Dire Wolf wrote:
It is both which is far worse....perversions of the natural order without knowledge of consequences is a slippery slope and screwing with the millions of years of evolution contained in dna is frightening. If people can does it mean they should?
YES !!! people should do it.
Best way to learn is by trial and error + experience - sure humans are always going to make mistakes and mess the world up, but that is part of the learning process we have to go thru in order to evolve to a higher order.
How do you know that human interaction with what you call the "natural order" is not part of the evolution process ?
What is a "perversion of the natural order" ? who's to judge that within a million year spectrum ?
Humans are animals and part of the natural order of this planet - we are not separate from nature or natural order.
I see no difference between "man- made" and nature.
everything can be reduced to chemicals, atoms, and energies, so who is to say that in the long run there is a difference ?
Don't be afraid ! Screwing with millions of years of evolution contained in DNA may be no different than how the DNA got there in the first place, maybe that is how DNA got there in the first place, by screwing with the evolutionary process.
There are some things we will never know and that's okay. i prefer mysteries over answers anyways.