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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    children

    Should I ever get anyone pregnant, and they have perfected the art of genetic engineering then my children will be dark blue, have wings (like bat wings.. but scaly), a long forked tail, and possibly four arms. Also, their feet will be able to grasp ahold of things, and have an opposable big toe. I will train them to hunt, and kill, for they will undoubtedly be rejected by society and forced into hiding. They will also grow to resent/hate me for what I have done to them, so my evil plans for using them to take over the world will fail when they either abandon me or (more likely) kill me.

    Just thought I'd share. Anyone else want to engineer children?
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    i wouldn't mind a four legged kid with lots of hair and big teeth !

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    couldn't you just go to the pound and get you a dog shocker?
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    I have two dogs, three cats, and six cows...that's more than enough responsibility for me. I'd like to genetically engineer a way to turn the reproductive system OFF that doesn't involve hormone problems, surgery, or other messy /annoying devices

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    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
    And what I would not part with I have kept.

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    I dunno what you're talking about, but I think my 2 legged 2 armed kid can push a lawn mower just fine.

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    its strange, children, how they are innocent and cute, but then turn in to be gruesome, hating, agressive, humans that keep destroying the earth for everything its worth.
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    Well...that wasn't exactly a positive notion.

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    I'm not sure I'd want to create a monster, but I kind of like the ideas of genetic screening and/or minor manipulation to improve the chances of my child for achieving their maximum potential.

    I'm not advocating eugenics or anything, but the notion of a child that represented the BEST genetic material that my mate and I had to offer would be pretty cool.

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    Originally posted by galileo
    We play God yet again...

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    Pfft.

    "A group of scientists got together and decided that man had come a long way and no longer needed God. They picked one scientist to tell God they were done with Him. The scientist walked up to God and said, 'We've decided that we no longer need you. We can clone people and do many miraculous things, so why don't you just go and get lost.' God listened patiently and then said, 'Let's have a man-making contest just like in the days of Adam.' The scientist agreed and bent down to grab a handful of dirt. God just looked at him and said, 'No, no, no. You get your own dirt.'" [Into the Light, (January/February 2000), p. 2]

    Cheesy story; BUT -- genetic manipulation is NOT playing God. It's genetic manipulation. Trying to create our own universe? That'd be playing God.

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    the idea of picking and choosing what kind of child you have kidna takes the whole miraculous magical part out of things, no?


    i'm a firm believer in chaos theory, ergo, i will be having just plain old luck of the draw kids.

    how i raise them will make all the difference in the world tho.
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    well...from a religious point of view, i'd be opposed to genetic manipulation...but if my children are even half the narcissitic freaks that i am...i'd love to give them excellent physical genes so they wouldn't have to deal with the being fat at a young age like i did.
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    Originally posted by Callahan
    Cheesy story; BUT -- genetic manipulation is NOT playing God. It's genetic manipulation. Trying to create our own universe? That'd be playing God.
    It was a joke, tight-ass.

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    Originally posted by galileo


    It was a joke, tight-ass.
    I can never tell with you. Humour, insight, pointlessness. . . it all just kinda flows together.

    And I'd object to being called a tightass, but I'm not sure the contrary is a desirable moniker either... looseass? Eww.

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    Hey, at least I'm multifaceted. [not implying you aren't]


    That's a good idea! I'm going to put little explanation banners after everything I say from now on! [sarcasm]
    Last edited by galileo; 10-02-2002 at 01:59 PM.

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    Originally posted by Tryska
    the idea of picking and choosing what kind of child you have kidna takes the whole miraculous magical part out of things, no?
    For the record, I'm not talking about choosing hair colour and crap like that.

    I mean things like:
    - eliminate any genetic defects or hereditary problems (i.e. minor stuff like male pattern baldness through to major disorders/diseases)
    - ensure that immune system, nervous system, etc, etc. is maximal
    - predispose child to have a healthy metabolic rate and athletic physiology
    - perhaps even subtly alter/extend the attachment points for major muscle groups to provide mechanical advantage/strength

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    pfft. same crap. might as well pick and choose hair and eye color while your at it.


    part of life is playing the hand your dealt.

    that's what determines whether you are a strong person or not.
    Last edited by Tryska; 10-02-2002 at 09:29 AM.
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    Originally posted by Tryska
    that's what determines whether you are a strong person or not.
    Not true! From what I've read here it is based solely on what you can deadlift, squat, and bench.

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    *lol*

    nevermind that you've got the freakin mental fortitude of mariah carey because you've never been flawed in your life.
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    i think callahans point is very good with that story. didn`t look at it that way

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    So T...by your logic...you are saying that ugly people and sick people are the strongest...i think i'll stay good looking, healthy and weak
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    that's exactly what i'm saying pup.

    you ever talked to someone who's gone through hell and back health-wise. they are deep.

    look at gyno. he went through some shite. not to mention he's ugly as sin. and he's one deep ass mofo
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    Originally posted by galileo
    Not true! From what I've read here it is based solely on what you can deadlift, squat, and bench.
    Hmmm, interesting... then how come people only ask me how much I bench?? Oh wait, nevermind... they also ask how much I curl too!!

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    Well hell...i've almost died on 3 separate occasions...but if i gotta be ugly to be super strong...then i'll just defer to gyno.
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    Have you seen teh movie when there is a genetical kid and a normal kid. It's really good. But if we have kids that have no sickneses and are super smart and physically fit from a young age. The world is a joke and is going to overpopulate and they all going to run out of resourcesa and in the end we all going to starve to death and have to eat each other to servive. And who's goin to eat us, the smart and physically fit.
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