The list author says: "[Revised] these publishings are, collectively, philosophical developments regarding the new biology of gene technology. The term "new biology," as a conceptual entity, has been philosophically debated in historical contexts. However, in terms of contemporary social and public policy, nothing is "un-new" about it, as gene technology has the potential to distort all of our governable principles (such as through gene testing, thereby potentially affecting the rights of all people, particularly the disabled), while at the same time, giving us tools to make the quality of life better for society’s “affected” members, especially those who suffer from genetic-based ailments. This is an unprecedented ethical duality, which alone, should be given more philosophical analysis. Technologically, we are not accomplished enough to, quote/unquote, 'play God' with the tools of genetics, because political debate, religion, and public outcry are impediments to achieving such a level of accomplishment. Having these tools at our disposal, however, brings to mind the question...what exactly was our original goal in the first place? In a purely humanistic sense, is gene technology something we have formulated to, not only play God, but be God, or be as a God? We arrived at this point by some original scientific inquiry, but what is our goal now considering the controversies? These ponderances are why I made this list. As a scientist, I don’t want a single unilateral view of the arguments. In our time, we are at the highest level of technological potential known to man; being able to “be God” in a creative sense. In my quest to find answers, it is my destiny to read these books, and many others like it, with a scientific, teleological, and theological perspective; then maybe I'll be able to discover what my own views really are. If you have read any of the books on this list, please share your insight in detail; write your reviews and criticisms of the readings. Thanks in advance."