Friday, August 05, 2016

CHIMERAS




"It is not as if, 'Oh my God, all of a sudden we are doing something that is crazy.'”
Samuel Packer, chief of medical ethics at Northwell Health in New York.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3724786/US-fund-research-create-mixed-human-animal-embryos.html


Do we really want animals with human brains, or humans with the brains of animals, even if it might help find cures for various maladies and diseases?

Let's listen to what two dogs have to say:


Butch:
Well, have you heard?

Daisy:
Heard what?

Butch:
About the research that mixes human cells into animal embryos.

Daisy:
You've got to be kidding?

Butch:
Nope. Listen to what Stuart Newman, a researcher at New York Medical College, has said:

"Let's say that we have pigs with human brains and they are wondering why we are doing experiments on them."
"And then, what if we had human bodies with animal brains, and then you say, 'Well they are not really humans, we can do experiments on them and harvest organs from them.'"


Daisy:
But we're dogs, not pigs.


Butch:
We're in the same boat as the pigs; and we have about the same intelligence.


Daisy:
I like who I am.
I like who you are.
I sure don't want your brain or mine harvested. Maybe they can just use pigs, since they eat them.


Butch:
But if we get human brains, we could watch TV and play Pokemon go.
Daisy:
Yeah!


P.S.
Here are two older posts on the same subject:
http://madplatonews.blogspot.com/2010/07/synthetic-life-forms.html





IT'S ABOUT RENEWABLE RESOURCES AND CHIMERAS




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