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Has science made us gods even before we've become worthy of being men?

"Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men"
said the biologist and philosopher Jean Rostand almost 70 years ago, at the beginning of the Nuclear Arms race.

Is that quote even more true today or have we grown to be better people? Has science given us too much power? Will we ever be able to use that power responsibly?

I believe that science has given us power to create and destroy at "godlike" proportions, but we might've not grown enough morally to be able to use that power responsibly. I don't deny science, nor I think scientific knowledge can go "too far". What I'm worried about is how we use (or don't) that knowledge today and how shall we continue to use it in the future.

Just to clear things up: For me this question is purely a question about morals. I don't put any spiritual meaning in it. I don't believe people are divine, gods or anything "special" like that. Even with science we're still men with all the good and bad parts that come with us being just human.

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    Jun 17 2011: What do you mean when you say "even more true today"? Can science make us "gods" at all? And does "gods" mean we're tinkering with evolution by exploring its scientific basic principles, or are you referring to something more spiritual? Maybe it would help if you shared *your* opinion about the topic with us to launch the debate?
    • Jun 19 2011: I think that by "Science has made us gods" he meant that science has given us the power to create and destroy at "godlike" proportions, at least that's how I interpret it. I am not referring to anything spiritual, nor I want to state a single correct answer or opinion.

      I just think it's about time we begin asking that question more often.

      PS: I edited the debate description to make things more clear. Tell me if there's something still unclear about the question. :)

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