It’s hard to check, because the kind of research he says he’s done is banned in the United States: “editing” human DNA can pass on “changes” to future generations and wind up causing unforeseen harm. There’s no independent confirmation of this guy’s work, and many details are missing from the report: like who the girls’ parents are, where they’re currently living, and little clues like that. So we are at liberty to disbelieve this claim.
The scientist said his purpose was to change human DNA to make his subjects more resistant to the HIV virus. Or maybe it was just to show all those other scientists who said he was mad.
I Corinthians 1 somehow springs to mind. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. (Verse 19)
Just a little something to think of, when, three generations down the road, the new improved human DNA reacts to hay fever like it was polio and no one can find a cure.
By 2050, according to a “top scientist,” human beings will acquire the ability “to not die” ( https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5408425/Human-beings-achieve-immortality-2050.html).
Yessireebob, immortality is just around the corner! This will be thanks to “Artificial Intelligence mimicking human thought,” “body part renewal,” and “linking bodies to machines.” And thanks to cloning, our masters will be able to “restore the brain as it matures.” Paging Dr. Frankenstein…
Wow. Like, 700 more years of Nancy Pelosi in the House of Representatives. I can’t wait.
But what we’re talking about here is just another freakin’ simulation. “You” will become a collection of computer programs and whatnot. Stuff that imitates you.
Oh, but let’s say it really works, and you become sort of immortal. You’ll last for as long as the high-tech wizardry doesn’t spring a leak.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to imagine what that would be like. What if one of your personal updates goes wrong? What effect would it have on your mind, on your soul–presuming you still have one, once they’re through with you–to live without the certainty of eventual death… and without the hope of eternal life through Jesus Christ? With the thought that one slip, one glitch, and you’re gone for good–or maybe just turned into some kind of AI zombie that isn’t you at all?
Turn us all into a race of Terminators–yeah, what could possibly go wrong?
Yes, they expect to develop a “safe, portable, neural interface system” that’ll enable them to pass signals directly into the brain through skin and bones. And of course the reason given for doing this is medical, it’ll “help people with brain injuries.” That’s always the reason given for any of this stuff. And please pay no attention to the fact that this research is being funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. I mean, really, they wouldn’t dream of weaponizing this…
Oh, happy day! “Signals” pumped straight into your brain! “Now I really love Big Brother!” And don’t even ask whose “signals” they’re going to be!
O Lord our God, remember that these things are done without our consent, against our will, and over our objections.
And they found, they say, that “awareness” continues for up to three minutes after someone is pronounced dead, as opposed to the 30 seconds or so that had always been assumed. Some 40% of the patients interviewed, it is said, recalled some form of awareness after someone said, “Yep, he’s dead, all right!”
Well then, he wasn’t really dead, was he? Not if he’s chatting about it afterward.
Ah, science… Do they really think we need them to “prove” or disprove what the Bible has been declaring to us for thousands of years? Is there really all that much difference between three minutes and 30 seconds, stacked up against eternity?
If they truly want to do something useful, they should think of a way to get rid of liberalism.
So you thought I was kidding yesterday when I wrote “Physics goes P.C.”? Well, so did I–but now I’m not so sure. I mean, here we’ve got a “feminist political ecology and feminist postcolonial approach” to the study of glaciers. What the blazes does that mean?
We are asked–if not ordered–to believe in “science” as the ultimate arbiter of truth. If “science” says it ain’t so, then it ain’t so: sayonara, Book of Genesis. And if “science” says it’s so, then it’s so: come on in, feminist glaciology! Here, you can sit down right here, between Climate Change and Evolution.
Academics have long strained their brains, trying to figure out how to totally politicize the study of physics. Somehow applying “a feminist post-colonial analysis” to the study of glaciers didn’t quite catch on.
But now, at long last, sages at Cardiff Giant University have come up with “a Diversity-centered curriculum for Physics.”
Among the pearls of wisdom brought forth to tempt us to further study are these:
*”You can be an electron one day and a proton the next, depending on how you feel.”
*”Traditional physics is a neo-colonial White Privilege thingy for biggits.”
*”There are no laws of nature, only mental constructs.”
“Black physics matters!”
This curriculum, says the department head, Professor I.M. Schmendrick, “will once and for all establish that there is nothing, nothing, nothing that can’t be made abysmally stupid! We are truly excited about this. I can hardly wait to make our students swear loyalty oaths to the Democrat Party and to progressive thought in general.”
Students who decline to take the oath, according to the university, will be “encouraged” to remain in Diversity Training until they do.
“They always come around to our way of thinking,” said Schmendrick. “Like, dude, it’s our way or the highway! We’ll have diversity here or else.”
The catch is, in order for them to hack your brain, you have to help them out by putting on some kind of “wearable,” or a cap with electrodes. You can get one of these–it’s used by video gamers who are too lazy to manipulate a mouse or a joystick–for just $300: “to control games.”
But the real game is on you, kimosabe, and you’re the pawn.
In the meantime, “ye shall be as gods,” just like the Serpent in the Garden promised.
Well… some more than others. It depends on who’s at what end of the electrodes.
Oh, they assure us that this new technology will only be used for thoroughly benign and constructive purposes, while at the same time really souping up our knowledge of robotics. Do you believe that? I don’t.
Imagine a gaggle of super-rich Davos types getting together to see whose robot will be the first to pounce on a Climate Change denier.
What does that say about our times, that this is not at all difficult to imagine?
For the time being, let’s take a little peek back into the history of science fiction: Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics,” which for many years set the standard for robot stories.
One) A robot must not, through any action or inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
Two) A robot must obey any and all commands given to it by a human being, except where such commands would conflict with the First Law.
Three) A robot must do anything necessary for self-preservation, except where such action or inaction would conflict with either or both of the first two Laws.
I don’t think they’re gonna build those laws into the system–do you?
“The scientists have discovered a way to implant associations in people’s brains without the subjects being aware of it happening,” reports The Daily Mail.
Isn’t it wonderful? To quote from the news report, “The people taking part [in the experiment] thought they were seeing the color red when looking at black and white stripes, and had no idea this was happening.”
What a boon for our permanent ruling class. Imagine lording it over a whole population that “knows” only what you stuff into their defenseless brains.
Hmm… sounds kind of like college, doesn’t it?
How high will God let these people grow before He cuts them down?