Without such a tradition, without being in constant communication with the living world/earth, human beings can loose their “way.” And that way is none other than the way of Nature—Maat by another name; Ekimi by another. There are various names in various traditions for the “way” of Nature.
The West has not learned to be guided by the way. And with their limited knowledge of consequences, they continue to alter, disrupt, and challenge, and even violate Nature. Their assault is unending, as they persist in playing “God.” Science manipulating DNA I would say constitutes playing “God.” In addition to cloning, in recent decades, developmental biologists have been researching and developing techniques to facilitate same-sex reproduction. Scientists are also experimenting with the development of female sperm and male eggs, with female sperm closer to being a reality for humans. (Japanese scientists have already created female sperm for chickens.) If created, a "female sperm" cell could fertilize an egg cell, a procedure that, among other potential applications, might enable female same-sex couples to produce a child that would be the biological offspring of its two mothers. It is also claimed that production of female sperm may stimulate a female to be both the mother and father (similar to asexual reproduction) of an offspring produced by her own sperm. (Talk about misandry.)
In 2004, by altering the function of a few genes involved with imprinting, Japanese scientists combined two mouse eggs to produce daughter mice. There are some scientists that have speculated about the possibility of creating life non-reproductively in the laboratory. Several scientists have succeeded in producing simple viruses from entirely non-living materials. These experiments thus far have had limited success. But the production of a truly living organism with no ancestors, which would be a much more complex task, is becoming more a possibility as science “progresses.” In fact, a synthetic genome has been transferred into an existing bacterium where it replaced the native DNA, resulting in the artificial production of a new M. mycoides organism.
I always ask myself a series of questions when I read about these experiments, like, haven't these guys seen Frankenstein and Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? What happens when s#!t goes wrong? Nature isn't doing a good enough job? Western man has already demonstrated a disregard for life as it is, so what is his point in trying to create it? Can he do a better job than the Supreme Being?
Mind you, science isn't the problem; it is the worldview of the scientist we should be worried about. Is there any stopping these mad scientists?