Drat! No more Mozarts
A scientist warns that current efforts to “edit genes” and remove genes for inherited diseases and disabilities could… well, it could ensure that no more geniuses would ever be born ( http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/747382/SCIENCE-WARNING-Messing-genes-WIPE-OUT-geniuses-earth ).
Naturally, we hate inherited diseases and would like to see them abolished. But another thing that we’ve inherited–culturally, not biologically–is this weird ideology that says that the creations of our own hands, Science and the State, will do all those things that God can’t do because He doesn’t exist. The history of the 20th century largely consists of the miseries imposed upon the human race by that ideology.
And so, armed with good intentions and the audacity of ignorance, we go trampling into uncharted territory where the slightest misstep might prove fatal–well, to somebody, at least. High overhead we carry the inspiring banner of Uniformity–physical, cultural, intellectual, political–this glorious flat same-ness that real smart people like to call Diversity.
Dirty little secret: even our geniuses aren’t all that smart. If they were, do you think we’d be in the mess we’re in today?
I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. –I Corinthians 1:19