In order to prevent climate change, create Morlocks.
It’s for the planet. This is typical of the kind of thought that’s been driving the Progressive movement since HG Wells. So I should not be surprised that the same sort of bad stuff keeps coming to the surface. I suppose that it should be no surprise that the article should be written by high status Eloi, Rose Eveleth, she who loves science so much that she drives scientists to tears over a shirt during their greatest triumph.
She does talk a little about who gets to choose who gets modified and what modifications happen. I do want to know who “we” is. If experience in the last century is any guide, who “we” is and who makes the kind choices about people is fairly evident. Unfortunately for Ms. Eveleth we have an all too good series of examples of Been There, Done that. Frankly we don’t want to go down that road again no matter how hot it gets.
Unfortunately Progressives can’t seem to learn from past mistakes. They always seem to want to go down the same paths. They can’t seem to understand that 1984, Brave New World and The Time Machine were warnings, not instruction manuals. I think that even some of the Progressives of the last century were every concerned about the possible consequences of the things that they were advocating. Somehow they didn’t follow that logic to the conclusion that they were advocating for the wrong things.
At this point, the climate change argument misses the point. Even if things were as bad as the climate crowd says, do we really want to, in the end even give up our very humanity. Do we really want to want to remake people in to some sort of ideal chosen by a few based on something that at best is a good “maybe.” Frankly though, it would be easier to deal with the Ice caps melting than with the social changes wanted by the “we” crowd and the consequences of same.
It’s amazing how these people always come to the same conclusions, that somehow humans must be coerced into becoming new people, better suited to the new world, whatever that is that the Progressives are pursuing in their current fad. Now, apparently the want to reach into our very genes and “nudge” us into a new species. It seems like every new go around of Progressivism creates yet more new coercive lunacies, to top the bloody past that’s already happened.
I can’t understand the logic that says that all of us should inflict permanent damage on our children to chase the will of the wisp. The fact is that nobody really knows what the climate will do. Computers are not oracles and like all models the climate models are at best, guesses on reality. The evidence seems to be that they a poor guess at that. especially when it comes to the potential effect of rising Carbon Dioxide. It bothers me when supposedly intelligent men seemingly ignore chemistry and physics when chasing horror stories. Especially when they are trained in those disciplines.
When you start paying attention to the climate crowd you realize that they are afraid. Not of the climate, but of you. The whole climate cargo cult “science” is about making sure that you don’t pursue you own best interest and above all don’t seek to improve yourselves and gain status and wealth. See, status and wealth are for them, the elites, the Davos crowd, the Club Of Rome people, The Strongs, Soros, Rockefellers and Steyers. We, the masses should not be aspiring for prosperity, we should expect it to be rationed by “them.”
Maybe they should be afraid. I took my time machine to the future and my Morlock friends told me that Eloi was pretty tasty. Like chicken, but they can’t eat chicken. They are genetically allergic to it. Look, when people come up with “solutions” like this, it’s pretty obvious that things have gone way off the deep end and that this is NOT the way to go. But I’m sure that shortly we will see soon yet another lunatic suggestion from the climate crowd, just wait.
From Watts Up With That.
I guess they think that you can always drug up the Morlocks they create.
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