Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Planet of the (little) apes: Save the world by genetically engineering humans to be smaller, suggests NYU philosopher

  • NYU professor suggests we genetically engineer babies to be smaller and more 'energy-efficient'
  • Other suggestions to save the planet include making humans intolerant to meat through pills or patches
  • 'The Kyoto Protocol, has not produced demonstrable reductions in global emissions'
  • Authors of study stress they are not advocating the ideas, just opening the debate up for radical cures
By Eddie Wrenn

Mankind should consider extreme options - such as taking pills to wean humanity away from eating meat or genetically engineering ourselves to be smaller - in order to reduce our ecological footprint, says a leading philosopher.
From reducing our reliance on fossil fuels to finding more energy-efficient ways to travel, the push is on for humans to combat the threat of global climate change.
But the ways in which we change our behaviour - either culturally or through technology - are still up for debate.


The Black Sheep tries to warn its friends with the truth it has seen, unfortunately herd mentality kicks in for the Sheeple, and they run in fear from the black sheep and keep to the safety of their flock.

Having tried to no avail to awaken his peers, the Black Sheep have no other choice but to unite with each other and escape the impending doom.

What color Sheep are you?