‘We’ll Bring Back the Mammoth!’

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The classic Marx toy mammoth

The Original Sin was to disobey God in order, as the Serpent put it, to “be as gods” (Genesis 3:5). That sin is very much with us today.

Scientists have announced a plan to bring back the extinct woolly mammoth by messing about with mammoth DNA and Asian elephant DNA, cutting and pasting and “editing genes” to create a mammoth embryo ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/16/woolly-mammoth-resurrection-scientists ). Then they can re-introduce a population of mammoths to the Siberian tundra to combat global warming! Oh–and as an added benefit, they predict these techniques can soon be refined so as to “reverse aging” in human beings.

As much as I would love to see a woolly mammoth, what I would be seeing here would not actually be a mammoth,  but rather an elephant that’s been tampered with to make it look like a mammoth–a counterfeit.

Does anyone honestly expect this to work out as advertised? Do a lot of us need to see Jurassic Park again?

Somehow reading stuff like this makes me feel like I’m getting stupider, not smarter.

Come, Lord Jesus, come–and save us from the folly of our worldly wisdom.

4 comments on “‘We’ll Bring Back the Mammoth!’

  1. In all of these endeavors, they will ultimately be shown for the fools that they are; but at what cost?

    The mammoth thing is bad, but the human/swine chimera is an abomination, well-intended as it might be. Remember what happened the last time the human genome was tampered with, over 4,000 years ago. There are some boundaries we should never cross.

  2. Unknowable .. right. As I’ve heard others say, “Use your own dirt.” Any chimera is merely a retooling of God’s creature. The words of Solomon come into my thoughts often these days, Not only is nothing new under the sun, but mankind’s arrogance remains staggering.

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