"The new human species is one that begins to engineer the evolution of viruses, plants, animals, and itself. As we do that, Darwinâ€™s rules get significantly bent, and sometimes even broken. By taking direct and deliberate control over our evolution, we are living in a world where we are modifying stuff according to our desires" (Read More: http://www.activistpost.com/2011/11/genetically-modifying-new-human-species.html )
Historian of the science fiction genre John Clute describes the prophetic function of science fiction: "What SF does is train its readers to look for the future."
Humanity's new mythology is a heady mixture of science fiction and modern evolutionary science. Its prophets and visionaries are the shapers of man's conception of not only themselves but of the future.
The new mythology provides its' followers with a conviction that a vastly different, enormously exciting high-tech future lies just ahead. It consistently pictures the New Man as a technologically, psychotechnologically and biologically enhanced Superman, a quasi divine immortal possessed of super powers.
However, what true-believers don't realize is that the New Future and New Man are strictly matters of the over-heated imaginations of the prophets and visionaries.
The peculiar vision of a new and improved man designed and created by unimproved man suggests that something is terribly wrong with man, otherwise why try to improve mankind? Christian theology teaches that no man is capable of fixing what is wrong with other men. This is a job that can only be accomplished through the intervening work of God the Father Almighty.
The bizarre notion that man might achieve salvation by evolving beyond his present condition by means of science, technology, and psychotechnology is utterly futile because of our moral condition. That this is true was amply demonstrated by the 20th century's genocidal utopian regimes.
A wise man once said that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Throughout the post-Christian West, people are being prepared by the prophets and visionaries of the New Future and New Man for the coming evolutionary "leap of consciousness" that will supposedly propel mankind into the Future. The scientifically designed New Age is almost upon us we are told.
Amidst all of the excitement, it appears we have already forgotten that the twentieth century's utopian/totalitarian regimes billed themselves as "scientific" and held out the promise of a New World populated by a New Man. What this means is that what is coming our way is not paradise but bloody genocide.