When many people hear about things like genetic modification, geoengineering, etc, many scream “Your playing god!” Well in a sense we are gods. Look at us, look at what we have done, look at what we can do. We can communicate with people on the other side of the world with small devices we hold to our heads, we can heat food by putting in in a metal box, we can cure diseases that have plagued humanity for thousands of years, we can build buildings hundreds of stories tall, we can fly faster than the speed of sound, we have vehicles that can fly into space leaving a trail of fire, we can kill people from a mile away with a small peace of led, we can blow up buildings and even entire cities. We massively alter the environments we live in, we create lightening with fire, water and magnets and use it to light our homes and power our devises. We are godlike in our abilities. Being godlike means that our actions can have far reaching effects and they do. The pollution we put out is effecting the planet and I’m not just talking about global warming.
Criticizing something by saying its “plying god” is extremely stupid not only because of the fact that we have been playing gods we – given what we have done and what we can do – in a sense are gods.

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Comment by Jim DePaulo on September 30, 2010 at 4:45pm
The "playing god" refrain is as over used as "god works in mysterious ways", both statements being total idiotic and a way to avoid discussion by inept theist.
Comment by Prog Rock Girl on September 24, 2010 at 5:46pm
People who talk about "playing god" usually pick and choose what they consider to be playing god. For instance, taking fertility drugs b/c you can't get pregnant (why isn't that a sign from god that you hicks shouldn't be breeding?!) and then not aborting your octuplets b/c you don't want to play god.



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