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Human Genetic Engineering – Popular Issues

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Jul 282015
 

Human Genetic Engineering – A Hot Issue! Human genetic engineering is a hot topic in the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government. Time will tell how committed the United States will be regarding the absolute ban on human cloning.

Human Genetic Engineering – Position of the U.S. Government Human genetic engineering has made its way to Capitol Hill. On July 31, 2001, the House of Representatives passed a bill which would ban human cloning, not only for reproduction, but for medical research purposes as well. The Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001, sponsored by Rep. Weldon (R-fL) and co-sponsored by over 100 Representatives, passed by a bipartisan vote of 265-to-162. The Act makes it unlawful to: “1) perform or attempt to perform human cloning, 2) participate in an attempt to perform cloning, or 3) ship or receive the product of human cloning for any purpose.” The Act also imposes penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment and no less than $1,000,000 for breaking the law. The same bill, sponsored by Sen. Brownback (R-kS), is currently being debated in the Senate.

The White House also opposes “any and all attempts to clone a human being; [they] oppose the use of human somatic cell nuclear transfer cloning techniques either to assist human reproduction or to develop cell or tissue-based therapies.”

Human Genetic Engineering – The Problems There are many arguments against human genetic engineering, including the established safety issues, the loss of identity and individuality, and human diversity. With therapeutic cloning, not only do the above issues apply, but you add all the moral and religious issues related to the willful killing of human embryos. Maybe the greatest concern of all is that man would become simply another man-made thing. As with any other man-made thing, the designer “stands above [its design], not as an equal but as a superior, transcending it by his will and creative prowess.” The cloned child will be dehumanized. (See, Leon Kass, Preventing a Brave New World: Why we should ban human cloning now, New Republic Online, May 21, 2001.)

Human Genetic Engineering – A Final Thought Human genetic engineering leads to man usurping God as the almighty creator and designer of life. No longer will a child be considered a blessing from God, but rather, a product manufactured by a scientist. Man will be a created being of man. However, man was always intended to be a created being of God, in His absolute love, wisdom and glory.

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Human Genetic Engineering – LeaderU.com

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Jul 282015
 

What forms of genetic engineering can be done in human beings? Genetic technology harbors the potential to change the human species forever. The soon to be completed Human Genome Project will empower genetic scientists with a human biological instruction book. The genes in all our cells contain the code for proteins that provide the structure and function to all our tissues and organs. Knowing this complete code will open new horizons for treating and perhaps curing diseases that have remained mysteries for millennia. But along with the commendable and compassionate use of genetic technology comes the specter of both shadowy purposes and malevolent aims.

For some, the potential for misuse is reason enough for closing the door completely–the benefits just aren’t worth the risks. In this article, I’d like to explore the application of genetic technology to human beings and apply biblical wisdom to the eventual ethical quagmires that are not very far away. In this section we’ll investigate the various ways humans can be engineered.

Since we have introduced foreign genes into the embryos of mice, cows, sheep, and pigs for years, there’s no technological reason to suggest that it can’t be done in humans too. Currently, there are two ways of pursuing gene transfer. One is simply to attempt to alleviate the symptoms of a genetic disease. This entails gene therapy, attempting to transfer the normal gene into only those tissues most affected by the disease. For instance, bronchial infections are the major cause of early death for patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). The lungs of CF patients produce thick mucus that provides a great growth medium for bacteria and viruses. If the normal gene can be inserted in to the cells of the lungs, perhaps both the quality and quantity of their life can be enhanced. But this is not a complete cure and they will still pass the CF gene on to their children.

In order to cure a genetic illness, the defective gene must be replaced throughout the body. If the genetic defect is detected in an early embryo, it’s possible to add the gene at this stage, allowing the normal gene to be present in all tissues including reproductive tissues. This technique has been used to add foreign genes to mice, sheep, pigs, and cows.

However, at present, no laboratory is known to be attempting this well-developed technology in humans. Princeton molecular biologist Lee Silver offers two reasons.{1} First, even in animals, it only works 50% of the time. Second, even when successful, about 5% of the time, the new gene gets placed in the middle of an existing gene, creating a new mutation. Currently these odds are not acceptable to scientists and especially potential clients hoping for genetic engineering of their offspring. But these are only problems of technique. It’s reasonable to assume that these difficulties can be overcome with further research.

The primary use for human genetic engineering concerns the curing of genetic disease. But even this should be approached cautiously. Certainly within a Christian worldview, relieving suffering wherever possible is to walk in Jesus’ footsteps. But what diseases? How far should our ability to interfere in life be allowed to go? So far gene therapy is primarily tested for debilitating and ultimately fatal diseases such as cystic fibrosis.

The first gene therapy trial in humans corrected a life-threatening immune disorder in a two-year-old girl who, now ten years later, is doing well. The gene therapy required dozens of applications but has saved the family from a $60,000 per year bill for necessary drug treatment without the gene therapy.{2} Recently, sixteen heart disease patients, who were literally waiting for death, received a solution containing copies of a gene that triggers blood vessel growth by injection straight into the heart. By growing new blood vessels around clogged arteries, all sixteen showed improvement and six were completely relieved of pain.

