I've heard that all before and I hope you don't doubt my ability to appreciate truth when told.
But you failed to answer the question:
Would you see that spirit killed in the name of "safety"?
The spirit of ingenuity is what is in danger of being squelched and while it does tend to be in direct conflict with safety (an illusion at best) is it really something we want stamped out of our society?
Call me a troll if you must.