"We must build a race of supermen"
A professor at Case Western RTeserve has gotten a grant to develop "ethical" guidelines for genetic human enhancement. The scholar, Maxwell Mehlman, is a apparently a supporter of "transhumanism," a worldview that human nature is " a work-in-progress, a half-baked beginning that we can learn to remold in desirable ways." Self-improvement, however, is not in our souls or in our hearts, but in our genes and biochemistry.
The faith that we "half-baked" humans would use this "power" wisely is frighteningly naive and stridently ahistorical.