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Louisiana Rep. Preps State Bill Banning Human-Animal Hybrids

timothy posted more than 5 years ago | from the gas-electric-hybrids-only dept.

Biotech 422

mikeljnola writes with an excerpt from NOLA.com that says state senator Danny Martiny (R-Kenner) will introduce a bill to the Louisiana legislature on April 27 to "'make it illegal to "create or attempt to create a human-animal hybrid, ... transfer or attempt to transfer a human embryo into a non-human womb ... (or) transfer or attempt to transfer a non-human embryo into a human womb."' With budget cuts all around, our struggling state is concerned with the eminent danger of human-animal hybrids. The upside is that the odds of the Louisiana becoming the Bayous of Dr. Boudreaux are now even slimmer."

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Damn (4, Funny)

Aranykai (1053846) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613733)

So much for ever getting a real catgirl :/

Re:Damn (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27613757)

You think the Japanese will follow a USA bill?

Cat DNA + Hitler DNA = . . . (5, Funny)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614045)

Kitlers! http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com/cgi-bin/seigbest.pl [catsthatlo...hitler.com]

Today your sofa, tomorrow the world!

Home state of Britney Spears - nuf said (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614109)

The end
or is it?

Re:Damn (4, Interesting)

the_humeister (922869) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614085)

transfer or attempt to transfer a human embryo into a non-human womb ... (or) transfer or attempt to transfer a non-human embryo into a human womb

This has got to be one of the stupidest thing I've ever read. The one thing that would quickly decrease the risks of pregnancy to absolutely zero is an artificial womb! Pregnancy itself has a host of potential complications that range from mildly irritating to quite deadly (eg. abdominal stria, pregnancy induced diabetes, pre-ecclampsia, ecclampsia, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary thromboemboli, amniotic fluid emboli, ectopic pregnancy, choriocarcinoma, etc.).

Hopefully this piece of legislation gets voted down.

Re:Damn (4, Insightful)

Toonol (1057698) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614537)

That would reduce the risk for the mother; I doubt it would reduce it for the child. The child is under far more risk than the mother in most pregnancies.

Re:Damn (2, Funny)

JanneM (7445) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614575)

transfer or attempt to transfer a human embryo into a non-human womb

This has got to be one of the stupidest thing I've ever read. The one thing that would quickly decrease the risks of pregnancy to absolutely zero is an artificial womb!

Easily solved! The law specifically forbids the use of a nonhuman "womb". Just call your artificial device a "Woomba" and you'll be in the clear!

Re:Damn (1)

timeOday (582209) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614755)

The one thing that would quickly decrease the risks of pregnancy to absolutely zero is an artificial womb!

Whoah, finally somebody who is actually against motherhood and/or apple pie. Never thought I'd see the day.

Re:Damn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614909)

I think they were starting to get worried it might happen by accident, what with all the animal-shagging going on in Alabama. I know, the odds are millions to 1, but it's been going on a while now, see, and the odds are starting to approach 1.

Re:Damn (5, Funny)

JCSoRocks (1142053) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614373)

Furries everywhere are universally disappointed.

Re:Damn (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614501)

NYAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

Re:Damn (0, Offtopic)

Lensman (21605) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614753)

Oh well I guess that means Peter Parker will be banned from Louisiana....

"Spider-Law, Spider-Law. 'Cause some nut job priest was outraged at what he saw..."

Damn.... (1, Funny)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613737)

...well, there goes my research into breeding a MUCH larger crawfish....

:(

Re:Damn.... (4, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613903)

"Do you have crabs?"
"Just one."

Larger Crawfish is a Crawdaddy! (0, Offtopic)

Dareth (47614) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614447)

If you call them "Crawdaddy" they taste bigger when you eat them!

Oh, and don't suck the heads, they got tiny little brains up there, but plenty of sex organs and fat!

Re:Larger Crawfish is a Crawdaddy! (0, Offtopic)

cayenne8 (626475) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614883)

" If you call them "Crawdaddy" they taste bigger when you eat them! Oh, and don't suck the heads, they got tiny little brains up there, but plenty of sex organs and fat!"

