Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The male dairy cow

Have you ever wondered what happens to most male dairy cows?  Next time you have a hamburger, you might want to think about it.  A few lucky ones survive long enough to father some babies but most don't last too long.  Without the means to produce milk, there's not much reason to have them around.  They aren't worth their feed.

Why do I bring this up?  Well, guys, we're one step closer to suffering the same fate as those male dairy cows as researchers in England have produced (yes, that's produced, as in artificially created) "human" sperm in their laboratories.  (Link to story here.)

Are we (the human race) getting close to the point where enough is enough?  We're trying to play God and messing with things we ought to leave alone.   Forgive us.

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