Preface: I am pro-science, but not only science.

Scientists, mathematicians and philosophers are discussing a number of not-abstract points at the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University, according to a magazine article in the Business section on the Beeb’s website.

Se├ín O’Heigeartaigh, geneticist, voices concerns about the real world implications of scientific curiosity.

In terms of risks from biology, he worries about misguided good intentions, as experiments carry out genetic modifications, dismantling and rebuilding genetic structures.

“It’s very unlikely they would want to make something harmful,” he says.

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Very unlikely.

“What we know as reality is only a fragile membrane…”

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