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MrMilkdud February 11th, 2014 7:18pm

A mad scientist creates test tube babies and grows them in artificial wombs. He deliberately tampers with their genes to cause debilitating birth defects. Should the people he "created" have any legal recourse for the damage he's done to them?

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Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/13/14 1:25 pm

definitely, he deliberately caused harm to another individual. I am assuming that these "people" made it out of the test tube? If not, then the answer is no.

swervin Maryland
02/11/14 5:57 pm

What an interesting question! I think they do have a reason to receive compensation for such acts.

jalapeno verdadero
02/11/14 4:24 pm

Has a mother who drinks while pregnant done something wrong?

RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 3:33 pm

Yes, because "He deliberately tampers with their genes to cause"...

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RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 3:53 pm

This is a lot of work! A lot.

MrMilkdud
02/11/14 4:21 pm

He's a mad scientist. He did it all in one music montage.

rcgrant south carolina
02/11/14 2:24 pm

yes they should have the ability to sue

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/11/14 2:18 pm

The scientist knew what he was doing. Absolutely yes. Milk - I think you have a bit of JustBob in you.

:)

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MrMilkdud
02/11/14 4:22 pm

Or maybe justbob has a bit of me in him :)

egglayer
02/11/14 2:12 pm

Ummm. Good question, but what the heck??!! How do you guys come up with some of these questions??
My answer is no. I can't sue my parents for making me ugly, or genetically predestined for being unable to lose weight, so....

bMyComrade Stumptown
02/11/14 2:13 pm

But they didn't chose your genes. This 'scientist' purposely changed their genetics.

egglayer
02/11/14 2:18 pm

You are right. Like I said, this is a weird one.. I just went with my gut here.

bMyComrade Stumptown
02/11/14 2:20 pm

It's definitely an odd potential situation. But I think perhaps not as far fetched as we'd hope.

macabregenius In Purgatory
02/11/14 2:08 pm

Sounds like a plot to a sc-fi horror film...

EarlyBird Portland
02/11/14 12:52 pm

Yes, the scientist should be stopped.

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RJ1969 SoCal
02/11/14 3:53 pm

You'll never catch me! Bwaaa ha ha ha ha ha!

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 12:42 pm

Yes. So should the estate of Aldus Huxley for copyright infringement.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
02/11/14 2:51 pm

But it's a Brave New World!

Aldous BTW. His brother was the father of agnostics.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
02/11/14 2:54 pm

Thanks for the splaining Diogenes. Didn't see milk's post.