21st May 2010 14:49
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Igor, they created life!
So it seems that artificial life has been created a couple of hundred years after Mary Shelly wrote her stories with her husband about Frankenstein.
We need to understand two initial things here. Firstly, this has been going on for a very long time. Just as secret weapons and aircraft have been created many many years before they were released to the general public, other sciences and creations are no different. So as we speak, the simple lifeforms that the media is all hyped about are around fifty years behind the actual research. Think of all the trials and errors, before the biologists could produce a safe, perfect example to show the world. It's a good possibility that the scientists are creating a much more complex form of synthetic life, like a higher animal, or even human and are still going through the throws of the trial and error stage, still having to dispose of all the faliures.
Secondly, this breakthrough opens up a whole can of worms, as in theory, now we can live forever, we just need to have the same treatment as the simple lifeforms in our cells. Immortality could be just around the corner. Also creating life from dead people using their DNA or bringing a recently dead person back from the grave, which would give a boost to those companies which deep freeze people after they die so the person can be cured and brought back to life at a later stage.
Of course we are going to get a speight of more people telling us that they worked in underground bases, like area 51, creating life and that the program is far more advanced than we know it. Although I can beleive some people because of their history and evidence, there are others who try and jump on the bandwagon to try and get a shot at fame and perhaps fortune. Beware of this type.
21st May 2010 15:27
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