heard on the radio today that ground research had come to the conclusion that a certain gene is isolated and that it is responsible for obesity. Well fine. Ground research takes no actions about its findings. But. Obesity is classified as a disease now a days. If a gene is found to be the problem, obesity is going to be treated a genetic disorder. A "cure" will be developed. (Natural selection has been out for thast 200 years - natures way of correcting genetic disorders) Got me thinking. It took a couple of hundredthousands of years to develop this obesity-gene. It has a purpose and it is probably a very nice gene to have if you don't live in a modern city. By "curing" this we will reverse evolution, making mankind just a bit less adapted to life as human on earth. Except - if we always have our cities and overproduction of food. What do you think?