Scientists use light to trigger killer instinct in mice

An intelligent person would wonder why it is necessary to go to extremes to control behavior? In reading the articles listed below, one could make this out to be harmless experiments that hurt only the mouse. Yet, I wonder what life is like for the mouse.

Let’s make this article a fairly tale read. Ok, we are mice. We are living our best mice life when suddenly an urge to kill takes over the desire to just be a normal rodent. Our behavior becomes bullish. We attack crickets, mosquitoes, and what the hell else is in our path.

Yet, we do not bite down enough to harm them. We play with them. We intimidate those dam crickets until they are pinned to the ground unable to move. The mosquitoes have folded their wings and bowed their heads. Nothing else dare mess with us.

One day we are laying around when suddenly bursts of light from nowhere shine in our eyes or flash on a computer page. We are activated.

If you were a mouse would you feel like a toy? Would you feel that your free will had been stolen from your mouse life?

No. You would not know these tests are being conducted. You were never told or asked for your permission. Remember you do not matter. You are a mouse.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/12/scientists-use-light-to-trigger-walking-dead-killer-instinct-in-mice-optogenetics

Graphene Oxide The Future is Now?

Is graphene oxide your salvation? Or, is it your demon? It may be our beast, I say. A beast that learns every beat of our heart. A beast that counts every hair on our head. A beast leashed to us via the beeps on a GPS? A beast you call master?

Imagine fearing the sound of a plane. A fear founded by the last encounter. The time a drone flew overhead and detected your location. Will you feel fear? Will you run from the beast? Where will you run? Can you hide?

I am unsure exactly what most of what I read means. I only know it does not sound like it is something I want in my body. Do you consent?

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27266364/

https://stemcelloverview.weebly.com/classes-of-stem-cells.html

Internet Unavailable

The internet is unavailable. It started with Facebook. They started destroying our profiles. Our profiles may no longer exist.

The dissolving internet has spread to other sites. In China drone’s are falling from the sky.

Is this the end? Is social media over? Should I close my windows? Should I stop drinking the water? Should I panic?

Are we under attack?

Is the dark winter beginning now? Will the strike force come door to door? Will they come with buses or take us by train? How will I know which took you?

The internet is unavailable. We are all but gone. The internet is unavailable.

Brother Esau?

Genesis 25:25 And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

15 And Rebekah took goodly raiment of her eldest son Esau, which were with her in the house, and put them upon Jacob her younger son: 16 And she put the skins of the kids of the goats upon his hands, and upon the smooth of his neck: 17 And she gave the savoury meat and the bread, which she had prepared, into the hand of her son Jacob. 18 And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

19 And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy firstborn; I have done according as thou badest me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. 20 And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my son? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. 21 And Isaac said unto Jacob, Come near, I pray thee, that I may feel thee, my son, whether thou be my very son Esau or not. 22 And Jacob went near unto Isaac his father; and he felt him, and said, The voice is Jacob’s voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau.

23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau’s hands: so he blessed him. 24 And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

25 And he said, Bring it near to me, and I will eat of my son’s venison, that my soul may bless thee. And he brought it near to him, and he did eat: and he brought him wine, and he drank.

27 And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:

29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. 30 And it came to pass, as soon as Isaac had made an end of blessing Jacob, and Jacob was yet scarce gone out from the presence of Isaac his father, that Esau his brother came in from his hunting.

31 And he also had made savoury meat, and brought it unto his father, and said unto his father, Let my father arise, and eat of his son’s venison, that thy soul may bless me. 32 And Isaac his father said unto him, Who art thou? And he said, I am thy son, thy firstborn Esau.

33 And Isaac trembled very exceedingly, and said, Who? where is he that hath taken venison, and brought it me, and I have eaten of all before thou camest, and have blessed him? yea, and he shall be blessed. 34 And when Esau heard the words of his father, he cried with a great and exceeding bitter cry, and said unto his father, Bless me, even me also, O my father.

