Friday, September 26, 2008

the world is his oyster/clam/mussel hybrid

A while back my 7 yo son took great interest in a NPR story on the emerging field of biological engineering and the new college degrees in this field. For a science lover like him, it would probably be an excellent fit. The other night over dinner he got this excited glow in his eyes as he explained to me his great creationist ideas.
His plan was to identify the genes from a vast range of sea creatures that created given characteristics and then to remixthem to create these new species to his own liking. (As thought it were like making brownies- just add a bit of this DNA a bit of that and stir) I applaud his creative desires, and hate to quash them with a debate on the ethical ramifications and practicality of such engineering, but it just made me think about what lies ahead for our children? I know how drastically the world has changed in my short 32 years of living. I have to wonder what lies ahead. Truly the world is his oyster or in his case maybe an oyster, clam hybrid with a little mussel DNA thrown in for dramatic shell contrast...
1. thoughts to ponder 2.time with friends 3. kissing my sleeping boys

5 comments:

Amy said...

wow, he is very creative. And who knows what lies ahead, I have to stop worrying about it or I give myself a headache.

ellen said...

He's definitely smarter than me.

Swimmingmom said...

He's so great. I love that he thinks like that.

KAT said...

I tagged you!

Jenny said...

You have our future in your hands. Thanks for being such a smart mom. I'll know what to look for in the future, and who's name will be attached to it!
reach high ss#1.