Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fathers Not Needed To Make Babies

In another frightening "progress" of science, sperm was created from embryonic stem cells. This means that a child could be made in a lab, without any human father.

The moral implications are too many to mention, but in the scientific world of - if we can do it then we should - this is no big deal.
Playing God - never a good idea.

6 comments:

Christina said...

It would seem to me that these sperm did come from a father, the little boy these cells were harvested from who never got a chance to grow into a man.

Marcel said...

So, you are suggesting a dead boy who never chose this is a father? If so, it is the closest thing to a man becoming pregnant by rape I have heard of.

Christina said...

This sperm came from someone, not something; the embroy is a human child. The child who was killed didn't have a choice, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't be a father if his sperm was used. If the sperm had been unwillingly harvested from a full grown man, who was subsequently killed, the child conceived with that sperm would still be, biologically, his child.

Marcel said...

I think you are making a biological point, while mine is sociological.

Nârwen said...

Children without sociological fathers are hardly new. What would be new would be ones without biological fathers, which has not yet happened. This is a big step in that direction, though. (I believe that they have already developed mice with female 'fathers'. )

Marcel said...

May not be new, but certainly doesn't need help to make more.