Politically correct madness: Being human is so last year, the next frontier is trans-speciesism
The Image of the Beast
Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
If you are a first time reader, I suggest that you read Singularity and The Image of the Beast about man merging with machines and Genetic Armageddon about man’s DNA being altered. Together they show scientists are on the verge of creating a transhuman: a beast that is part human and part something else. Creating a transhuman is right on top of us!
I believe that tampering with the integrity of man is a KEY sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. God will put a stop to this at His return. It appears from Revelation 13:15 that man will succeed in creating a transhuman, which the Bible calls “The Image of the Beast.” What I am posting is NOT science fiction.
From charting the advancement toward a transhuman being, it is possible to get an idea how close man is to God’s judgment. God must stop the creation of transhumans because these creatures are not created in His image and likeness; therefore, they cannot be redeemed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I do in this blog is keep the reader on the cutting edge of technology advancements that are directly leading to the Image of the Beast. Though we don’t yet know what form that ultimately will take, technology is certainly involved and we’ll revise the analysis as new developments appear. These advancements are reported under headings that include: Computer Brain, Digitized Mind,
Artificial Mind, Robotic Body, Cyborg, Genetic Armageddon, Chimera, and Advanced Technology.
This blog is the complement to the “666 Surveillance System” which focuses on technological innovations leading to the rise of a government so repressive and controlling that it’s called a “Beast” state.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
With all of the talk about transgenderism, postgenderism, transhumanism and related areas which we’ve addressed in this blog, there’s now a new frontier being explored, in the minds of the politically correct at least, if not in science. That frontier is trans-speciesism. In reality, science is probing that line, under the term chimeras. But what we’re talking about is the belief that one is another species, just as one can believe he is another gender or race, or any of the other myriad ideas we’ve seen discussed as sane in the media recently.
It seems that with the rush to embrace the unusual or downright insane, most people are being cowed into going along, rather than standing up for common sense and biblical values. When there’s no longer an objective standard, then mankind relies on its subjective madness.
Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
There’s more to political correctness than the left’s drive to lead us into a socialistic society. What’s behind it is the drive to prepare humanity for a new agenda, a pagan transhumanist agenda. But to get us there, societal values and beliefs of the past must be destroyed. Enter, the reeducation of the masses through subtle social conditioning and outright coercion. The video below, while addressing political correctness in a humorous, over the top manner, basically demonstrates how far this is being pushed.
But what you need to keep in mind is why this is occurring, and what the ultimate goal is. If you wake up to this reality, it should be easier to stand against it, rather than blandly buying into the agenda and going along for the sake of “tolerance” or “progressivism” like so much of the “Church” is doing. What they’re buying into is apostasy. How does this tie into the Image of the Beast? Because preparation for the rise of he Beast (Antichrist) and his Image, along with a pagan, occult world system is the ultimate end game for the changes taking place before our eyes.
Encouraging the population to willingly go along with all of this is crucial, because as Bible prophecy notes, the masses will worship the Beast and his Image willingly, and will voluntarily take his Mark to be transformed themselves. The articles below deal with two facets of this transformation – one is the mental acquiescence that’s occurring and the other is the genetic technology that’s beginning to transform all of creation, in preparation for a return to the Days of Noah. Eventually, they will succeed, but only for a short time. At His return, the Lord will end all of their manipulation and tampering.
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
“Transgender has a challenger. Once the Kardashians have become leaders in the field, transgender can hardly claim to be transgessive…and now we all know better, except for Germaine Greer and maybe Ian McEwan in an aberrant moment, than to find any fault or express any surprise with the choices made by people who feel themselves to be other than the sex they were assigned at birth. What they say they are, what they do about it, goes — and that’s that.
Time to move on. A new frontier beckons. Trans-speciesism is the future. There are plenty of people out there who suffer from species dysphoria these days. They feel they are a non-human species trapped in a human body, rather along the lines in which transgender people feel gender dysphoria. We may just be at the start of a major new liberation movement.
Lately there has been a lot of publicity about 20-year-old Nano from Norway, who believes she is a cat trapped in a human body. She likes to crawl on all fours. She meows and she purrs. “Sometimes I hiss when meeting dogs on the street,” she says. She hates water and she wears ears, whiskers and a tail, full time. “I have been a cat all my life”, she says. “I realised I was a cat when I was 16 when doctors and psychologists found out what was the ‘thing’ with me. Under my birth was a genetic defect.” Respect!
