Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Church out to foil evil nano scheme

Church against technology to create human master race (scotsman.com)

    NEW scientific technologies should not be used to create a master race of humans, a leading member of the Church of Scotland warned last night.

    Dr Donald Bruce, the director of the Kirk’s society, religion and technology project, said advances in nanotechnology - which involves manipulating materials at molecular level - could be hugely useful in treating people with cancer and helping disabled people to regain use of their limbs.

    But he warned against its potential to create a superhuman soldier or otherwise "enhanced" humans, who could be made stronger, faster and even more intelligent. More here

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