In each of these cases, gene therapy was performed as a last resort for a fatal condition. This seems to easily fall within the medical boundaries of seeking to cure while at the same time causing no harm. The problem will arise when gene therapy will be sought to alleviate a condition that is less than life-threatening and perhaps considered by some to simply be one of life’s inconveniences, such as a gene that may offer resistance to AIDS or may enhance memory. Such genes are known now and many are suggesting that these goals will and should be available for gene therapy.

The most troublesome aspect of gene therapy has been determining the best method of delivering the gene to the right cells and enticing them to incorporate the gene into the cell’s chromosomes. Most researchers have used crippled forms of viruses that naturally incorporate their genes into cells. The entire field of gene therapy was dealt a severe setback in September 1999 upon the death of Jesse Gelsinger who had undergone gene therapy for an inherited enzyme deficiency at the University of Pennsylvania.{3} Jesse apparently suffered a severe immune reaction and died four days after being injected with the engineered virus.

The same virus vector had been used safely in thousands of other trials, but in this case, after releasing stacks of clinical data and answering questions for two days, the researchers didn’t fully understand what had gone wrong.{4} Other institutions were also found to have failed to file immediate reports as required of serious adverse events in their trials, prompting a congressional review.{5} All this should indicate that the answers to the technical problems of gene therapy have not been answered and progress will be slowed as guidelines and reporting procedures are studied and reevaluated.

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All About Astronomy – Enchanted Learning Software

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Jul 282015
 

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Our Solar System Our solar system consists of the sun, planets, dwarf planets (or plutoids), moons, an asteroid belt, comets, meteors, and other objects. The sun is the center of our solar system; the planets, over 61 moons, the asteroids, comets, meteoroids and other rocks and gas all orbit the Sun. The Earth is the third planet from the sun in our solar system.

The Planets The nine planets that orbit the sun are (in order from the Sun): Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter (the biggest planet in our Solar System), Saturn (with large, orbiting rings), Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto (a dwarf planet or plutoid). A belt of asteroids (minor planets made of rock and metal) orbits between Mars and Jupiter. These objects all orbit the sun in roughly circular orbits that lie in the same plane, the ecliptic (Pluto is an exception; this dwarf planet has an elliptical orbit tilted over 17 from the ecliptic).

The inner planets (those planets that orbit close to the Sun) are quite different from the outer planets (those planets that orbit far from the Sun).

Small Bodies There are other smaller object that orbit the Sun, including asteroids, comets, meteoroids and dwarf planets.

The sun is about 26,000 light-years from the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, which is about 80,000 to 120,000 light-years across (and less than 7,000 light-years thick). We are located on on one of its spiral arms, out towards the edge. It takes the sun (and our solar system) roughly 200-250 million years to orbit once around the Milky Way. In this orbit, we (and the rest of the Solar System) are traveling at a velocity of about 155 miles/sec (250 km/sec).

To reach the center of the Milky Way Galaxy starting from the Earth, aim toward the constellation Sagittarius. If you were in a spacecraft, during the trip you would pass the stars in Sagittarius one by one (and many other stars!).

The Milky way Galaxy is just one galaxy in a group of galaxies called the Local Group. Within the Local Group, the Milky Way Galaxy is moving about 300 km/sec (towards the constellation Virgo). The Milky Way Galaxy is moving in concert with the other galaxies in the Local Group (the Local Group is defined as those nearby galaxies that are moving in concert with each other, independent of the “Hubble flow” expansion).

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Biologic Healing Regenerative Medicine

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Jul 262015
 

Explore your options to find relief through biologic self-healing therapies.

NEW in Hampton Roads: Putting to work a concentration of your OWN stem cells At the Regenerative Medicine Center of APM Spine and Sports Physicians’, in our continuous quest to provide our patients and community with access to the finest, most cutting edge, care, we are now offering some new options to facilitate “biologic healing.” Biologic healing, or what is more commonly referred to as Regenerative Medicine, describes a process by which we assist the body to heal itself using as few pharmaceuticals as possible. We have been providing this service since 1992, when we introduced Prolotherapy to our patients. Then, just over ten years ago, we brought PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injection therapy to the area. For the last 10 years, we have gained a lot of experience using Prolotherapy and PRP to promote healing of injured and inflamed tissues that frequently cause pain and limit function.

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Jitsi Alternatives and Similar Software – AlternativeTo.net

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Jul 242015
 

Jitsi (previously SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator with full end-to-end encryption that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, ICQ/AIM, Windows Live, Yahoo!, GTalk/Hangouts extensions, as well as OTR, ZRTP, etc. It can handle every firewall, and has many other useful features.

Jitsi is completely Open Source / Free Software, and is freely available under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License. More Info

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Jul 222015
 

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Palm Islands – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Jul 222015
 

For the islands in Lebanon see Palm Islands Nature Reserve

Palm Islands are two artificial islands, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Jebel Ali, on the coast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As at November 2014, only Palm Jumeirah has been completed. This island takes the form of a palm tree, topped by a crescent. When complete, Palm Jebel Ali will take a similar shape; both islands will be host to a large number of residential, leisure and entertainment centres and will add a total of 520kilometres of non-public beaches to the city of Dubai. The creation of the Palm Jumeirah began in June 2001. Shortly after, the Palm Jebel Ali was announced and reclamation work began. A third island was planned and construction started, but this project was later remodelled and renamed to Deira Island.

