This “Mad Science” Could Have Devastating Consequences

Scientific and medical advancements have benefitted society in many ways.

But scientists often push ethical boundaries in order to advance their ideas in ways that may be harmful in the long run.

One such up-and-coming scientific “breakthrough” is raising red flags about the potential harm it may cause – and the consequences could be drastic.

Scientists have been experimenting in recent years on the creation of “chimeras,”  the use of human cells in animal species.

They claim the purpose is to provide medical advancements that could help human beings who are fighting life-threatening illnesses by adapting the systems of animals in labs to react more like a human would.

But like something out of a science-fiction horror movie, science is crossing the boundaries of ethics and morality.

Greek and Roman mythology are full of stories of human-animal hybrids, and although unthinkable, modern technology may be putting humanity on that path.

The claim is that these experiments may save lives, but there is a dark, sinister side that provides huge financial gains for these scientists, their companies, and even the medical agencies of the federal government.

The ethics of the research is, of course, of utmost concern because we all know where the majority of these human cells are coming from.

Human embryos that have been discarded following IVF treatments or stem cells from aborted babies.

In 2011, European media outlets discovered and reported on a secret program in which human-animal hybrid embryos were being created in British labs.

The Daily Mail reported at the time:

“This legalised the creation of a variety of hybrids, including an animal egg fertilised by a human sperm; ‘cybrids’, in which a human nucleus is implanted into an animal cell; and ‘chimeras’, in which human cells are mixed with animal embryos.”

In 2016, the National Institutes of Health revoked the order forbidding federal funding of human-animal chimera research which was previously banned due to ethical concerns.

And in 2017, the Salk Institute reportedly had a “breakthrough” in successfully implanting cows and pigs with human cells.  They allowed the chimeras to develop for several weeks – and they did develop — before destroying them.

First and foremost is the immorality of using and then destroying human embryos for research that is more mad science than medicine.

Second is a concern raised by other scientists who oppose the research on an ethical basis – and it is the stuff of frightening futuristic stories.

LiveAction reported on an NPR report:

One issue is that scientists might inadvertently create animals that have partly human brains, endowing them with some semblance of human consciousness or human thinking abilities,” the report read. “Another is that they could develop into animals with human sperm and eggs and breed, producing human embryos or fetuses inside animals or hybrid creatures.”

They also reported on contracts being negotiated between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Advanced Bioscience Resources, a company being used to obtain the tissue of aborted babies to conduct experiments in order to “humanize” animal species for medical research.

The contract states, according to LiveAction, “ABR is the only company that can provide the human fetal tissue needed to continue the ongoing research being led by the FDA. Fresh human tissues are required for implantation into severely immune-compromised mice to create chimeric animals that have a human immune system.”

This repulsive science is not only evil in its use of discarded human embryos and tissue, but with companies like Planned Parenthood vying for the sale of baby parts for “research,”  it could lead to further threats to the unborn.

There is no precedent for what may happen in the future with this dangerous research.

Scientists and medical corporations are playing God in order to make millions upon millions of dollars for the rights to “breakthroughs” that have never before been attempted.

And the federal government is backing these experimental programs, both financially and legislatively.

In 2016, Republican New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith introduced a bill to prohibit these horrific human-animal experiments.

It has essentially been stuck in a holding pattern, drawing little interest.

Pro-life and religious leaders have asked officials from federal agencies like the National Institutes of Health to withdraw their revocation of the moratorium on this type of research.

The very idea that anyone interested in saving lives – like these so-called “medical scientists” – wants to do so by creating a human-animal hybrid with fetal cells is abhorrent.

There is no proof that any of this research will help anyone, and for now it is just more incentive for brokers of baby parts to make more money.

This is the stuff of science fiction stories and should never be allowed to become reality.  The results could be more horrific than we can imagine.

What do you think of the scientists who are injecting human tissue into animal species for scientific experimentation?  Leave us your thoughts in the comments.



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