Gene editing for achieving designer babies and for the elimination of disabling hereditary conditions has been talked of for years, but has become more of a reality with the announcement of a successful scientific experiment in gene correction. The implications give much food for thought.Read more
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Light is the key to the truth. The brighter the light, the greater the truth, and the brightest light illuminates the secrets of Spirit. Light is fundamental to our human well-being and to our future as souls.Read more
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It was startling to learn today from the World Health Organisation that air pollution now is one of the most pernicious threats to global public health, with only one person in 10 living in a pollution level considered to be safe.Read more
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Despite being mid-February, the early morning sun today is strong, illuminating the gold of the witch hazel blossom and the grey-blue of the waters of the Wye. In response to his call, the birds sing loudly in celebration of the light and of life, while frogs and newts begin their annual courtship dances in their ponds.Read more
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Our cosmic world continues to surprise us. New research indicates that the Universe is expanding much faster than previous data indicated, astonishing astronomers and raising new questions that, for now, are unanswerable.Read more
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Researchers are highlighting the impact of space debris on Earth in an important reminder of a serious hidden danger.Read more
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Last night, on the evening news, I saw a large driverless lorry filmed in America speeding along a major highway transporting beer from one city to another. It made me think – hard.Read more
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How does the Planet feel about fracking, and expanding Heathrow? Or Gatwick? How do you feel? Do you care?Read more
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Mercury ceases his retrograde movement on Thursday. His lessons, this time, have been very hard, clearing the way emphatically for the great new cycle that is on its way for all of us.Read more
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In California, a pig whose genes have been manipulated to prevent the development of its normal pancreas has been injected with human cells in an experiment to make it grow an organ suitable for a human transplant. The pig is known as a chimera.
In Greek mythology, a chimera is a female monster with the head of a lion, the body of a goat and the tail of a snake and for me the concept of altering the natural growth of animals in order for them to become part-human is indeed the stuff of nightmares. Where will it end?
Concerns about animal welfare and the possibility of viruses being transferred from creature to man have, rightly, been raised, but it has not prevented the continuation of these animal experiments. It is such a shame that the need for more transplant organs is encouraging scientific curiosity in ways that are cruel and unnecessary when there are other, kinder ways to increase the their supply – such as requiring people to opt out of organ donation if they do not wish to be a donor, which is the common practice in the UK (except in Wales!) and other countries, and which greatly reduces organ availability, instead of having to opt in if they wish to give.
The practice of creating hybrids from different features of animals, humans, birds and even fish was common in the darker days of our history, culminating in Atlantis when the abuse was so great that God determined that it must stop, and that never again would this experimentation be allowed to occur. Its purpose then was for enslavement, sadistic gratification, and power: while there is apparent altruism in the Californian pig trials, if they are allowed to continue, undoubtedly other uses of animal chimeras will be found, some possibly not so well-intentioned.
The fall of Atlantis ended this exploitation of the weak and defenceless, and it is no coincidence, perhaps, that just as our science now begins to go beyond ethical boundaries, Earth is on the brink of major change. God watches, and when it is necessary, intervenes. This time, our games with life have gone too far.
(Image by George Chriss)