The Palm Islands are artificial islands constructed from sand dredged from the bottom of the Persian Gulf by the Belgian company, Jan De Nul and the Dutch company, Van Oord. The sand is sprayed from dredging ships, guided by a Global Positioning System, onto the required area. The spraying process is known as rainbowing because of the rainbow-like arcs produced in the air when the sand is sprayed. The outer edge of each palm’s encircling crescent is a large rock breakwater. The breakwater of the Palm Jumeirah contains over seven million tons of rock; each rock was placed individually by a crane, its position signed off by a diver, and given a Global Positioning System coordinate.[citation needed]

The Jan De Nul Group started working on the Palm Jebel Ali in 2001 and had finished by the end of 2006. The reclamation project for the Palm Jebel Ali includes the creation of a four-kilometer-long peninsula, protected by a 200-meter-wide, seventeen-kilometer long circular breakwater. There are 210,000,000cubic meters of rock, sand and limestone that were reclaimed (partly originating from the Jebel Ali entrance channel dredging work). There are approximately 10,000,000cubic meters of rocks in the Slope Protection Works.

The Palm Jumeirah ( Coordinates: 250628N 550815E / 25.10778N 55.13750E / 25.10778; 55.13750 ) consists of a tree trunk, a crown with 16 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that forms an 11kilometer-long breakwater. The island itself is five kilometers by five kilometers. It adds 78kilometers to the Dubai coastline.

Residents began moving into Palm Jumeirah properties at the end of 2006, five years after land reclamation began.

A Monorail opened in 2009, but is not connected to other public transport.

The Palm Jebel Ali began construction in October 2002 and was expected to be completed in mid-2008.[1][2]

The construction of the Palm Islands has had a significant impact on the surrounding environment, resulting in changes to area wildlife, coastal erosion, alongshore sediment transport and wave patterns. Sediment stirred up by construction has suffocated and injured local marine fauna and reduced the amount of sunlight which filters down to seashore vegetation. Variations in alongshore sediment transport have resulted in changes in erosion patterns along the UAE coast, which has also been exacerbated by altered wave patterns as the waters of the Gulf attempt to move around the new obstruction of the islands. [3][4]

Dubai’s megaprojects have become a favorite cause of environmentalists. Greenpeace has criticized the Palm Islands for lack of sustainability, and Mongabay.com, a site dedicated to rain forest conservation, has attacked Dubai’s artificial islands aggressively, stating that:

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Jul 222015
 

Google is rolling out a new ‘Your Timeline’ feature for Maps over the coming weeks. The update will map visited locations. Google is rolling out a new ‘Your Timeline’ feature for Maps over the coming weeks. The update will map visited locations.

Google introduced 360-degree video ads on YouTube today that will allow advertisers to engage with their target audience in a new way. Google introduced 360-degree video ads on YouTube today that will allow advertisers to engage with their target audience in a new way.

Functional content auditing, landing page optimization and gap analyses are three things you can do to ensure that your content works as hard as you did creating it. Functional content auditing, landing page optimization and gap analyses are three things you can do to ensure that your content works as hard as you did creating it.

Brands mainly use two content marketing approaches, each of which has unique advantages and disadvantages that may make the approach more applicable to your business model and customer base. Brands mainly use two content marketing approaches, each of which has unique advantages and disadvantages that may make the approach more applicable to your business model and customer base.

Data center traffic is one of many types of nonhuman or illegitimate ad traffic. TAGs new program will tap into Googles internal data-center blacklist to filter bots that are ran in data centers. Data center traffic is one of many types of nonhuman or illegitimate ad traffic. TAGs new program will tap into Googles internal data-center blacklist to filter bots that are ran in data centers.

Despite Google’s stance against “links intended to manipulate a site’s ranking,” link building is a natural, non-manipulative part of creating content, PR and digital marketing in general. Despite Google’s stance against “links intended to manipulate a site’s ranking,” link building is a natural, non-manipulative part of creating content, PR and digital marketing in general.

When it comes to links, taking shortcuts is a common but huge mistake. Here are 50 questions to ask yourself when link-building, ranging from relevance to marketing value to SEO value. When it comes to links, taking shortcuts is a common but huge mistake. Here are 50 questions yourself when link-building, ranging from relevance to marketing value to SEO value.

The photo- and video-sharing app has added search features to its website for the first time. The photo- and video-sharing app has added search features to its website for the first time.

Google shows relative strength in mobile where it produced more organic search visits than Yahoo and Bing in Q2 2015. Google shows relative strength in mobile where it produced more organic search visits than Yahoo and Bing in Q2 2015.

When Bing Native Ads is made broadly available later this year, it will allow advertisers to target user intent data both in and out of search. When Bing Native Ads is made broadly available later this year, it will allow advertisers to target user intent data both in and out of search.

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Jeremy Benthams Attack on Natural Rights | Libertarianism.org

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Jul 222015
 

June 26, 2012 essays

Smith discusses the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham and why it so alarmed the defenders of natural rights.

