I was not shocked at all when this week the official American Jesuit Magazine weighed in on the upcoming Pentagon report on UFOs, admitting the current Catholic opinion “…we have something close to strong evidence that we are not alone in the universe…” then adding: “Did Jesus die for aliens too? Or would they need their own Incarnation and savior? Or maybe they didn’t have a primeval original sin that disordered their nature and environment and therefore wouldn’t have the ‘happy fault’ that produced our particular history of salvation? Are they governed by our sense of right and wrong or would it be quite different? Or would they be capable of sinning at all? Far from being a kind of backbreaker for religious faith, our becoming aware of the existence of other rational creatures in the cosmos would likely reinvigorate theological inquiry quite dramatically, and the church’s intellectual tradition on these questions would be brought to bear in exciting and important ways. So bring it on, director of national intelligence and Pentagon. Let’s see what you got. The Catholic intellectual tradition stands ready to help humanity interpret and process the fact that we are not alone in the universe…” [i]
This comes on the heels of the Vatican hosting a conference on transhumanism[ii] and other forms of life and mind that will connect with the question of ET in the days ahead, and this is something I have been studying and speaking out on for many years.
On November 28, 2012, during the third season of Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura, the TruTV program looked into “human-animal hybrid experiments that supposedly have gone beyond the Petri dish with rumors that a real-life ‘Planet of the Apes’ is being created.”[i] The producers had contacted me late in 2011 with a request for help. They wanted to know whether scientists had secretly crossed the Rubicon with regard to human-animal genetic experiments, as they were preparing for the filming of season 3, episode 4, titled “Manimal,” described on Ventura’s website this way: “Science has made major breakthroughs in drug research and transplant technology by experimenting on ‘chimeras’—human/animal embryo hybrids. But these seemingly noble goals may be covering up a much more nefarious purpose—to create half human, half ape super soldiers, paving the way for a real life Planet of the Apes showdown.”[ii] (The producers actually offered, on three separate occasions, to fly me to set locations in the United States to meet with Ventura and the film crew, but I turned them down for reasons that will be revealed later. Conversely, though I declined their repeated invitation to be on the show, I did spend numerous hours with them as a consultant, providing documentation and expert witnesses. Eventually I set them up with Professor William B. Hurlbut, consulting professor for the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University Medical Center and a member of the US President’s Council on Bioethics, who is featured with me and over a dozen other experts in the documentary exposé on transhumanism, Inhuman (FREE IN COLLECTION HERE).
Among the scores of research papers, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) budget line items, suspect locations where human-animal experimentation ethics may have passed the curtain of acceptability, and media reports that I forwarded to the producers at the time was a report titled “Scientists Want Debate on Animals with Human Genes,” which hinted at just how far scientists have come and how far they intend to go with human and animal hybridization. The news piece started out, “A mouse that can speak? A monkey with Down’s Syndrome? Dogs with human hands or feet? British scientists want to know if such experiments are acceptable,”[iii] and then continued with revelations that scientists inside Britain were comfortable now with up to 50/50 animal-human integration. The article implied that not all the research currently under design is kept at the embryonic level, and that fully matured monstrosities (like the creature in the 2010 movie Splice) are quietly under study.
It didn’t take long to surmise whether the Reuters article was simply speculating or if indeed there were scientists already experimenting with human-animal creations beyond the embryonic stage. In July 2011, Britain’s Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) admitted in a 148-page report that such science is advancing so quickly and being conducted in so many laboratories around the world without appropriate oversight that an international regulatory commission is urgently needed to oversee the creation of these part-human, part-animal, part-synthetic chimeras. Interestingly, the AMS did not call for a prohibition of the science, but rather for an international supervisory body under which the science can fully and officially proceed. In the précis of its analysis, the AMS considered “research that involves the introduction of human DNA sequence into animals, or the mixing of human and animal cells or tissues, to create entities we refer to as ‘animals containing human material’” (ACHM).[iv] The academy then confessed: “Such approaches are long-established, and thousands of different ACHM have been used in biomedical research, yet they have received relatively little public discussion.”[v] What type of beings did Britain’s leading scientists know of or suspect as now being secretly under study? From the summary of the AMS paper, we find:
- Extensive modification of the brain of an animal, by implantation of human derived cells, which might result in altered cognitive capacity approaching human “consciousness” or “sentience” or “humanlike” behavioural capabilities.
