To show how far science has progressed in the field of genetic modification, and to give everyone a warning of the dire consequences of such folly, I want to present the following article that comes from the website: 'The American Dream", at www. endoftheamericandream.com, that is a must read. It is entitled: "Genetic Modification Gone Wild: 10 Signs That Our World May Be Destined To Resemble A Really Bad Science Fiction Movie". I have some comments to follow:
Genetic Modification Gone Wild: 10 Signs That Our World May Be Destined To Resemble A Really Bad Science Fiction Movie
At this point there are very few restrictions remaining on fields such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, cloning and genetic modification. All over the world, scientists are feverishly combining different kinds of animals together, adding plant genes to certain animals, and even putting human DNA into plants and animals. Life as we know it is literally changing, and it is very hard to tell what the future is going to look like if all of this continues.
It might sound like science fiction, but growing new organs from scratch has already become reality. In addition to bladders, scientists have engineered new skin, bone, cartilage, corneas, windpipes, arteries, and urethras.
NTS Notes: As a fan of Science Fiction myself, I do remember many of the really bad Sci-Fi movies where mad scientists played with the genetics of their victims to create monsters.... But now science fiction fantasy is a reality!
The bottom line is that this "playing god" with the genetics of animals and plants is absolutely dangerous. In a worst case scenario, there may come a time that a super plant strain is accidentally released into the wilds and it wipes out all other plants, causing the total failure of the entire food chain! The consequences of this could decimate the entire planet, and end all life as we know it!
It does trouble me as to WHY governments allow the practice of genetically modifying life forms to continue, and WHY there has not been more outcry from citizens everywhere demanding that this practice end!.... The dangers from genetic manipulation definitely outweigh the gains....
More to come