Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pope warns against eugenics

In an address last Saturday to participants in a conference sponsored by the Pontifical Academy for Life,
The pope condemned the new eugenics for reducing man to a mere body, while ignoring other important dimensions of the human person. "Man," he said, "is greater than all of that which makes up his body; in fact, he carries with him the power of thought, which is always drawn to the truth about himself and the world."
"Every human being, then, is much more than a singular combination of genetic information that is transmitted to him by his parents. The generation of man can never be reduced to the mere reproduction of a new individual of the human species, as is the case with all other animals. Every appearance of a person in the world is always a new creation. If we want to enter into the mystery of human life, then it is necessary that no science isolate itself, pretending to have the last word."

Read the entire story at Life Site News.

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