- Situations where functional human gametes (eggs, sperm) might develop from precursor cell-types in an animal; and where fertilisation between human and animal gametes might then occur [yes, folks, we are talking here about animals that can conceive from human sperm and give birth to human-animals].
- Cellular or genetic modifications which could result in animals with aspects of humanlike appearance (skin type, limb or facial structure) or characteristics, such as speech [in other words, Nephilim].[vi]
Only one day after the AMS circulated this report, the popular UK Mail Online published a story detailing that, in just one instance alone (of potentially tens of thousands):
Scientists have created more than 150 human-animal hybrid embryos in British laboratories. The hybrids have been produced secretively over the past three years by researchers looking into possible cures for a wide range of diseases. The revelation comes just a day after a committee of scientists warned of a nightmare “Planet of the Apes” scenario in which work on human-animal creations goes too far.[vii]
While such chimeras are supposedly destroyed at the embryonic level, experts involved in the field who were interviewed by Reuters admitted, “Some scientists in some places want to push boundaries.”[viii] In other words, there are most likely Splice-like creatures in laboratory settings now, locations that these scientists have left unmentioned. Martin Bobrow, professor of medical genetics at Cambridge University, hinted why this is the case: “There is a whole raft of new scientific techniques that will make it not only easier but also more important to be able to do these cross-species experiments” (emphasis added).[ix] One place where researchers may have already considered this research to be so “important” that it justifies pushing those “boundaries” the British scientists alluded to is the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University in Georgia (originally located in Orange Park, Florida). It is one of eight national primate research centers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH); both Yerkes and the NIH have shown interest in combining animal and human genetics to create a new species. The Discovery Channel (in an episode of “Unsolved History” on March 27, 1998) discussed a report by Dr. Gordon Gallup, a psychologist from the University at Albany, on the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in which he confessed “a human-chimp hybrid was successfully engendered and born [at the center] but was destroyed by the scientists soon after.”[x] This should come as no surprise, as Emory’s professors, including Rabbi Michael Broyde, have argued very recently that Jewish law would support animalized humans so long as the technology produces superior people. In an October 7, 2011, article on the University’s website, Broyde says:
Genetic engineering (GE), in which the traits of different individuals, or animals, are combined, already has resulted in amazing combinations.… Jewish law would support similar intentional human-human chimerism, in which the embryonic material of two fetuses is mixed, or human-animal chimerism, in which the cells of a human are mixed with cells of another mammal…processes and technologies that result in healthy, or healthier, children are intrinsically good and should be embraced, not feared.[xi]
Professor Broyde is correct in stating that genetically altering “the traits of different individuals… has resulted in amazing combinations.” In fact, the first known genetically altered humans were born over a decade ago as a result of an experimental program at the Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science of Saint Barnabas in New Jersey. An article at that time explained part of the research, saying, “The babies were born to women who had problems conceiving. Extra genes from a female donor were inserted into their eggs before they were fertilized in an attempt to enable them to conceive. Genetic fingerprint tests on two one-year-old children confirm that they have inherited DNA from three adults—two women and one man.”[xii] Concerning these experiments, Dr. Joseph Mercola points out something very important:
Today, these children are in their early teens, and while the original study claims that this was “the first case of human germline genetic modification resulting in normal healthy children,” later reports put such claims of absolute success in dispute [meaning not all the genetically engineered children were necessarily healthy]. Still, back in 2001, the authors seemed to think they had it all under control, stating:
“These are the first reported cases of germline mtDNA genetic modification which have led to the inheritance of two mtDNA populations in the children resulting from ooplasmic transplantation. These mtDNA fingerprints demonstrate that the transferred mitochondria can be replicated and maintained in the offspring, therefore being a genetic modification without potentially altering mitochondrial function.”
