I may attempt a philosophical reply:
The power, knowledge and ability described below is not evenly distributed among people - leading to a situation where, if people are gods then the rich and powerful are the supreme gods over the poor and weak.
However we are not gods as we are still fragile, dependant and mortal.
We may have more knowledge and power than ever, but we are interdependant on each other and the world we live in. We rely on energy, food, services and goods imported from around the globe not just for luxuries but for basic survival. Economic conditions, weather or wars in countries thousands of miles away affect our lives.
As our populations rise and the gap between rich and poor grows wider resources are becoming scarcer putting people in a more vulnerable position.
And unlike gods - even the most rich and powerful are still very much mortal creatures dependant on basic things to survive. Only if we discover how to live without relying on food, water or clean air, defeat disease and old age - unlocking the key the immortality - then we would be gods.
So far the closest we have got to immortality is by recording in books or other media, literature, film or audio. However that is not immortatility - it is an interpretation of a memory or a snapshot of a life, where even the original message or personailty can become lost or changed depending on fashion, political motive or current social acceptance.
Medical advances have not been able to unlock the key to long life. On the whole people may be living longer, but they are also living unhealthier lives for longer. The benefits of an ageing population for example have yet to be socially and economically realised.
Cloning does not create carbon copies of the clonee. As peoples personalities and abiloties are as much determined by their genes as by life experiences and even chemicals & foods exposed to in the womb. Even if clones look identical - it is unlikely they will ever be the same 'person'.
If we look at our 'god-like' effect on the planet - we may be able to change the world in ways before undreamed of - destroying life on this planet in all manner of new and imaginative ways as well as manipulating life to our benefit. But as history has always shown - no matter how powerful or destructive we become - in the long run any one species is insignificant.
For example, much has been made of what would happen if bees which are mysteriously disappearing became extinct - would plants no longer be polinated and millions of species die. In reality - if all bees died tomorrow chances are, some plant and animal species would die too. But over time (a very very long time to us) new species of insect would evolve to take the bees place and plants which dont require pollination by bees would become more numerous and evolve new species. This probably wont help us in the short term to get enough fruit/crops to eat, but life would survive - even if bees and humans dont.
Even if we exploded every nuclear bomb in existence, destroyed the ozone layer, cut down all the forests and polluted all the oceans - We'd only be destroying ourselves. In a mere few million years - the earth would recover, life would evolve and regrow and humans would be a forgotten memory. After all worse has happened before - we just weren't around to witness the over- active super volcanoes and huge meteor collisions of eons ago.
Looking at life on its head - may one be absurd to argue that bacteria are the closest things to gods in the universe - they have lived on this planet for millions of years longer than people - and will do so for millions of years after our death. They may not be able to demonstrate language, technology or culture but they can survive in more extreme places than people - being found at the bottom of oceans, in asteroids and even other planets - In contrast people have only managed to walk on the moon, using artificial means to protect our vulnerable bodies.
In short, we are not gods - after all would gods question if they were gods? -- let alone worry about credit crunches or be affected by hurricanes?
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