In my last four essays, I discussed the ideas of Thomas Hodgskin. No discussion of Hodgskin would be complete without considering his great classic, The Natural and Artificial Right of Property Contrasted (1832). But in order to understand and appreciate this book, we need to know something about the doctrine that Hodgskin was criticizing, namely, the utilitarianism of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832). I shall therefore devote this essay to Bentham and then resume my discussion of Hodgskin in the next essay.

Natural-rights theory was the revolutionary doctrine of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, being used to justify resistance to unjust laws and revolution against tyrannical governments. This was the main reason why Edmund Burke attacked natural rightsor abstract rights, as he called themso vehemently in his famous polemic against the French Revolution, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). Burke later condemned the French Constitution of 1791, which exhibited a strong American influence, as a digest of anarchy.

Similarly, Jeremy Bentham, in his criticism of the French Declaration of Rights (1789), called natural rights anarchical fallacies, because (like Burke) he believed that no government can possibly meet the standards demanded by the doctrine of natural rights. Earlier, a liberal critic of the American Revolution, the English clergyman Josiah Tucker, had argued that the Lockean system of natural rights is an universal demolisher of all governments, but not the builder of any.

The fear that defenders of natural rights would foment a revolution in Britain, just as they had in America and France, alarmed British rulers, causing them to institute repressive measures. It is therefore hardly surprising that natural-rights theory went underground, so to speak, during the long war with France. Even after peace returned in 1815 a cloud of suspicion hung over this way of thinking. Natural rights were commonly associated with the French Jacobins Robespierre and others who had instigated the Reign of Terror so a defender of natural rights ran the risk of being condemned as a French sympathizer, a Jacobin, or (worst of all) an anarchist.

Thus did British liberalism don a new face after 1815, as an atmosphere of peace resuscitated the movement for political and economic reforms, and as many middle-class liberals embraced a non-revolutionary foundation for economic and civil liberties. The premier theory in this regard, which would become known as utilitarianism, was developed by Jeremy Bentham and popularized by his Scottish protg James Mill (the father of John Stuart Mill) and by many other disciples.

Bentham did not originate the utilitarian principle of the greatest happiness for the greatest number; we find similar expressions in a number of eighteenth-century philosophers, such as Hutcheson, Helvetius and Beccaria. For our purpose, the most significant feature of Benthams utilitarianism was its unequivocal rejection of natural rights.

Natural rights, according to Bentham, are simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense, nonsense upon stilts So-called moral and natural rights are mischievous fictions and anarchical fallacies that encourage civil unrest, disobedience and resistance to laws, and revolution against established governments. Only political rights, those positive rights established and enforced by government, have any determinate and intelligible meaning. Rights are the fruits of the law, and of the law alone. There are no rights without lawno rights contrary to the lawno rights anterior to the law.

The significance of Bentham does not lie in his advocacy of social utility, or the general welfare, or the common goodfor this idea, by whatever name it was called, was regarded by many earlier classical liberals as the purpose of legislation, in contradistinction to its standard.

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Eugenics – New World Encyclopedia

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Jul 212015
 

Eugenics is a social philosophy which advocates the improvement of human hereditary traits through various forms of intervention. The purported goals have variously been to create healthier, more intelligent people, save society’s resources, and lessen human suffering.

Earlier proposed means of achieving these goals focused on selective breeding, while modern ones focus on prenatal testing and screening, genetic counseling, birth control, in vitro fertilization, and genetic engineering. Opponents argue that eugenics is immoral and is based on, or is itself, pseudoscience. Historically, eugenics has been used as a justification for coercive state-sponsored discrimination and human rights violations, such as forced sterilization of persons with genetic defects, the killing of the institutionalized and, in some cases, genocide of races perceived as inferior. Today, however, the ideas developed from eugenics are used to identify genetic disorders that are either fatal or result in severe disabilities. While there is still controversy, some of this research and understanding may prove beneficial.

The word eugenics etymologically derives from the Greek words eu (good) and gen (birth), and was coined by Francis Galton in 1883.

The term eugenics is often used to refer to movements and social policies that were influential during the early twentieth century. In a historical and broader sense, eugenics can also be a study of “improving human genetic qualities.” It is sometimes broadly applied to describe any human action whose goal is to improve the gene pool. Some forms of infanticide in ancient societies, present-day reprogenetics, preemptive abortions, and designer babies have been (sometimes controversially) referred to as eugenic.

Eugenicists advocate specific policies that (if successful) would lead to a perceived improvement of the human gene pool. Since defining what improvements are desired or beneficial is, by many, perceived as a cultural choice rather than a matter that can be determined objectively (by empirical, scientific inquiry), eugenics has often been deemed a pseudoscience. The most disputed aspect of eugenics has been the definition of “improvement” of the human gene pool, such as what comprises a beneficial characteristic and what makes a defect. This aspect of eugenics has historically been tainted with scientific racism.