It’s relevant to understand that these children have inherited extra genes—that of two women and one man—and will be able to pass this extra set of genetic traits to their own offspring. One of the most shocking considerations here is that this was done—repeatedly—even though no one knows what the ramifications of having the genetic traits of three parents might be for the individual, or for their subsequent offspring. Based on what I’ve learned about the genetic engineering of plants, I’m inclined to say the ramifications could potentially be vast, dire, and completely unexpected.[xiii]
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For those inclined to believe the astonishing report above was an isolated incident, British scientists repeated the same experiments in 2008, and the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) conducted similar research aimed at producing genetically engineered “super babies” in 2012.[xiv] Yet, regardless of how many times this and other forms of human genetic tinkering have been secretly conducted outside public or congressional review (historical precedence suggests many, many times), it is important to understand how germline genetic engineering was used in this one example in which thirty genetically modified children were created, as it reflects the very modus operandi that fallen angels used with Nephilim—to introduce heritable modifications to the human genotype that give birth literally worldwide to changes in the gene pool through natural propagation. Dr. Mercola’s concerns are thus highly appropriate in that current genetic engineering (GE) models on humans carry the same potential as when “all flesh” was corrupted in the Old Testament and had to be destroyed by God. As a result, germline engineering is considered by some conservative bioethicists to be the most dangerous of human-enhancement technology, as it has the power to truly reassemble the very nature of humanity into posthuman, altering an embryo’s every cell and leading to transferable modifications extending to all succeeding generations.
Debate over germline engineering is therefore most critical, because as changes to “downline” genetic offspring are set in motion, the genotype and phenotype (nature, physical makeup, and behavior) of mankind will be altered with no hope of reversal, thereby permanently reshaping humanity’s future. In spite of that, according to “ethicists” like Oxford University Professor Julian Savulescu, not only do we have “a moral obligation” to engineer such people, but embryos that do not meet certain genetic improvements in the future should not be allowed to live.[xv] Dr. Richard Seed, a physicist in Chicago, goes further, warning anybody who has plans of standing in the way of this dream that they had better rethink their opposition: “We are going to become gods, period. If you don’t like it, get off. You don’t have to contribute, you don’t have to participate, but if you are going to interfere with me becoming a god, you’re going to have trouble. There’ll be warfare.”[xvi] Professors Seed and Savulescu are not alone in their strong beliefs. Dr. Gregory Stock, a respected proponent of germline technology, argues that man not only has a moral responsibility to “improve” the human genotype, but also that powerful new technology now at our disposal for transcending existing biological limitations is making the schemes of transhumanists inevitable, if not imminent. “We have spent billions to unravel our biology, not out of idle curiosity, but in the hope of bettering our lives,” he says. “We are not about to turn away from this.”[xvii] Elsewhere, Stock does admit, however, that this could lead to “clusters of genetically enhanced superhumans who will dominate if not enslave us.”[xviii]
Thus, from the “Human-Ape Army” plans of Ilya Ivanov under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin,[xix] to the early part of the twentieth century when Adolf Hitler instructed Josef Mengele to perform horrific experiments on live human beings in concentration camps to test their genetic theories, and to the US, where up until the 1970s, more than sixty thousand Americans were sterilized after being deemed of inferior genetic stock, the dream of one day advancing the next step in human evolution through engineering homo-superior has always had its champions. The difference until lately has been that the Frankensteinian visionaries lacked biotechnological skills and the public’s will to enable “large-scale genetic and neurological engineering of ourselves.”[xx] Today, that has changed: The technology has arrived, and the will to birth a new form of man has at least entered its fledgling state, if not secretly advanced altogether. Even the recent Olympics underscored this science, pointing out the specter of clandestinely modified humans. Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen’s superhuman-like performance led John Leonard, the director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, to describe the sixteen-year-old’s world-record-setting feat as “suspicious,” “disturbing,” and “unbelievable.” Authorities who tested Ye Shiwen for drug abuse also should have checked to see “if there is something unusual going on in terms of genetic manipulation,” he said.[xxi] Dr. Ted Friedmann, chair of the genetics panel of the World Anti-Doping Agency, agreed, saying he “would not be surprised at all” if genetic enhancements were now being secretly used on humans.[xxii]