And she is not alone. As a little look at YouTube reveals, there are plenty of others. There’s a student in Georgia who identifies as a penguin: “You can’t discriminate against someone by who they are,” he insists to the college authorities, comparing it to discrimination against Muslims. “This is me as a penguin, this isn’t a hood, this is my penguin head,” he says. “I’m a penguin trapped inside a human’s body, I just wanna be free with the penguins, I wish I could just march with them.
…Next month Thomas Thwaites, previously known for The Toaster Project of 2011, in which he attempted to make himself a DIY toaster from scratch (it took him 20 months and cost 250 times as much as a shop-bought one) publishes a fantastic book describing his own adventures into trans-speciesism: GoatMan: How I Took a Holiday from Being Human.”
Chimera/ Days of Noah/ Genetic Armageddon
AGAINST NATURE: H.G. Wells’ Island of Dr. Moreau and Ritual Bio-engineering Bio-engineering is a modern reflection of what already occurred in the days of Noah. Events then form the basis for what became the classic mythological tales. Unfortunately, we’ve learned nothing and are heading down the same road to modifying God’s creation and the Bible tells us that it will end much as it did before – with the destruction of creation through God’s judgment.
“The notion of creating a chimaera is an ancient tale: For the ancient Greeks, it was a fire-breathing beast with the heads of a goat, lion and snake, appearing in Homer’s Iliad in Book VI as follows:
“Howbeit when the tenth rosy-fingered Dawn appeared, then at length he questioned him and asked to see whatever token he bare from his daughter’s husband, Proetus. But when he had received from him the evil token of his daughter’s husband, first he bade him slay the raging Chimaera. She was of divine stock, not of men, in the fore part a lion, in the hinder a serpent, and in the midst a goat, breathing forth in terrible wise the might of blazing fire.”
From here, the mythology of the chimaera took on many forms, yet for modern scientistic western man, the dream of blending and bending Nature to fit his own designs took on a whole new meaning. Demythologizing and desacralizing Nature of any divine or sacramental character, the new grand narrative, as I have detailed many times, became that of blind, mechanistic force. Banishing God from Nature through the removal of belief in His immanence, for a time the West was prepared to grant verbal homage to Him as perhaps a blind watchmaker of a universe of sound and fury signifying nothing, and in no wise intimate with His creation.
Following the rise of both deistic Freemasonry, empiricism and Darwinism, the distant watchmaker soon dropped away, leaving only the universe itself, with man dethroned of any special place, purportedly drifting along in a meaningless kosmos, with infinite worlds and an infinite universe on all sides, making his already insignificant existence even less so, as becoming annihilated being. Titus Burckhardt comments in “Cosmology and Modern Science” on the folly of scientism and its self-contradicting futility in its belief in man and reason (given its presuppositions)….”
“Efforts to harness the power of livings cells have just taken a huge stride forward, thanks to a new method which could revolutionise synthetic biology.
Scientists have been able to ‘hack’ a living cell using a simple computer programming language, allowing them to tweak the functions of cells.
The findings lay the groundwork for anyone to easily write in new functions to living cells, enabling them to carry out any task.
By engineering DNA ‘circuits’ – which mimic electronic circuits – bioengineers in the US were able to rewrite the code of bacteria, changing their functions to environmental cues.
Just like writing computer software, scientists were able to code new functions for cells using a text-based programming language which is transferred to the cell’s DNA.”
Gene editing with no boundaries now aggressively pursued by China … Plants, animals and even soldiers to all become GMOs The following two articles cover basically the same topic, but with some variations. Because this topic is so important, it’s something you need to fully understand because of the implications of radically altering the basic genetics of everything – including human beings. China has no ethical or moral strictures against such manipulations, and their government’s willingness to fund these projects place US companies in the position of racing against them. This race also matters because once international patents begin to be issued, one country (or company) potentially could control the technology. Could this radical alteration of human DNA eventually lead to the Image of the Beast?
