Dirty Little Secrets of the Animals – Part 3
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Fast Forward to 1991
In 1991, a special revolutionary project began. Initially, it was started by James D. Watson at the U.S. National Institutes of Health. A draft of this work was presented in 2000 and completed in 2003, with further analysis still being published. At about the same time, the Celera Corporation was conducting a similar parallel project.
Most of us did not understand what they were doing or what they did. But The Human Genome Project(HGP), was an international scientific research project with a primary goal to determine the sequence of chemical base pairs which make up DNA and to identify the approximately 20,000-25,000 genes of the human genome from both a physical and functional standpoint
Most of the research was conducted by government-sponsored sequencing and performed in universities and research centers in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Great Britain.
Their primary focus in mapping human genes was an important step in the development of medicines and other aspects of health care.
It should be noted that if it were not for computers, much of this research would have never been conceived or realized.
Alarmists, moralists and science fiction writers quickly became involved. Catchwords and catchphrases as mutations, genetic engineering, cloning and simply, DNA, caught the imagination of many and horrified others with their implications.
This is not new. Hilter, during WWWII was obsessed with purifying the race, the German race, to make and sustain the Aryan Nation, believed to be far superior to all others and the only true race. Experiements were conducted to develop new forms of tortue and ways to strenthen their race and weaken others. People were experimented on just to see what would happen and in some cases, because it was just fun, sick fun!
The former Sovient Union has a long history of mind control and athletic experimentation to produce stronger, faster and overall better athletes. Even in the U.S.A. and nearly every day, people are paid, sign wavers and are used as lab rats to test new drugs. Sports are plagued with ‘doping.’ The CIA and the FBI are not strangers to this behavior either.
After all, the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few right? Wrong! Sometimes the needs of the one or the few, outweigh the needs of the many. Sometimes what is good for just one, is good for the rest of us. This of course, goes to the heart of the issue which is morality. Is that too close to religion for you? Well how about just FREEDOM? The U.S.A. is screwed up in many ways and in other ways is getting worse. It never was and never will be perfect. It was not the first, the oldest or is it the only republic, but it is the longest running such government of the people, by the people and for the people. Freedom, individual freedom, is the reason.
Imagination is a wonderful thing and combined with individual freedom it is an incredible thing! But with it comes responsibility. Writers have opened doors to possible futures and science walked right in. So much of what we have today is because it was first conceived and then a way or ways were found to bring those ideas into fruition. This goes on everyday, somewhere in the world in the open or in secret. People are kidnapped, bought and sold into slavery and some are used for experiments.
In the so-called civilized world, people are more or less considered ‘off limits’ for testing and animals are used as this new technology moves forward. Stories abound about mice being engineered to grow human ears, and unsuccessful attempts at animal cloning shortened the lifespan of the cloned animal. It became common to find multi-legged creatures or other genetic anomalies as a direct result of these experiments. It would not be long until the focus of this research would center on humans for the good intended idea of it all being, for the good of humankind.
“The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”
It matters not the intention, when all roads lead to the same end.
A ‘Matrix’ solution of software and Genetic Engineering?
In 1993, Hollywood gave us the sci-fi movie, ‘Jurassic Park.’ The premise of the movie was that scientists were able to extract blood from a mosquito which had been preserved for millions of years inside a drop of Amber or petrified tree sap. The blood contained ‘Dino’ DNA. From this, geneticists were able reproduce dinosaurs that had been extinct for millions of years. The island would become part laboratory and part Theme Park. A few renowned specialized scientists were flown to the remote island with the idea that their acceptance of the work would give it credibility
The facilities were all state-of-the-art, impressive, and “no expense was spared,” as the owner was fond of saying. One of the scientists flown in to the island said the following which is appropriate to these ‘Dirty Little Secrets…‘
“Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
Dr. Ian Malcolm, ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993)
By the way, science is really now trying to determine if they really can re-animate ‘dino’ DNA.
And cloning? How about calling them exact copies? Copies have a tendency to lose some of their image quality after a period of time. Stuff gets a little ‘fuzzy’ after awhile. Rent, buy or watch the movie ‘Duplicity.’ This shows in a humorous way, what happens with copies of people after time. Yep it’s pretty funny, but sometimes truth is more weird than fiction. There are laws of the universe involved here, like Mendel’s Law of dominant and recessive genes. We are really talking about cell reproduction and cells divide, based on the quality of the life of, the original cell or cells.
Let’s suppose your right ear falls off. Go ahead and have your ear cloned and grown in a mouse if you like. Perhaps you believe this is a good thing for yourself or to work and make this happen for others? But don’t blame me if the cloned ear falls off too. Don’t blame me if you develop a new new syndrome called, ‘falling off right ear syndrome’ and it gets passed onto your future children. And don’t blame me if somehow you develop a fondness for cheese, peanut butter, crawling on the floors, rummaging through stuff and if cats start chasing you. 🙂
It’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature or nature. Sooner or later, nature wins and we will lose unless we play nice and we play by her rules or the rules of nature.
Does this all sound ridiculous to you? Too preachy? Well, each of us must decide right now for ourselves and for future generations, where we want to go and what the future will or will not look like. Can’t keep others from knocking us down? Maybe not, but we can determine the direction we will go when we get back up. Too simple? How about this – Can’t fight City Hall? Who do you think made a city hall possible? We did, we do and we can. The strength we have is in the voter’s booth. Oh, my vote does not count; it does not matter, is this what you think? What matters to those that govern? Money and power! Stop paying taxes? But they will arrest us. We cannot all be arrested. People in the USA (only about 10% of the population), once stood up to the most powerful nation with the greatest army in the world, at the time. They cried “taxation without representation.” True, many lost their lives, their fortunes and were branded as traitors, but the Constitution of the United States of America came out of this and we have the right to this day, this time and this very moment, to change our government. It is the law!
All of these Dirty Little Secrets depend upon the FREEDOM to change and the whole subject of Dirt and all its associations is presently the greatest crisis in the world today!
Dirt and all its associations must be HEALED and it must begin NOW, right NOW, with you and I!
WOW, this stuff is really getting dirty! We are not done. There is much more to come and more ‘Dirty Little Secrets‘ to share next time.