Early eugenicists were mostly concerned with perceived intelligence factors that often correlated strongly with social class. Many eugenicists took inspiration from the selective breeding of animals (where purebreds are valued) as their analogy for improving human society. The mixing of races (or miscegenation) was usually considered as something to be avoided in the name of racial purity. At the time this concept appeared to have some scientific support, and it remained a contentious issue until the advanced development of genetics led to a scientific consensus that the division of the human species into unequal races is unjustifiable. Some see this as an ideological consensus, since equality, just like inequality, is a cultural choice rather than a matter that can be determined objectively.

Eugenics has also been concerned with the elimination of hereditary diseases such as haemophilia and Huntington’s disease. However, there are several problems with labeling certain factors as “genetic defects.” In many cases there is no scientific consensus on what a “genetic defect” is. It is often argued that this is more a matter of social or individual choice. What appears to be a “genetic defect” in one context or environment may not be so in another. This can be the case for genes with a heterozygote advantage, such as sickle cell anemia or Tay-Sachs disease, which in their heterozygote form may offer an advantage against, respectively, malaria and tuberculosis. Many people can succeed in life with disabilities. Many of the conditions early eugenicists identified as inheritable (pellagra is one such example) are currently considered to be at least partially, if not wholly, attributed to environmental conditions. Similar concerns have been raised when a prenatal diagnosis of a congenital disorder leads to abortion.

Eugenic policies have been conceptually divided into two categories: Positive eugenics, which encourage a designated “most fit” to reproduce more often; and negative eugenics, which discourage or prevent a designated “less fit” from reproducing. Negative eugenics need not be coercive. A state might offer financial rewards to certain people who submit to sterilization, although some critics might reply that this incentive along with social pressure could be perceived as coercion. Positive eugenics can also be coercive. Abortion by “fit” women was illegal in Nazi Germany.

During the twentieth century, many countries enacted various eugenics policies and programs, including:

Most of these policies were later regarded as coercive, restrictive, or genocidal, and now few jurisdictions implement policies that are explicitly labeled as eugenic or unequivocally eugenic in substance (however labeled). However, some private organizations assist people in genetic counseling, and reprogenetics may be considered as a form of non-state-enforced “liberal” eugenics.

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Eugenics – a planned evolution for life

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Jul 212015
 

Envision every human as equal at birth; in beauty, health, mental health, social strength and intelligence. A designed evolutionary system with goals and planning would provide all of these for every human. Only then can a truly egalitarian society be obtained.

It is natural (ethical, moral, expected) behavior for the human species to modify natural processes to its advantage. As the human species learns more and more about the genetic structure of the human, and its implications in form and culture, it will apply that knowledge (make use of it). To do so is in the nature of the human. Mistakes will be made. That, also, is human. Some will use that knowledge to take unfair advantage of others. That, also, is human. The human will then learn from and overcome from those mistakes and take steps to continuously perfect the application. That, also, is human.

The first requirement for any application of genetic knowledge to the welfare and survival of the species is that each such application be technically justified beforehand. This requires that the application be pretested for validity and tested for adverse side effects. It must then be shown to have a provable net positive effect, with adequate safety margins.

The second requirement for any application of genetic knowledge to the welfare and survival of the species is that each such application be morally and ethically justified beforehand. This requires that the application be pretested for its inherent morality and all social side effects to be evaluated. It must then be shown to have a provable net positive morality, with adequate safety margins. Only then may it be applied.

BACKGROUND HISTORY OF EUGENICS A NEW EUGENICS EUGENICS IN THE FUTURE INVESTING IN THE FUTURE

It was learned from A Basis for Morality Conclusion 2 and Conclusion 4 as directed to the human species:

Since the product of life is survival, normal (expected, natural, moral, ethical) behavior within the human species is that which provides the optimum opportunity for the species survival. Individual or group behavior which supplies less than optimum opportunity for species survival, is perverted (not natural, not normal, not expected, unethical, immoral).

It was also learned from Conclusion 3 that:

The end result of life is the survival of the species (community) as opposed to the survival of the individual. In the natural process of life, the behavior and survival of the individual are subservient to the species welfare.

Considering those two conclusions as provable fact, the following text begins:

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America in Prophecy: A Transhuman Replicant Future | Paul …

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Jul 212015
 

The Bible warned about global government with the account of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, mankinds first global government. The Tower of Babel and Babylon were not the product of primitive cultures. It is very possible that the charismatic leader, Nimrod, who planned and organized the Tower of Babel, was a genetically enhanced super-being, who was the product of interspecies breeding between fallen angels and human women. As such, Nimrod would have been one the worlds first posthuman leaders and a Nephilim. This would have supported the thesis that some human civilizations before the Flood of Noah were highly technologically advanced and that the Tower of Babel was a stargate or portal, which allowed entities from different dimensions access to planet earth. These ancient Babylonian occult religions and their technology may have reappeared on the scene after the Flood. Francis Bacons ideas of a New Atlantis, which seems to be the secret philosophy upon which America was built, appears to be acting like a nano-technology guidance system that is reshaping Americas body electric. Just as electrical signals can cause eyes to be grown in a frogs stomach, so ideas can radically transform America as we know it. Transhumansim and global government, managed by a scientific elite, appear to be the plan for the United States of America. The NATO Summit in Chicago, which may look like something out of the movie Blade Runner, could be the dream of global governance in Daniels prophecy of a Revived Roman Empire. Instead of Roman legions, there could be Russian Special Forces troops protecting the empire.

