I do not think that there is a reputable scientist on this planet who would advocate using this technology to generate a human child as was just announced.
Amazingly when you add life and consciousness to the equation you can actually explain some of the biggest puzzles of science.
Our science fails to recognize those special properties of life that make it fundamental to material reality. This view of the world – biocentrism – revolves around the way a subjective experience which we call consciousness relates to a physical process. It is a vast mystery and one that I have pursued my entire life.
Our thoughts have an order not of themselves but because the mind generates the spatio-temporal relationships involved in every experience.
In fact when you combine stem cell technology with the technology known as tissue engineering you can actually grow up entire organs so as you suggest that sometime in the future you get in an auto accident and lose your kidney we’d simply take a few skin cells and grow you up a new kidney. In fact this has already been done.
So someday in the near future hopefully rather than having a foot or a leg amputated we’ll just give you an injection of the cells and restore the blood flow. We’ve also created entire tubes of red blood cells from scratch in the laboratory. So there are a lot of exciting things in the pipeline.
I think it’s science and physics are just starting to learn from all these experiments. These experiments have been carried out hundreds and hundreds of times in all sorts of ways that no physicist really questions the end point. I think that these experiments are very clearly telling us that consciousness is limitless and the ultimate reality.
Modern science cannot explain why the laws of physics are exactly balanced for animal life to exist.
Today’s preoccupation with physical theories of everything takes a wrong turn from the purpose of science – to question all things relentlessly. Modern physics has become like Swift’s kingdom of Laputa flying absurdly on an island above the earth and indifferent to what is beneath.
We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.