In the words of poet Pavel Chichikov, all of human history can be summed up in two sentences. The first is “What could it hurt?” followed sometime later by “How was I supposed to know?”
Pavel comments further:
That article reminds me of a crack made by the famous (also eccentric and funny) physicist Wolfgang Pauli about someone’s hypothesis:
It’s so far out of it, it’s not even wrong.
Making human-animal hybrids presents a philosophical problem which should be solved by a federal science bureaucracy?
Sometimes it seems that some of these people at the Times are literally insane.
Pavel, I used to know a guy who said, “There is no problem so subtle or complex that it can’t be solved by brute force and ignorance.” I’ve often thought he would make a great advocate of expanding federal power.