The third meaning of playing God
has to do with "the use of science to alter life and influence human evolution" (Peters 1997: 11).
President's Commission on genetic engineering submitted its report in 1982, it noted that there was an objection from religious groups that scientists were playing God
in their recombinant DNA (rDNA) research.
No one was playing God
, but I believe that God guided what happened and the outcome.
Were we to conclude that playing God
is wrong, then advanced biology does pose a threat and we might seek to limit research into what once were the mysteries of life.
Ten years ago, in his book Playing God
in Yellowstone, Alston Chase took on two supposed shining lights in American life: the National Park Service and the environmental movement.
Justice is one thing, playing God
is quite another.
He said: "It's gut wrenching - it really turns my stomach what the government's doing - its playing God
Before long, Sands is Playing God
, caught in a web of murder and mayhem as he falls for gangster's moll Angelina Jolie.
David is soon to be seen making his big-screen leading-man debut as a medic in Playing God
The pope declares the "supreme" value of living out those last, painful weeks and days in order to block our taking control - or, in other words, to prevent us from playing God
THOSE who suggest control of the information available to victims' relatives "are playing God
with justice", a human rights group claimed.
Livingston chairman Bill Hunter said: "The so-called Super League are playing God
with Scottish football.
And desperate Irish aid workers have been put in the heartbreaking position of playing God
with limited resources.
When they start playing God
with our industry, they've stepped too far.
It's a reaffirmation of their worth and self-being because they are basically playing God
,'' Markman said.