35 And he said, Thy brother came with subtilty, and hath taken away thy blessing. – 36 And he said, Is not he rightly named Jacob? for he hath supplanted me these two times: he took away my birthright; and, behold, now he hath taken away my blessing. And he said, Hast thou not reserved a blessing for me? 37And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

38And Esau said unto his father, Hast thou but one blessing, my father? bless me, even me also, O my father. And Esau lifted up his voice, and wept. 39And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

40And by thy sword shalt thou live, and shalt serve thy brother; and it shall come to pass when thou shalt have the dominion, that thou shalt break his yoke from off thy neck.

https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Genesis-Chapter-27/

Jacob stole Esau blessing from his father. Did God deny Esau a blessing also? Is Esau really what we call bigfoot today? Maybe bigfoot is a descendant of Esau. Could it be? Could in fact it be that big foot is Esau?

I have listened to hours of reports concerning bigfoot sightings and encounters. At the end of each video I ask myself the same question. “Is bigfoot Esau?”

We may never know considering there is no evidence that clearly shows the existence of a mythical creature called bigfoot. We only know from reports that its behavior is human in nature. Yet, it can be beastly and deadly when provoked.

This is how the stories are told. Stories of people hung in trees half eaten. Stories of screeching howls that penetrating the scared souls of men.

Then when we push past the myth of bigfoot. We see the story for what it portrays. A set of twin brothers. One handsome and handy. The other hairy and a hunter.

One brother steals the blessing of another brother, Esau. He betrays his father and his brother by using goat skin to cover his arms and neck. He even kissed his father who then smelled death on the carcass and called him son.

Esau pleaded with his father to bless him. Father bless me as you intended. Despite his cries of injustice all had been given to Jacob. All but one thing.

39 And Isaac his father answered and said unto him, Behold, thy dwelling shall be the fatness of the earth, and of the dew of heaven from above;

What did his father give Esau? Did he give him all that exists that grows and sustains life from heaven above?

Did our Father give us all that grows and sustains life from heaven above? It was our beginning. Is it our end?

For in the end it is God who gives earths bounty beginning with the dew of heaven from above. In the end will man be left with what began as a gift from God in the form of a garden? The garden of Eden.

Astro the Home Robot

Amazon announces Astro the home robot. The technology and retail giant suggested that the $999.99 (£740) robot could be a help to the elderly. – https://news.yahoo.com/amazon-announces-astro-home-robot-171336680.html?fr=yhssrp_catchall

Amazon is thinking about the elderly. I think this is what my elderly friends need. Especially those who live alone without many friends and no family.

Astro will sit with you. Maybe hum or whatever robots do for humans. Astro will scan the environment to keep you safe. Astro will bring your drink of choice. What else can Astro do?

I envision one of my special friends just now sitting with Astro. I envision her throwing objects at Astro. I imagine she changed his name to something like, ” The little…..”

Perhaps after she completed her long thesis on The Little…… invasion of privacy. She will learn to love The Little…… constant changing expression. One that says, I love you, best way a robot can. If that does not charm my steel nerved friend maybe the sad eye’s that say, your being mean human, will touch her heart. The best way a robot can that is. The best way a robot can.

The Bicentennial Man comes to mind. Perhaps The Little….. will learn to love a human enough to want to be a human. Perhaps she will learn to call him friend.

Or, the elderly will reject this data collector. Will you invite Astro into your home? Will you call him friend?

https://news.yahoo.com/amazon-announces-astro-home-robot-171336680.

This is the world’s first human DNA vaccine against Covid-19

“Like other vaccines, a DNA vaccine, once administered, teaches the body’s immune system to fight the real virus. “ Why does my immune system need to be taught how to fight the real virus?

If I do not get a DNA vaccine does it mean my body’s immune system will figure out how to fight the real virus?

“The plasmids carry information to the cells to make the “spike protein”, which the virus uses to latch on and enter human cells.

Most Covid-19 vaccines work by giving the body instructions to make a fragment of the spike protein so it can trigger a person’s immune system to produce antibodies and teach itself to fight off the virus.”

