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How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change (Obama's America)
The Atlantic ^ | Monday, March 12, 2012 | Ross Anderson

Posted on 03/12/2012 5:53:12 PM PDT by kristinn

Liao: Well one of the things that we noticed is that human ecological footprints are partly correlated with size. Each kilogram of body mass requires a certain amount of food and nutrients and so, other things being equal, the larger person is the more food and energy they are going to soak up over the course of a lifetime. There are also other, less obvious ways in which larger people consume more energy than smaller people---for example a car uses more fuel per mile to carry a heavier person, more fabric is needed to clothe larger people, and heavier people wear out shoes, carpets and furniture at a quicker rate than lighter people, and so on.

And so size reduction could be one way to reduce a person's ecological footprint. For instance if you reduce the average U.S. height by just 15cm, you could reduce body mass by 21% for men and 25% for women, with a corresponding reduction in metabolic rates by some 15% to 18%, because less tissue means lower energy and nutrient needs.

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Liao: That's right. It's been suggested that, given the seriousness of climate change, we ought to adopt something like China's one child policy. There was a group of doctors in Britain who recently advocated a two-child maximum. But at the end of the day those are crude prescriptions---what we really care about is some kind of fixed allocation of greenhouse gas emissions per family. If that's the case, given certain fixed allocations of greenhouse gas emissions, human engineering could give families the choice between two medium sized children, or three small sized children. From our perspective that would be more liberty enhancing than a policy that says "you can only have one or two children."....

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eugenics; gaschambers; nazi; smatthewliao
S. Matthew Liao, is a professor of philosophy and bioethics at New York University.

Read the entire article to see what the Obama left has planned for you and your family to 'save the planet' from you and your family.

May God save us from these Nazi freaks.

H/t to Marc Morano at ClimateDepot.com

1 posted on 03/12/2012 5:53:21 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I believe we just need to start eliminating these kinds of people, just like the other nazis we took care of.


2 posted on 03/12/2012 5:56:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: kristinn

eugenics


3 posted on 03/12/2012 5:57:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: kristinn
...human engineering could give families the choice between two medium sized children, or three small sized children.

How about 4 or 5 lilliputian size kids? This has to be the dumbest idea I've head this month. Maybe this was an article for April 1st that got released early.

4 posted on 03/12/2012 5:57:35 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: kristinn

Of course, the commissars get to keep larger bodies... it’s the little people that have to get littler.

Eating turnips, driving donkey carts, living in caves, and shrinking down to the size of Hobbits... that’s what the commissars want for The Rest Of Us.


5 posted on 03/12/2012 5:57:45 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: kristinn

Toto, I don't think we're in the Kansas any of us knew any more.

6 posted on 03/12/2012 5:58:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: kristinn

The utilitarian/Hitlerian vision of an improved human being, created by man, not God, is still alive and well. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, saw herself as superior to “the Negro,’ whom she hoped to exterminate.


7 posted on 03/12/2012 5:58:47 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kristinn

Leftists are anti-human. They always have been.


8 posted on 03/12/2012 5:59:02 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: kristinn

What about the carbon footprint of short people who fart a lot?


9 posted on 03/12/2012 6:00:36 PM PDT by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe
What about the carbon footprint of short people who fart a lot?

Dang it, you're supposed to ping me if you're going to talk about me on thread... :-(

10 posted on 03/12/2012 6:02:05 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: kristinn

Reducing illegal immigration will greatly reduce global warming.

How does allowing the poor to flood across the border to buy 10 MPG clunkers help the ozone?

Their carbon footprint was much less South of the border , when they walked everywhere.


11 posted on 03/12/2012 6:03:20 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberal concern for womens rights is fake. I submit their love of Bill Maher as proof.)
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To: kristinn

Using science to serve and justify an ideological end. Just another group of Nazis.


12 posted on 03/12/2012 6:03:20 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: kristinn

Genetic engineering and hormone therapy are too expensive to administer. A more cost-effective alternative would be just to ration food so that children are mildly malnurished in their childhood, and grow up with stunted growth. I mean, this is where all of this war on food stuff is going, right?


13 posted on 03/12/2012 6:03:44 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: kristinn

Transhumanism

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&cp=13&gs_id=7&xhr=t&q=Transhumanism


14 posted on 03/12/2012 6:03:51 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Pollster1

15 posted on 03/12/2012 6:04:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: kristinn

They can KISS MY biomASS.


16 posted on 03/12/2012 6:06:43 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: kristinn

Liao and his ilk are freaks of the first order.


17 posted on 03/12/2012 6:10:04 PM PDT by unkus (After his discharge from the army he)
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To: kristinn

I'm doing my part to keep us warm!

18 posted on 03/12/2012 6:10:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: al baby

LOL


19 posted on 03/12/2012 6:11:34 PM PDT by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: BeAllYouCanBe
I'm 6-7 and fart a lot.

I'm obviously public enemy number one (or two) to the warmists.

Never mind that I have a very small carbon footprint, not because I give a damn about AGW, but just that I believe those who can conserve should.

20 posted on 03/12/2012 6:13:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: kristinn

The left has always dreamt of a New Soviet Man...


21 posted on 03/12/2012 6:13:35 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1147 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: kristinn

(Obama’s America)

Till January 20th 2013.


22 posted on 03/12/2012 6:14:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: magslinger

I’d like this twit to look up at me and tell me this BS.

I’m 5’18” btw.


23 posted on 03/12/2012 6:15:11 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: GeronL
Skip the intermediate steps and eliminate all animal life except for plant eating ants.

