“We Can’t Go Home Todo!” They’re Making Monsters There Too!

posted by Dr. Jael Ever @ 16:30 PM
October 28, 2013

sheep-chimera-man    In this continuing often mis-named and undervalued series about ‘Science Gone Mad,’ astute journalists now discover that some of today’s ‘learned men,’ referred to as ‘scientists,’ transgress barriers between species in what was once-considered fiction or pagan practice.  Yet, they see no moral relevance in their acts.

In fact, they justify such acts with the premise that people will be helped by the results, such as growing human organs inside animals for the purposes of transplanting, or creating new miracle drugs, or . . . ‘whatever they think of next.’

In the article, ‘Chimeras, Cybrids, and Hybrids: A Christian’s Observations and Critique of Some Aspects of the Controversy Involving the Mixing of Human and Animal Materials for Scientific Research,’ Callie Joubert defines the issues:
“Some of the debaters cannot fathom how the objector to creating human-animal chimeras can take offense with mixing human and animal materials, at all.

“Others find it hard to see how being a member of a species determines [its] moral status. And still others think that the arguments manifest ethical confusion and a failure to understand exactly what chimeras, cybrids, and hybrids are.”

“Moral status” is the question for both the resulting ‘semi-human’ creatures and those ‘scholars’ who insist on creating them.  However, experiments resulting in cybrids––“typically produced in one of two ways: taking an egg from an animal,

“. . . removing its nucleus (which leaves only the cytoplasm or ooplasm of the egg) and fusing it with the nucleus taken from a human cell, or fusing the resultant embryo with an enucleated egg cell from another . . . species” is considered 99.9% human,” according to L. P. Knowles in “Ethics of Research Using Hybrids, Chimeras and Cytoplasmic Hybrids.” So making 99.9% humans?

Rick Weiss’ Washington Post article, ‘Of Mice, Men and In-Between: 
Scientists Debate Blending Of Human, Animal Forms,’ speculates that if  human stem cells were injected into animal embryos and transferred into an animal womb: manbearpig

“. . . the proliferating human cells would spread throughout the animal embryo as it matured into a fetus and integrate themselves into every organ. . . . the risk is that some human cells will find their way to the developing testes or ovaries, where they might grow into human sperm and eggs. If two such chimeras––say, mice––were to mate, a human embryo might form, trapped in a mouse.”

And Weiss writes, some scientists see nothing wrong with that result.  Is this not why the ‘Mad Queen’ in ‘Alice and Wonderland’ screamed:  “Off with their heads”?  Apparently, there are still no fully ethical guidelines for such research, not from universities or national governing guidelines––including the U.S. Congress.  Soooo maybe then, off with their heads too!

Such lack of oversight will result in non-human, but ‘humanized’ beasts, who will kill without moral restraint.  As Christian mystery fiction illustrates Bible truths:  “And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill . . . with the beasts of the earth (Revelation 6: 8).”

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