March 3rd, 2002

2016, fenris + phoenix

on cloning...

lealia86 wrote:

> I believe that cloning entire human beings (not
> just organs & etc...) is immoral. I see it
> as "playing God" because, though we wouldn't be
> creating life, we'd be making it exist
> unnaturally.

I replied:

I'm curious where you'd draw the line. I presume natural is for a living male to fertilize a living female through sexual intercourse... and then bring it to term without any doctor/midwife intervention... natural is nobody acting on anything more than instinct for how to nurture/birth/rear the child?

Is it unnatural to put a child on life support after it is separated umbilically? Once it's out, it's okay to help life along? Or even then, is all intervention beyond nature wrong?

Is it unnatural to do a cesarian to save mother or child?

Is it unnatural for a woman to conceive through artificial insemination, say, at a sperm bank?


I'm sorry; this is probably more inflammatory than I mean it. But I really don't understand your viewpoint.
2016, fenris + phoenix

update to my style

just a bit of cleaning up. I wanted to do a new style, but decided I really didn't have the time for it. shouldn't have done this update, even, but I was starting to get annoyed with little bits here and there. I didn't update how my friends page looks, but I'll get to that... maybe need to play with the lastn page more before I'm sure I like it. But all this has been avoiding working on poemranker (because now I have to sit down and do more layout bullshit). so now I suppose I'll sit down and try to deal with layout. :)

I have user creation and poem creation working... just need to figure out how to display a user's poems and then squeeze on the icing that is what makes the site worthwhile/interesting to other people.
2016, fenris + phoenix

bad joke

I'm so proud of myself -- I just thought of a horrible joke. :)

so a raccoon and a frog are sitting on a fence in a quiet neighborhood under a full moon. The frog looks pensive, so the raccoon asks him what's up.

"It's just been kinda bothering me. Humans don't realize we can talk."

"That's because we can't," replies the raccoon.

The frog has nothing to say to this.