Currently Russian soldiers are training near Fort Carson, Colorado as part of a bi-lateral exchange program between the U.S. and Russia in order to improve skills related to fighting terrorism. In an April 23, 2012 article entitled, Blade Runner: What It Means to Be Human in the Cybernetic State by John W. Whitehead, founder of the Rutherford Institute, Whitehead writes:

If Michelangelo were alive in Ridley Scotts future world, rather than portraying God on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, he would likely paint the human creators of the Tyrell Corporation, the worlds leading manufacturer of replicants which has just introduced the Nexus-6, a replicant with far greater strength and intelligence than human beings. These latest-model replicants represent an obvious potential danger to human society, and their introduction on Earthan offense calling for the death penaltyhas been strictly outlawed. When the replicants somehow make their way back to Earth, they are systematically retired (but not killed since they are inhuman) by special detectives or Blade Runners trained to track down and liquidate the infiltrators.

The signs of the times that Jesus Christ warned us about are happening right before our eyes. Jesus Christ predicted that there would be wars and rumors of wars, nation fighting nation, which comes from the word ethnos, which could imply conflict between ethnic and racial groups. A comprehensive translation of the words of Jesus would include earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, tornadoes, floods, famines, plagues, lawlessness, anarchy and immorality, in what the Bible calls the Last Days. But Christ also warned of a coming charismatic politician who would unite the world into a one world government.

The signs are now occurring with increasing intensity and frequency. A super volcano under Yellowstone could trigger a global chain reaction connected to other super volcanoes. Earthquakes are shaking every continent on planet earth and earthquakes near the Canary Islands could send a five hundred foot high wall of water across the Pacific Ocean and submerge parts of the coastlines. The tsunamis produced by powerful earthquakes could submerge part of the West Coast of the United States and put parts of Europe under water.

A pervasive lawlessness and immorality is engulfing every nation. Human sex trafficking that includes little babies is becoming a multi-billion dollar industry. Israel was reformed as a nation in 1948, as the ancient Hebrew prophets predicted, and the Revived Roman Empire that the prophet Daniel outlined may still arise from the chaos of the European Union. Yet, one nation seems conspicuously absent from the ancient Biblical prophecies and that is the United States of America.

People ask me all the time, Paul where is America in Bible prophecy? They cannot understand how a nation as large and powerful as the United States would not be mentioned by name in the Bible. The answer to that question may simply be that America will no longer exist as a separate and distinct nation. It will either exist under a different name or America will become part of the Revived Roman Empire or coming one world government. A clue to Americas prophetic destiny may be in the architecture and symbolism of our nations capitol, Washington D.C. Washington D.C. and its architectural design are built on the ideas of ancient Rome. In fact, the Capitol building is designed after the Roman Pantheon, which was dedicated not to the Judeo-Christian God, but to the pagan gods.

Through the influence of a Rosicrucian-Masonic brotherhood, Washington D.C. seems to be constructed to be the capital of Francis Bacons vision of the New Atlantis, which is likely to become the center of the New World Order. On the back of the dollar bill we read the words Novus Ordos Seclorum, which means New Order of the Ages or New World Order. These words are found below an Egyptian pyramid with the all-seeing eye of Lucifer above it, inside of a smaller pyramid. This occult symbolism signifies that in the New World Order, a Luciferian elite will rule the masses; or to use the terminology of the Fabian socialists like H.G. Wells and Bertrand Russell, a scientific elite. This is the restructuring that is going on in America right now.

Nimrod ruled the first global government in Babylon and built the Tower of Babylon as an astrological worship portal that would place men to rule like gods in the heavens. Ancient Babylon, along with its mystery religions, is the spiritual fountainhead for the New World Order. The Freemason architects astrologically aligned the U.S. capital with the constellation Virgo (Isis). There is a picture of George Washington wearing a Masonic apron during a ceremony which dedicates the Washington capitol to these unseen pagan gods or entities that were allegedly present during the ceremony.

If you look carefully at Washingtons apron, you see the symbolism of a radiant eye or the all-seeing eye of Lucifer. The occult ceremony was an invitation for participation by the Egyptian god Horus or Osiris, which is the Greek god Apollo. The Roman gods Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus are an important part of astrology, but they are also the names of many of the NASA space programs. Is this merely coincidence?

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libertarianism,Locke, JohnOxford Science Archive/Heritage-Imagespolitical philosophy that takes individual liberty to be the primary political value. It may be understood as a form of liberalism, the political philosophy associated with the English philosophers John Locke and John Stuart Mill, the Scottish economist Adam Smith, and the American statesman Thomas Jefferson. Liberalism seeks to define and justify the legitimate powers of government in terms of certain natural or God-given individual rights. These rights include the rights to life, liberty, private property, freedom of speech and association, freedom of worship, government by consent, equality under the law, and moral autonomy (the pursuit of ones own conception … (100 of 4,040 words)

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Jul 022015
 

SEO is the process of getting your online business or website in the top search results for targeted keywords in major search engines like Google, Yahoo or any other search engine you wish to target.

