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May 21, 2010
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U.S. scientists have created a living cell, powered by man-made DNA - essentially creating an artificial life. So, we wanted to know:

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arif   May 21st, 2010 2:44 pm ET

Artificial life creating a milestone discovery of the scientist.We think this discovery will bring a new dimension of our thinking to life. By this invention scientist's responsibility to healh care issue will be increased. Thanks a lot to genius American scientists.Now it's time to redifine the life.

Marc   May 21st, 2010 4:41 pm ET

Instead that the scientists influence nature, mankind should learn to work together with nature.

sorry for my pronunciation but "people should not fuck with nature".

There is already evidence that genetically engineered grains were fed to animals, these animals were infertile by these grains. What effect would this have on people? Since people eat these animals.

Should scienist be more involved in finding solutions for AIDS or cancer or other life-threatening illnesses!!!!

The artificial life will be advantage for the companies that developed the artificial life and not for humans, they will perhaps be the victims of this artificial life.

Bye bye from Belgium

Aleksandar   May 21st, 2010 4:44 pm ET

... difference is in the body and bioenergy ...

Ariely   May 21st, 2010 5:25 pm ET

The combination between the human being nature unchanged for thousands years and advancing science capabilities is something we can only dream about and its the issue.

The issue is not what we believe today – it is the impact on generations to come

•We have to UPGRADE THE HUMAN BEING PRIMITIVE INSTICTS
simultaneously to the advancing science
1.The human being nature has not changed for thousands of years
despite that science and technology are advancing exponentially.
Some civilizations are trying to control the human nature by lows (example- human rights and war ethics lows) and some don't.
As well we cannot predict the future human being philosophies and political powers wishes.
2. Remember historical facts examples: – Germany was one of the most advance country both in culture and technology ahead of the Natzi regime, democratic elected- Pol Pot regime in Cambodia- Ruanda- Darfur- Kurds massacred by Gas in Iraq- El Qaida and its supporters
3.The nightmare is what human will be capable to do either to individuals or entire civilizations by the combined power of our current nature with advance science in the hands of similar as in #2.
4. UPGRADING THE HUMAN BEING PRIMITIVE INSTINCTS is a must activity in parallel with technologic science.

–It is the most complex and controversial problem human being have challenged so fare and will persist for the centuries to come :
– including philosophy, religion , ethics , lows and enforcement procedures- all ahead of technology science – who will provide the budgets, who and how it will be managed- and how the technological sciences will be synchronized with the human being upgrading nature program
• This is the most challenging activity and many will consider it either impossible or not to be permitted at all- however:
RUNNING AWAY FROM TRHE PROBLEM IS NOT THE SOLLUTION it is only a delay to a future crisis period-
(I am favouring the democratic system despite the weakness of the politicians driven by short time next election perspective and not dealing with issues ahead of major crisis -that cannot be said about other types of governments)

THANK GOD:   May 21st, 2010 5:26 pm ET

I JUST WANT TO HAVE MY OWN BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN AND LET'S BE HONEST: IT'S NOT ONLY THAT I HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE THE BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN OF MY OWN INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR AN UNKNOWN NUMBER OF CHILDREN OF OTHER PEOPLE!! IT ALSO IS THE RIGHT OF MY BIOLOGICAL CHILDREN TO BE BORN AND IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DENY ME OR ANY OTHER PERSON TO HAVE MINE INSTEAD OF PAYING FOR YOURS!! AND OFCOURSE THAT IS GOING TO BE PAID: BY THE ONES I ALREADY HAVE BEEN PAYING FOR! YOU(RS) HAVE NO RIGHT MINE DON"T HAVE, UNDERSTOOD?

Smith in Oregon   May 21st, 2010 8:09 pm ET

I'm really disappointed with Mia Farrow putting the screws to Naomi Campbell by literally forcing Naomi to testify against an alleged war criminal and mercenary Charles Taylor.

Mai Farrow alleges Naomi gushed some gossip to her about a huge raw diamond that Charles Taylor allegedly offered/gave to Naomi Campbell. Naomi obviously fearing for her LIFE has refused to state anything whatsoever about the time she met Charles Taylor while Naomi was in South Africa on a completely unrelated tour.

It is entirely crass, callous, uncaring and totally apathetic for Mia Farrow to force Naomi Campbell to travel to the war crimes tribunal and testify against Charles Taylor. I have no idea what prescription drugs Mia Farrow is taking however Mia Farrow has reportedly volunteered to travel to the war crimes tribunal and testify against Charles Taylor in regards to the gossip which she reportedly was told.

Mia Farrow appears to clearly not give a damn nor even rationally think about her future, Naomi on the other hand is fully aware of the distinct possibility's being forced upon her. I feel sorry for Naomi and the serious position she is being placed in. If I were advising Naomi Campbell, I would tell her she has thanks to Mia Farrow no choice but to travel to the war crimes tribunal and on the stand 'Tell them you didn't receive ANYTHING from Charles Taylor period'.

I'm sure Naomi Campbell has already scratched Mia Farrow off of her 'friends' list, no need to remind her of that!

Muthyavan.   May 24th, 2010 11:54 am ET

Creation of artificial life is in the early stage of a success story to humans civilization by US scientist. Every new inventions in the life of humans in the past had a two sided story of bad and good. Like a stone age knife of a sharp edged stone which was used in early days to cut food and timber for humans requirements. It was also used for self defence and even killing humans and animals. Likewise creation of artificial life could be used for healing of many deadly diseases as well as for the destruction of the entire human race.

