When Science Fiction becomes Reality – playing at being god!

Who could have imagined that a story out of a sci-fi movie from the 1990’s could become reality in 2012?

I grew up enjoying science fiction novels and movies – but to me that’s all they were – works of fiction. If I had tried to envisage living in a world where these events took place, it would have given me night terrors of the first magnitude. But I did not have to worry. Fiction is just that FICTION – right?

Well not so me darlings, you see so many of those fantasy / fictional things that we watched in TV dramas and big screen movies, are becoming reality.

But surely that would lead to a better living standard; a better world; a place where disease was a thing of the past and where all will live forever in peace and contentment? YES and pigs will fly backwards too!

Two websites that I visit have this week brought to the attention of the general public, something that we would only have imagined possible in the sci-fi fantasy genre. How would you like to create a perfect child – when you do decide to become parents? This would be a child with no genetic defects, with the color hair, skin and eyes you prefer. This would be a child with a particular mental ability so that they would eventually be able to enter a chosen career path? Sounds absolutely fantastic doesn’t it?

Did you ever watch the movie GATTACA? This new discovery seems like a case of Life imitating art!

(From TEP)   A team has been able to predict the whole genetic code of a foetus by taking a blood sample from a woman who was 18 weeks pregnant, and a swab of saliva from the father. They believe that, in time, the test will become widely available, enabling doctors to screen unborn babies for some 3,500 genetic disorders. At the moment the only genetic disorder routinely tested for on the NHS is Down’s syndrome. This is a large-scale genetic defect caused by having an extra copy of a bundle of DNA, called a chromosome. Other such faults are sometimes tested for, but usually only when there is a risk of inheriting them from a parent. By contrast, the scientists say their new test would identify far more conditions, caused by genetic errors. However, they warned it raised “many ethical questions” because the results could be used as a basis for abortion. The American scientists were able to map the baby’s genetic code principally from tiny traces free-floating DNA, which makes its way into the mother’s blood. Blood sample DNA from the mother was also studied as well as DNA extracted from the father’s saliva. Fitting pieces of the genetic jigsaw together, scientists in the US were able to reconstruct the entire genetic code of an unborn baby boy. They were then able to see what spontaneous genetic mutations had arisen. Such natural mutations – called ‘de novo’ mutations – are responsible for the majority of genetic defects. By checking their prediction of the baby’s genetic code with actual DNA taken after the birth, the team from the University of Washington in Seattle found they were able to identify 39 of 44 such mutations in the child. Dr Jay Shendure, the lead scientist, said: “This work opens up the possibility that we will be able to scan the whole genome of the foetus for more than 3,000 single-gene disorders through a single, non-invasive test.” In the future, a more refined and less costly version of the procedure could make pre-natal genetic testing far more comprehensive than it is now, the scientists say.

Also today, Mike Adams reported on the same thing:

If you haven’t yet seen the sci-fi film GATTACA, rent it today and check it out, because it’s about to become true as scientists start screening babies for 3,500 “genetic faults.”

This is obviously going to result in a huge increase in abortions, as parents will be encouraged by doctors to abort their “faulty” babies and then pay huge fees for designer babies. Read more:

Life is a very precious gift, and not to be taken lightly. It is to be honored and cherished. Yet now we stand on the brink of being able to manipulate it to our own wants needs and desires. Playing at being god is a very dangerous thing to do, not only for the creation of new life as in babies, but also in challenging the Creator of Life itself!

MAT 19:4 “Have you not read, that He who created {them} from the beginning made them male and female,”

JOB 33:4 “And the breath from God has created me [a human being], and the breath [soul life] of the Almighty gives me [human] life.”

GEN 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

1Sam 2:6The LORD brings death and makes alive;
he brings down to the grave and raises up.

“Be still, and know that I am God(Psalm 46:10)

There is One God who holds the key to life and death.

Many have tried to imitate Him and have not succeeded. There is much evil in this world, take care to always honour Our Creator God and not try to imitate, negate or supplant Him – our very life – New Life – depends on this.


About JustMEinT Musings

I like writing, reading and expressing my opinions. I prefer natural health and healing to pharmaceutical drugs. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Saviour.
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2 Responses to When Science Fiction becomes Reality – playing at being god!

  1. Reblogged this on JustMEinT's General Blog and commented:

    Art imitating life!

  2. paul says:

    i remember that , my daughter had to watch it in high school as part of an ethics assignment

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