Etyka — ewolucja — utopia. Uwagi na marginesie Poprawiania ewolucji Johna Harrisa
Keywords:theory of evolution; natural selection; deliberate selection; bioethics; utopian discourse
Ethics — evolution — utopia. Remarks on John Harris’ Enhancing evolution: The paper is divided into two parts. The first part justifies the thesis that the project of enhancing evolution presented by Harris, consisting in replacing natural selection with deliberate selection, is based on misunderstanding of the scientifically defined theory of evolution. In the second part, it is shown that Harris’ argument may serve as a classic example of a utopian discourse in which a pseudoscientific narrative is mixed with a quasi-religious belief.