Smith in Oregon   May 26th, 2010 10:14 pm ET

Sadly, the odd's that artificial life will be used to make yet another horrific bio-weapon are much greater than that same technology being used to benefit humanity on earth.

Much more money, technology, design and production goes into producing ever more lethal weapons in America than the scant tiny comparable attention spent on solving many of humanity's greatest challenges in diseases, environment and energy.

Smith in Oregon   June 2nd, 2010 4:41 am ET

Wow, apparently the Gaza Peace Flotilla humanitarian organizers were marked for death days before even reaching their scheduled destination. Photo's of the Israeli Commando's hit list which included the photos and names of the passengers to be murdered was allegedly obtained in the scuffle among the peace protesters and the Israeli Commando's and one of the photos of that hit list released on the internet on several locations appear to verify the fact that the Israeli Commando operation was a cover to murder the key organizers of the Peace Flotilla humanitarian operation who were passengers on the Turkish flag ship leading the flotilla.

Perhaps independent news agency's can follow-up on this information and look into the authenticity of the document which appears to be the smoking gun and a genuine article.

Md. Aseer Jubair Khan Majlish.   June 2nd, 2010 1:17 pm ET

If artificial life can bring benefits to our life, on that case I think it is alright.

Smith in Oregon   July 1st, 2010 11:42 pm ET

How very ironic, a modern day Republican evolutionary life adaption.

With a recent 5 year study performed by a sizable group of researchers that collected whale tissue for sampling without harming the whales found extremely high levels of toxic heavy metals Mercury, Lead, Cadmium, Titanium and a wide range of pesticides calling into severe doubt that Whale meat was even safe for humans to consume.

Whales which mostly feed on the lowest section of the food chain in the world's Ocean (krill), are a fair and accurate biometric on how toxic and contaminated seafood and fish have become in the past decade of Republican corporate dumping of hazardous waste into the world's Oceans.

As I have stated here and in other places on the web in the past, I find it entirely ironic that the very toxins that evil people, countrys and corporations have dumped into the Oceans could very well end up with mass numbers of commercially sought fish species being so contaminated with pesticides and toxic metals they are entirely deemed unfit for human consumption and slip further to deemed unfit for pet consumption.

So many country's around the world entirely depend on seafood for nearly all of their protein consumption and this would lead to mass starvation around the world if seafood were largely unsafe and harmful for humans to consume.

Ironically many species that are greatly over-fished by greedy Republican led corporations would likely recover leading to their toxic protection against human consumption, a modern day Republican evolutionary life adaption by fish protecting them from humans, go figure!

Frank Kaleja, Kosice, the Slovak Republic   November 20th, 2010 12:47 pm ET

Be careful with captions. See the article "U.N. condemns human rights in Iran" . Quite a ridiculous caption when "violation" of human rights is in the mind of the writer as resuls from the wording of the article itself.

Frank Kaleja, Kosice, the Slovak Republic   November 20th, 2010 12:50 pm ET

Life is creation of God, our Lord. No one has the right to interfere with the work of God, not to mention the creation of God itself.

Dave Opitz   March 13th, 2011 5:36 am ET

9:30 PST on 3/12. Your description of the nuclear plant possible meltdown visual on your TV reporting shows a Pressurized Water Reactor. This is not the design of the plant in Japan. The plant in Japan with current problems is a GE designed, Boiling Water Reactor.

Rajiv(pintoo)   May 10th, 2011 8:50 pm ET

Hala, hi.....honesty requires...in every education.....so in siprituality also...initial me never knew dt xploited by space tech via media...media also never knew about scripts dy following....1999 me vela after huge loss in panipat unit...me recommended to Dr Sunil Mittal physchetricst by my younger sister..sonu...as she belived my attitude need medicines.me dedacted some fluid imbalacing in brain...lithium...till on treatment.so along wd ds treatment me also started my own R&D?HISTORY....me cncld dt sm self fish ppl wrongly projected me which me not in actual...me approached media dy kind...me njoy respectable person/citizen of my nation...honesty pays always....

Rajiv(pintoo)   May 10th, 2011 9:22 pm ET

Hala, PRAYERS......PRATHANA....prathana ke samaye hamara vishwas hona chahieay ki hamari prathana suni ja rahi hey.kabhi kabhi sabdik utter bhi mil jata hey.eskey liye parthi ka mann nirmal tatha mann sankalp teevre hona chahieay...swami stayanandji......premnath ji jo prathana kartey hein veh puran ho jati hey.yadi prathana anuchit ho tou enhey awaaz aa jati hey ki yeh prathana anuchit hey.....prathana badri unchi cheez hey bhagwan ki ichhanusar hi roop aata hey apni ichhanusar nahi...swamiji....me tell u prathana did me once never again hihihi......me attending sadhna satsang at haridwar.....morning routine....to neel dhara.....we dr doing dhyan.....me sitting on stone below ganga river flowing....in dhyan me did prathana for ShBriji's financials get better....me surprise to see Vishnuji Laxmi ji appeared wd sheshnag on in-between of Ganga river.....vishnuji remained on sheshnag & laxmiji came near to me...me wished her...laxmiji sd to me what u want...me replied maa aap tou meri priksha le rahi....me prayed for ShBrijji...arre veh prabal hey...mein naukrani uske yahan..shown me lady & its true dt lady was servent at ShBrijji house....dy disapeared....me stunt...as we reached...bk place.....me straight to ShBrijji's room.....askd him laxmiji sd she is naukrani to you...SH Brijji replied yeh laxmiji ka badrapan hey......lo kal lo baat...me consider myself misfit for prathanas...hihi......never prayed again as me remember....

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