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GenPets: Showing Us the Depths of Moral Irresponsibility

Posted in 05 : Generations X with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 09/08/2010 by timenolonger

Shocking and bizarre could sum up a reasonable reaction to a little oddity known as a “GenPet”. Upon coming across this strange… invention, one is caught between a sense of disbelief on multiple levels, and a sort of nauseous realization that something like this really Could happen in this day and age.

If you visit the GenPet’s website: genpets.com you will find this description of the product that is being advertised:

“Say Hello to the all New Genpets™ from Bio.Genica! The Genpets™ are Pre-Packaged, Bioengineered pets implemented today!

That’s right, Genpets are not toys or robots. They are living, breathing genetic animals.

We use a process called “Zygote Micro Injection” which is quickly becoming a favorable method to combine DNA, or to insert certain proteins from different species. Most notably it was used in 1997 to splice mice with bioluminescent jellyfish and has since been used to create glowing rabbits, pigs, fish, and monkeys. Since then, human DNA has been injected into rabbits, chimpanzees, spider DNA into sheep, and now, Genpets have arrived!…

We’ve gone one step further by packaging the Genpets™ into plastic packages unlike any other. Each Genpet™ package has a fully functional heart rate monitor and Fresh Strip to better gauge the state of each pet while it lies in its hibernation state…

From there we’ve broken it down even further. While each Genpet may look the same, really they aren’t. Each Genpet™ comes with a color-coded personality. For example, a child that wishes to have a Genpet™ that is very energetic would choose a Red Genpet™ (see features section for details).

Engineered DNA, engineered personalities, and engineered lifespan, it doesn’t come any better than that. Bio-Genica has you covered on all bases. Just leave the details to us.”

Here is a picture of one of these…things…

Gen Pet

The GenPets creations have made it to store front windows and galleries where they illicited reactions from people which might only be called reasonable in light of what was being advertised as a great alternative to a toy for anyone’s youngster.

“Genpets seems to create a reaction wherever they go. While in the store window of Iodine Toronto, the shop owner began sleeping in the store as many nights, people would bang at the windows furiously. Some in protest of the small Bio-genetically engineered creatures trapped in plastic…”

While other reactions… most notably from the up and coming generation were much more accepting…

“some wanting to wake them up or buy them. Hordes of teens wanting a bioengineered pet met confused, baffled, or even shocked looks from parents.” brandejs.ca

Well… now that you’ve been thoroughly disgusted… you can relax… a little. GenPets are, after all, a hoax. The creation of one Adam Brandejs, an artist who constructed these robotic, very life-like creatures which mimic breathing, twitching and clawing in their wire and plastic “hibernation” restraints.

The purpose of their creation and the hoax in general was a social experiment of sorts, he says. An attempt to bring the full impact of bioengineering to light… though he is not against bioengineering in general according to his own claims.

“I’m not against bioengineering, I’m simply hesitant towards where and how and by whom the technology will be used. That’s what this sculpture sums up… I think it’s important to take a critical look at both sides of an issue before coming to any sort of conclusion. Bioengineering could lead to medical breakthroughs that save lives, but will it? Genpets is more of a critique of corporate ethics than anything else. ”
– Adam Brandejs, Gen Pets creator

After we are done being relieved that we don’t have to bewail the lamentable plight of these sad little creatures stuck in plastic who are programmed to live for only three years or less… we need to see this kind of trend and curiosity for what it really is.

Whether Mr. Brandejs knows it or not, his little stunt bears a striking resemblance to how shocking new conditions are normally introduced to the public.

A little talk here and a little revelation there from the scientific community… politics which reflect, on a superficial level, what the gauge of public reaction is at present… and then the inevitable trial hoax.

What a good hoax like this can do for those who are really very serious about a future in radical bioengineering is give a very accurate picture of exactly where the public’s mind is on the issue.

How far can they push you… what can they get you to feel is good, acceptable,cool or trendy. It has a noted effect of desensitizing as well… as you bounce back from the shock of hearing that they are selling little chimeras in plastic bubbles, you are far less likely to get upset about the real industry of bioengineered pets.

Yes, there is a real industry for genetically modified pets… although so far, the most interesting things being sold are cats which are supposedly hypoallergenic.

Companies like Lifestyle Pets, formerly known as Allerca, Felix Pets and Transgenic Pets Inc. all boast the claim of having created cats which have a non-active form of one protein believed to cause allergic reactions in people. It seems rather harmless in comparison to an idea like GenPets… right?