“Formally known as Crispr-Cas9, the genetic editing tool works like two low-cost but highly precise molecular scissors, cutting out undesirable or unwanted portions of DNA, replacing it with desired ones. The system has essentially revolutionized what used to be a very time-consuming and expensive process that was also not very accurate. Now, scientists and countries are falling all over themselves to exploit and advance the technology, and for a range of uses and purposes – some of which are not likely to be ethical or smart…
“I would rank the U.S. and China as first and second Crispr-Cas9 research countries, respectively, at this time. Both countries have much strength in this area,” Paul Knoepfler, an associate professor of cell biology and human anatomy at the University of California’s UC Davis School of Medicine, told Bloomberg News. Knoepfler recently published a book, GMO Sapiens, which put forth the notion that gene-editing and modification technology could be used to alter humans.
“The U.S. currently gets the edge in high-profile papers, Crispr biotech and intellectual property. China has published a lot in Crispr animals,” he said…
A Chinese team at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou last year became the first to report Crispr work in human embryos, attempting to edit a gene that causes the blood disorder, thalassemia. The study was at least partly funded by two government-run organizations, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and another called the National Basic Research Program.
Internationally, the research caused some angst, even though the Chinese scientists said that they only used “non-viable” human embryos – those obtained via fertility clinics that did not have any potential for live birth. The U.S. government does not fund any work that creates or destroys human embryos for research.
In China, however, there could be interest in using Crispr to modify humans – especially those who belong to the state’s security apparatus.
One Chinese science team that snipped DNA which boosted muscle growth in dogs, allowing them to jump higher, run faster and be stronger, is eyeing using Crispr technology which “could potentially benefit the police and military in the future if applied to canine breeds commonly used by law enforcement agencies.” From there, it’s just one short step to altering human DNA for stronger, faster soldiers and police.”
“U.S. companies racing to develop a promising gene editing technology are up against a formidable competitor — the Chinese government.
China has long set its heart on building an expertise in genomics and its government is pouring funds into a new — and sometimes controversial tool — called Crispr, encouraging its researchers to advance the technology. Chinese scientists say they were among the first in using Crispr to make wheat resistant to a common fungal disease, dogs more muscular and pigs with leaner meat.
The scientific research bankrolled by the Chinese government could eventually be tapped by agricultural and pharmaceutical companies. Programs funded by Beijing are, among other things, working on disease-resistant tomatoes, breast cancer treatments and increasing the oil content in soy beans. In the southern city of Guangzhou, researchers who received government funds went a step further, sparking an international ethical debate last year after tweaking the genetic make up of human embryos using Crispr for the first time.
Formally called Crispr-Cas9, the genetic editing tool acts like a pair of low-cost and highly precise molecular scissors that can cut out unwanted sections of DNA and insert desired ones. It has revolutionized what was once a time-consuming, pricey and inaccurate process, and scientists and businesses worldwide are seeking to capitalize on this emerging technique. The expertise the Chinese groups are developing positions them to eventually challenge U.S. gene-editing companies, some of which have raised millions in venture capital.
…Backed partly by grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Lai, the researcher in southern China, has focused on biomedical applications of Crispr. He’s given pigs genes that allow them to contract human diseases and serve as trial subjects for new treatments, or even act as potential sources of organs for human transplant.”
“Scientists have found a way to improve the efficiency of the controversial gene editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9 (“CRISPR”).
Lauded as a groundbreaking technology that allows scientists to modify genes* for many different applications, CRISPR/Cas9 has hit stormy waters over the ethics of editing human embryos. Although the technology is faster and cheaper than past gene editing techniques, one of the problems cited is that the efficiency of deleting unwanted genes is low and that it gives inconsistent results — an unacceptable risk when using human embryos.
Haoquan Wu, PhD, from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, has worked to improve CRISPR’s overall ability to target and eliminate genes.
In an open-access paper published in Genome Biology, senior author Wu and his team describe how they were able to significantly improve the efficiency of gene knockout (deletion) by creating structural changes to the CRISPR RNA guide molecule.
“The extent of the improvement in knockout efficiency with these changes was striking,” Wu says. “This is going to help reduce concerns that knockout experiments might not work, and also significantly increase the efficiency of more challenging editing procedures like gene deletion.”
“The possibility of super-intelligence follows directly from the genetic basis of intelligence. Characteristics like height and cognitive ability are controlled by thousands of genes, each of small effect. A rough lower bound on the number of common genetic variants affecting each trait can be deduced from the positive or negative effect on the trait (measured in inches of height or IQ points) of already discovered gene variants, called alleles.
