O futile humans! Why does your folly teach skills innumerable, and search out manifold inventions still? But there is one knowledge you do not gain and have never sought it: to implant a right mind where no wisdom dwells. - Theseus
Myths abound about the folly of humans in meddling with forces beyond their control. Think of Prometheus, Pandora, Daedulus and Icarus...and that's just the Greeks! Closer to our own time, of course, is the story of Dr. Frankenstein.
Today, in the age of hyper-modern technology, we are forced to grapple with ever more serious challenges.
One such is the deadly potential of biotechnology when used as a weapon: