Hello Beautiful Peeps,
Let me put a disclaimer first itself, I’m no oldie or backward thinking person. I think technology and rest of the research in most of the fields are going in the right direction. But honestly, I’m uncomfortable of the technology in couple of areas – one being in medical field such as cloning and such.
“Discovery is always rape of the natural world. Always.”
― Malcolm of Jurassic Park, Novel by Michael Crichton
I read a news recently, that a research center in China is gaining expertise in cloning(for now: cows, horses and other domestic animals). This company in collaboration with a South Korean firm is gaining momentum in this cloning “business”. Reading till this point was ok for me, i could accept that “somehow” – being the creator, surpassing the nature itself! But the next few paragraphs that i read, made me squirm in my seat.
They want to clone humans. And they want to bring back extinct animals such as mammoth back to life. Clone humans? Why? Isn’t the population at its peak and destroying other species? In fact if you ask me, we should find a way to size down 😉 Clone humans for what? Have you seen movies like The Island where humans are cloned, bred for organ harvesting and surrogate motherhood. That movie made me not to sleep for days. Literally, I’m not joking. The movie was dated to 2019 “future” and we are already in 2015 and the Chinese company promises their research to be full fledged “go-live” by 2020. Coincidence?! Imagine the predicting ability of the director of the movie!! Don’t judge me, but i love to see how technology is going forward in terms of cure for incurable diseases or travelling in the universe to understand what’s happening out there or finding what’s new in the earth and water or LiFi or robotics. It actually excites me to read these things but I’m sorry to say, technology in medical field “scares” me. What is interesting is, Cyrogenics – low-temperature preservation of animals and humans who cannot be sustained by contemporary medicine, with the hope that healing and resuscitation may be possible in the future.
I’ve always believed that each species, each creature, be it an ant or an elephant has a purpose on this dear earth. Once born, after their lifetime, when its time to go, its better to go rather than find ways to live. That is the law of nature. Don’t take me wrong in this analogy but i feel what has a beginning should have an ending. Some endings maybe quick, unfortunately, but that’s the rule of the nature, not fair that some lives are short. Life is like a circle, starts with a dot, completes the journey and meets at the dot and ends. And that is how it has to be.
Bringing creatures from extinction doesn’t make any sense to me. As Malcolm in Jurassic Park movie kept telling(irritating per say) folks around, I kinda feel that way sometimes..
“God creates dinosaurs, God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man, Man destroys god. Man creates dinosaurs. Dinosaurs destroys Man. Women inherits the earth”
“But now science is the belief system that is hundreds of years old. And, like the medieval system before it, science is starting not to fit the world any more. Science has attained so much power that its practical limits begin to be apparent. Largely through science, billions of us live in one small world, densely packed and intercommunicating. But science cannot help us decide what to do with that world, or how to live. Science can make a nuclear reactor, but it cannot tell us not to build it. Science can make pesticide, but cannot tell us not to use it. And our world starts to seem polluted in fundamental ways—air, and water, and land—because of ungovernable science.”
― Michael Crichton,
These creatures – mammoths or tigers or whatever – have lived their part on this earth. Bringing them back, to the world that left many centuries ago, will leave them confused. Bring them to life and put them in a zoo, can you?? They wouldn’t know what a zoo is, so to speak.
“Because the history of evolution is that life escapes all barriers. Life breaks free. Life expands to new territories. Painfully, perhaps even dangerously. But life finds a way.”
― Michael Crichton,
I may sound dramatic(over-dramatic?!), but i believe in these theories firmly. With me thinking so deeply, the world will not stop, right?! But, I’m sure I’m not alone in this kind of thinking. What do you think??? Let me know, I’ll be glad to hear from you – am I wrong and why I am wrong in thinking this way…!!