What could be wrong with bioengineering cats which don’t cause sneezing? If nothing is wrong with that… what could be wrong with marketing bunny rabbits and puppies which glow in the dark ? (both of which have been created, if not sold as pets)

Could there really be anything so bad as a few animals with human genes so long as it advances medical science? The shock begins to wear off one small step at a time… basic arguments about meddling with creation have never stood the test of time against so many things which are now a normal part of society.

Science does not lack the ability to make any strange combination of chimera whether for use in a lab or sold as a trendy pet… the only thing which stands between us and the very real introduction of GenPets is the limits which human morality would place on such things.

That has proven time and again to be a very weak barrier which can easily be broken down and there is little doubt in my mind that such a thing as GenPets will exist in some form or other in the future.

Possibly the most disturbing point in the whole GenPets drama is the reaction of the younger generation. While those reactions of their parents’ generation were ones which reflect a normal repulsion to such an idea… the younger crowd were quite taken with the idea… they couldn’t wait to have one.

Gen Pets

These kids did not stop to ask themselves questions about whether or not this was in any way humane… they weren’t disturbed that living creatures had been created only to amuse children, be packaged into plastic containers and then forced to live out strange, short lives performing like circus animals.

Quality of life was not an issue, disposable life was not an issue… even what manner of life these things were was not asked.

Treating something alive and able to feel pain and possibly emotion with no more care than one would treat a disposable plaything seemed to not phase them.

In a disposable world where life has been consistently devalued in the minds of each successive generation… it’s no wonder. To this next generation… what will life mean exactly… what will Human life mean?

They have been programmed to think of human life as merely a higher sort of animal life and even been convinced to look at humanity as if it is inherently a plague upon earth.

Infants are regarded as disposable byproducts of casual sex. Elders are regarded as disposable members of society, having outlived their usefulness. The poor and the homeless are not even deemed to be human at all… merely the unfortunate losing fringes of Social Darwinism.

GenPets are simply a peek into what comes next in a cold, loveless world which consistently refuses to look to their Creator for a moral foundation. There is no acceptable level of playing “god”… a lesson that the human race has sadly seemed to never grasp.

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Transhumanism: Despising His Image

Posted in 12 : Technocracy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on 07/22/2010 by timenolonger

“…So ‘Elohiym created the man in His image, in the image of ‘Elohiym He created him, male and female He created them.”

– Genesis 1:27

Of all the vast creation which YHWH has made, it is in man that He has chosen to incarnate His likeness. No greater honor could any creature receive above this, and yet it means next to nothing to most of mankind living in this generation.

It is not only that it is ignored or disbelieved, but that it is despised.

Who has taught humanity to despise the image and likeness of the Creator manifest in their own selves, and why?

Though humanity has lost understanding of what it means to have been made in the image of the Creator, the citizens of the heavens never took it so lightly.

The sons of Elohim, or angels as they are commonly known now, did not all rejoice in the creation of a race of beings made of such lowly stuff as the dirt of the Earth, which were given such honor above even those made before them.

Satan’s rebellion made a target of humanity, as he understood that to corrupt mankind was to deface the very image of the One he opposed.

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field that Yahuwah ‘Elohiym had made and he said to the woman, “Has ‘Elohiym indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

– Genesis 3:1

The Watchers came in with the outward justification of guiding humanity to a better direction, but in the end completed the corruption of mankind physically, which Satan had begun spiritually.

The rebellious servants of YHWH had perverted His image to reflect their own image instead.

“Then they took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery (pharmacology), incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees (recombinant DNA). And the women conceiving brought forth giants…”

– 1 Enoch 7:10,11 (text in parenthesis is mine)

Humans were not just victims, though. As Eve and then Adam first had to be willing to eat of the forbidden tree, their descendants had to be willing to participate in the corruption of their own physical nature.

Humans were willing students of the forbidden sciences taught to them, and willing subjects of a hybrid breeding experiment with beings who were not of their own kind.

It would seem strange, perhaps, to imagine now why those early human beings would be so willing, who had all reason to know and treasure their unique quality of being made in His image, but such rebellion never begins by seeming like the disaster that it is.

Their lives were not easy, being cursed to work hard in laboring and toiling for the food which they ate, and that which they wore. Suffering and the promise of eventual death had come with sin, yet through suffering and toil they could mature, they could learn the benefit of obedience to YHWH and have joy in their children and peace from the promise of a future Savior.

Patience has never been a common human virtue, though.

The offer of a quicker way to an easier life was no less attractive then than now. The same impatient recklessness which makes the world believe in a pill to fix every problem was eager for a way to a stronger, less vulnerable physical existence, and convenience which would free them from the hard toil assigned to them.

