A CASE OF BAD ATTITUDE
by Brewster Kneen
“So, are you against all biotechnology?”
I am frequently asked this question after I have given a talk on biotechnology. It is a question of puzzlement, the questioner not being sure if they have understood me. It is sometimes a question of disbelief that anyone could be just plain against “progress.” Often the questioner is engaged in a quiet personal struggle against hopelessness and despair in the face of the dominant culture of determinism and individualism that drives the practice of biotechnology.