One of the primary reasons I am sharing the above video is that it has an analog in the multi-decade effort to restrict the growth of nuclear technology. Though not the topic of this talk, Mark pointed out the similarity between the anti GMO and antinuclear movements. At minute 15:30 he said:
Indeed, in many related areas like nuclear power, the environmental movement has already done great harm to the planet, even as it has rightly helped raise awareness in other areas such as deforestation, pollution and biodiversity loss.
In addition to his recent conversion from an anti GMO activist, Mark Lynas has also altered his position on nuclear energy from opposition to support. It is pretty clear that Lynas now supports genetic engineering for the same reason that he supports nuclear energy – science indicates that both are incredible tools for serving the needs of human beings. Like most of the nuclear professionals I know, Lynas apparently loves the human species and wants to help more of us live abundant lives. In fact, he called us The God Species in a recent book.
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