Thursday, December 13, 2007

Fear Of Turning Off The Fear

I found this article over at Cute Overload.

It's posted over there because it's cute to see a cat and a mouse playing and cuddling together.

The difference here is that this cat and mouse have not been conditioned into accepting one another's presence through repeated applications of benign and chaperoned companionship until a level of mutual trust has built up within them. This cat and mouse are victims of a genetic modification to the mouse that removed all his fear of cats.

Am I alone in thinking that the military applications of such genetic interference are a horror story waiting to be written, and currently -- maybe -- lacking only a publisher?

UPDATE: Miko posted a link to the video.


Blogger Karen said...

Wouldn't Hitler have been thrilled to have this genetic modification.

Friday, December 14, 2007 8:24:00 AM  
Blogger Chimera said...

I keep seeing in my mind that scene in Star Wars, with all those hundreds of thousands of clones, all being marched to destruction because they are so cheap and plentiful...

Friday, December 14, 2007 8:59:00 AM  

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