Dr. Barash’s goal is to convince the world that humans are no different that animals and in particular, monkeys. He thinks it would be good for scientists to use CRISPR and create Chimera ‘Humanzees’. His book’s subtitle says it all: ‘Using science to see our species as it really is.’
Technocrat scientists view humans as an animal species that is on the same level as monkeys – just containers of atoms and molecules – so there is no ethical problem with inserting human genes into them.
Flipping logic upside-down, the Technocrats at Calyxt state: “At Calyxt, we believe it is unethical NOT to use our technologies to address these issues head-on.” In reality, GMO is not equivalent to traditional plant husbandry.
There are non-Technocrats who see that science must be used responsibly., but once Pandora’s Box has been opened, it is impossible to shut. Rogue scientists will continue to ignore the warnings.
The renegade scientist who edited the gene of twin girls said it was for HIV resistance, but now it is learned that the same gene is directly related to enhanced cognition. This may have been the real goal from the beginning.
This is the Technocrat mindset that science can solve any problem. Problem: Mosquitos make people sick. Solution: Kill all mosquitos. This is a slippery slope that will lead to tampering with other species.
[su_note note_color="#daf2fd" radius="2"]There is an arms race of sorts as genetic scientists 'scour the planet' for alternatives to standard CRISPR technology. As it gathers steam, editing the human genome will prove to be the scourge of humanity.
Technocrat scientists at Columbia University are following China’s lead in editing human embryos with CRISPR technology. One lead scientists says, “Right now we are not trying to make babies”, indicating that they fully intend to make GMO babies later
Technocrat-minded scientists apparently see no problem in spreading gene editing technology to amateurs in order to experiment with nature. Worse, there will be no accountability or oversight.
Monsanto delivers pesticides in corn seed and not GMO chickens will deliver cancer drugs through their eggs. The problem? The DNA germline is permanently changed and can never be restored to its original state. Secondly, there is no testing possible to see what affect it will have on humans.