• Question: Do you think it would be good if every disease was cured?

    Asked by jackbroughton123 on 15 Jan 2018. This question was also asked by shonavem.
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      Phillip Burnett answered on 15 Jan 2018:

      Good question, I think the answer for this is very tough and perhaps not clear. It depends massively by which methods these things were cured, if by magic then I think we as scientists could miss out on learning huge amount about disease in general that could ultimately help us an others in the future. Without getting to deep also, there’s perhaps a bioethical dilemma that if overpopulation is deemed to have caused lots of global issues is it wise to further exasperate the issue by having lots more people living far longer due to lack of disease and thus putting more strain on the planet?

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      Lloyd & Rose Buck answered on 15 Jan 2018:

      I guess my first reaction would be yes, but this must be an impossible task I suspect