Call them that down here, and they'll know you're a tourist. Hehehe.

Yep, crawfish have it made. They get their tails pinched, and their heads sucked.

TOO LATE! (-1, Flamebait)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613759)

How else can you explain the existence of White folks?

Phew ... (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27613771)

Only bans the transfer of an embryo into a womb? Guess I can still have sex with my cow then. Hang tight, Betsy, I'macomin'!

furries. (1)

Icegryphon (715550) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613773)

They are everyone's problem.

NOOOOOOOOOO (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27613781)

FURSECUTION!

Such hybrids have been made... (4, Interesting)

betterunixthanunix (980855) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613793)

I recall an experiment involving a human-cow hybrid; specifically, human nuclear DNA and cow mitochondrial DNA. The embryo was allowed to grow to 16 cells before being destroyed, and there were a lot of cries about the ethics of such experiments.

Re:Such hybrids have been made... (2, Interesting)

the_humeister (922869) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614253)

Why do people make such a big deal about these things? So what if that embryo had cow mitochondria?

Re:Such hybrids have been made... (2, Funny)

Architect_sasyr (938685) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614683)

Because the first 6 letters match the word mitochlorian and we all know what a bad fucking move that was ;)

Re:Such hybrids have been made... (1)

gringofrijolero (1489395) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614451)

A hybrid politician escaped from the lab. He was found to suffer frequent attacks of hoof in mouth disease.

Fools! (1)

A. B3ttik (1344591) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613799)

They're only delaying the inevitable takeover at the hooves of the Cow People. [news.com.au]

Robotic Overlords were just a diversion.

Re:Fools! (1)

Brett Buck (811747) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613897)

Say it now and say it loud
I'm a cow and I am proud!

yes, fully agreed (0)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613813)

the root cause of our societal problems is that there are too many manimals walking around.

we must rush to put a stop to this at once!

after that, the world will be fine. this is the last actual hard problem left to be solved.

What about baby bacteria? (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613849)

Re:What about baby bacteria? (5, Informative)

MeanMF (631837) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614167)

Bacteria are not technically classified as animals, so the new law would not affect them. Human/tree and human/mushroom hybrids would also still be legal.

Zoophilia? (5, Interesting)

Lord_Frederick (642312) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613865)

If you had sex with a human-animal hybrid, could you be prosecuted for bestiality? Of course *I* wouldn't have sex with a hybrid. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I think.

Re:Zoophilia? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614125)

Of course *I* wouldn't have sex with a hybrid.

And neither would these dragons. I checked. No sex with hybrids. [thatotherpaper.com] Internal combustion only. Closest thing to a Prius is that VW bug.

Re:Zoophilia? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614623)

If you had sex with a human-animal hybrid, could you be prosecuted for bestiality?

Ask Heidi Klum! [ruggedelegantliving.com] She would know better than anybody else.

Question: What is a human? (3, Interesting)

Orleron (835910) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613893)

It may sound dumb, but....

Directly combining cells from two species is one thing, and this bill is going after that, but the term "hybrid" makes me nervous. A mouse with a single human gene is technically a hybrid. Are they going to outlaw transgenic lab animals, therefore? That would be a huge blow to science.
Gotta love the Catholic Church, the bastions of innovation and human progress that they are. Not.

Re:Question: What is a human? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614199)

Gotta love the Catholic Church, the bastions of innovation and human progress that they are. Not.

Hi, Orleron, we need to talk. It's me, the 1990s. judging by that last sentence fragment negating the previous sentence to it, you were sentient during my reign on earth. Unfortunately, there's a court order demanding I keep all of my belongings out of other decades. Yeah, I've got Vanilla Ice in my garage and all copies of Armageddon in my living room.

Frankly, you need to stop with all my phrases. I'd issue a DMCA take down notice if I wasn't ordered to keep those also relegated to the 90s. As it turns out, these jokes aren't funny, Ace of Base is not good music and having your own GeoCities page doesn't make you cool.

