1000 Flowers for the Planet - #293 Because We 'Can' Doesn't Mean We 'Should'
There are a lot of things going on in the world that we need to question. Unfortunately it will never be easy to find answers to moral and ethical questions with our different world views, but perhaps dialogue should be opened and sensible discussion and input allowed. Because we ‘can’ clone life, does that mean we ‘should’ do it? Because we can genetically modify plants, should we? Because we can create weapons of mass destruction, should we? Should scientists be allowed to search for anything they wish to search for, or should we ask them not to go down some tracks at all? Should we be looking for ways to read people’s minds? Should we be creating robots to replace people, while the world’s human population explodes? Should we be putting people on the planet Mars to create a new colony, instead of cleaning up the planet we already have? Should we spend our money like there’s no tomorrow and put countries into economic ruin, leaving it for the next generation to fix? Should we keep manufacturing, producing, making, building, like the resources are never going to run out, without thought for the future and the price our descendants are going to have to pay? There are so many questions with no easy answers, but I hope today’s Flower at least opens your mind to thinking about these things, and more.