Saturday, January 19, 2008


I could swear that I was reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World when I read this:

"British scientists will try to create human-animal embryos for the first time after receiving the go-ahead from the government's fertility regulator yesterday. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority said it had offered year-long licences to two teams of scientists."

[Human-animal embryos get the go-ahead

The Guardian

January 18, 2008]

In the above I have put in Italics the jargon that made me think that I was reading Mr. Huxley's novel.

Clean and antiseptic words.

Words that can be trusted.

Fertility Regulator.

Someone who regulates fertility.

This is the bad news.

The good news is that nothing will go to waste!

The microscopic embryonic humans and their microscopic (potential) minds and bodies will not be wasted:

"Under existing laws, the embryos must be destroyed after 14 days when they are no bigger than a pinhead, and cannot be implanted into the womb. In a statement, the authority said its licensing committee had "determined that the applications satisfied all the requirements of the law"

Ah. Good. Now we can be confident all will be well. All is good. "...the applications satisfied all the requirements of the law."

You can't stop Progress.

You can't slow down the march of Time or stem the footprints of Science.

But will WHAT Science comes up with next be for the best?

We are doing what we're doing with good intentions.

We want to improve the human race and ease its suffering.

(And make billions while doing it!)


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