Yesterday, when I first read of this, it was still April 1 in my time zone, prompting me to stare hard at the news item on the chance it was a joke. This laboratory work is so far beyond the pale that it is hard to imagine its reality. Yet, it seems to be true. From Times On Line comes the report that in England they have mixed human DNA with animal material and have produced living embryos. Ghastly!
The Newcastle cybrids lived for three days and the largest grew to contain 32 cells
Admixed embryos are widely supported by scientists and patient groups as they provide an opportunity to produce powerful stem-cell models for investigating diseases such as Parkinson’s and diabetes, and for developing new drugs.
Their creation, however, has been opposed by some religious groups, particularly the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the head of the Catholic Church in Scotland, described the work last month as “experiments of Frankenstein proportion”.
There is something dreadfully wrong with our world and with its view of human life. Our reasoning is skewed and tilted toward humanism and godlessness, madly driving our society to irrationality. It is startling to consider such tampering with Man–Man who God Himself created…who God created in His own image. That scientists would dare to mix such DNA with that of bovine is frightening and should be halted.
The entire article is here.
My devotional blog is here.