IT BEFORE IT'S BANNED BY THE US GOVERNMENT
By Thomas R. Horn
September 8, 2009
COULD MODERN SCIENCE PLAY A ROLE IN THE COMING OF APOLLO?
"Stoop not down, therefore, Unto the Darkly Shining World, Where the ABSU lies in Dark Waters, And CUTHALU sleeps and dreams, Stoop not down, therefore, For an Abyss lies beneath the World, Reached by a descending Ladder, That hath Seven Steps, Reached by a descending Pathway, That hath Seven Gates, And therein is established, The Throne, Of an Evil and Fatal Force. For from the Cavities of the World, Leaps forth the Evil Demon, The Evil God, The Evil Genius, The Evil Ensnarer, The Evil Phantom, The Evil Devil, The Evil Larvae, Showing no true Signs, Unto mortal Man. AND THE DEAD WILL RISE AND SMELL THE INCENSE!"—The Babylonian Creation Epic:
Enuma Elish (Magian Version) V
In recombinant DNA technology, a "transgenic" organism is created when the genetic structure of one specie is altered by the transfer of a gene or genes from another. Given that molecular biologists classify the functions of genes within native species but are unsure in many cases how a gene’s coding might react from one species to another, not only could the genetic structure of the modified animal and its offspring be changed in physical appearance as a result of transgenics, but its evolutionary development, sensory modalities, disease propensity, personality, behavior traits and more.
Many readers will be astonished to learn that in spite of these unknowns, such transgenic tinkering is already taking place in most parts of the world including the United States, Britain, and Australia, where animal eggs are being used to create hybrid human embryos from which stem cell lines can be produced for medical research. On March 9, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an executive order providing federal funding to expand this type embryonic research in the United States. Not counting synthetic biology, where entirely new forms of life are being brewed, there is no limit to the number of human-animal concoctions currently under development in laboratories around the world. A team at Newcastle and Durham universities in the UK recently announced plans to create "hybrid rabbit and human embryos, as well as other ‘chimera’ embryos mixing human and cow genes." The same researchers more alarmingly have already managed to reanimate tissue "from dead human cells in another breakthrough which was heralded as a way of overcoming ethical dilemmas over using living embryos for medical research."  In the United States, similar studies led Irv Weissman, director of Stanford University’s Institute of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine in California to create mice with partly human brains, causing some ethicists to raise the issue of "humanized animals" in the future that could become "self aware" as a result of genetic modification. Even former President of the United States, George W. Bush in his January 31st, 2006 State of the Union Address called for legislation to "prohibit…. creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos." His words fell on deaf ears, and now "the chimera, or combination of species, is a subject of serious discussion in certain scientific circles," writes senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, Joseph Infranco. "We are well beyond the science fiction of H.G. Wells’ tormented hybrids in The Island of Doctor Moreau; we are in a time where scientists are seriously contemplating the creation of human-animal hybrids."
Not everybody shares Infranco’s concerns. A radical, international, intellectual, and quickly growing cultural movement known as "Transhumanism" supports the use of new sciences including genetic modification to enhance human mental and physical abilities and aptitudes so that "human beings will eventually be transformed into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label ‘posthuman.’"
I have personally debated leading transhumanist, Dr. James Hughes on his weekly syndicated talk show, Changesurfer Radio. Hughes is Executive Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and teaches at Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. He is also the author of Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future, a sort of Bible for transhumanist values. Dr. Hughes joins a growing body of academics, bioethicists and sociologists who support "large-scale genetic and neurological engineering of ourselves….[a] new chapter in evolution [as] the result of accelerating developments in the fields of genomics, stem-cell research, genetic enhancement, germ-line engineering, neuro-pharmacology, artificial intelligence, robotics, pattern recognition technologies, and nanotechnology…. at the intersection of science and religion [which has begun to question] what it means to be human…."  While the transformation of man to posthuman is in its fledgling state, complete integration of the technological singularity necessary to replace existing Homo sapiens as the dominant life form on earth is approaching an exponential curve. National Geographic Magazine speculated in 2007 that within 10 years the first transhumans would walk the earth, and legendary writer Vernor Verge recently stated that we are entering a period in history when questions like "what is the meaning of life?" will be nothing more than an engineering question. "Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence," he told H+ Magazine. "Shortly thereafter, the human era will be ended."
In preparation of the posthuman revolution, Case Law School in Cleveland was awarded a $773,000 grant in April 2006 from the National Institutes of Health to begin developing guidelines "for the use of human subjects in… the next frontier in medical technology – genetic enhancement." Maxwell Mehlman, Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, director of the Law-Medicine Center at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and professor of bioethics in the Case School of Medicine led the team of law professors, physicians, and bioethicists over the two-year project "to develop standards for tests on human subjects in research that involves the use of genetic technologies to enhance ‘normal’ individuals."  Following this study, Mehlman began in 2009 offering university lectures such as "Directed Evolution: Public Policy and Human Enhancement" as well as "Transhumanism and the Future of Democracy" addressing the need for society to comprehend how emerging fields of science will, in approaching years, alter what it means to be human, and what this means to democracy, individual rights, free will, eugenics and equality. Other law schools including Stanford and Oxford have hosted similar "Human Enhancement and Technology" conferences where transhumanists, futurists, bioethicists and legal scholars have been busying themselves with the ethical, legal, and inevitable ramifications of posthumanity.
