Let’s assume that the technology exists, this is legal, and not expensive. Let’s assume that if you want to create a baby, besides the traditional methods, you could go to a medical clinic and have your own genetic material taylored to your exacting specifications around fertilization time, then give birth normally.
For example, let’s say you could pick sex, eye color, hair color, skin color, and almost any physical characteristic like height, body frame, tendancies towards or against specific diseases, even IQ range, maybe musical ability. I realize that it may not be possible to choose some of these items exactly, but at least you wouldn’t be letting nature take its random course.
For the sake of argument, I am leaving out such choices as how many arms, fingers legs, inserting pig genes, or other genetic manipulation of a freakish nature.
So my questions are:[ol]Would you do this for your child?Would it be a good thing for the human race, or would we be sowing the seeds of our own demise by “playing god” and defeating evolution?[/ol](I realize Q #1 is more IMHO, but #2 seems like a serious enough question for GD.)