BUT, as you pointed out, this is still a far cry from creating since they are manipulating what has already been created ... they haven't reached the level of 'getting their own dirt'.
> Men are now manipulating the code, to produce a new generation which deviates significantly from the genus from which the DNA was lifted for manipulation. Animal husbandry is no longer what these scientists are doing.
And if you have any imagination of what could be done by madmen just because they can that should scare the hell out of you. I remember sitting in a meeting many years ago and a high ranking military official who was a member of an ethics committee that was tied to the WH (cannot remember what the specific name of the committee but it start with a J) and he indicated that they had been discussing concerns in regard to ethics if the public were aware of how far advanced they had become in reference to tinkering with DNA; about how they had figured out how to get different species to accept DNA from the other by using a form of a virus; that they now had the capability to develop new life forms. It was pretty alarming stuff and sort of gave me a sick feeling at the time. He said they were considering the ethics of doing experimentation like that and said pig’s DNA had already been tampered with many years before to make them larger by inserting HUMAN DNA into their genetic code. Every time I look at a pork chop now it doesn’t look nearly as appetizing...lol
They may be manipulating code already presetn- species specific code- but are they adding non species specific code into a species? Anyone can manipulate info that is already present, however, it’s a far different thing to introduce information that is not specific to the animal in order to ‘create’ a ‘new species’ Altering info already present is nothign but LOSS of info- gaining non species specific informaiton is another thing altogether- Not sure it’s been doen succesfully- although I think I read soemwhere ocne where spider genes that produce silk were introduced into goats and the milk contained silk- however, I’m not sure such a transfer of information between disimiliar species can happen outside a lab and carefully controleld circumstrances