Tuesday, January 31, 2017

"Don't be such a pig!"

You may have read the same Washington Post internet article I did last week about how scientists have created a part-human, part-pig embryo, raising the possibility of interspecies organ transplants.

Researchers cautioned about this accomplishment but it’s considered a significant step towards developing animal embryos with functioning human organs.

This seems to defy the laws of nature and it’s something not meeting with this middle-aged man’s approval.  If God wanted us to have a part-human and part-pig creature, He would have given us one.

This possibility raises all kinds of questions in my mind.  Will it one day create a new topic of discussion among future philosophers and scientists replacing the classic question of which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Might it one day be helpful to ask a person needing to think differently the causality dilemma question of which came first, the human or the pig?

And it may one day not be considered quite as offensive, but rather partially truthful, when a middle-aged man glutton gets scolded by his wife for making excessive trips to refill his plate with more food at his favorite local buffet, when her admonishment tells him, “Don’t be such a pig!”

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

2 comments:

John Brown said...

This half human, half pig idea sounds like a Hollywood movie plot... I'm sure it's been done, in fact.

Pierini Fitness said...

"Well, I'll be a pig's cousin." I didn't even think about that possibility.

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