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January 31, 2008, 07:26:33 PM
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I was just wondering, my little 7 year old cousin is coming over in 2 days from now and he absolutely loves the television show, I don't know if you know but it's called "Naruto". The thought came across my mind, could I do future selection on him, to have the color red in his green eyes... so when I see him he eyes change into red. And with psi can I just to about any form of kinesis, from changing eye color(which by the way my cousin is white...albino) to making my sister hair grown and or shrink and other things of the sort?
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January 31, 2008, 11:02:51 PM
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February 01, 2008, 12:00:45 AM
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Could it be done?  Yes, in principle those things can be done.  But you should not.  Messing with the physical state of others can have unintended consequences, even after much experience.  Humans are complex systems, and changing one thing often affects another thing.  For a task like healing, this is often worth doing anyway.  For novelties, you would want to be extraordinarily careful and judicious in your choices.  And you should never do such a thing for novelty against someone's will or on a child who lacks the necessary maturity to consent.

Even with healing you want to be wise in your choices.  I have had a number of healing operations on both myself and others which have successfully healed what was desired, but which also yielded unintended consequences or side-effects as a direct result of the intent chosen.  Remember, the effects are real and tangible, and as such they have real and tangible consequences.  Would you inject your cousin with something to change his eye color?
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February 01, 2008, 02:17:24 AM
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Could it be done?  Yes, in principle those things can be done.  But you should not.  Messing with the physical state of others can have unintended consequences, even after much experience.  Humans are complex systems, and changing one thing often affects another thing.  For a task like healing, this is often worth doing anyway.  For novelties, you would want to be extraordinarily careful and judicious in your choices.  And you should never do such a thing for novelty against someone's will or on a child who lacks the necessary maturity to consent.

Even with healing you want to be wise in your choices.  I have had a number of healing operations on both myself and others which have successfully healed what was desired, but which also yielded unintended consequences or side-effects as a direct result of the intent chosen.  Remember, the effects are real and tangible, and as such they have real and tangible consequences.  Would you inject your cousin with something to change his eye color?


No, I would never do anything to harm him, especially since he is my favorite cousin.
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February 01, 2008, 04:25:54 AM
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but which also yielded unintended consequences or side-effects as a direct result of the intent chosen.

Would it not be possible to add an additional intent to it, for example;

"I will be physically very strong but still remain healthy and in balance"

February 01, 2008, 08:17:42 AM
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If it were that easy to mess with human biology we'd all have stopped our cells aging by now and become immortal.

Save it till you have both pinpoint control and a great deal of knowledge about the human body and its workings. Thats what I'm doing :D

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February 01, 2008, 12:12:55 PM
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If it were that easy to mess with human biology we'd all have stopped our cells aging by now and become immortal.

It is a rather moot point, but arguable this has been done to a degree.

February 02, 2008, 04:58:18 PM
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Ive seen other peoples eyes change colors before... in boot camp I seen someone go from strait brown eyes to red and yellow tinges near the pupil.... I guess its all that psychological overlay.
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February 04, 2008, 12:29:09 AM
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Ive seen other peoples eyes change colors before... in boot camp I seen someone go from strait brown eyes to red and yellow tinges near the pupil.... I guess its all that psychological overlay.

I think it all has to do with "available light."
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February 05, 2008, 05:38:46 PM
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its well possible but few can do it.

February 06, 2008, 09:36:57 AM
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Hay que ver para creer.  :wink:
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit. ~ Horace
Credo ut intelligam. ~ St. Augustine

February 06, 2008, 02:05:09 PM
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Well Kobok, what if I attempt to change my eye color, and write down the results afterwards... would the effects change for different people you think, or do you think I should find out?
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