quote for today

Brad, I think the debate on bio-tech, like the one on marriage, has much to do with our beliefs about what it means to be human, animal, a creation, etc. The following quote comes from a British scientist at the Open University who wrote a book I'm just starting. "Genetic-engineering biotechnology is an unprecedented intimate alliance between bad science and big business, which will spell the end of humanity as we know it, and of the world at large. Genetic-engineering biotechnology is inherently hazardous; but the genetic-determinist mentality that misinforms both practitioners and the public takes hold of people's consciousness, making them act unquestioningly to shape the world to the detriment of human beings and all its other inhabitants." --Mae-Wan Ho, 1999. Genetic Engineering: Dream or Nightmare?, 2nd ed. pp.1.


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