Transhumanism, arguably an offshoot of neo-Darwinism, is set on envisioning the next grand step of human evolution.
Compare the latest project to sequence everything to other megaprojects that may or may not answer evolutionary questions.
If lateral gene transfer is rampant throughout life, the universal tree of life becomes a matter of philosophical preference, not empirical demonstration.
Winston Ewert’s results are a Copernican Revolution moment.
When tyranny comes it often is introduced as some improvement, or as the correction of some perceived problem.