I had the opportunity to meet him once at an ACSH fundraiser many years ago. First class guy and a firm believer in the benefits of bio-engineering. Today, for some unknown reason, that's referred to as GMO. Borlaug would have some very unkind words for the Monsanto bashers and GMO opponents on these threads.
Of course, he was one of America's greatest scientists ever, won a Nobel when it meant something, and saved more than a billion people from death by starvation by genetically modifying food. So what the hell would he know compared to some internet jockeys that never passed biology 101 and basic chemistry?
That he’s not venerated worldwide is the tragedy. Liberals don’t believe in human life. So somebody who saved lives cannot be lifted up as an example. If he perfected a more effective technology or procedure for abortion, he’d be in every school house and book.
As for FReepers, I think scientific ignorance and a general suspicion of the ‘powers that be’ leads to a lot of this bad thinking. I also think that bad thinking about God and creation leads to this, that somehow messing with nature is ruinous in a Frankensteinian way.
One consistent thing about wrestlers is that they turn out conservative. Take care and be undaunted.