• http://akin.blog-city.com/ Akin

    Hello Loomnie,

    I read that yesterday afternoon and much as I could see their argument, I felt it could only be fair if everyone had equal access to that kind of gene therapy.

    Else it would be like the East German case of fully drugged up athletes who were winning everything and we all thinking they were extraordinarily gifted sportsmen and women who were literally men except for their appearance.

    Akin

  • http://akin.blog-city.com Akin

    Hello Loomnie,

    I read that yesterday afternoon and much as I could see their argument, I felt it could only be fair if everyone had equal access to that kind of gene therapy.

    Else it would be like the East German case of fully drugged up athletes who were winning everything and we all thinking they were extraordinarily gifted sportsmen and women who were literally men except for their appearance.

    Akin

  • http://loomnie.com/ loomnie

    Akin, thanks for stopping by. I agree with you, but like the article said, fairness is already out the door even without gene therapy. Think of the differences in the training facilities available to people from different parts of the world. The other side of the argument would be that the acceptance of doping and gene therapy would only widen the gap. Maybe so, maybe not, but I think that the acceptance would remove the specter of suspicion from medals and broken records. Maybe acceptance would even make the drugs more available in the market so that people in developing countries might also have access to them.

  • http://loomnie.com loomnie

    Akin, thanks for stopping by. I agree with you, but like the article said, fairness is already out the door even without gene therapy. Think of the differences in the training facilities available to people from different parts of the world. The other side of the argument would be that the acceptance of doping and gene therapy would only widen the gap. Maybe so, maybe not, but I think that the acceptance would remove the specter of suspicion from medals and broken records. Maybe acceptance would even make the drugs more available in the market so that people in developing countries might also have access to them.