“The biologically optimized spacefarer”

In the latest issue of the scientific journal “Science” you can read an article written by our lecturer Konrad Szocik, Ph.D from the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów.

The text “The biologically optimized spacefarer” was created as a response for the invitation of the magazine’s editorial office.

In his review article, Konrad Szocik discusses the radical concept of the American geneticist Christopher E. Mason, who proposes a 500-year-old plan to colonize space using genetic modification. An author points out that while the whole idea of ​​saving the human species is valuable, and radical genetic modification may turn out to be the only means that will enable humanity to survive in space, we should pay more attention to the quality of life, not just for survival. Especially since the plan that Mason talks about, would mean a radical change in the living conditions of future generations, undertaken, of course, without their consent and knowledge. You can read the full article from the Science magazine HERE.

Science is one of the oldest and most prestigious scientific journals in the world, founded in 1880 by Thomas Edison. The magazine is distinguished by the high quality of the texts and the evaluation procedure by independent experts. The journal is published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.