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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Is it just another of the diabolical delusions of the world as we continue to exile God from society or just rogue Frankensteinian scientists gone crazy? It seems that a team of some 32 scientists have decided to genetically modify the emerging H7N9 bird flu virus that has sickened 134 people worldwide and killed 43. Contrary to logic their thought is not to decrease its virulence but to enhance it. These scientists, led by a researcher from the University of Wisconsin, wish to give H7N9 a few new capabilities: drug resistance, faster transmission between people and the ability to sneak past the immune system. One can just picture actor Colin Clive, (Dr. Frankenstein from the 1931 movie), screaming maniacally: It’s alive. It’s alive… it’s alive!
It would be interesting to see who is funding this research but certainly it sounds like exploration into some form of bio-weapon. Only time will tell what the ultimate utilitarian use of such research really is. …but, yawn, now let’s turn to the sports page, shall we, as millions of potential victims lackadaisically munch chips and flip on the Sunday Football games.
Here is the web citation:
Richard of Danbury, D.S.G.