From the mid 1970s until the early 1990s, I was privileged to work among brilliant scientists and engineers developing some of the most advanced technology in recorded history. For corporations and universities alike, this was a time of tremendous momentum, as our nation was redefining its dependence upon foreign oil, as well as struggling to maintain its superiority during the Cold War and in the space program. Not surprisingly, the period of such intense research was accompanied by equally intense introspection.
In a very real sense, scientists were exploring the limits of their newfound capabilities to alter life and our planet at a level historically left to God and nature. It was the responsibility that comes with such awesome power that often sparked heated debates questioning our moral and ethical right to use such technologies—debates that I enthusiastically joined at every opportunity. Continue Reading