[Baseline] Raising chickens the high-tech way

Karl Anderson kra@monkey.org
23 Jul 2002 16:00:18 -0700


Dave Long <dl@silcom.com> writes:

> > It also strikes me that it will not be very long before livestock is
> > genetically engineered to be dumber and meatier, and better adapted to
> > living in industrial conditions.
> 
> If we're willing to count artificial
> selection as genetic engineering, it
> has been happening since pre-literate
> times, and is called "domestication".

But we're not willing to count it, I hope, since it isn't, any more
than natural selection is genetic engineering.

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Karl Anderson      kra@monkey.org           http://www.monkey.org/~kra/