What kind of ethics can we expect in science from people who have an evolutionary worldview, where we are not made in God's image because they believe there is no Creator God in the first place? Scientists discuss ethical boundaries, but it's difficult to want to accept those from people who do not have an absolute moral foundation and believe that we are just another animal.
|Chimaera image credit: Wikimedia Commons / ArthurWeasley|
People have an admiration/distrust relationship with scientists and science in general, but some people are strict empiricists. That is, with materialism as a foundation, all knowledge (therefore, all truth) is to be obtained through the empirical scientific method. If you study on it for a spell, you'll see that it's self-refuting: the idea itself cannot be obtained from empirical methods, it's abstract in nature. The adoration of science is scientism, which is materialistic and atheistic in nature.
I disremember where I read it, but I thought that an atheist had proposed not only doing away with "religion", but to have an atheistic "benevolent dictatorship". Sounds similar to what Neil deGrasse Tyson is promoting in his concept of "Rationalia". Well, having professing atheists in charge based on their version of "reason" has been tried. Just look up "Reign of Terror".
The religion of chimera-makers and advocates of scientism have materialism as a foundation. The reject the authority of God's Word, as well as the scientific evidence for recent creation. Instead, they prefer to saddle up and ride the old nag of evolution, and the trail takes them — and us — to some mighty dark places. Especially when they have political power, and we already know that we don't fit. Do we want their ethics and boundaries? This child says, "Not hardly! We need freedom from atheistic scientism."
What made me put the bit in my teeth and gallop away with this article was a podcast I heard from Albert Mohler called "The Briefing". It has a Christian perspective on various news and political items, so I was startled when the podcast was on my own homestead. It's only 22 minutes, and I really hope that you'll listen to it. Free to listen or download, just click on "Will our brave new world include human-animal chimeras? NIH proposal erases ethical lines".