Bio-Technology and the Recapitulation of Original Sin

I thank my brother, Deacon Scott Dodge ( from the diocese of Salt Lake City for the following. I never was able to put my concerns about bio-technology in these terms even though I have struggled at times to express my worries where this whole area of medicine is heading (ask any of my family who have heard me more than once go on and on about it) so I thank Deacon Dodge for articulating it for me. I quote him:

All of this is to more than hint at that in no realm more than in bio-technology do human beings run the risk of re-capitulating the original sin, which is our constant human desire to reject our creaturliness and establish ourselves as supreme. As with so many things, bio-technology is a two-edged sword, which is often to put to use to accomplish good ends by means that are not morally objectionable. Nonetheless, we must be careful not to fall into the trap that just because we can do something by means of technology, we should.

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