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.