Does this mean I will die without a DNA Vaccine? How will I know if the DNA vaccine was effective? When will I know?

I will never know. I refuse this and all vaccines until proven safe, effective and humane.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-57774294

What Happens when there are Mistakes? Crispier?

The genetic mistakes that could shape our species

New technologies may have already introduced genetic errors to the human gene pool. How long will they last? And how could they affect us?

In fact, there have been no shortage of surprises in the field. From the rabbits altered to be leaner that inexplicably ended up with much longer tongues to the cattle tweaked to lack horns that were inadvertently endowed with a long stretch of bacterial DNA in their genomes (including some genes that confer antibiotic resistance, no less) – its past is riddled with errors and misunderstandings.

More recently, researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London warned that editing the genetics of human embryos can lead to unintended consequences. By analysing data from previous experiments, they found that approximately 16% had accidental mutations that would not have been picked up via standard tests.

Why are these mistakes so common? Can they be overcome? And how could they affect future generations?

Instead, both Lula and Nana are carrying CCR5 genes that are entirely new. As usual, each baby has two copies of the gene – one inherited from each parent – but they weren’t edited uniformly. Nana has accidentally had a single extra base pair added to one, and four deleted from the other. Meanwhile, Lulu has inherited a copy with 15 base pairs inadvertently deleted, as well as an entirely unaltered version.

“We’ve never seen these CCR5 proteins before and we don’t know their function in the context of a human being,” says Saha, “…we’re basically doing that experiment now.” – https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210412-the-genetic-mistakes-that-could-shape-our-species

That sounds ominous. (“…we’re basically doing that experiment now.”) Are these twins now patentable? Does He Jiankui the Chinese scientist own the patent of this created gene? Does He Jiankui have a role in decision making in their lives? How will this gene affected their future children?

Are the twins now legal scientific experiments? Must they comply to testing? And, will their children inherit the same patented gene?

Will our future children be genetically owned?

https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/26-Nov-2018/chinese-scientist-claims-world-s-first-genetically-edited-babies

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210412-the-genetic-mistakes-that-could-shape-our-species

Can genes be patented?

Will we be called specimens if lab DNA is patented? Would it mean Planned Parenthood would be a gene provider? A place to go for your gene selection when family planning?

I await the future as you wondering what man will be in another decade. What is man now? What is man now that man stands as a subject for scientific experimentation? Synthetic DNA?

Is this the answer to what ails the human race?

When will man be satisfied? Will it be when men has sliced genes to the point of an unrecognizable species of mammal’s?

Not to worry. These newly created patented species will be your children. That is if you select your babies genes and not rely on nature to make the best decisions.

I await the future as you wondering what man will be in another decade. What is man now?

https://naijagists.com/worlds-first-genetically-modified-babies-created/

https://www.foe.org.au/genetically_modified_babies

https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/testing/genepatents/#:~:text=The%20Supreme%20Court%27s%20ruling%20did%20allow%20that%20DNA,type%20of%20DNA%20known%20as%20complementary%20DNA%20%28cDNA%29.

Man Steps in Sand

Footprints in New Mexico made 23,000 years ago may be the first evidence of human activity in the Americas up to 10,000 years earlier than previously believedhttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10018883/Footprints-New-Mexico-23-000-years-ago-earliest-evidence-human-activity-New-World.html

I feel a kindred spirit with these footsteps. I ponder my ancestor’s from long ago. I imagine placing my palm in the impression of feet. I imagine chasing dinosaurs’. I imagine the lingering scent of a dank cave. I imagine the sound of flames crackling as my cave people family roast bore. Can you imagine it?

Look how far we have come. Or, look how far we have gone. Gone from what we once knew to what we know.

What did we learn?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3650497/That-really-tracking-prey-Footprints-left-Homo-erectus-hunting-party-800-000-years-ago-discovered-Eritrean-desert.html https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/19/world/denisovan-first-look-scn/index.html

Maybe she did not look like the human who stepped across the sand. Yet, maybe she did.