If the other decades are reading this, I'm sorry for screwing everything up and it's in your hands now, 00s.

Re:Question: What is a human? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614527)

I love the internet! It allows people to display their complete lack of intelligence for the whole world to see. If you only knew how the Catholic Church has advanced scientific understandings.

Re:Question: What is a human? (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614551)

Gotta love the Catholic Church, the bastions of innovation and human progress that they are. Not.

WTF does the Catholic Church have to do with this? Yes, the bill was suggested by a Catholic bishop, but given that the Catholic Church accepts Evolution and the Protestant faiths do not, I know which faith I'd rather have influencing law makers.

This law is at least based on ethics, as opposed to Protestant laws which are made to try and force their beliefs onto everyone. (Like, say, Prohibition, a law designed explicitly to attack Catholic Irish. Or any of the more recent laws demanding the teaching of "intelligent design.")

My point is that while the Catholic Church does do some anti-science things, they can't hold a candle to the anti-science that comes from Protestants. Calling them out and not calling out the even more anti-science Protestants simply isn't fair. After all, if the Protestants had their way, stem cell research would be banned completely.

Re:Question: What is a human? (1)

joocemann (1273720) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614567)

Dude. The law is quite obviously made to protect the animal loving residents of the state from financial responsibility over potential human-sheep crosses that may follow a fun night of whiskey and solitude. The representative is trying to account for a genetically advanced future where accidental fusion of redneck sperm and sheep egg might occur and be stable.

Re:Question: What is a human? (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614601)

the term "hybrid" makes me nervous. A mouse with a single human gene is technically a hybrid

And so is a person who gets a catgut suture [thefreedictionary.com] . Will this law make surgery illegal?

Re:Question: What is a human? (1)

RyoShin (610051) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614695)

A miserable little pile of secrets.

Re:Question: What is a human? (2, Insightful)

youngdev (1238812) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614849)

blame the church if you like but the real problem here is a government powerful enough to regulate every aspect of our lives.

Why? (1)

RemoWilliams84 (1348761) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613941)

So what if humans or animals want to run on 1/2 electricity. It could drastically cut down on methane gas emissions.

So it's good enough for cars, but not for us?

Let cows make our babies (2, Interesting)

Absolut187 (816431) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613959)

>> 'make it illegal to "create or attempt to create a human-animal hybrid, ... transfer or attempt to transfer a human embryo into a non-human womb

Why would you want to make this illegal???

If we could rent a cow to gestate a baby (or three) we could have more children sooner.
It would also give us the option to have children in parallel, i.e. many children of the same age, instead of being limited to the traditional serial production methods.

Personally, I find it absurd that in 2009 women still have to carry babies around in their bellies for 9 months. This is one of the burdens that causes hard-working professionals to delay having children, or reduce the number of children they have.

Didn't we learn anything from Idiocracy??
This is the answer people!

Re:Let cows make our babies (2, Insightful)

SoundGuyNoise (864550) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614309)

I am not a female, but I seem to notice that women do seem to be pretty able to handle their workforce chores quite well during the gestation period. It's the time they need after the little squirt comes out that makes them need to take a few extra days off.

Re:Let cows make our babies (2, Informative)

IndustrialComplex (975015) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614831)

I am not a female, but I seem to notice that women do seem to be pretty able to handle their workforce chores quite well during the gestation period. It's the time they need after the little squirt comes out that makes them need to take a few extra days off.

As my wife is currently near 7 months and still working. I'll point out some of the observations of my wife:

1. She feels forgetful. Enough to notice that there is a difference.
2. She has to keep her feet elevated (not much of an issue)
3. She had to get a different vehicle as she was getting too close to the wheel. (Nissan Murano with adjustable pedals helped a lot)
4. Distractions, and there is a lot of extra work to do. Even though I pretty much take care of everything at home now, there are still things that take up time.

Then comes the risk of being ordered home from work. My mother was sent home a month early when I was born. Then if a C-section is required, you can expect to not return up to 12 weeks from the birth.