As the Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and a Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University, Nick Bostrom (nickbostrom.com) is another leading advocate of transhumanism who, like the Watchers before him, envisions re-manufacturing humans with animals, plants and other synthetic life forms through the use of modern sciences. When describing the benefits of man-with-beast combinations in his online thesis Transhumanist Values, Bostrom cites how animals have "sonar, magnetic orientation, or sensors for electricity and vibration" among other extra-human abilities. He goes on to include how the range of sensory modalities for transhumans would not be limited to those among animals, and that there is "no fundamental block to adding say a capacity to see infrared radiation or to perceive radio signals and perhaps to add some kind of telepathic sense by augmenting our brains…." 
Bostrom is correct in that the animal kingdom has levels of perception beyond human. Some animals can ‘sense’ earthquakes and ‘smell’ tumors. Others, like dogs, can hear sounds as high as 40,000 Hz and dolphins can hear even higher. It is also known that at least some animals—like Nimrod may have been able to do once he became Gibbori—see wavelengths beyond normal human capacity. Incidentally, what Bostrom may also understand and anticipate is that, according to the biblical story of Balaam’s donkey, certain animals see into the spirit world. At Arizona State University where the Templeton Foundation is currently funding a series of lectures titled, Facing the Challenges of Transhumanism: Religion, Science, Technology , transhumanism is specifically viewed as possibly effecting supernatural transformation, not just physical. Called "the next epoch in human evolution," some of the lecturers at ASU believe radical alteration of Homo sapiens could open a door to unseen intelligence. Consequently, ASU launched another study in 2009 to explore communication with "entities." Called the SOPHIA project (after the Greek goddess), the express purpose of the study is to verify communication "with Deceased People, Spirit Guides, Angels, Other-Worldly Entities / Extraterrestrials, and / or a Universal Intelligence / God." 
Imagine what this could mean if government laboratories with unlimited budgets working beyond congressional review were to decode the gene functions that lead animals to have preternatural capabilities of sense, smell, and sight, and then blended them with Homo sapiens. Among other things, the ultimate psychotronic weapon could be created for use against entire populations—genetically engineered ‘Nephilim agents’ that appear to be human but who hypothetically see and even interact with invisible forces.
While the former chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, Leon Kass does not elaborate on the same type issues, he provided a status report on how real and how frightening the dangers of such biotechnology could imminently be in the hands of transhumanists. In the introduction to his book Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenges of Bioethics, Kass warned:
"Human nature itself lies on the operating table, ready for alteration, for eugenic and psychic ‘enhancement,’ for wholesale redesign. In leading laboratories, academic and industrial, new creators are confidently amassing their powers and quietly honing their skills, while on the street their evangelists are zealously prophesying a posthuman future. For anyone who cares about preserving our humanity, the time has come for paying attention." 
The warning by Kass of the potential hazards of emerging technologies coupled with transhumanist aspirations is not an overreaction. One law school in the UK where CSI students are taught crime scene investigation is already discussing the need to add classes in the future devoted to analyzing crime scenes committed by posthumans. The requirement for such specially trained law enforcement personnel will arise due to part-human part-animal beings possessing behavior patterns not consistent with present day profiling or forensics understanding. Add to this other unknowns such as "memory transference" (an entirely new field of study showing that complex behavior patterns and even memories can be transferred from donors of large human organs to their recipients) and the potential for tomorrow’s human-animal chimera issues multiply. How would the memories, behavior patterns or instincts let’s say of a wolf effect the mind of a human?
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That such unprecedented questions will have to be dealt with sooner than later has already been illustrated in animal-to-animal experiments, including those conducted by Evan Balaban at McGill University in Montreal where sections of brain from embryonic quails were transplanted into the brains of chickens, and the resultant chickens exhibited head bobs and vocal trills unique to quail.  The implication from this field of study alone suggest transhumans will likely bare unintended behavior and appetite disorders that could literally produce lycanthropes (werewolves) and other nightmarish Nephilim traits.
But As troubling as those thoughts are, even this contemplation could be just the tip of the iceberg, as we will see in the next entry.
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Picken, Jane. Medical Marvels, The Evening Chronicle, April 13, 2007
2, President Barack Obama Warped and Twisted Science With Embryonic Stem Cell Order
3, Wikipedia, Transhumanism
4, Grassie, William. What does it mean to be Human? A John Templeton Foundation Research Lecture Query, 2006
5, Singularity 101 with Vernor Vinge
6, Case Western Reserve University. Case Law School receives $773,000 NIH grant to develop guidelines for genetic enhancement research: Professor Max Mehlman to lead team of law professors, physicians, and bioethicists in two-year project, April 28, 2006
7, nickbostrom.com, Transhumanist Values
8, News and Events features
9, The SOPHIA Project
10, Kass, Leon R. Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics, Encounter Books; 1 edition (October 25, 2002)
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