john tiong chunghoo

Gold Star - 5,668 Points (Jan 21,1960 / Sibu, Sarawak, Borneo East Malaysia)

Engineered Evolution - Poem by john tiong chunghoo

Science is an art of the possible;
an art that will spearhead a new
human evolution; an engineered
evolution that will divide humans
into species rather than
black, white or brown.
Soon there will be a race to develop
the best humankind, a process
that will produce a thousand
and one kinds of human species
to marvel and terrorise us;
humans with eagle eyes and wings,
some with gills, others with
legs that run like cheetahs,
some with chlorophyll-covered bodies,
others with bodies that glow like a firefly,
some with dolphin-size brains,
others with lion-size hearts,
some with polar-bear fur,
others with body systems that can fight
any disease copied from creatures
in the forests, in the
seas and in the mountains....
Scientists dabbling in gene grafting
will change the whole human race
that those remaining like us will
be discarded like an old transistor radio!

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  • (6/29/2005 12:01:00 PM)

    If 'Science is an art of the possible', quantum physics may be the art of making the impossible theoretically plausible. either way, this is one of the best pieces that I have read of yours, John. nice that you struck a light-hearted note at the end because it is easy to be doom-laden with ruminations on modern-day science. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, June 29, 2005

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