Gut Rumbles
 

January 13, 2006

what for?

If I were a scientist doing genetic research, I don't believe that I would spend a lot of time and resources creating a day-glow green pig. Such a creature might be a real hoot to turn loose in a dark room at a stoner party, but I think a good scientist has better things to do with his time. Such as curing cancer or rehabilitating quadriplegics.

But that's just me.

Comments

Science quit work on helping the Quadriplegics when John Edwards and Hanoi John Kerry promised to cure them with the wave of their healing hands. Why spend the money and effort if you have someone to do it for free....Just old memories of idiot politicians flooding my mind this morning.

Posted by: scrapiron on January 13, 2006 10:57 AM

I think this research probably DOES have some higher purpose, for example a distribution method for other chemicals besides "glow" chemicals to the skin. They are researching all kinds of ways of targeting specific organ systems (in this case integumentary, or skin) to send cancer drugs to specific systems without affecting the entire body. :o) Cool pig though, don't ya think? I want some of this for my cat!

Posted by: Suz on January 13, 2006 11:10 AM

Makes me think of the possibilities...Glowing balogna, glowing bacon...Then what? Glowing poop?

Bizzar-O

Posted by: Steph on January 13, 2006 11:13 AM

The thing about glowing pigs is that you can see them glowing. It's not like GM crops, where you just have to take the scientists' word that they are germ resistant or chock full of extra nutrients.

Which do you think would yield a bigger grant:

"This boring handful of seed could end world hunger," or "Hey! Those pigs are glowing! Glowing!"

I figure that the only way to top glowing livestock would be:

"Hey! Look at the full head of hair and giant wang on that pig!"

The problem is that everyone thinks they're entitled to lifesaving, miraculous cures, and the government leans on companies to lower the price. There is no profit in curing cancer or treating quadripeligics.

Posted by: robert on January 13, 2006 11:22 AM

Obviously you're not a Seuss fan. Now all we need are genied green eggs.

Posted by: Jordan on January 13, 2006 11:57 AM

... I've heard that pigs are incredibly smart and can be trained like dogs.. so with that in mind, hell, I'd but one of those pigs for a house pet... it'd be like having a roaming nightlight... where can one buy such a pig?...

Posted by: Eric on January 13, 2006 01:30 PM

I dunno...the idea of letting a few glowing pigs running in the dark of night past the cells of captured terrorists...it would really put the fear of Allah in them!!!!

Posted by: DixieDarlin' on January 13, 2006 05:16 PM

Self applause

Posted by: Acapelita on January 13, 2006 07:09 PM
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