And don't humans make babies out of non sentient stuff sperm and egg?
Like most things in employment crappy poor employers spoil it for the rest.
On pain of having the IB (Bt Security) jump up and down on you with size 9 boots - think the auditors in the laundry files but worse.
Though my dad did take over a bit - we actually used a gas powered soldering iron he had from the 40's - you heated it up over a gas burner
After this, my grandfather taught me how to make PCBs and more complicated radios.