posted on Apr, 29 2006 @ 10:39 PM
The "Playing God," argument is really getting old. I prefer to look at this as a Good, Neutral, or Evil use of a technology, and just because a
technology has Evil uses, is no reason to prohibit said technology. A Gun can be used for survival purposes by killing game to feed your family, but
it can also be used to kill your neighbor and take all his food to feed your family. One use of the technology is Good, the other Evil.
Using Genetics to weed out the weak and propogate the strong through a systematic regime of culling is quite obviously Evil, which we already have
Using Genetics to cure a Genetic defect to cure various inherited disorders is quite obviously a good and legitimate use of the technology and denying
that, based solely on Theological reasons is just as evil as weeding out the weak in the first example I provided above because it achieves a similiar
purpose but IMO causes much more suffering. IN a culling regime, a person with Cerebral Palsy would just get nullified straight out of the womb, or
shortly thereafter. In a prohibition regime, that person would be condemned to live a life, that most of us would consider cruel and unusual
punishment if we had the capacity to cure it.
This is not as simple as some make it out to be.
There is another side of the coin as well, which falls straight in the center which could potentially be used for both Good and Evil, it's really up
to the person. What I'm talking about is someone who, say, decides to get some genes spliced into his genome to give him Hawk-eyes. For a Pilot, this
could be a life saver. For a pervert, this would be a wet dream.
You see my point? It's all in how the technology is used, not what our subejective belief systems say how it should be used or not used, according to