The London Guardian reports that: “The web magazine Edge … asked more than 100 scientists and philosophers: ‘What is your dangerous idea?’ The responses were published online yesterday.”
They make interesting reading, though there is some nonsense mixed up in there. Steven Pinker’s put-down of “designer babies” is low-grade logic, for him, and Richard Dawkins is in full 19th-century scientism
mode: “Isn’t the murderer or the rapist just a machine with a defective component?” etc. etc.