“Not to go on all-fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to suck up Drink; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to eat Fish or Flesh; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to claw the Bark of Trees; that is the Law. Are we not Men?
“Not to chase other Men; that is the Law. Are we not Men?”
You guys are missing David_Friedman’s point. China is already using political prisoners for organ harvesting, killing them as needed.
I wonder if they can vocalize language and/or have a tail. That’d be cool.
Per one of the research scientists: “In the long run, such basic research will also provide valuable information for the analysis of the etiology and treatment of human brain diseases (such as autism) caused by abnormal brain development,” he told [CNN].
My dark side believes China wants to create a controllable (read: cheap) labor force.
Except its not that at all.
The choice is more taking thousands of monkey lives on the highly unlikely chance that afterwards someone will figure out a new way to help humans that couldn’t have been accomplished by not killing the monkeys.
Is there? Science that couldn’t be researched in a much cheaper, less risky, more ethical way? Not a rhetorical question. Maybe I’m just missing something, but it seems like research into causes of organ rejection and how to avoid it could be done in a lot better ways without the problems of the whole man-monkey hybrid thing
Read Robin Cook’s Chromosome 6 to see where this is all going.
You have to have human-monkey hybrids before you can develop Sea Monkeys.
Nonono, you just raise that political prisoner class from embryos in controlled lab-environment.
Ahem…attention previous respondents:
Why not use political prisoners? They DO use political prisoners!
The organ donor thing is not big in China. OTOH the organ farming thing has quite a track record. I could tell you more…but I digress.
Instead of Monkeys they might find Pigs a better prospect - similar metabolism and - double bonus - you can eat the leftovers. And a surfeit of production could send the overabundance into a political career - then, when you need to purge, its pork and all the crackle.
Win Win - as they say.
But this gets us MonkeyWarriors. Forget Universal Soldier.
If they’re spider monkeys - I mean, c’mon. Bonobos? Ohhhh … they’d be so nice.
But angry Chimpumans?? Awesome battle warriors!
Like The Wizard of Oz!