SEO has changed a lot since it came into existence, earlier it was all about ranking for terms that have a good amount of traffic on them, say SEO or search engine optimisation and then trying to get a bit of profit through conversions. But, later it was realised that keywords like SEO gold coastor SEO Company Gold Coast these have comparatively less search volume, then major keywords but, can produce more results in terms of conversions, this is the reason why SEO now has been classified in two major categories, these are:

Local SEO is nothing but the process of optimising your business website in a way, so that your prospective consumers can find you through local search keywords or services you provide. The number of local searches is near about 50% when you include non Geo-targeted keywords and is increasing as people are getting more specific with their product or service search.

Just take your own example, you for sure are from Australia and most probably from the Gold coast so you want someone from the place to take care of your online business or your website or web design, thats the only reason you have searched SEO gold coastand not just SEO. If your business is not locally optimised then go for our Local SEO Package this will help you in achieving desired goals or you can also call us 1300 302 633 for Customised SEO packages.

National SEO is the process of optimising your website for broad keywords or services you provide, say you want to expand your business nationally, then your focus keyword will be the mix of your basic service provided and targeted country.

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SEO is a marketing solution for your website that gets you a certain amount of visits to your site and then this in turn will lead to a set number of enquiries. It simply becomes a numbers game. Take the below diagram as an example:

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Cosmic Heaven: Flat Earth Conspiracy supplementary notes …

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May 302015
 

Rayn Gryphon +Terry,Cha,Sinsy There are peculiar electrical qualities and thus surface tension created by the specific molecular bonding of hydrogen and oxygen atoms. This is also why you can fill a cup over the brim without the water spilling out. You pose a great suggestion. Try taking a trip across Antarctica. This is also hypothesized by Math Boylan at youtu.be/xxyCpWcg-kE

JCDentonCZ 3 days ago If the Earth is flat, a plane, and the center of universe – Why would the Earth be at the very center? Is humankind this important to the entire cosmos that we must inhabit the most important and central position in infinity? If Earth (and other plane(t)s) are not ‘balls’, how should we consider space, the universe, is it at all possible to travel, unmanned at the least, between these planes? Or are all these planes, like the Planescape D&D setting, different existences, like Hell and Heaven and homes of different species or variations of humanity that seemingly failed for their plane(t)s have become lifeless? Multidimensions, multiverses, close to one another? What role do the galaxies have within the universe? How are we able to create and utilize technologies like electricity and magnets, magnetism in general if the sciences we based our findings on are so incorrect? Are the sciences partly (cashgrabbing) hoaxes, do we simply stumble upon solutions and base our theorems upon those? There’s a laundrylist of issues that need addressing in these things as it basically undermines practically all science of at least the past centuries of mankind. What will happen if we start to look at Earth, space and the universe in this different mind, the ‘center of the universe’ angle? Would we discover far better technologies and develop far more rapidly? Or would it hinder technological as a whole, bringing us back to our older theorems and perhaps clumsy (reverse) engineering? EDIT addition: Is the “flat earth” a artificial construction, then? The only material plane in existence, according to that book at around 8 minutes in. Or the TL;DR – Why does it matter so much? What does it change? Is humanity so central to the entire universe and existence? If so, why us, limited and self-destructive as we are?

Rayn Gryphon +JCDentonCZ The importance of our place in the universe does seem to be a very relevant issue. That being said, importance or unimportance does not necessarily consitute a proof or objection one way or the other. We have the importance that we have and the Earth has the nature that it is. Both are connected for sure. Our current depravity could argue for lack of ontological “worth”. But it could also argue for a truer nature than we are allowed to customarily enjoy, failing which we suffer as we do – and to this end the horizon of our visceral and abstract existence, that of the horizon of body and mind or earth and sky needs be guarded from pedatory insinuations, a subject of great speculation and interest among many I would imagine. For instance, as Jesus pointed out in His way of logic, why would arguably the most advanced nervous system on Earth need expend so much energy to meet basic shelter and food needs (and that at so great cost) when a small bird does not need expend anywhere near a similar proportion of energy?

HappyStackhouse this video is BS i flew from north america at midnight all the way down to Argentina, all night we could see how round is the earth as we continued encountering the sun already shining in the south….

Rayn Gryphon +HappyStackhouse We can readily observe that the light of day waxes and wanes periodically. That you found the sun does not disprove a flat Earth model, as both models would have to account for the diurnal procession of the sun. Your conclusion presumes there is no altnernative explanation than a curve, an ad hoc assumption or bias – as in “the Earth must be curved because everything we see must be because the Earth is curved”. How so?

Alexandra Gillett This is trippy to watch stoned. Horizon. Horizon! HORIZON! ….still nuts though….

Rayn Gryphon +Alexandra Gillett And perfectly logical. The horizon of a sphere could not possible stay at the same level of sight. If you can prove otherwise, I would be very interested to hear your proof. If you cannot provide one, then I would suggest that you are in no position to call anyone nuts. Good day.

