The world is getting weirder and weirder each day. I must pause to thank God that I have a faith to fall back on when things get out of hand. I will use my Lord as my shield and my guide. Otherwise, one can get carried into a selfish world where humans try to evade sickness, death, sufferings, pain and all that with no expenses spared.
Ok, first of all, I made up the above equation. They say human DNA, not human sperm.
UK scientists have applied for permission to create embryos by fusing human DNA with cow eggs.
The hybrid human-bovine embryos would be used for stem cell research and would not be allowed to develop for more than a few days.
But critics say it is unethical and potentially dangerous.
Stem cell research is one of the most promising areas of medical science.
They are the body’s master cells and five-day-old embryos are packed with them – each with the potential to turn into any tissue in the body.
It is this ability which scientists want to harness to treat diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, strokes and Alzheimer’s Disease.
To do that, they need to have access to thousands of embryos for research.
The problem is that human eggs for research are in short supply and to obtain them women have to undergo surgery.
That is why scientists want to use cows’ eggs as a substitute.
They would insert human DNA into a cow’s egg which has had its genetic material removed and then create an embryo by the same technique that produced Dolly the Sheep.
The resulting embryo would be 99.9% human, the only bovine element would be DNA outside the nucleus of the cell.
It would though, technically be a chimera, part-human, part-animal.
The aim would be to extract stem cells from the embryo when it is six days old, before destroying it. (BBC)
Note the large print? That is a human we are destroying. That is why Catholics are very much against stem cells research. It is morally wrong to use part of someone’s child, kill the child and cure our disease.
Then again, if I am put into a situation between life and death, will I succumb to science for a cure or will I stand by my faith and remain steadfast? I believe if we turn to God, we will not be put at the crossroads. Christ will lead us.
Yayaya, I know many will not agree with my views but hey, who cares. This is what karma is all about. As long as we continue meddling into things, then, more and more weird, incurable diseases will appear. It is a never ending plus/minus. You gain some, you lose a lot.