Human intervention on divine matters
Technology around us has given us an adaptive zone in which humans have evolved successfully on Earth and are now planning to place colonies on other habitable planets with technological breakthroughs. It is possible to cross lines beyond human mind of comprehension, although there is always controversy that humans might eventually fall into decadence and lead to ruin.
Science and Religion are two controversies that have always been in loggerheads in war with each other, with the two undeniably unwilling to co-exist based on beliefs and facts. Monotheism, which has the belief in one god creator of all is the most outspoken, but with the decline of belief in any god, an increase in atheism, you have science who are breaking fields in which seems an intervention on divine matters, where all ethics and morals on the basis of human life are crossed and questioned giving an insight of a destructive insight of science ethics whether its modifying seeds, gene therapy or scientists indulging in cloning to create genetically superior humans. A debatable atmosphere has always surrounded these issues on when humans are trying to play god or whether cloning isn’t creating life but simply reproducing using the disposable tools already there. Cloning isn’t unique, it occurs in nature itself when cell reproduce themselves so why can’t we? and it has many advantages in society whether its cloning x y genes, creating organs or facilitating in biological diseases which are incurable, but the fabric of the question is underlined whether we should leave certain aspects in human life to nature itself, after all diseases, loss of limb, infertility and death are inevitable. So, who are we humans to change what has been the norm for thousands of years since man came to be…the other argument would be it is all about a different path of evolution, something that was not seen before therefore society will find it hard to accept. However, if everything was divine than the whole conception that science is interfering with gods plans contradicts itself. Yet cloning is not natural and denies the sanctity of human life and will simply create an extremely complex and intractable social and moral problems in the world, however some priests and Islamic scholars no matter how controversial would in fact state that they have not created new laws but simply discovered them, and these discoveries were made because god allowed it.
Genetic engineering allowing to create and modify certain human traits, creating on request designer babies is changing rapidly as technology progresses to create a new version of humans who would deem so superior than the average would have devastating consequences and social repercussions, and we can imagine how stratified a society could become, where those who don’t have access to the technology ultimately becoming second-class citizens. However, the intent behind it asks a question on is it to help the future population or a simple means of testing in science thinking humans are machines so a quick fix should solve the issues or is it to deviate us from the perception of gods role and existence in the world. Whatever it is, science isn’t clear cut, because if it is about profitability sakes then you can say science in human engineering is driven by greed and can be detrimental compared to science driven by human compassion. In reality, this genetic enhancement is a dangerous fantasy, which distracts us from the real issues affecting our quality of life-like our food intake, our morals and our quality of life and not about manipulating foods due to food shortages, or creating hybrid plants to adapt in hostile environments.
In all, one would assume that they should not go against the natural order of things and leave things be after all isn’t the human species still alive and thriving without all this. The whole process of altering the foundations of humans, animal and plants genes to create a better order in the world is a misconception because the ethical and moral implications would throw the whole eco-system in jeopardy and to advocate it would be a foolish endeavour. Science as much as its use needs to know the implications on where to draw the line to playing god in the world in pursuit of greed and a superior society.