January 27, 2005

COME BACK DR. MENGELE, ALL IS FORGIVEN (via Patricia Garnaas):

Animal-Human Hybrids Spark Controversy (Maryann Mott, January 25, 2005, National Geographic News)

Scientists have begun blurring the line between human and animal by producing chimeras—a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal.

Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.

In Minnesota last year researchers at the Mayo Clinic created pigs with human blood flowing through their bodies.

And at Stanford University in California an experiment might be done later this year to create mice with human brains.

Scientists feel that, the more humanlike the animal, the better research model it makes for testing drugs or possibly growing "spare parts," such as livers, to transplant into humans.


As Ms Garnaas points out, scientists are the corruptors, not the corrupted.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2005 7:29 PM
Comments

If you, and she, are correct, does that not demand certain drastic changes in your behavior?

Posted by: Harry Eagar at January 28, 2005 4:12 PM

Yes, we need to restrict science far more than we do.

Posted by: oj at January 28, 2005 4:35 PM

I was thinking of your restricting your own consumption of science products.

I get along fine without religion, but you cannot get along at all without science.

That ought to make you think.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at January 30, 2005 4:12 PM

Harry:

You're talking about technology, not Science.

Meanwhile, you're completely dependent on Christianity which shaped the society, morality, history, etc. in which you live, even down to yourself.

Posted by: oj at January 30, 2005 5:33 PM
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