Credible Shifting of Boundaries
Suppose a brilliant mathematician seeks to induce some new knowledge in realm of Mathematics. No matter how brilliant this man or woman is, adoption of tools specific to research in medicine will not be helpful. The brilliance to be demonstrated must in a sense overcome the barrier or challenge of utilization of tools that are specific to or amenable to exposition of Mathematics. Brilliance we find then is accentuated by respect for and capacity to transcend boundaries. That is, since brilliant work of necessity shifts boundaries of knowledge, the counterfactual of brilliance is evident in the fact that respect for boundaries enables beneficial shifting or extension of boundaries of knowledge, skills, and what is considered acceptable.
When we act as if boundaries do not exist or attempt to live without boundaries, we live contrary to natural law. If a seed is not allowed to die, it cannot produce new life — a boundary. If sperms do not fertilize ovarian eggs, there is no birth of a new child. When we attempt to circumvent boundaries merely to prove we can, we essentially attempt to live without boundaries — that is, attempt to shift boundaries without first respecting existing boundaries. In this sense, while invitro fertilization respects boundaries, cloning of people using skin cells does not. Why? We have no way of knowing or predicting all that can go wrong from total abandonment of the existing natural process. In light of implications for any new life created, such disrespect for existing boundaries never should be considered acceptable.
If we seek real meaningful progress and stability in affairs of earth, every progress must stem from and have at its foundation respect for existing boundaries. Only in presence of such respect are shifts in boundaries credible, life enhancing, and sustainable.