As I said, when I posted “Amber Waves”, I planned to expand on the story with my reason for writing it. The truth of the matter is that I am very much against scientist/businesses/man playing with genetics. Why?
Politics, Greed, Hubris, Asbestos, Radioactive Paint for Illuminated Watch Dials, Wallstreet meltdown of 2008, S&L Bailout, financial bubbles, the great depression, World War II, World War I, Hitler, the Holocaust, Inquisitions, Salem Witch Hunts, Enron, Tyco, torture, radical religions, Catholic Priest molestation and cover up, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima Daiichi, racism, poverty, gap between rich and poor, gun violence, mass murders, cults, nuclear waste, pollution, endangered species, kings and queens, fossil fuels, corporate theft, Thomas Edison (thief of movies), slavery, economic slavery, sweat shops, nuclear weapons, weapons of mass destruction, chemical weapons, napalm, agent orange, American Civil War, hunger, healthcare for profit, food recalls in time and not, corporate news, money equals speech, police arrest quotas, drug war, drug addiction, pedophiles, abusers, alcoholics, bribery, corruption, murder, saber rattling, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, 9/11/2001, terrorism, imperialism, colonialism, Apartheid, gulags, Communism, Stalin, Pol Pot, Flint Michigan, Love Canal, Tennessee Water Authority, insider trading, lobbyists, Cuban Missile Crisis, President Reagan, President G.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Senator Hillary Clinton, President Trump, Newt Gingrich, Iran-Contra Affair, White Water, Watergate, McCarthyism, black listing, blackmail, hate crimes, oppression, company stores, trash, elitism, oligarchy, robber barons, rape, incest, over population, genocide, world domination, dictators, short term thinking, etc.
I could go on and on but the facts boil down to one undeniable truth, man is nowhere near wise enough to comprehend all the possible outcomes of manipulating the complex workings of DNA. When we discovered materials that were radioactive, we thought they were safe. Ask the women that painted watch dials with radioactive paint so they would glow in the dark if it was safe. We thought Asbestos was a wonder product, ask those that died from the cancer it produced if they think we are wise. If we know so much about our bodies that we feel messing with our DNA is wise, how come we have such a thing as an Opioid epidemic? Why don’t we truly understand cancer and aids? The truth is that we still do not understand the basics completely enough to play with DNA, let alone chaos theory and its wide reaching tendrils into the workings of our universe. Then add to all this our continued failings as moral beings. This is why I believe we should not mess with Genetics, Nuclear Fusion, or Artificial Intelligence. Not because any of these are inherently evil but that we have shown neither the capacity or the will to tackle these sciences with the care that is needed, just look at our history of repeating mistakes.