Scientists at the American Salk Institute for Biological Studies help create human-monkey embryos. What is happening to our society?
When God’s Law is Rejected Anything Goes
When a nation rejects God’s law and chooses to promote unnatural sin, decadence and self-destruction follow. That’s how the mighty Roman Empire fell and many would agree that history is repeating itself once again. Sins that were viewed with horror and disgust by earlier generations have become commonplace. Abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, and transgenderism are considered “normal.” The road has been paved for new moral aberrations, including the latest depravity: human-animal chimeras.
According to an April 15, 2021 study published by the scientific journal Cell, a group of American, Spanish, and Chinese scientists have created human-monkey chimera embryos, which were kept alive for as long as 20 days before their development was stopped.
“When we observed human cells were alive in monkey embryos, that was amazing,” said Tao Tan, a scientist involved in the experiments who works for State Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research and Kunming University of Science and Technology in Yunnan, China.
Human-Monkey Pandora’s Box
But some scientists are disturbed. Dr. Anna Smajdor, a biomedical ethics researcher at the University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School, worries that the experiments could cause “significant ethical and legal challenges.”
Dr. Smajdor says, “The scientists behind this research state that these chimeric embryos offer new opportunities, because ‘we are unable to conduct certain types of experiments in humans.’ But whether these embryos are human or not is open to question.”
Prof. Julian Savulescu, a bioethicist who leads the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and co-directs the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford, also weighed in. He believes the experiments will open a Pandora’s box. “It is only a matter of time before human-nonhuman chimeras are successfully developed, perhaps as a source of organs for humans,” said Prof. Savulescu. “That is one of the long-term goals of this research.”
Improving health by expanding a culture of death?
Better health is the cover by which immoral research advances. Prof. Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte of the Salk Institute in San Diego, California, who led the team of scientists has a track record of conducting human-animal chimeric experiments. He claims that “Ultimately, we conduct these studies to understand and improve human health.”
However, evil actions are never justifiable to achieve a perceived good. Moreover, human-monkey chimeras are a direct and fundamental attack against the human person created in the image and likeness of God.
Our society already attacks the human being through abortion, which kills the innocent person in the womb; through euthanasia, which kills the elderly and infirm; and with transgenderism, which seeks to destroy the very identity of human nature. With human-animal experimentation, sectors of the scientific community have decided to defile further the reflection of God in humanity.
The human-monkey chimera assails the human person by suggesting that humans and animals are interchangeable, that human life is not sacrosanct, and that people are equal to animals. Even worse, the research exhibits a complete disregard for the immoral soul of man. The result of this flawed logic takes the culture of death deeper into a world of moral depravity where scientists do whatever they fancy, without restraint or respect for God’s plan for mankind.
Evil Acts Have Bad Consequences
These experiments are a challenge against God. What will the consequences be? Our Lady of Fatima’s message to a sinful world in 1917 predicted the coming of World War II and future chastisements.
Since 1917, the sins against God have only grown more numerous and more grave, which is clear from the diabolical human-monkey chimera experiments. Do these sins not provoke God’s wrath? Will the chastisement Our Lady predicted delay much longer?