Colson on Biotechnology

CatholicExchange is hosting this commentary from Chuck Colson on biotechnology and humanity, occasioned by the Olympics:

Thanks to genetic, robotic, information, and nano technologies — collectively known by the ironic acronym GRIN — mankind is poised for what some call “engineered evolution.” Nigel warns that the very technologies that can “help us restore function to the disabled and fight disease, can also be used to bring in the ‘Brave New World’-in which what it means to be human, made in the image of God, is fundamentally lost.”

Not only will the results of this “evolution” be unprecedented, but so will the speed at which it happens. “Pain vaccines,” “memory pills,” and “gene doping,” which may turn even the scrawniest kid into a Hercules, are being tested as I speak.

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