THE LATEST IN THE WAR FOR NATURAL HUMANITY
This past week saw several by turns startling and ominous signs of an ongoing, largely unheralded War For Natural Humanity, as I have named it in my three volume series culled from content mostly written for The Trends Journal.
There was some nominally encouraging news regarding women seeking unvaccinated men as sperm donors.
Meanwhile scientists in China are controversially monkeying around with radical genetic experiments again.
And to cap it off, NYU researchers reported a milestone on the way to achieving the creation of a synthetic life form, containing DNA wholly constructed via artificial means.
Score One For Natural Humanity?
Artificial insemination via sperm donors may not be the ideal example for crowing about small victories for natural humanity.
But, for what it’s worth, it appears that women who want to have children via that route are looking for men who opted not to receive any COVID mRNA jabs.
A National Pulse story on the phenomenon noted that instead of using more conventional sperm banks, women are turning to online communities on social media platforms like Facebook in search of men who are free of COVID vaccinations.
National Pulse said that Jonathan David Rinaldi, the creator of one such community with hundreds of members, has claimed his space has assisted dozens of individuals in starting families; its members include young professionals, gay couples, and single women from all over the world.
The Trends Journal has previously forecast that people would be increasingly making conscious choices regarding “natural human” factors. (See for example “THE TRANSHUMAN WAR HAS ALREADY BEGUN” 29 Mar 2022 and “MEDICINE KILLING THE OLD, MUTILATING THE YOUNG…AND DENYING UNVACCINATED BLOOD FOR YOU,” 13 Dec 2022.)
This is just one example of how that will be playing out more, as people are faced with questions about what the stakes and value of remaining natural humans are, in the face of the rise of AI and human genetic engineering.
Chinese Scientists Create A Chimeric Primate
It was done to help science better understand and cure human disorders.
That was the reason given by scientists in China who employed embryonic stem cells to successfully create a monkey via the method for the first time.
The research was published last week in the science journal Cell.
Scientists have spent years attempting to construct “chimeras,” or life forms which are made from two or more individuals, or even two different species (ala “Island of Dr. Moreau.”)
The Chinese researchers achieved a chimeric creation by developing a strong line of stem cells from embryonic tissue, known for cellular malleability, then injecting the stem cells into a unique monkey embryo. The embryo was subsequently placed into a different lab monkey to be carried to term.
Some called it a significant step toward genetic modifications of human sperms and eggs to cure human disorders.
Of course, genetic modification is envisioned by many in the scientific community as a way to either enhance humans, or “intelligently design” them.
As we’ve pointed out, scientists and transhumanists have steadily gained more mainstream acceptance over the last half decade.
And calls for humans to either control their genetic destiny by being allowed to undergo genetic enhancements, or be controlled by authorities battling “existential threats” like “carbon-induced Climate Change,” have become commonplace. (See, for example “Transhumanism Party For That”)
Not so long ago—2018, to be exact—a Chinese researcher earned international condemnation from the scientific community for illegally experimenting and producing the world’s first recorded gene-edited human offspring. (See “BRAVE NEW (CHINESE) WORLD?” 5 Oct 2021.)
But then COVID happened, and that same international community went all in on advocating that every human take gene-level mRNA treatments into their bodies.
The world is moving closer to legalizing radical human genetic editing, including heritable gene editing. This form of genetic intervention is considered the most reliable and realistic way of permanently curing genetic diseases—and implementing genetic changes and design “improvements” of humans. (See “U.K. MAY LEGALIZE HERITABLE GENE EDITING BY 2023” 15 Nov 2022 and “‘ETHICAL OFFSPRING’ MOVEMENT WILL DEMAND HERITABLE HUMAN GENE EDITING” 14 Feb 2023.)
Of course, as we’ve long chronicled and forecast, corporations are accelerating wholesale genetic modifications of plant and animal life for fun (ie. “acclaim”) and profit. (See for example “NO CONSPIRACY AT ALL: SCIENTISTS WORKING OVERTIME TO GENETICALLY REDESIGN HUMANS AND EVERY OTHER LIVING THING,” 3 Oct 2023.)
Synthetic Life Breakthrough
Finally, MSN and others reported a milestone in the creation of synthetic life forms. (“Scientists Achieve Breakthrough in Engineering ‘Artificial’ Life,” 9 Nov 2023.)
According to Science.org, researchers long involved in a synthetic life project published papers documenting their breakthrough.
They engineered synthetic—or artificially designed yeast chromosomes, and successfully created live, reproducing cells that were nearly half composed of the artificial genetic material.
Project’s director, geneticist Jef Boeke of NYU Langone Health called it “a milestone we have been working on for a long time.”
Boeke and other scientists see it as a path to “upgrading” numerous creatures that are essential to business, agriculture, and medicine that may be made simpler by the development of synthetic genomes.
Yeast is used to produce a wide range of chemicals and medications, including insulin, in addition to keeping wineries and breweries in operation.
It is a key component of synthetic biology, as The Trends Journal has previously examined and forecasted about. See, for example:
- “THE ‘PROGRESS’ OF LEAVING HUMANS BEHIND” (1 Jun 2021)
- “‘BIO-PHARMA’ PROFITING OFF A TRANSHUMAN FUTURE” (27 Jul 2021)
- “GENETIC MODIFICATIONS BEING PREPPED TO ‘SOLVE’ EVERYTHING” (18 Jan 2022)
- “SYNBIO AND BIO PHARMA: YES, THERE’S HUGE UPSIDE” (15 Mar 2022)
- “SELLING THE SYNTHETIC UNREAL” (12 Apr 2022)
- “CRISPR GENE EDITING FOR FOOD, UNFORESEEN MUTATIONS INCLUDED” (2 May 2023)
“We can more quickly improve strains and find the genes that are important for increasing production,” claims Boeke, with the use of a synthetic genome.
TRENDPOST: Though we have acknowledged significant upsides of synbio technology, there are dangers and abuses that are very likely to result as well. Those dangers may well come to overshadow any upside, if synthetic life is seen as a way to develop and enhance life past the limitations and fallibilities of natural humans.
The ambitions of scientism, marked by a core belief of “progress” unmoored from benefit or bounds to natural human existence and continuance, has been a key focus of Trends In Technocracy.
The portents of this scientism can be clearly discerned in the latest news surrounding genetic treatments and controversial experiments, and it spells a gathering conflict that will be more openly fought in the future.