It's not so much of a hurt on your career, but it basically takes a 6 month chunk out of time where you could be performing (impressing the boss).

God Schmod! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27613961)

I want my Monkey-Man!

Since when... (4, Interesting)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613965)

are humans not animals?

Fucking Stupid (0, Flamebait)

drinkypoo (153816) | more than 5 years ago | (#27613981)

What a retarded idea. Someone should let him know it doesn't work like that, and that we already have animals into which we have inserted human genes, and likely will be eating them soon. I guess he watched too much anime or something.

Re:Fucking Stupid (1)

omar.sahal (687649) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614723)

we already have animals into which we have inserted human genes

What would be the effects on health from this, if its true.

A British inquiry into BSE [wikipedia.org] concluded that the epidemic was caused by cattle, who are normally herbivores, being fed the remains of other cattle in the form of meat and bone meal (MBM), which caused the infectious agent to spread.

maybe we should think of the consequences of doing the above work. Once the food chain has been altered it is not so easy to reverse, being that the effects are multiplied.

It's the thought that counts... (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614025)

As they say, "It's the thought that counts." In this case, the thought is "What can we pass that will have no significant effect on anything in the state other than making us look better to a certain portion of our electorate?" It's a safe way of soliciting votes.

Personally, I would much rather we do something productive, such as codifying right-arm signaling for right turns on bicycles, passing a "complete streets" bill, or repealing RS 32:197(C).

What a shock (1, Interesting)

kuzb (724081) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614031)

Clicking on the link, the first thing that caught my eye was a picture of a catholic priest. When are we going to stop allowing these people to mess around in our science and politics? Separate church and state already.

Furry army of doom (0, Flamebait)

ShadesFox (1534855) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614065)

Curses, my plan to create an army of furries in Louisiana in thwarted! Dastardly fiends!

oblig........ (1)

omar.sahal (687649) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614067)

I for one welcome our Human-cow overlords

Surprising (5, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614075)

Usually Louisiana and Alabama are on the cutting edge of scientific advancement.

Re:Surprising (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614303)

Usually Louisiana and Alabama are on the cutting edge of beastiality advancement.

Take it offshore (1)

chill (34294) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614077)

Some scientist will take this off shore and you'll be hearing things like "Animal rights activists drove him out of the States. Got so bad you couldn't cage a rat without reading him his rights."

After all, what is the law?

Re:Take it offshore (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614481)

I recommend islands for that, usually out of the mainland law systems. Here [wikipedia.org] is a nice place for such experiments

Religion (5, Insightful)

PowerVegetable (725053) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614097)

I live in New Orleans. from the article, this was filed "on behalf of the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops". If you've never been here, Catholicism is huge in south Louisiana.

This bill has nothing to do with any sort of research or proposed research in the state. There are no biomedical companies here threatening to build mutant humans. Louisiana doesn't generally have the sort of biomedical research centers that would do work of that sort. We're happy if the Germans build a steel mill here.

This is just another one of those ideas based on a garbled sci-fi fear of Science, made by people who'd rather not have to learn anything before forming an opinion, and who have far too much access to lawmakers.

I have no doubt the law will pass, the religious community here will crow about it for a few days, and then absolutely nothing tangible will have changed. Except that a few hundred thousand more of my state tax dollars will have been spent on bullshit.

"The archbishop asked me to file it..." (2, Insightful)

gringofrijolero (1489395) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614099)

Ahem.. Aren't we supposed to ban government-religion hybrids?

Curses! (1)

aztektum (170569) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614101)

/me starts boxing up the Louisiana lab

My cynical take on this... (1)

ptomblin (1378) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614115)

...is that they're not worried about human-animal hybrids, they're worried about using non-human stem cells in humans or human stem cells in animals.

Was already done long ago (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614119)

Humans & gorillas were combined to form niggers.

Okay, but... (1)

sesshomaru (173381) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614121)

What is their position on Atomic Monsters? With octagonal bodies that suck blood....

