Chimera-What are they?
It has come to light that the powers that be want the perfect soldier. So what happens when or if the day comes and they create a whole army? We see in the transhumanism movement they would like to erase the connection between the mother and child. This would sever a part of what it is to be human.
The lack of a real mother and father and the love they share would damage the child. They would be raised in a vat with no human contact. We have no idea how this would affect a child. This might be a cause for some disconnect between the child and humans.
Would this create a killing machine “The Beast” that is talked about in the Bible? No one really knows the answer. This is one experiment I pray never happens. This would perhaps do untold harm to the child and the human race! This could create the army of the Anti-Christ.
So what is a Chimera? The online Stanford Encyclopedia states that a Chimera is: an individual composed of cells with different embryonic origins. The successful isolation of 5 human embryonic stem cell (hESC) lines in 1998 increased scientists’ ability to create human/nonhuman chimeras and prompted extensive bioethics discussion resulting in what has been dubbed “the other stem cell debate.”
The debate about chimeras has focused on 5 main arguments. The Unnaturalness Argument explores the ethics of violating natural species boundaries. The Moral Confusion Argument alleges that the existence of entities that cannot be definitively classified as either human or non-human will cause moral confusion that will undermine valuable social and cultural practices. The Borderline-Person Argument focuses on great apes and concludes that their borderline-person concludes a high enough degree of moral status to make most, if not all, chimeric research on them impermissible. The human Dignity Argument claims that it is an affront to human dignity to give an individual “trapped” in the body of a non-human animal the capacities associated with human dignity.
Finally, the Moral Status Framework maintains that research in which a non-human animal’s moral status is enhanced to that of a normal adult human is impermissible unless reasonable assurances are in place that its new moral status will be respected, which is unlikely given the motivations for chimeras research and the oversight likely to be provided. These arguments provide different rationales for evaluating chimeric research and consequently differ in their implications both for the range of chimeric research that is unethical as well as the way chimeric research should be addressed in public policy.
Lake, Michael K. The Shinar Directive: Preparing the Way for the Son of Perdition's Return. Crane, MO: Defender, 2014. Print.