Well, you’ve gotten Dale Carrico (amormundi.blogspot.com) to call your piece “evil.” Congratulations on that. However, while characteristically overblown and antagonistic, Dale’s criticism conveys two critical points: you’re making extraordinary claims about synthetic biology based on minimal evidence, and these claims potentially distract attention from more likely solutions to existing environmental problems. The idea that exotic bugs will eliminate or make manageable all human diseases in eight years strikes me as overwhelmingly implausible.
Posted by Pastor_Alex on 06/11 at 04:34 PM
Aside from the predictions, I have a question that I’m curious about. Once we have created an artificial lifeform, what is to prevent the mutation of that lifeform away from how we have designed it?