Stiffer penalty if you do it for profit? (1)

NewbieProgrammerMan (558327) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614129)

From TFA:

Anyone who is convicted of doing so could face up to 10 years in prison, could be fined up to $10,000 or both. Anyone who profits financially by such experimentation, the bill says, would face a civil fine of $1 million or twice the amount of the gross gain realized -- whichever is more.

Why the extra civil penalty based on profit? Is it "more wrong" to do it for money instead of academic interest?

But what about the Pig Men! (1)

sizzzzlerz (714878) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614133)

My dreams of a race of pigmen, bred to be my slaves to do my evil biddings, have been dashed.

Damn you, Louisiana. Damn you to hell!

Re:But what about the Pig Men! (1)

Krneki (1192201) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614297)

Actually, it's half man, half bear and half pig what are you looking for.

Re:But what about the Pig Men! (1)

Icegryphon (715550) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614497)

Unless of course he is a Dalek in Manhattan.

I want insect eyes (1)

gurps_npc (621217) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614179)

The ability to see into the ultraviolet spectrum would be great. Of course, seeing all the bodily fluid stains that people had THOUGHT they cleaned up might be a bit disgusting.

Re:I want insect eyes (1)

Samschnooks (1415697) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614539)

The ability to see into the ultraviolet spectrum would be great. Of course, seeing all the bodily fluid stains that people had THOUGHT they cleaned up might be a bit disgusting.

I like your idea. It would be a great way to find women or men, whatever floats one's boat, that do things that you're into without the awkwardness of beating around the bush to find out if they are.

Re:I want insect eyes (1)

IndustrialComplex (975015) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614907)

I like your idea. It would be a great way to find women or men, whatever floats one's boat, that do things that you're into without the awkwardness of beating around the bush to find out if they are.

Until you start seeing those telltale signs on the guy that prepares your food.

In other news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614219)

Dr Moreau begins moving his lab from Louisiana. "Not sure where I'll go just yet, perhaps an island somewhere away from these crazy laws"

A very sensible law (3, Insightful)

Bob Cat - NYMPHS (313647) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614221)

As the day is fast approaching when we can create less-than-human intelligent creatures, it makes sense to be certain it is made illegal before anyone tries it. Might I remind you what history that very state has with beings once considered to be subhuman?

It is not silly for the legislature to be doing it during a recession, they're not out creating jobs, you know.

If we ban human-animal hybrids... (3, Funny)

stand (126023) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614227)

...then only the criminals will have human-animal hybrids.

Walter Bishop dissaproves of this proposal (1)

Austerity Empowers (669817) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614233)

Listen to the man, he does more in 1 hour than most politicians do in 10 lifetimes!

People find it humorous, but (1)

S7urm (126547) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614235)

With the way people in this country have become so litigous, I don't blame them for getting something on the books early regarding this issue, since I'd rather not have people conducting their own hybrid experiments in MY town, and Having to fight off ManBearPig (again).

At least this is better than some of the random blue laws on the books that you see, especially in some Southern and Mid-Western states. Things like, It is illegal to ride your Donkey down a state maintained road unless traveling at the proper speed limit

Go donkey Go!

Re:People find it humorous, but (1)

Samschnooks (1415697) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614685)

At least this is better than some of the random blue laws on the books that you see, especially in some Southern and Mid-Western states. Things like, It is illegal to ride your Donkey down a state maintained road unless traveling at the proper speed limit

Whenever I see "At least..." in one's argument, I become a little wary. It just seams that many of the most restrictive laws are a culmination of laws and arguments that start off with "At least it is not ..."

"On another ethical issue..." (3, Informative)

gringofrijolero (1489395) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614237)

...House Bill 517 that would protect from being fired or demoted people who refuse to participate in any health care practice that violates their conscience...

Now way! You serve everybody without prejudice. If you can't/won't, then find another line of work. I don't want witch doctors in the operating room. I can go to the mountains for that.

Dagnabbit... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614285)

I want my monkey-humans!

What do you expect...? (1, Troll)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614311)

What do you expect from the party that sucked us in with their nation-wide Teabagging this week?