By learning advanced technologies, they saw the power to reclaim the paradise only Adam and Eve had known. In allowing union with heavenly beings, they saw the power to advance humanity to a race of Earthly “gods”.

“But as the days of Noah so also will the coming of the Son of Man be”.

– Matthew 24:37

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If it was announced that the human race could undergo gene therapy which would result in stronger bodies, longer, healthier lives and greater intellect, how attractive would this seem?

What man needs to wait for a future that is possibly beyond his own mortal life to see the intervention of a Creator, when the means to achieve all that He has promised might be gotten now?

That tempting possibility did not end as people hoped it would before the flood came. The technology which was introduced led only to apathy, to greed, indulgent wickedness and violence. The unnatural super beings spawned of inter-species union became tyrants and cannibals.

Now the world is eager to do it again.

It is not enough to be a creature made with the potential to reflect the image of the sovereign Elohim. Mankind wants to “evolve”.

Transhumanism is the word used in this day to speak about all that humanity can become if the greatest hopes and desires of the elite rulership is achieved.

The dream that puts faulty creatures in the place of Creator and begins to further deface the image He has placed in mankind, would use the genetic material of animals, plants, and the extra-dimensional forefathers of this goal to re-create mankind as a species.

They would even seek to introduce non-organic, mechanical components to the human body.

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Julian Huxley, brother of Aldous who authored Brave New World, first used this word: Transhumanism. Huxley was a member of the British Eugenics Society, eugenics being the foundation of Transhumanism.

Eugenics is a science dedicated to a Darwinist philosophy applied to humanity, that the strong should thrive and evolve, while the weak are culled and eradicated.

Eugenics rests on a necessity of there being superior and inferior genetic pools in the human population. It might be very socially unacceptable to speak publicly of there being some races, ethnic or cultural groups who are inferior to the rest, yet in secrecy this is exactly what elite Eugenicists believe.

The public is guided to love the idea of Transhumanism by being persuaded that it is not a goal attached to race or ethnicity, but simply a means of bettering all of humanity. This is quite untrue.

Elite Transhumanists have no desire to “evolve” all humankind, their goal is one which seeks to advance only their own bloodlines and to leave the rest in disadvantage to them so that these unfortunate ones have no choice but to become their slaves, their lab animals and their labor force.

“The lowest strata are reproducing too fast. Therefore… they must not have too easy access to relief or hospital treatment lest the removal of the last check on natural selection should make it too easy for children to be produced or to survive; long unemployment should be a ground for sterilisation.”

– Julian Huxley

The elite, as they are wrongly called, are blood relations of one another, descending from the hybrid tyrants who ruled in result of this same Transhumanist philosophy pre-flood.

It is believed in error that Transhumanists are atheist for the most part and that the idea grew from an atheist background.

Atheists do often attach themselves to this because it is easily sold to them. With no hope of an eternal future, one who lives without YHWH sees synthetic immortality as perhaps the only eternal future possible.

At its root, Transhumanism is highly religious though. It grows directly from the heart of idolatry and the worship of false deities and false saviors. It is the false eternal life of the false Messiah offered to the elect of his apostate kingdom.

It is not a possible future hope of science that this is about, it is not an extreme and imaginative goal which science is still far from being able to achieve – This is current ability science.

The ability to recombine DNA from separate species exists now. The ability to use nanotechnology integrated into human bodies exists now. The ability to build robotics which can work in and with the human anatomy exists now.

It is not reasonable to assume there is a morality in this world which will block the progress of these things to their desired end. It is not even reasonable to assume that these things have not already been done to willing or unwilling human participants under secrecy, knowing that those who pursue this path hold no esteem for honesty,open relations with the public or concern for the well being of those they consider less than themselves.

It is very gradually pressed upon the public so that they will become numbed to the shock and the horror of such strange things being done to human subjects and when that numbness has finally taken over, then will it be brought into the light and barely be argued against at all.

How difficult will it really be to persuade a world of people who are of a nature to serve whatever seems to benefit them in the moment, whatever pushes them higher in what is esteemed by world society?

Entertainment featuring heroes who are genetically altered mutants or robotically enhanced draw great fascination from the public.

The idea of becoming better, more capable, more special is held like bait before their eyes, tempting them to dream of a reality where they become the genetically altered or robotically enhanced hero.

If they had not been convinced to despise the very image of the Creator branded in their own natural bodies, they would not be so quick to deface that image. Humanity has been deceived to hate what they are in favor of becoming, the image of demoted spiritual servants.

There is no upgrade to what it means to be human in Transhumanism, there is only the option to demean and destroy what it means to be made in the image of YHWH.

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