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User Info Engineering .vs. Science Pt 2; entered at 2023-01-30 02:14:00
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Registered: 2021-09-26
A rather dark potential of advances in biological engineering was explored in a fiction novel I read long ago (Presidential Emergency), where one of the plot threads revolved around a figure whose life work was figuring out compounds that would be fatal for particular people, but innocuous to others.

But it is what it is. Life couldn't exist if biological reactions weren't deterministic. Medical interventions either will work or they won't - if the doctor says your odds are 10%, what it really means is that for 1 out of every 10 people it will work 100% of the time, and for the other 9 it will never work, medicine just doesn't have the knowledge to know who is the 1 and who is the 9 at this time.
2023-01-30 02:14:00