Pattern-chaser wrote: ↑August 2nd, 2022, 9:14 am value wrote: ↑August 1st, 2022, 1:05 pm
Do you believe that your reasoning would be a justification to destroy fields of GMO crops?
I'm not sure. I am advocating caution, not prohibition, although perhaps the latter might
be appropriate? Too many times in our past history, we have released products onto the market without being sure they were safe. If the severity of things going wrong is minor, it probably doesn't matter. But if we are talking about, for example, the detonation of nuclear weapons, the worst possible consequences are very severe, and a great deal of caution would seem warranted. The worst case consequences of GMOs are similarly severe...
A common wisdom is "when in doubt, don't do it
A problem that affects a complete 'natural environment' - the foundation of human life - would be out of control and most likely unfixable. Issues with GMO might be a lot worse than a major oil spil and even a nuclear disaster (when it concerns the natural environment, since GMO can affect a greater area).
GMO mosquitoes spreading out of control in Brazil
https://non-gmoreport.com/gmo-mosquitoe ... in-brazil/
The GMO mosquitoes that were engineered to prevent reproduction may replace the native specie and increase the problems they caused to humans. Besides that effect on humans, there may be a lot of hidden effects that could cause a disaster to the environment.
The bizarre and ecologically important hidden lives of mosquitoes
Mosquitoes have many functions in the ecosystem that are overlooked. Indiscriminate mass elimination of mosquitoes would impact everything from pollination to biomass transfer to food webs.
https://theconversation.com/the-bizarre ... oes-127599
I noticed that you are a Gaian-Daoist. I noticed people reporting to perceive a 'spirit' of nature, e.g. of a complete forest or of an underwater environment, which is perceived by them to be an intelligence that surpasses them (a human) in greatness. Some mention such an experience with mountains. Astronauts seem to report it for Earth as a whole.
Astronauts report to experience an extreme transcendental experience of 'interconnected euphoria
' when they view Earth from space. It is called 'Overview effect on Earth'.
First we should understand why we don't already know of this profound experience, despite decades of astronaut reports. It’s hard to explain how amazing and magical this experience is. First of all, there’s the astounding pure beauty of the planet itself, scrolling across your view at what appears to be a smooth, stately pace... I’m happy to report that no amount of prior study or training can fully prepare anybody for the transcendental experience this causes.
My concerns with regard GMO are not practical (e.g. damage to an environment) but fundamental (what it takes for the environment to come about, be happy and thrive).
My questions would be for example: is the spirit of nature served
by GMO? (does GMO improve the happiness potential in nature?)