Do we have an obligation to breed smarter babies? Julian Savulescu says yes!
I'm not sure he's entirely wrong. Levy, argues that we need to concentrate on helping Africa out of poverty, but that seems to me to be a red herring. That is a separate issue, and ideally, we should do both. If we could only do one, then perhaps Africa would be more important, since the vast amount of human suffering there is important to eliminate, as opposed to the benefits of a moderately or even greatly more intelligent population.
Often our obligations will lead us to conflicting things, but if we could do both, we should.
I'm really beginning to like the things that Savulescu is saying. He might be my second all-time favorite philosopher!