« on: 14/08/2012 06:01:10 »
By the theory that any animal that humans "create" is natural.
Then so is everything else that we create.
This computer that I'm typing on.
Even Atomic Bombs.
Good point Clifford.
Anything created as modification by humans probably would be natural , the only moral question(clause of do such) would be is it required and is it able to subsist with its special abilities.
Just because a human ‘designed’ animal or plant may fit a niche and may be able to exist thenceforth, does not mean it will not have consequences for other species. What’s more, that ‘niche’ will be one that man has decided exists, not nature.
Nature does not take a gene from one species and insert it into the genetic structure of another.
It is we humans who have put ourselves above, beyond and apart from nature. We can't just opt back in when it suit's us.
I read somewhere that some strains of bacteria do that very thing. This doesn't by any means detract from your overall point, but I just wanted to point it out as I find it fascinating that bacteria are capable of that.