Evon Ramirez Oh, and my personal and logical, answer of how we can see with our Earthly eyes, and by using special man made lenses, far distances across…… B/C, the Earth is round, and as it turns we as humans, what we have called gravity hold the condense on the Earth close to the Earth, as we use our human sight, our human eyes focus human distance. I live in the Mountains, and standing up on a huge domain, I can with no technology, see NC line and SC line across. It is a sight to behold, and miles and miles distance. Still, I can focus my eyes to see it until my human eyes are not in focus, and if I use the technology I can see even farther. That distance still does not prove the Earth is flat. It is the distance moving around the Earth, and the rotation causes us to not notice the curving effect, to be noticed. Just think about it this way. If you are in an air plane and you look down from high above, everything looks very tiny due to the distance. Why???? Our human eyes focus to the sight, as needed with the distance involved. Even the ants that live on Earth carry multiple times it’s own weight. Why?? Research has not truly found this answer, but they conclude that the ant believes it can carry this weight, and it is able to do it. That is really the concluded answer, thus far. Only God knows the full answer. Anyhow, I am going to pray to God through Jesus Christ, to give me understanding about this, and/or to even give a second thought to this interesting issue of a flat Earth. God bless us all, as we learn, WHAT GOD WANTS US TO KNOW. You know, I believe God does not want for us to know some things, and God has his reasons, why. We are not Gods. We are not Gods equal to God, and never will be. Even if we prove the Earth is flat, what exactly will it do for us???/ Just satisfaction to say we were right?……I mean really. Therefor, I continue to pray for us all, sincerely, and respectfully. Amen!!

Rayn Gryphon +Evon Ramirez If it is of no importance whether or not the Earth is flat, does it no follow from your contention that it is of equally little matter whether or not the Earth is round? Is your argument that the Earth looks flat from a great height precisely because it is a spinning sphere? Would not it be equally logical to presume that something could appear flat because it is flat? Yours is called an ad hoc assumption – “if we assume the Earth must be round, then everything must conform to this assumption”. You appear to employ a special pleading to bias over observation, which is a form of sophistry (specious or faulty logic).

Evon Ramirez 1 day ago What is your proof, that they did not go to space, and the pictures of the photos of everything is not real?? Just B/C they do not choose to show a different photo each time for us>>??? They do not have to explain why they do not take a different photo for us. Oh, come on. They do not have to do anything they do not choose to, in their powerful world. Now that does not mean I do not want them to do this, but I am just saying they do not have to do this for us. I know it is not up right for us, but it is true. They can do whatever they want, with no explaining. After all, they are the ones doing it, and not us, right? Right. Also, do you really think that God, our maker, wants us to put so much energy, into proving this issue?? I really am thinking not. What exactly will this help with, proving the Earth is flat??? What will it assist for us humans? God bless us all.

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Plakias Beach, Crete, Greece

On the south coast of Crete, between mountains and the Libyan Sea, lies Plakias, a tiny fishing village whose population swells during the summer months. Popular with backpackers, many of whom come here to stay in the southernmost youth hostel in Europe, Plakias is also a favorite with nudists, who can swim and sunbathe in the buff along the 0.8-mile Plakias Beach. Beyond the nudist strand, Plakias offers several beach options (Ammoudi, Damnoni and Souda), mountain hikes and casual tavernas. Nearby, Mona Preveli, one of the most famous monasteries in Crete, is a worthwhile day trip. 960 1280

On the south coast of Crete, between mountains and the Libyan Sea, lies Plakias, a tiny fishing village whose population swells during the summer months. Popular with backpackers, many of whom come here to stay in the southernmost youth hostel in Europe, Plakias is also a favorite with nudists, who can swim and sunbathe in the buff along the 0.8-mile Plakias Beach. Beyond the nudist strand, Plakias offers several beach options (Ammoudi, Damnoni and Souda), mountain hikes and casual tavernas. Nearby, Mona Preveli, one of the most famous monasteries in Crete, is a worthwhile day trip.

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Cosmic Heaven & Conrad Winged – Arcadia 01. Arcadia (Original Mix) 02. Arcadia (Sebastian Brushwood Remix) We said we will deliver some of the best trance to you and what we have next on Beyond the Stars is nothing less than that! The pack that we have lined-up is just of two tracks; an Original and a remix. It might seem a little less but after you hear it, you will be awestruck! The Original is delivered by an artist who is making a steadfast entry into the scene with his superb releases; the one we are featuring is better than them all! We welcome Cosmic Heaven, who delivers a massive track that is a mixture of both uplifting and techlifting! It has deep and filthy basslines and leads into a melodious breakdown and later builds into an energetic climax! Its actually a superb track! Second in the pack is the remix of the Original, delivered by a man from Poland who is currently putting out a lot of his releases and remixes! We are proud to welcome Sebastian Brushwood, who brings to us a softer form of uplifting of the Original track! Sebastian keeps the original style in place, but he has given the track a slightly soothing touch unlike the techy original track! The breakdown are even more melodious and the twist Sebastian has put to the track makes us applaud his production skills as he has made the track much more orchestral and accordant! We are very proud to present to you ‘Arcadia’ by Cosmic Heaven including Sebastian Brushwood remix! Global Release Date: 01/06/2015 (All Stores)

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Apr 142015
 



Hubble space telescope project
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