Koenig: My good friend of 40 years, Tom Eudaly of Fort Worth, Texas, has been studying this subject intently for five years. This is a summary of his 16-page white paper on DNA manipulation.
Many thousands of labs worldwide, both private and state funded, are working on manipulating defects and imperfections they believe can and will fix DNA using the ground-breaking gene editing “CRISPR-Cas9.” CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.
Short Palindromic Repeat is a naturally occurring defense mechanism used by bacteria in a cell’s function. Scientists have harnessed this mechanism to use as a kind of “molecular scissors” that remove and repair mutated or so-called defects along DNA strands. This discovery is a hugely exciting technology. (Please read history here: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAhjPd4uNFY&t=5s.)
Let me be clear. CRISPR-Cas9 has great potential for good and is attracting the attention of researchers around the world. This and new advances in applications offer an exciting range of cures for genetic disorders and for populations with thousands of inherited diseases caused by genetic structure such as Huntington’s disease, cancer, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, etc. For me, please find a way to grow hair!
The advances of CRISPR-Cas9 biotechnology have decreased the time it takes to appreciably improve an organism from decades and even centuries down to months, weeks and days. The understanding of the human genome, the code of life, has now advanced so that DNA can be altered not only in a test tube as the article above discusses but also in the cellular bedrock of a living, breathing person.
Now just to keep you thinking, how would all this be regulated, policed and overseen—and by whom? Just who would these overlords be and what do they deeply believe about where rights come from—God . . . or man and his governments’ decrees? So, the key question is who across the world will become the overlords of this technology. To learn how far has it gone, see this very recent article from Scientific American about mail-order genetic change material: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mail-order-crispr-kits-allow-absolutely-anyone-to-hack-dna/.
One man who will weigh in on these decisions is scientific superstar and theist Dr. Francis S. Collins, the man who led the successful effort in 2003 to complete the Human Genome Project, which mapped and sequenced the entire human DNA. Now as Director of The National Institutes of Health, Collins recently issued a paper that ended with this: “Advances in technology have given us an elegant way of carrying out genome editing, but the strong arguments against engaging in this activity remain. These include the serious and unquantifiable safety issues, ethical issues presented by altering the germline in a way that affects the next generation without their consent, and a current lack of compelling medical applications justifying the use of CRISPR-Cas9 in embryos.” Please understand that this man, as influential as he may be, is only one of the voices that may end up crying in the wilderness before godless “authorities.”
Thinking about this unfolding genetic engineering from a theoretical perspective reveals an almost limitless number of potential applications and possibilities. One of the most discussed and controversial applications is the “enhancement” of human beings through germline therapy.
Modifications to the human genome may occur either directly in utero (when the embryo is still in the mother’s uterus) or via administration of exogenous DNA at any point after birth. With regard to the in-utero potential for genetic engineering, future applications are as endless as one’s imagination. From a medical perspective, scientists rightly envision eradication of a majority of inheritable diseases and the need for many vaccinations.
Naturally, the fact that we can alter the recipient’s DNA forever is enough to spook many people, but it does raise some other concerns as well. Francis Collins states his concerns in the following: “Last, there are deep concerns of a philosophical sort, about what it means for human beings to intentionally manipulate their own genomes. If applied broadly and widely, does that result in us being changed into something other than homo sapiens? I don’t think we even have to go to that one to say this is something we shouldn’t do.”
I have an issue with accepting any view that places confidence in the authoritative bodies of this world. This is the main core issue of this paper. I rehearse and repeat the reasons philosophically many times, even ad nauseam, to make my point. I have very little confidence in the collective worldviews of the majority of scientific/ethical leaders, Mr. Collins aside. To trust in a consensus populated by collective scientists and secular ethicists to form toothless regulations or pass so-called laws as ethical barriers is dubious at best. To place this trust in any august body of authorities would at its core represent a very truncated biblical view of the depravity of man in light of the weightiness of the issues. My concerns (see articles and videos) of a vaccine type of biological administration could be a sky-is-the-limit for a secular government, the United Nations or some giant multinational private enterprise with dreams of a utopia or world dominance. Under the guise of an officially authorized “vaccination,” DNA could be altered to make people more obedient or passive, intelligent, talented, subservient, etc.
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