If you thought that the human engineering pseudo-science died out with its Nazi practitioners, think again. The concept is alive and well and being touted as a means to the creation of a human race more in sync with Big Brother’s ideal of a carbon-friendly humanity.
Prof. Matthew Liao of New York University’s Center for Bioethics touts “human engineering” as offering possible solutions to the politically correct green thesis that human beings are becoming a pest threatening the survival of planet Earth. In academic terms his thesis is that “the biomedical modification of humans makes them better at mitigating climate change” (Ethics, Policy and Environment, February 9).
In other words, if we can genetically engineer a species of much smaller human beings, it follows that our environmental footprint on planet Earth will be much smaller and hence the damage we are told we do to planet Earth will be reduced.
Is this guy really serious?
Sadly, it appears he is. He puts his argument this way: “We shall argue that human engineering potentially offers an effective means of tackling climate change .… [A] striking example of human engineering is the possibility of making humans smaller. Human ecological footprints are partly correlated with our size. … [A] more speculative and controversial way of reducing adult height is to reduce birth weight. … [P]harmacologically induced altruism and empathy could increase the likelihood that we adopt the necessary behavioral and market solutions for curbing climate change” (ibid).
Having apparently bought the whole politically correct argument that human beings are planet Earth’s principal pest, heating up the planet at an unacceptably accelerating rate by their general habits of living, Liao posits: “Anthropogenic climate change is arguably one of the biggest problems that confront us today. There is ample evidence that climate change is likely to affect adversely many aspects of life for all people around the world, and that existing solutions such as geoengineering might be too risky and ordinary behavioural and market solutions might not be sufficient to mitigate climate change.
“In this paper, we consider a new kind of solution to climate change, what we call human engineering, which involves biomedical modifications of humans so that they can mitigate and/or adapt to climate change. We argue that human engineering is potentially less risky than geoengineering and that it could help behavioral and market solutions succeed in mitigating climate change” (ibid; emphasis added throughout).
As has been often said, “Wrong premise, wrong conclusion.”
The professor’s whole argument is predicated on false science. That is revealed in his assertion that “Anthropogenic climate change is arguably one of the biggest problems that confront us today.”
The logic leaps in Professor Liao’s argument are easy to spot, bound up in the statement that “There is ample evidence that climate change is likely to affect adversely many aspects of life for all people around the world.”
What does exist, however, is ample evidence that pseudo-scientists have regularly skewed data to fit this false premise of global warming, now more regularly referred to by the amorphic term “climate change.”
Check out Marc Morano’s Climate Depot site sometime. He has a massive collection of data on that site that proves the devious nature of the warmists’ arguments, and reveals the meddling hand of bureaucrats, politicians and profit takers who have sought to take advantage of the public’s mass ignorance on this subject.
As to Professor Liao, he would be well advised to read up on what he maintains is “a new kind of solution,” reminiscent of the practices of one Josef Mengele, who was closely associated with what Hitler and his Nazi gangsters once called the “final solution”!
Human engineering is far from being a “new kind of solution.” It’s at least as old as Mengele’s experiments on the hapless human beings sent to Auschwitz concentration camp during World War ii. Mengele applied atrocious experiments in human engineering to countless men women and children at Auschwitz before they became victims of the “final solution” in that camp’s gas chambers.
To even suggest that interfering with the biology and the process of the normal reproduction of human beings in efforts to “create” a new species of smaller human, more “environmentally friendly” creatures, exceeds all ethical considerations. This is the case whether considered against that which has become generally acceptable by society as humanitarian norms, or, most particularly, the immutable law governing human reproduction and development within the planetary environment specifically designed by our Creator for our sustenance (Genesis 1:27-31).
Yet, amazingly, this young professor is prepared to state that “We also consider some possible ethical concerns regarding human engineering such as its safety, the implications of human engineering for our children and for the society, and we argue that these concerns can be addressed. Our upshot is that human engineering deserves further consideration in the debate about climate change” (ibid).
Well, we do not condemn Professor Liao for his Mengelest stance. But we do condemn the system that has influenced his mind in false Darwinian pseudo-science to the point that he can even begin to think that man can play God. Play God by fiddling with the very building blocks of creation to the point of even deigning to think that a human being can somehow produce, and reproduce, a species better suited to this planet than that of the perfect design of its own Creator.
The real connection between the human engineering practices of Josef Mengele and those mooted by Professor Liao is spiritual. It’s of a power of a far higher order than human intellect. It’s a spirit that is hell-bent—literally—on the destruction of all human flesh.
It’s that spirit which has created a social climate in this world within which such perverse concepts as human engineering can gain traction and be considered seriously as posing a “solution” to a largely non-existent “problem,” itself the child of the perverse imagination of that same powerfully negative spirit.
Believe it or not, there is a devil (John 8:44).
Satan, that great fallen spirit, does exist and is on the brink of unleashing the most perverse of his destructive powers on humankind. He is termed “the prince of the power of the air” due to his ability to literally broadcast his perverted thinking into the minds of ignorant human beings (Ephesians 2:2). He is the source of all false knowledge. All “science falsely so called” (1 Timothy 6:20). The blame for all of humankind’s troubles is ultimately sheeted home to him. (Revelation 20:10).
But there exists a far superior power than Satan. He is the one called the “Father of lights”! (James 1:17). He is the one who created man to fulfill a gigantic purpose of universal proportions. That purpose is revealed in our book The Incredible Human Potential. It is available to all comers free of charge and without any follow-up. It gives a vision the exact opposite to that being peddled by the likes of Professor Liao. Far from the perversely-imagined creation of a race of little “green” runts, that book reveals how your Creator is willing to work to change you into a being of far greater power than you can imagine!
Its message to the open mind is simply revelatory. The hope that its message embraces is beyond anything the human mind can effectively imagine. But we certainly can gain more than just a glimpse of its reality and even make certain life changes that will yield great benefits, very personally, to us even in the here and now. Why not get your own copy of this mind-opening book, The Incredible Human Potential, and give yourself at least an opportunity to catch its great vision of hope? You have nothing to lose. But what you gain in the process may just last you for an eternity! ▪