I wasn't trying to be cryptic, my understanding of the term 'human engineering' relates to ergonomics, I don't know what yours relates to, hence the question. Not kidnapping. I disagree with this assertion. I'm not sure what a true self means in this context anyway, but there are very good explanations for criminal behaviour that do not presupposed that criminals are not being true to themselves. Criminality is a human construct intended to limit the effects of natural human behaviour, imo. The acquisition of material wealth denotes status and power, which affords a wider catchment of potential mates. How is your proposal not exploiting his talents for your own agenda? Who's to say your agenda is not harmful to others? I'm a believer in universal comprehensive education, I think segregating children for their perceived differences (be that class, wealth, culture, religion, physical or mental ability) works against social cohesion. Others like him, or others that you decide are like him? I'm with Dawkins on this; labelling a child according to the superstitious beliefs of their parents or community is immoral. Deciding that your child shall be a monk or nun (or soldier or whatever) is immoral. All I wanted to know was your definition of human engineering. Are we talking about a breeding programme?