Between creation, evolution and genetic engineering: biology in need of a new bioethics?

J. A. Gupta

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Technological interventions into biological processes through genetic engineering in the twenty-fi rst century could speed up evolution at the velocity of light years in comparison with the millions of years it took for Homo sapiens to reach this stage of evolution until this new millennium. Will these technological assays lead to an eventual recrafting of animal and human biology and ontology? Does our Post-Darwinian future lie in a post- or transhuman and post-species transcendence to be achieved through evolution by Intelligent Design controlled not by God but by bio engineers in laboratories? What challenges does this pose in terms of rethinking bioethics?
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)35-43
Number of pages9
JournalTijdschrift voor Humanistiek
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009

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