What about it? There are things within our control, including decimating millions of people because their lives are subordinated to the theories of an oligarch. Genetic engineering doesn't change anything except the technical aspects. Himmler got some of his racial ideas from raising crops, an ancient form of genetic engineering.
And on the subject of mass atrocities in the name of genetic idealism, it's a lot easier to exterminate and expel people in the name of 'purity' than it is to genetically engineer populations at the molecular level. So I don't think the moral conundra of genetic engineering are going to be any worse than what the world saw even in the Spanish Inquisition, which was ALSO a genetic cleansing.
I think genetic engineering of the human could be very dangerous , after all we are a very selfish animal . In India we must remember the hated cast system or the equally evil apartheid system of South Africa without genetic interference these ideas separated people into what the considered, higher and lower order human beings, some were even considered subhuman (of course there is no such entity)
Genitive engineering in the wrong hands , and believe me the world is full of them, could have dire future consequences for the human and what and change forever defines a true human. Of course. great great potential for the good of mankind
Hitler was a fan of the philosopher ?Neitzer? as I am sure you know, he also based much of his super- white Aryan race on Darwinian evolution and he went to great efforts to prove that his ideal of a blue eyed blond German was the real super- race and the rest of us were subhuman or worse.
If I had lived in Germany at the time, the SS Nazis would have knocked on my parents front door and removed me for extermination due to my perceived weakness as a manic depressive. I know this is a little off topic , but is it not just a crude method of genetic engineering?
The irony of Hitler and his idea of a German super race was that he did not conform to his own ideal, and it is suggested that is the reason he never had children
Think what a monster like him could have done with genetic engineering, he could have sterilized genitally all those he considered weak and useless and enhanced those he considered strong etc.
It makes me think of the plague of alien rabbits introduced foolishly by the Australian and their method of elimination them by infecting them with a bacterial or virus (I am not sure which) which resulted in billions dying
Genetic manipulation has a much greater potential for evil in a depraved persons control and of course the reverse in a person of righteous character.
Unfortunately there are still Hitlers lurking somewhere waiting to enrich themselves at any cost