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“Trans - Humanism”
by Art Sadlier   
July 31st, 2011

The following excerpts are from a report in the

(Quote) - "It sounds like something from a Hollywood science fiction film: a race that is half human, half ape. But leading scientists are today demanding tough new rules to prevent the nightmare scenario becoming a reality.

In a hard-hitting report, they warn that research is close to pushing ‘ethical boundaries’ and that extreme attempts to give laboratory animals human attributes must be banned.

The Academy of Medical Scientists review was set up to look at the growing number of experiments in which scientists add human genes or tissue to animals.

Last year, more than one million experiments were carried out on genetically modified animals – mostly mice and fish carrying human DNA.

It also demands some research be banned outright, including injecting human stem cells into the brains of primates if it ‘engenders human-like behaviour’. 

That would prevent scientists creating apes with human-like memories or the ability to speak.

The report co-author Professor Thomas Baldwin said: ‘The fear is that if you start putting very large numbers of human brain cells into the brains of primates suddenly you might transform the primate into something that has some of the capacities that we regard as distinctively human – speech, or other ways of being able to manipulate or relate to us." (End of quote)

There are some who believe that Genesis 6:4 is a reference to trans-humanism. “There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”  The suggestion is that we have trans-humanism involved here. This is a very difficult scripture to interpret.

Many believe that this involves fallen angels taking on bodies and cohabiting with human women and creating entities that were half man and half angels; trans-humans. The logic goes on to conclude that God was forced to destroy men from off the earth, with the exception of Adam and his family, in order to preserve the human race as He created it.

I have wrestled with this issue for years, but I would prefer not to engage in this debate.

If this is the correct interpretation it would argue strongly that the present threat of trans-humanism is reason to expect that the Day of the Lord is at hand. At the conclusion of the coming Day of the Lord the tribulation period, all unbelievers will have been removed from the earth. It would seem then that one of the purposes of "the tribulation period" would be to preserve the human race from being corrupted by trans-humanism.

Whatever position you might take on this portion of Scripture, the fact is that we know that God will not allow the present attempts at trans-humanism to come to fruition.

This whole scenario presents more evidence that we are rapidly approaching the end of the present era.

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