Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Science: Why it won't be like in WallE

Scientists have discovered an enzyme that, when disabled, allows mice to gorge themselves on high fat food while remaining slim and healthy.

This is a true mixed bag. On the one hand I'm all for improving ourselves. On the other hand, every time we remove a consequence of gluttony we, likely, accelerate the depletion of our natural resources. The planet can barely sustain the human population as it is, remove from us the need to diet and BLAMO! No more rain forests, hell, we'd be lucky to still have fruit orchards. It'll be nothing but high fructose corn syrup refineries as far as the eye can see...

1 comment:

  1. The effects of microgravity caused bone loss and thus weight gain in WALL-E, not eating lots of food. There was even a handy on-screen visual reference to this one, not sure why so many miss it.