A Stanford professor has predicted that human beings will no longer need sex to make babies in 30 years to come.
The good news is, it’ll be free of charge.
According to the scholar, men and women won’t need to have sexual intercourse in order to achieve their dreams of being parents to their “own children.”
Although this scientific/technological development seem to favor people with sex-related problems, religious institutions aren’t in since with the possibility of an asexual generation which is totally against nature.
“Christians have full permission to speak about how children come into the world. They are gifts, they are blessings,” said a bioethicist and filmmaker Jennifer Lahl, who doesn’t think the idea is against Christian doctrines.
“Shallow theological thinking on the most profound matters of making human life,” she added.
Interested couples who wish to have babies, will be provided with a wide range of embryos from their DNA to choose from, says Hank Greely, one of the directors at Stanford Law School’s Center for Law and Biosciences.
The Stamford professor added that the world has a lot to gain from the medical success.
“The key is the health care cost savings,” Hank said, adding that although diseases cannot be completely erased by the wealthy class, “should it cost $10,000 to make a baby this way, then 100 babies would cost $1 million dollars.
“The births of just 0.3 sick babies would need to be avoided to save $1 million,” claims the professor.
In Hank’s opinion, the process is less expensive, and not unusual since technology has been applied over the years to assist reproduction outside the womb.
Through ectopic pregnancy, couples who wish to use technology-assisted reproduction will have an option of viewing their embryos and choosing which ones they want. The screening will also display each embryo’s potential for diseases.
Better still, Hank added that parents will get a chance to select their baby’s eye and hair color, and even more complex traits like intelligence.
“I don’t think we’re going to be able to say this embryo will get a 1550 on its two-part SAT,” Greely said at Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, according to a report from Christian Post. “But, this embryo has a 60 percent chance of being in the top half, this embryo has a 13 percent chance of being in the top 10 percent — I think that’s really possible.”
The professor continued: “I think one of the hardest things about this will be all the divorces that come about when she wants embryo number 15 and he wants embryo number 64.
“I think the decision making will be a real challenge for people.
“How do you weigh a slightly higher chance of diabetes with slightly lower risk of schizophrenia against better musical ability and a much lower risk of colon cancer? Good luck.”
Hank said he understands the issue of having babies without sex is controversial, adding that he’s advocating for “perfect” children despite the unavoidable ethical issues which come with most scientific breakthroughs.
“This is not designer babies or super babies,” he argued. “This is selecting embryos. You take two people, all you can get out of a baby is what those two people have.”
The process is simple, Hank said, according to Quartz.
It involves taking a female skin sample to create stem cells, which is then used to create eggs. Those eggs are then fertilized with sperm which results in a selection of embryos.