The Social Science Genome Association Consortium, an international collaboration involving dozens of university labs, has identified a handful of regions of human DNA that affect cognitive ability. They have shown that a handful of single-nucleotide polymorphisms in human DNA are statistically correlated with intelligence, even after correction for multiple testing of 1 million independent DNA regions, in a sample of over 100,000 individuals.
If only a small number of genes controlled cognition, then each of the gene variants should have altered IQ by a large chunk—about 15 points of variation between two individuals. But the largest effect size researchers have been able to detect thus far is less than a single point of IQ. Larger effect sizes would have been much easier to detect, but have not been seen.
This means that there must be at least thousands of IQ alleles to account for the actual variation seen in the general population. A more sophisticated analysis (with large error bars) yields an estimate of perhaps 10,000 in total.
Each genetic variant slightly increases or decreases cognitive ability. Because it is determined by many small additive effects, cognitive ability is normally distributed, following the familiar bell-shaped curve, with more people in the middle than in the tails. A person with more than the average number of positive (IQ-increasing) variants will be above average in ability…In a nutshell, 100 or so additional positive variants could raise IQ by 15 points.
Given that there are many thousands of potential positive variants, the implication is clear: If a human being could be engineered to have the positive version of each causal variant, they might exhibit cognitive ability which is roughly 100 standard deviations above average. This corresponds to more than 1,000 IQ points.”
The Genetic Technology Revolution This is a clear example of the media trying to manipulate and move the public toward acceptance of an elite agenda to transform creation as God has intended it. Using sympathy for those with disease (which may or may not be alleviated by genetic manipulation) they are urging everyone to accept research which desecrates human embryos (and thus, life itself) in order to find a new genetic combination which will improve on God’s creation. The Chinese are already pursuing this research, as noted in the articles above.
“One of the most exciting and promising developments in the history of medical science may bypass the U.S. if Congress fails to act. It needs to lift the ban on federal spending on research involving human embryos.
Other governments are already responding to the progress being made in genetic technology. The U.K. has given researchers permission to use an ingenious new gene-cutting technique called Crispr-Cas9 to investigate how human embryos develop. Chinese scientists have wielded the same tool to see if it’s possible to fix, in human embryos, the gene responsible for beta-thalassemia, a deadly blood disorder. (So far, no.)
In the U.S., such studies are allowed — but only if they are privately funded. Not only is there the congressional ban, but the National Institutes of Health has refused to fund research that uses gene-editing technologies on human embryos.
This prohibition, unfortunate in itself, poses a greater problem: When genetic techniques advance to the point where they might be used clinically — that is, to safely prevent disease in human embryos that progress to live births — the Food and Drug Administration won’t be able to license them. This gives Congress even more compelling reason to change course.
The FDA has pointed out this problem: Its own expert panel has recommended that medical scientists be allowed to pursue “mitochondrial replacement therapy,” or MRT. This is an experimental genetic technique that has the potential to prevent debilitating, sometimes deadly mitochondrial diseases with so-called three-parent embryos (it swaps an embryo’s flawed mitochondrial DNA with that of a healthy donor).”
I visited a church that wants to conquer death This is an article by the foremost transhumanist and presidential candidate, Zolton Istvan.
“Many people think of transhumanism — the belief that humans can evolve through science and tech — as a secular movement. For the most part it is, but there are a number of organizations that aim to combine science and spirituality together.
One of the largest is the Church of Perpetual Life, a brick and mortar worship center near Miami, Florida that looks like any other church. It has a minister, a congregation, and church activities. The only difference is this church wants to use science to conquer death.
I was asked to speak at a Church of Perpetual Life service while traveling across America on my Immortality Bus — a coffin-like campaign bus I’m using during my run for president of the US (under the guise of the Transhumanist Part). Services at the Church of Perpetual Life don’t revolve around worshiping a deity. They’re passionate exploration of life extension research. It’s a group of people that want to live forever, but also want belong to a spiritual community.
Conversations are centered around how humanity can improve itself through science, how we can overcome death with technology, and how suffering can be broadly eliminated.”
Revelation 14:9-11 … If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.