Forward Thinking and Controversy

“First-ever baby born using ‘three parent’ genetic engineering”

This is the future even when Mississippi makes it against the law. Law makers shot themselves in the foot when the model the state after religion. Science is not going to stop because of beliefs. Science works on evidence and then correcting bad judgements.

Genetics is one of the few industries that is growing and requires an education and provides an above average income. As a State that lives in past traditions Mississippi will always be behind the curve and in poverty as long as people are not willing to change.

Investing in genetics is not an option it is the future.

Thinking

Thinng

Football

Will football last? I suspect it will not be around as we know it in 40 years. it started after the civil war to promote manliness because the south thought after the war the men would not have the macho spirit to defend the country. Today we have a realistic understanding of how the physical game is killing and destroying the men that play it. More equipment only seems to make the game played harder and does not protect the body and brains from early decline.

I thin it is a fad like boxing was very popular in the 1920’s but now few follow it. Football has reached its peak and nowhere else to grow. Insurance is getting more expensive and parents are reluctant to allow their children play the game in H.S. because of the threat to the child’s health. This means less feeding the college teams and the NFL.

As computers get better and virtual reality a growing thing football played with real humans on a physical field will no longer be an American fad. It might even be outlawed like cock fighting or dog fighting.

“How TV downplayed the brute concussive aggression of football to make it more viewer-friendly.” NewYorker

Dansette