In fact, it's relatively rare that the father's role in birth defects is even considered by scientists...
FTFY. A lack of knowledge in this area is hardly surprising. A woman produces her eggs during puberty. A man produces his sperm daily. Ergo, day-to-day differences in a man's habits are likely to have a significant impact on his offspring.
We know that heavy drinking during early pregnancy is bad... but what about the man's drinking before conception? What about other drugs?
The super ability to die in the dark. That's a super power.
Cover your ass BEFORE you talk to somebody in legal. The legal department is there to protect the company and NOT its employees. A good legal dept will say "hey, this employee is trying to reduce our liability" -- but a bad one will say "this employee is a liability" and shoot the messenger.
With respect to people whose jobs are automated away, IMO the right level of socialism isn't to give them a basic living stipend, but instead to help retrain.
Okay, you seem fairly aware of the issues surrounding mental health and poverty... but you're missing a fairly crucial piece of the puzzle. A large number of people are working at the limit of their abilities. I have a friend who works in a 'special education' program. She stays in contact with most of her students throughout their lives. Many of her students never advance beyond a 5 year-old mental capacity.
Many of our janitors, kitchen staff, assembly line workers, etc. are doing as much as they possibly can. They can all be replaced by robots. They will all be replaced by robots, all in the name of the allmighty buck. These are people who are living happy, productive lives. Take those jobs away from them, and they will become unhappy, agitated... and according to you, the right level of socialism for them is to be institutionalized. That's not 'social'. That's monstrous.
Sending instructions? Nothing (on the surface) wrong with that... but the content of those instructions is crucial to an ethical evaluation of them. Steal a drone / kidnap a kid? Bad. Make the drone do a little dance upon delivering a package / teach the kid a funny joke? Not bad.