Secular science comes up with more Doomsday scenarios than you can shake a stick at. With all this stuff going against us, how can we still be here?
In 2016 the guy who runs SETI, the fruitless “Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”–it’d be nice if they found some intelligence down here–came up with this end-o’-the-world prediction.
Having failed to turn up any extraterrestrial intelligence, he resorts to home-made Artificial Intelligence, plugged into designer babies, that will usher in our doom.
I guess it makes for snappy party conversation. Or something.
Maybe you might say that if you’ve seen one doomsday scenario, you’ve seen ’em all. Here’s one from two years ago.
See, we’re gonna drive ourselves into extinction by replacing ourselves with designer babies that will be endowed with Artificial Intelligence, so much better than real intelligence, which we still can’t quite define, and it’s adios, muchachos, blah-blah-blah…
How many times must this be said, before people get it? “Artificial Intelligence” is only a simulation of what we think might be intelligence. There is no such thing!
“Yeah, but I saw it on TV–!”
“Maybe we used too much frog DNA…”
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has said it’s okay for scientists to proceed with work on “genome editing” of human babies, to produce what we might call “designer babies” or “GMO babies” (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/17/genetically-modified-babies-given-go-ahead-by-uk-ethics-body). Or even “Franken-babies.”
Get this: Go ahead, said the council, “if it was in the future child’s interest and did not add to the kinds of inequality that already divide society.”
What? What are they talking about? Are these people quite all there? Like, it’s okay to genetically mess around with a baby as long as it doesn’t make him “better” than others, in some way, any way? Well, if it doesn’t, then why the devil do it? Or maybe for every “improvement” the genetic editors make, they’d have to “dis-improve” the baby somewhere else. “We’re going to make your baby very intelligent, Mrs. Windsor, but we don’t want to leave others feeling that they’re not equal to him–so we’re also going to make him frightfully ugly.”
Really, you wonder about the kind of people we have sitting around up there, making decisions for us. What loony bin did they escape from?
Hello? Hello? Didn’t any of these doofuses ever see Jurassic Park? Messing about with genetics leads to results that are inherently unpredictable. And the dinosaurs get loose and eat you.
A team of scientists (I use the word advisedly) in Newcastle, UK–where they can’t figure out how to manage with the people who were born normally–is working on a project to create designer babies from the DNA of four parents instead of two ( http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/scientists-want-to-create-babies-from-dna-of-4-parents.html ).
If only Heinrich Himmler could have lived to see this! He’d be turning cartwheels over it.
They have no clear idea, of course, how this cute little science project will turn out; but, like the ninnies in Jurassic Park, they’ve just got to go ahead with it.
Folks, if you think I enjoy reporting stuff like this, you’d better think again. But we do need to know what we’re up against, so that when we petition our God to deliver us out of this evil age, we know what we’re asking for.
Prayer is the only weapon they can never take away from us.
Scientists are nothing if not resourceful. Where there’s a will, there’s a way!
Unable to find alien life forms anywhere else in the universe, now they reckon they’ll be able to create their own aliens right here on Earth–and that’ll be the ol’ ball game for the human race.
Seth Shostak, the director of that so far fruitless endeavor, SETI (“Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”) has predicted that “re-engineering our children” through technology will lead to our replacement by a “new species as different from us as dogs are from grey wolves” ( http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3405312/Could-humanity-s-century-Expert-says-engineering-children-lead-creation-new-species.html ). Our new designer babies will be as different from us as dogs from wolves.
Gee, I thought they’d already done that.
The successful creation of Artificial Intelligence, he goes on, will also help make human beings obsolete.
People have some awfully funny ideas about what constitutes some desirable thing to do.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the LORD shall have them in derision. —Psalms, 2:4
It’s when He stops laughing that you’d better watch out.