[QUOTE=MaryC1999]Science can't make a perfect person. Just by being human you are guaranteed an imperfect being.
I disagree. Eventually science will be able to create a perfect person, or at least the parent's idea
of perfect. "Some day we will be able to fully fingerprint an embryo."These designer babies are not guaranteed a longer or healthier life and nothing can guarantee happiness.
No guarantee (yet). But the odds are improved.Most parents grieve about what their child has lost, not what they have.
I don't see why you think the parents who plan this way would be any different. I know a couple who just had a baby and the father wanted a boy so much that they tried to have one, well, they had a daughter and the father is gah gah about her. As I'm sure most of the parents who try for blue eyes and get brown or tall and get short would be. After your kid is born, it's your kid.
\tI doubt anyone selfish enough to try to create a perfect person would grieve for what the child has lost. I shudder to think what a person is thinking when they try to put together this perfect person.
I'm "selfish" enough to try to create (my idea of) a perfect person because I believe that will give my child the best chance
at happiness. And that's all that anyone has been saying. Should we only attempt to do something if we're guaranteed a 100% success rate?What if the child doesn't live up to expectations? That's an awful lot to put on a kid.
It seems to me the child would have a lot better chance of "living up to expectations" if the parents had more say with the whole process. Always dreamt of having a doctor in the family? Well, why not choose those talented genes and up your odds? Too much like playing God? Well, so are flu shots.
It's all just a matter of degree.