We can create a new life form, as you will find by reading this book, if we understand the natural world as it is vs. how we perceive it. This new life form is not carbon-based as ours but completely a new one. But, will it be ethically correct to do so just because we can? What if this new life form becomes our concurrent on the resources and it will try to wipe us out?
It is time for the science to leave the past behind and look ahead. Science's history of discoveries is astonishing but we still think and use word from the prehistoric world. It is time to the human society to evolve beyond the planet earth. Failing to do so will make us go in history as an extinct species, the same as the dinosaurs.
The philosophy is not to enjoy a cup tee while wondering how much the sunset is beautiful. The philosophy is to find the most general laws from the natural world that are applicable on any subject, event, phenomenon or object let it be chemistry, economics, physics, astrology, biology, etc... it may sound like this: for each action there is a reaction.