In other words, Aldous Huxley’s dystopian Brave New World is already slipping in under most of the public’s radar. Human prenatal diagnosis, screening fetal genomes, and designer children were just the first cracks in the dam holding back incremental changes due the human genetic reservoir this century, and experts are now admitting it. This includes the Academy of Medical Sciences mentioned earlier, the same astute science body that more recently joined the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Society to produce a narrower joint study in 2012 titled, “Human Enhancement and the Future of Work,” wherein they documented the alarming trend aimed at augmenting humans both cognitively and physically. In this new study, the collaborative team characterized serious concerns over the burgeoning “hybrid age” as having already started and in which the arrival of a new form of man is upon the horizon. What new breeds of hominid do they foresee? An example from page 26 of their work highlights how people could be engineered to have serpentine qualities:
Participants discussed how these kinds of techniques may in the future aid research into the extension of the range of human vision to include additional wavelengths. Examples exist in animals, such as snakes that can detect infrared wavelengths, which might provide a source of research for developing approaches that can be used in humans. Potential applications could be envisaged in the military, but also in other employment, from night watchmen, safety inspectors, gamekeepers, etc, including the possibility of enhanced vision at night.[xxiii]
To assure tomorrow’s “snake people” not only see in the dark but are appropriately plugged into the end-times grid they will serve, the looming reptilian-humans will also have Borg-like “physical and digital enhancements such as cybernetic implants and advanced machine-interfacing technologies,” according to another study by the Academy of Medical Sciences.[xxiv]
Whenever these authors speak on the subject of transhumanism and the looming “human enhancement” era, people are surprised to learn the many ways in which the United States government has committed taxpayer money to institutions such as the Case Law School (Cleveland, Ohio) for developing the actual guidelines that will be used for setting government and public policy around the next step in human evolution through genetic alteration. Maxwell Mehlman, professor of bioethics at the Case School of Medicine, received nearly a million dollars not long ago to lead a team of law professors, physicians, and bioethicists over a two-year project “to develop standards for tests on human subjects in research that involves the use of genetic technologies to enhance ‘normal’ individuals.”[xxv] Following the initial study, Mehlman began traveling the United States offering two university lectures: “Directed Evolution: Public Policy and Human Enhancement” and “Transhumanism and the Future of Democracy.” These talks are designed to inform and persuade college students about the need for society to comprehend how emerging fields of science have already set in motion what some are calling “the Hybrid Age,” a time when what it means to be human will be forever changed.
It’s revealing that many of these technocrats admit being influenced by the works of men like Friedrich Nietzsche (from whom the phrase “God is dead” derives) and Goethe, the author of Faust. Nietzsche was the originator of the übermensch or “Overman” that Adolf Hitler dreamed of engineering, and the “entity” that man, according to Nietzsche, will eventually evolve into. Like the ancient Watchers before them, transhumanists dream of giving life to Nietzsche’s Übermensch by remanufacturing men with animals, plants, and other synthetic life forms through, among other things, the use of recombinant DNA technology, germline engineering, and transgenics, in which the genetic structure of one species is altered by the transfer of genes from another. While president of the United States, George W. Bush once called for legislation to “prohibit…creating human-animal hybrids, and buying, selling, or patenting human embryos,”[xxvi] the prospect of animalized humans “is a subject of serious discussion in certain scientific circles,” writes senior counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund, Joseph Infranco. “We are well beyond the science fiction of H. G. Wells’ tormented hybrids in the Island of Doctor Moreau; we are in a time where scientists are seriously contemplating the creation of human-animal hybrids.”[xxvii] The former chairman of the President’s Council on Bioethics, Leon Kass, may have said it best in the introduction to his book, Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenges of Bioethics:
Human nature itself lies on the operating table, ready for alteration, for eugenic and psychic “enhancement,” for wholesale redesign. In leading laboratories, academic and industrial, new creators are confidently amassing their powers and quietly honing their skills, while on the street their evangelists [transhumanists] are zealously prophesying a posthuman future. For anyone who cares about preserving our humanity, the time has come for paying attention.[xxviii]
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[i] “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, last modified January 11, 2013, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_Theory_with_Jesse_Ventura.
