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Man and Science

“Science is one thing, wisdom is another.  Science is an edged tool with which men play like children, and cut their own fingers.”–Sir Arthur Eddington

The Associated Press ran a story today headlined in our paper, “Britain Approves Gene-Editing Work on Human Embryos.”  The lead paragraph:  “In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path towards ‘designer babies,’ Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct gene-editing experiments on human embryos.” Continue reading

An “Almost” First Draft

Today, eight months since I began writing it, I have an “almost” first draft of Titan’s Brood.  Three hundred twenty manuscript pages (73, 812 words), it is now ready to be put on the shelf for a month or two.  I know I’ve reached that stage when I begin haggling with myself over a few words I’ve changed five or six times already, only to return to the original.  Sometime in October, I’ll print it out and go over it one more time (50 pages a day), then forward it to the fellow in New York who will tell me what’s wrong with it.  Work on the final draft will probably start around the first of next year. Continue reading