Monday, April 25, 2016

                   Hello, welcome to our blog. What we have been learning about in science is whether or not we should live forever or not. We have been thinking and learning about this. If the scientists get to where they can replace our organs or if we can live forever. Do you think that we should give a terrorist a longer life span? I don't think that we should because then we are giving them the chance to kill more people. We have also learned how a scientist in a lab has been working on replacing human organs, what they do is they take some of the cells from the person that they are replacing the organ or body part. They take the cells and they take a mold, so if you need an ear than they take an ear mold, and they will let the cells grow and multiply in the ear mold.  Also the cells will create living tissue, and the scientists will replace your ear. The reason why the scientists use your own cells is so that your body will not reject the ear or anything else. 

Thank you for reading our blog! Please leave a comment of what you think about humans living forever. 

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  2. Hi!

    I like your post, but I think we're a long way from living forever. It's nice to know that if I lost an ear in a horrible lion-taming accident, someone could grow me a new one.

    Scientists in Massachusetts were able to grow another arm for a rat, even though it hadn't lost any. Do you think making spare parts would be a better use of this technology?

    You can see a creepy video of the rat arm here: https://youtu.be/p143bISuEJk

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  3. This is a very interesting topic! The idea of living forever is one that has fascinated mankind from the beginning. As far back as Magellan famously searching for the fountain of youth, to J.K. Rowling incorporating alchemy into the Harry Potter series, man has been trying to figure out a way to live forever. The idea of science creating organs for humans and replacing them in order to indefinitely extend the life span of humans is a question not only of need, but of moral obligation. Geneticists have been working on cloning for many years, and as the technology advance, many first world countries, the United States included,opted out of allowing for human cloning. How is creating individual organs different from cloning an entire being? Is it not the same idea in a different format? How does one choose who is "good" and who is "evil"? I fear that the mortality of man is the great equalizer and by taking this away, we may be falling into an imbalance of power where those that are more available to the science will be able to prevent those who are do not have access and therefore play all powerful. I welcome the idea of this science to reduce the number of people who die on the transplant list each year, but I fear what it could mean for man overall. You have got me thinking.

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    1. Making one organ or body part is different from cloaning an entire person because in cloaning an entire person you have to get every cell, every body part and every single organ correct and exactly the same as the original human. Where in replacing an organ or body part, all you have to do is get all of the structures correct and cells. Also in cloning you have to do that in every organ and body part.
      How I would choose good from evil is of course if they have ever killed someone or if they are a terrorist, but "good" people could always become "bad" people. So that would be a very hard thing to do.

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  5. I have a hard time thinking that we should give mean people like terrorists extra time on our earth. Different countries try different things with people who do bad things and break laws. Some try to rehabilitate criminals and others try to punish. In the USA, states have different laws about what appropriate punishment should be. Living forever at first sounds like it might be good. However, if I ponder harder about it I think it is a very complicated issue with many controversial problems. I do like the idea of growing tissue to help with replacing missing or deformed human parts. There are at least 10 creatures that can grow back body parts. Can you name three?

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    1. The octopus, some lizards, sea cucumbers

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    2. Also there is one lizard that will detach its own tail if a predator grabs onto its tail.

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  6. Living forever? No Thanks! Using our own cells to make our lives better....brilliant!

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