It is the latter, the CRISPR-cas9 gene editing technique, which holds perhaps the greatest promise for changing and improving the human condition and the greatest risk for destroying both the fabric of society and the biological basis for life.
I believe both science and myths are tools that help us fashion what I have dubbed the coin of knowledge, which has two sides: intellectual and spiritual knowledge. Each informs and other; and life has no meaning without both. The secret is to resist the temptation to make the tools your objective, rather to use them to attain transcendence where words and theories fail and something unimaginable waits to be discovered.
Despite all of the knowledge we have gained through science and despite the technological advances that knowledge has wrought; we are still left with the fundamental question of who are […]