[ii] Jesse Ventura, “Conspiracy Theory—Season 3, Episode 4: ‘Manimal,’”JesseVentura.net, at the time of this writing, article is on front of official website, last accessed January 11, 2013: http://www.jesseventura.net.
[iii] Kate Kelland, “Scientists Want Debate on Animals with Human Genes,” Reuters, November 9, 2009, http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/11/10/us-science-animal-human-idUSTRE5A900R20091110.
[v] Ibid., in full report.
[vi] Ibid., in full report.
[vii] Daniel Martin and Simon Caldwell, “150 Human Animal Hybrids Grown in UK Labs: Embryos Have Been Produced Secretively for the Past Three Years,” UK Mail Online, July 22, 2011, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2017818/Embryos-involving-genes-animals-mixed-humans-produced-secretively-past-years.html.
[viii] Kate Kelland, “Scientists Want Debate on Animals with Human Genes,” Reuters, November 9, 2009, http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/11/10/us-science-animal-human-idUSTRE5A900R20091110.
[xi] Mary Loftus, “Jewish Law Supports Emerging Reproductive Technology, Broyde Says,” Emory, October 7, 2011, http://www.law.emory.edu/faculty/faculty-news-article/article/jewish-law-supports-emerging-reproductive-technology-broyde-says.html.
[xii] Michael Hanlon, “World’s First GM Babies Born,” UK Mail Online, last accessed January 11, 2013, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-43767/Worlds-GM-babies-born.html#ixzz2Cg03IwTl.
[xiii] Dr. Joseph Mercola, “Dozens of Genetically Modified Babies Already Born—How Will They Alter Human Species?” Mercola Health, July 17, 2012, http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/17/first-genetically-modified-babies-born.aspx#_edn1.
[xiv] Ethan A. Huff, “GMO Babies Now Being Engineered in Labs Under Guise of Preventing Incurable Disease,” Natural News, November 16, 2012, http://www.naturalnews.com/037993_GMO_babies_incurable_disease.html.
[xv] Alex Newman, “Genetically Engineered Babies are Moral Duty, ‘Ethics’ Guru Claims,” The New American, August 22, 2012, http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/faith-and-morals/item/12564-genetically-engineered-babies-are-moral-duty-%E2%80%9Cethics%E2%80%9D-guru-claims.
[xvii] Gregory Stock, Redesigning Humans: Choosing Our Genes, Changing Our Future (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003), 13.
[xviii] Joe Garreau, Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies—and What it Means to Be Human (New York: Broadway, 2005) 116.
[xix] “Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, last modified December 12, 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ilya_Ivanovich_Ivanov#Human-ape_hybridization_experiments.
[xxi] John Naish, “Genetically Modified Athletes: Forget Drugs. There Are Even Suggestions Some Chinese Athletes’ Genes Are Altered to Make Them Stronger,” UK Mail Online, July 31, 2012, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181873/Genetically-modified-athletes-Forget-drugs-There-suggestions-Chinese-athletes-genes-altered-make-stronger.html.
[xxiii] “Human enhancement and the future of work,” science report by the Academy of Medical Sciences, British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society (October, 2012), 26.
[xxv] Case Western Reserve University, “Case Law School Receives $773,000 NIH Grant to Develop Guidelines for Genetic Enhancement Research: Professor Max Mehlman to Lead Team of Law Professors, Physicians, and Bioethicists in Two-Year Project” (press release, April 28, 2006).
[xxvi] George W. Bush, in his January 31, 2006, State of the Union address.
[xxviii] Leon R. Kass, Life, Liberty, and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics (New York, NY: Encounter, 2002), introduction.