Who will Question Bio-Engineering?

Van Mensvoort
August 14th 2012

Bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe presents a parade of recent bio-engineering experiments, from glowing monkeys, to genetically boosted salmon, to cyborg insects. He asks: isn't it time to set some ground rules? Sure. Bring it on Paul!

Now regular readers of this website already know most of the lustrous & monstrous examples, yet throughout the talk you feel a certain suspense: you-are-now-listing-to-a-real-bioethicist-who-any-minute-now-is-going-to-lay-out-some-crystal-clear-ground-rules-for-bio-engineering. Unfortunately Paul constrains himself to a call for rules, but doesn't deliver them himself. Who will?

Thanks anyway Ewelina Szymanska.

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D. Wallberg
Posted 12/11/2011 – 20:26

In the power of the images that are in the book "The Last Story: The messenger" you will see how the world will revolve in the future to come. For those images are written upon the Earth and are part of a Scared Tablet that I discovered four years ago. That proves the Mayan and Hopi people are one and their Prophecy is real. It also backs up the Bible and many more that are written. All those images in the book can be seen by every man, woman and child on the Earth with the aid of Science and a computer program called GoogleEarth...
The Messenger

dwallberg
Posted 11/07/2011 – 20:14

God will intervene, I know this for a fact!!!
I have discovered the Scared Tablet that he has written upon the Earth, and it does clearly state that he will intervene and will destroy all those you think they can rule over life, or create it to work under their control.

natinja
Posted 10/07/2011 – 19:51

In "Engines of Creation" (1986), Eric Drexler devises an approach to enquire into such kind of ethical issues through rounds of argument, cross examination and negotiation to seek agreed-upon statements amongst people who have no vested interests, much like a science court. I doubt this is ever going to happen though, mainly because cleaning the mess is too profitable. Innovation is the mother of necessity.

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