Saturday, October 20, 2012

Do NOT miss this 3.5-minute video: NYU Bioethicist S. Matthew Liao "if you can give something like oxytocin to people, then maybe they'll be more willing to cooperate, to care more about the environment, care more about the big global collective action issues..."

Narrator: "Matthew also said taking drugs like Ritalin to enhance cognition may help with the global population problem, since there's a link between cognitive ability and lower birthrate."

Matthew says this is all voluntary.  Maybe give people hormone treatments to have "smaller children".  Also, maybe put on a "meat patch" like a nicotine patch before heading to a restaurant, to curb your enthusiasm for eating meat.

Human Engineering: Should We Change Our Bodies To Battle A Warmer Climate? - YouTube
HuffPost Senior Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria speaks with NYU Bioethicist S. Matthew Liao about his radical ideas for combating climate change--through engineering the human body.
Flashback: Do NOT miss this article: Global warming solutions include drugs to help you write checks to Oxfam, drugs to help you avoid eating meat, genetically engineered cat-like eyes, and "human engineering" to make people smaller


aruanan said...

How is it that virtually all the most whacked-out suggestions for modifying humanity in one wholesale way or another seem to be the exclusive province of leftists who also appear to be the ones who claim to be caring and tolerant and for liberty, everything that, in reality, they are not?

Timbo said...

The possibilities are endless.

Anonymous said...

Sounds to me like Matthew has been on too much L.S.D.

Anonymous said...

Looks to me like Matthew has been on too much L.S.D.