Dubious Scientific Experiments

Some of the more bizarre science fiction stories out of Hollywood may eventually look tame compared to what is going on in the laboratories of universities, colleges, and biotechnology centers, which seem to be places where playing God is an unfortunate pastime. On the radio the other day, some financier was talking about how his science project was working on changing the evolutionary make-up of coming generations of human beings, supposedly so that humans can adapt to their environments. This involved man-made schemes to manipulate and change the human body; pro-active evolution, if you will. Then there is the genome project where they are mapping out every possible gene, and there is no telling what kind of bizarre plans that the wizards of this intrusive biological project have in mind for their obvious desire to be the masters of every possible destiny.

In Europe, with a significant monetary contribution from Uncle Sam, they might be spawning wormholes and black holes through the Hadron collider project, and you can tell that "we" (as in the human race) didn't learn our lesson by making the atom bomb, in which there are now thousands propped up in missile silos and implanted in submarines, hanging over the Earth like a Damocles sword. Biotechnology labs from Monsanto and elsewhere are playing havoc with the traditional agricultural systems of our planet, not to mention other environmental concerns. The lack of sufficient government regulation of these labs and the chemicals and agents used in them increases the possibility of malevolent uses and criminal activities. Unfortunately, not many politicians in the United States, and maybe, around the world, are worrying much about dubious science, but it's time for more regulation, before this creeping scientific adventurism becomes even more problematic than it already is.

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