Weird Science
Mutant Flies to the Rescue
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  • lukelea

    But first you have to wipe out the female population which stubbornly keeps on breeding females. Oh well.

  • qet

    I saw this movie already. Spoiler alert: things don’t end well. Prepare to welcome your new mutant fly overlords.

    • Dan

      I for one welcome them…

  • Josephbleau

    This is the same vector that will affect those populations using selective sex abortion.

  • S.C. Schwarz

    I can’t be sure if the commenters below actually believe what they wrote or are only joking. One thing we can be sure of however is that Big Green will resolutely oppose this development just as they oppose GM techniques everywhere else. Why? Because they are, at bottom, Luddites.

  • FriendlyGoat

    Count me as one liberal who thinks this may be a fine idea. I say “may be” because not too much is known really until any new thing is tried on a wide scale.

  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    I agree, I think the concept of “Natural” is bogus. Why is a dam built by beavers for beavers purposes Natural? While a dam built by men, for man’s purposes Un-Natural? Wasn’t the evolution of mankind “Natural”? And therefore everything mankind does and creates “Natural”?
    Nature gave us horrible diseases like, Leprosy, Malaria, and Plague. Nature has exterminated and brought about the extinction of 99.9% of all the species that have ever lived. Wasn’t Nature’s creation of mankind an act of redemption to make up for all the bad Nature has done? Isn’t mankind Nature’s finest achievement? It’s like Nature hired a gardener to take care of the yard.

    • Corlyss

      Careful, Jack! You’re starting to sound almost religious! LOLOLOL

  • Corlyss

    The fruit fly? Why that? Why not the tsetse, or the disease-bearing mosquitoes? Better yet, when are we going to learn we don’t know enough about systems to go messing about with killing off harmless species? Think kudzu!

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