I guess what's really sad is that creating legislation like this will likely get him *more* votes in LA. We just need to make sure there is an exemption for creating monkeys with four asses.

Re:What do you expect...? (0, Troll)

Icegryphon (715550) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614627)

Well we have four monkey asses in Washington already, nancy pelosi, harry reid, timothy geithner, & one more. I don't know how a Troll got Modded up but whatever.

Re:What do you expect...? (0, Troll)

EveryNickIsTaken (1054794) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614813)

I'm a troll? It's trolling to point out that this rep is a fucking moron?

The entire Republican party is trolling the USA right now. Apparently, they're the ones who aren't "real Americans" and are unpatriotic - just ask Gov. Rick Perry, the Texas secessionist governor.

Octomom (1)

SoundGuyNoise (864550) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614357)

Gives it a whole new meaning. Well, not that new.

Genetic hybridization (2, Interesting)

macraig (621737) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614453)

Unless this prohibits ALL the numerous creative means of achieving genetic "intermingling", this bill is pretty much useless except to satisfy one particular faction's pseudo-moral obsession.

um... blood supply not allowed in LA? (1)

goochman (303570) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614455)

a technique for creating blood via stem cell that may use genes from bacteria could save millions of lives but sorry LA it's illegal in your state!

What the bill doesn't outlaw (1)

actionbastard (1206160) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614475)

Is Mutant Atomic Supermen [theinfosphere.org] , so I'm okay with the rest.

Do not listen to that sheep (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614507)

That sheep is a liar!

But... But... But... (3, Funny)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614541)

That will eliminate one of the foremost recreational activities in Louisiana!

Oh! That's right... I went there!

Re:But... But... But... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614841)

As a tourist? You sick monster.

Since when... (1)

osvenskan (1446645) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614543)

...is Homo sapiens not an animal?

Potential (mis)uses? (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614613)

In the DNA of other species could be nice things to acquire, but i dont think we are ready for that kind of things yet.

But what about the other direction? You can make animals (cows?) to produce human organs for transplant. That would be a bit better than taking them from humans or letting the patient die.

Of course, you can also start your own no-human-killed factory of soylent green.

Ship Sailed (4, Funny)

AlHunt (982887) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614619)

Ever been to Mardi Gras? The human-animal hybrid ship sailed long, long ago.

So much for... (3, Funny)

Pedrito (94783) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614663)

my Republican elephant and Democratic donkey hybrids...

The Bayous of Dr. Boudreaux (2, Funny)

Verdatum (1257828) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614693)

"The Bayous of Dr. Boudreaux", my God that's funny. Give whoever first coined that phrase a cookie!

It's an old tactic. (1)

Cathoderoytube (1088737) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614761)

Back during the depression here in Canada our government passed a law stating if your head were smaller than a common baseball you were exempt from all laws. It's one of those tactics governments use during difficult economic times. There's some thought that it helps drives innovation. In the case of Louisiana, it's likely they want to boost the robotics industry. No human animal hybrids means science will have to focus on cyborgs. In the case of the Canadian baseball head law, they were trying to reduce the number of violent hat thefts; which were quite common during the depression.

Goatse (1)

AutopsyReport (856852) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614773)

So you're telling me there's a chance we will never see another goatse again? For the love of Mike, thank you!

uhh.. define human ? (2, Interesting)

goffster (1104287) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614789)

without using the term "human"

Because those (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614797)

human-animal hybrids have become a real problem, ya know.

God shmod (1)

CopaceticOpus (965603) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614815)

Bart: How would I go about creating a half-man, half-monkey-type creature?
Ms.K: I'm sorry, that would be playing God.
Bart: God shmod! I want my monkey-man!

Aren't they worried about the backlash? (0, Troll)

AskFirefly (757114) | more than 5 years ago | (#27614837)

from the dating services popular in the South?

For a moment there... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614879)

I thought I was reading the Onion.

How Unfair (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#27614901)

Are we still allowed to make half man, half animal, half animal hybrids?
Because if not, then this time I really am finally moving to Canada...

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