24 posted on 03/12/2012 6:16:24 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Pollster1

“We represent the Communist guild..the Communist guild...the Communist guild..We represent the Communist guiiiild! We welcome you to O-ba-ma land!”


25 posted on 03/12/2012 6:18:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (How ironic that Ann Coulter should write a book called Treason.)
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To: kristinn

They should run this theory by Representitive Jerry Nadler.


26 posted on 03/12/2012 6:20:03 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: kristinn
"I hear the directors of Genetic Control have been buying all the
properties that have recently been sold, taking risks oh so bold.
It's said now that people will be shorter in height, they can fit
twice as many in the same building site.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFnNXGRGIzQ

27 posted on 03/12/2012 6:27:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: kristinn

And if you might potentially have a third medium child you can kill it for a dollar.


28 posted on 03/12/2012 6:40:34 PM PDT by A message
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To: dirtboy

6-7 and gassy? No problem light’em up with a match — saves on heat


29 posted on 03/12/2012 6:42:44 PM PDT by BeAllYouCanBe (Until Americans love their own children more than they love Nancy Pelosi this suicide will continue.)
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To: Sirius Lee

Get them out by Friday.
You don’t get paid
Till the last ones well on his way.

They’ve been working on this idea since 1972.


30 posted on 03/12/2012 6:47:07 PM PDT by A message
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To: kristinn

Sounds like a comedy routine proposing a human race of dwarves...

Handled correctly this administration could actually be laughed out of the White-Hut..
Might help the war on drugs since a dwarf would require less DOPE to get high..
Less water to get clean and less cotton to make clothing..


31 posted on 03/12/2012 6:53:55 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: kristinn

He looks like a ChiCom....


32 posted on 03/12/2012 6:55:10 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Who are you and what have you done with Ann Coulter?!)
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To: kristinn

They don’t need to be all that high tech about it - genetic engineering, pshaw. Feudal masters discovered millennia ago that denying their serfs a protein rich diet resulted in physically smaller and weaker populations. Of course that made dominating the peasantry with the threat of physical violence all the more effective - another feature I’m sure these Nazi freaks would also find attractive.


33 posted on 03/12/2012 6:59:03 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: kristinn

We should all march to DC and reduce our weight...55 grains at a time. Or 62 grains. Or even 150 grains at a time if you prefer the heavier caliber.


34 posted on 03/12/2012 7:00:26 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: kristinn
Besides bioengineering humans to be smaller, we should also bioengineer our skins to contain chlorophyll so we can absorb nutrients directly from the sun.

That way when the Martians come out of their undergound caverns to visit Earth they will be happy when they are welcomed by little green men.

35 posted on 03/12/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: kristinn

Ironically, another “scientific” study was posted here, I think yesterday, arguing that global warming would make people smaller. That was presented as a bad thing.

Put these two articles together, however, and it demonstrates that global warming automatically cancels itself out.


36 posted on 03/12/2012 7:19:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: kristinn
And so size reduction could be one way to reduce a person's ecological footprint. For instance if you reduce the average U.S. height by just 15cm, you could reduce body mass by 21% for men and 25% for women, with a corresponding reduction in metabolic rates by some 15% to 18%, because less tissue means lower energy and nutrient needs.

How did that work for North Korea?

37 posted on 03/12/2012 7:24:25 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: kristinn

Let’s reengineer humanity for a fraud.


38 posted on 03/12/2012 7:27:44 PM PDT by magellan
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To: kristinn

These folks are 180 degree’s out of sane.


39 posted on 03/12/2012 7:32:35 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (We kneel to no prince but the Prince of Peace)
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To: kristinn

Here’s his blog. He allows comments. Happy FReeping!

http://ethics-etc.com/


40 posted on 03/12/2012 7:34:07 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: kristinn

The guy claims that they aren’t doing bioengineering, oh, but they are. Our skies are filled with toxins on almost a daily basis now, and guess who the main victims are? The U.S. and Europe (plus a few other NATO countries).

No one knows why, everyone denies, but it’s right in front of our faces.

Bee kills, bird kills, fish kills, memory loss and Morgellon’s, just some of the evil the psychotic and Satanist nut jobs are inflicting upon us.

Who knows the end game. The way it’s looking, to rid the earth of more of the intelligent producers, while leaving the 3rd world “serfs” who aren’t as prone to fight back.


41 posted on 03/12/2012 7:41:31 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: kristinn

This guy has short man’s disease. He’s clearly jealous of people taller than him which seems to be most of NY.


42 posted on 03/12/2012 7:49:59 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: kristinn
It seems S. Matthew Liao doesn't keep up with the news. Just a week ago it was revealed that global warming shrank horses to bunny rabbit size. Why bother engineering smaller humans if we're going to shrink anyway?

Massive Carbon Release Shrinks Horses to Size of House Cats


43 posted on 03/12/2012 7:59:46 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: BeAllYouCanBe

I think the correct technical term you’re looking for is “carbon fartprint.”


44 posted on 03/12/2012 8:01:29 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: kristinn

ever thus speaks the serpent. nothing new since Genesis.


45 posted on 03/12/2012 9:32:44 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: kristinn

I’m in favor of liberals shrinking themselves!


46 posted on 03/12/2012 10:06:15 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: kristinn

I remember that cartoon joke of this guy raising bonzai trees making him look like a sick minimalist maniac and then screaming about his children not to climb the trees. Back then it was a joke about bonzai people, but now apparently it is an Obama reality.

And we keep these insane people in power as if they were ok.
But this is what we get when we have lawyer gangs holding people hostage and extorting money in exchange for sanity.


47 posted on 03/12/2012 11:12:59 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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