“We have already genetically engineered babies, the march toward three- (or more) parent human embryos, and radical proposals for creating novel family forms.”
This essay has argued that Lewis was prophetic as regards the advent of techniques powerful enough to bring about the effects he feared.
I will briefly review two prominent voices in the opposition camp who reflect concerns at the heart of C. S. Lewis’s own case.
Lewis’s deep suspicion of modernist educational projects, subjectivism about morality, and progressive scientific planning animates these lectures.
In Julian Savulescu’s view, rapidly advancing brain science will provide some of the data necessary to shaping a better human race.