Bomb-sniffing plants.

Discussion in 'Plants: In the News' started by togata57, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Lysichiton Active Member

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    Well, my purely personal opinion is...God help us all.

    gb.
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    For this amount of money, imagine what could be done with Mimosa pudica, or Venus Fly Trap ('Little Shop of Horrors'?)---jimsonweed, manchineel, Dieffenbachia, giant hogweed, or Ecballium elaterium.
    The mind boggles.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    It certainly raises the question: We can, but should we?
     
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    Lorax - Has that often or ever stopped Human Beans from doing something? I have heard rumours that Marijuana breeders are genetically engineering the ability to produce THC into another species. There's a poser.

    ...Homo shortsightedlygreatlyenthusiaticus?
     
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    Oh, very very rarely. We have a number of examples of poor foresight, Hiroshima and Nagasaki being a pair with a really high and obvious toll....

    Even so, the question is raised. Whether Homo experimentwitheverythingicus ssp. regardlessoftheconsequencesiense will heed it is another debate entirely.
     
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    Debate overheard at a watercooler somewhere in the world:

    "Let's genetically modify a plant!"
    "What for?"
    "I dunno, whatever. We can probably get a grant tho' "
    "OK, great. Can you do the paperwork?"
    "Sure"
    "Let me know when it's accepted OK? See ya!"

    Lorax - Is this the debate you meant?

    percy.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yep, that's the one.
     

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