Is transpecification a right?

@urbandekay (18314)
February 16, 2012 4:23pm CST
My friend explains that all his life he has been trapped in the wrong body. And now with the wonders of modern medicine, like many people who say they were born in the wrong body, he can have an operation to change his life. Should he go ahead with this dophinoplasty operation to turn him into a dolphin? Do you think such operations are a right? all the best urban
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@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
16 Feb 12
I've only heard and seen about this in movies, and I wasn't really sure that there are people who believe in this in real life. I maybe a skeptic on things like this and would rather think that it's a psychological matter. But if we're talking about legalities here, then probably it is a person's right to go through the process of transpecification. Although I think that once he does, he forfeits every right he had as a human.
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• United States
17 Feb 12
..that was a very good last line..
@jhuddith (222)
• Philippines
17 Feb 12
hehehe.. i agree to that!
@Orson_Kart (3895)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 12
I think your friend has flippered!
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• United States
17 Feb 12
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
17 Feb 12
Very cute post! Friends don't let friends turn themselves into dolphins. lol.
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@estherlou (5026)
• United States
17 Feb 12
I think I would want to counsel my friend to get professional help. If someone thinks he should have been born a dolphin, I'd think something was wrong. As for new technology...it still sounds like science fiction.
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@deedee328 (1127)
• United States
17 Feb 12
@urban I want to thank you for starting this discussion. My husband walked in whilst I was rolling around on the floor breathless from laughter and now he wants to cart me off to the mental ward for a psychological evaluation. Which of you lovely people want to accompany me?
@wysecom (346)
• South Africa
21 Feb 12
you are on your own
• United States
22 Feb 12
When you have to resort to South Park quotes to make your point... you have no point to make.
@urbandekay (18314)
23 Feb 12
Deedee, I think Metallion's little quip is aimed at me not you. He thinks for some reason that this quote is from South Park, which it isn't and that that somehow makes the point less valid, presumably he has no rational augment to make all the best urban
@deedee328 (1127)
• United States
17 Feb 12
I don't think that we should tamper with what God has created. Your friend should not have any surgeries, as God made him human, and your friend needs to stay in this species.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
17 Feb 12
If Urban's friend is a doctor (in Medicine, rather than Divinity - is your DD earned, honorary, or purchased with the tops of cornflake packets? If the first, what was your thesis on?) and active in General Practice, he's got to have surgeries.
@deedee328 (1127)
• United States
17 Feb 12
@john I just can not imagine what all it would take to turn a person into a dolphin. There would have to be many, many surgeries, and I would think that something would be bound to go wrong somewhere. Then, what would the poor transpecies thing end up as? My point was regardless of what we wish we were, I think that God made us the way He intended for us to be, in the forms and bodies we are intended to be in. I hold no doctorate degrees in anything, just an associates in accounting, sorry.
• United States
18 Feb 12
If you can afford it, why shouldn't it be. You should have the right to just about anything you want to your own body. Of course what disturbs me is the billions spent on research, and millions more to perform some pretty aesthetic medical procedures. While there's still more than enough work for all the doctors in the world in just preventing actual suffering and curing disease.
@urbandekay (18314)
18 Feb 12
Well said all the best urban
@TheCatLady (4696)
• Israel
17 Feb 12
I don't see it as a right, but if he can afford it, why not? Well then again, since it is legal, and it is his body maybe he has a right to do it. I only hope he take swimming lessons and becomes a strong swimmer before he does it. After all after the surgery he will have to live in the ocean or a large aquarium. You might want to work out a system of communication so you can talk to your friend after the surgery. Maybe Morse code. Have fun.
@deedee328 (1127)
• United States
17 Feb 12
@ all of you Ya'll are tooo much! Thank you so much for the laughs. It has been a stressful time and I truly needed the release. @urban if your friend is serious about this (my mind would truly be totally boggled if so), I am so sorry. I would never intentionally degrade anyone by belittling their desires or beliefs.
• United States
17 Feb 12
I think you've been watching too much South park.
@smacksman (6076)
17 Feb 12
Or 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'? Oh its nice to let the mind wander and have a bit of fun
@wysecom (346)
• South Africa
21 Feb 12
it would be interesting. to start with, the doctor would web the feet together, implant a breathing system - gills - as found in fish, prepare plastic heads different from humans, train him to speak and behave like a dolphin, develop alimentary canal like amphibians, become cold blooded, brain transplant, etc. I do not know how long this would take but he must be prepared for uncountable visits to the surgeon. One thing Iam sure of is this, it would never function well and his life would be deplorable than before. But after all these, he shouldn't forget that dolphins are good marine foods and he may be eaten along the line. I am just trying to amuse myself. The whole idea would be insanity; the type no medication can cure or manage.
@loonys (418)
16 Feb 12
If it was my friend I would not let him to make himself a fool. I really feel sorry. Community its very important .Let's not make others look at us a weird creatures.