Tuesday, January 07, 2014

What we really want

What we really want from science is an end to randomness. We want to know why diseases strike some people and not others. We want to know how to protect ourselves against the scourges that have our names on them. We want, in short, to banish unpredictability.— Whole (electronic edition), chapter 8

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No, what we want is for science to allow us to be gods…not much has changed since Genesis 3, has it?
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