth weight at the lower edge of the normal

          Lowering birth-rates through cognitive enhancement

          In fact, there seems to be a link between cognition itself and lower birth-rates. At
          least in the US, women with low cognitive ability are more likely to have children before
          age 18 (Shearer et al. 2002). So, another possible human engineering solution is to use
          cognition enhancements to achieve lower birth rates. Like education, there are many
          other, more compelling reasons to improve cognition, but the fertility effect may be
          desirable as a means of tackling climate change. Even if the direct cognitive effect on
          fertility is minor, cognition enhancements may help increase the ability of people to
          educate themselves (Sandberg and Bostrom 2006), which would then affect fertility, and
          indirectly climate change. We shall shortly consider the effectiveness of such an indirect
          strategy for tackling climate change.

          Pharmacological enhancement of altruism and empathy ( this takes the cake. those of us not gullible enough to fall for this shit voluntarily would be drugged! Hilarious!)

          Also, many environmental problems seem to be exacerbated byor perhaps even
          result froma lack of appreciation of the value of other life forms and nature itself
          (Kollmuss and Agyeman 2002). It seems plausible that, were people more aware of the
          suffering caused to certain groups of people and animals as a result of environmental
          problems, they would be more likely to want to help tackle these problems. The fact that
          many environmental charities campaign to raise awareness of such suffering as a way of
          increasing donations supports this assumption.
          There is evidence that higher empathy levels correlate with stronger
          environmental behaviors and attitudes (Berenguer 2007). Increasing altruism and
          empathy could also help increase peoples willingness to assist those who suffer from
          climate change. While altruism and empathy have large cultural components, there is
          evidence that they also have biological underpinnings. This suggests that modifying them
          by human engineering could be promising. Indeed, test subjects given the prosocial
          hormone oxytocin were more willing to share money with strangers (Paul J. Zak et al.
          2007) and to behave in a more trustworthy way (P. J. Zak et al. 2005). Also, a
          noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor increased social engagement and cooperation with a
          reduction in self-focus during a mixed motive game (Tse and Bond 2002). Similar effects
          have been observed with SSRIs in humans and animal experiments (Knutson et al. 1998).
          Furthermore, oxytocin appears to improve the capacity to read other peoples emotional
          state, which is a key capacity for empathy (Domes et al. 2007; Guastella et al. 2008).
          Conversely, testosterone appears to decrease aspects of empathy (Hermans et al. 2006)
          and in particular conscious recognition of facial threats (van Honk and Schutter 2007).
          Neuroimaging work has also revealed that ones willingness to comply with social norms

          http://www.smatthewliao.com/wp-conte...mateChange.pdf
          These people want to re-engineer us into smaller, meeker, more dependent liberal waifs by drugging via food, water, pills, or shots. Shit similar to this was floated in the past by John P. Holdren who now works in the Obama regime. Holdren has floated the idea of putting sterilants in the food or water supply of nations in order to reduce their population growth. Since then, it seems they have taken the view that the best way to reduce population growth is to get women into the workforce and to redistribute wealth from rich nations to poor nations.

          I wouldn't be surprised (even though this is highly unlikely) if some colleges are putting chemicals into the food or water supply of students in order to help them make the transition to good little obedient subservient dependent liberal waifs...

          On a related note, I found a few science papers that suggest a connection between testosterone levels and politics in that if you have less testosterone, you are more likely to be empathetic (a liberal). Put another way, the papers suggest that conservative men have more testosterone than liberal 'men.' If true, this might explain why liberal 'men' want to be taken care of by a big mommy government. it might also explain liberal 'men's' predisposition towards gay rights...perhaps liberal 'men' are slightly more effeminate due to lower testosterone levels and hence have some secret gay urges? Just speculating...

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