I used to joke about such things. I would say something clever like ‘NO! Don’t Do that, I've seen that movie!’
China has announced that they have successfully created human-monkey mutant hybrids:
Want something macabre? The entire purpose of this lifetime of work, and questionable ethics, is to grow living creatures from which scientists can harvest organs.
This breakthrough is said to be part of a broader effort to see if animals can be used to grow human organs for transplant patients — a goal that others have chased by trying to splice human DNA into pigs, mice and sheep. Chinese researchers have also created pig-monkey chimeras with the same end goal in mind.
Yeah, sounds legit...
Do you want Planet of the Apes meets Terminator, meets Total Recall, Meets Bladerunner? Because this is how you get that.
My main question is...
Consciousness is the determination of mankind. In that we know we exist, this concept has been known throughout the ages as ‘Spirit’.
In a paper titled ‘Human Consciousness: Where is it From and What is it for?’ – which, I highly recommend reading – the National Institute of Health tries to break down the first and most fundamental philosophical question of mankind:
They define consciousness not as a state, but a result of being. That being the combination of the ability to understand yourself as an individual being part of and yet separate from their environment, including the following abilities:
All of these must exist in their definition for consciousness. Don't you agree?
I personally believe that consciousness is not a result but a state, that demonstrates the presence of a Spirit. That Spirit is also Eternal, but more relevant to this discussion is that Spirit (our consiousness) obeys the Laws of Physics and... thermodynamics.
The First Law of Thermodynamics (Conservation) states that energy is always conserved, it cannot be created or destroyed. Energy is Eternal, it can’t be created nor destroyed and is only converted from one form into another.
Consciousness is more than how you can define it through behavior.
Scientific American weighs in on this debate but they too fail:
Scientists look at consciousness as the result of a combination of behaviors. They define its existence through examples, versus an innate energy. They refuse to look at the source of consciousness and instead define consciousness as an example of things as a result of it.
That is like defining an omelette because it meets criteria of an omelette versusWHAT AN OMELETTE actually IS.
So, is it ethical to grow humanoids with Spirit, aka Consciousness, outside of nature, and with the sole intent purpose of harvesting their organs?
This debate is not new.
It was 2006 and I was flying from New York To Sydney by way of San Francisco. It was a long flight so I picked up a book ‘NEXT’ by Michael Crichton:
It was quite the page-turner. Besides the obvious Planet of the Apes vibe, I began to notice something a bit more peculiar. The author had done his research. As I continued reading I began to form an understanding that I knew nothing about genetics and what was going on in our world regarding this emerging realm of scientific inquiry. The book NEXT really was an awakening moment for me. I began to research his notes and try to find out more – an early trip down the rabbit hole.
I want to leave you with what Micheal Crichton says about his own work and research on Human Animal Hybrids...
"Part of what interested me was the classic issue of nature, nurture — how our understanding of our genetic material now that it’s all been decoded mostly and we really have a better understanding of how we interact with it, how it interacts with the environment. So what is the deal with nature, nurture? I mean it’s been a debate for my whole lifetime and it turns out to be enormously complicated and really interesting and I start to envision the Genome as a kind of cloud that is interactive with the environment and it’s really interesting.
That’s just my idea. No one else holds it. And part of that leads me to think I want to do the book to be in a way analogous to the Genome. The genome accumulates bits and pieces of genetic material over time. They get viruses. They get incorporated and so I start incorporating a fair number of things that are just true stories that I stick in the book.
Welcome to our genetic world.
Fast, furious, and out of control.
This is not the world of the future – it's the world right now.
Is a loved one missing some body parts? Are blondes becoming extinct? Is everyone at your dinner table of the same species? Humans and chimpanzees differ in only 400 genes; is that why an adult human being resembles a chimp fetus? And should that worry us? There's a new genetic cure for drug addiction – is it worse than the disease?
We live in a time of momentous scientific leaps; a time when it's possible to sell our eggs and sperm online for thousands of dollars; test our spouses for genetic maladies and even frame someone for a genetic crime.
We live in a time when one fifth of all our genes are owned by someone else, and an unsuspecting person and his family can be pursued cross-country because they happen to have certain valuable genes within their chromosomes ...
Devilishly clever, Next blends fact and fiction into a breathless tale of a new world where nothing is what it seems, and a set of new possibilities can open at every turn. Next challenges our sense of reality and notions of morality. Balancing the comic and bizarre with the genuinely frightening and disturbing, Next shatters our assumptions, and reveals shocking new choices where we least expect.
The future is closer than you think. Get used to it.
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