September 24, 2002
Mythical Creatures Will Live Some Day?

A commentator in Papau New Guinea points out it will some day be possible to bring ancient mythical creatures to life using genetic engineering:

Today, scientists are pushing back the borders of the impossible to make it scientifically possible to conceive or create creatures of such exotic mix by biologically engineering, limps, trunk or organs of other creatures.

It would not be too far fetched an idea to venture that the other mythical creatures such as the sphinx, the phoenix, the centaur, and hydra, which all had heads of humans and bodies of some other animal, are today plausible. The bio-technology is here, only mankind's values, ethics, morals and responsibilities will dictate whether or not such feats are undertaken.

When this becomes possible to do some people will agree to have this done to them as a way to make money. They'll be able to turn themselves into highly paid tourist attractions. After all, it would be reversible. Think about how this would work: Do genetic engineering to design a body that is based on a description of a centaur, grow the centaur body, do the surgery to attach it, work for several years as a centaur. Once the bank account is full have another human body grown for yourself (which would be younger and even improved) and then have your head reattached.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2002 September 24 01:01 PM  Biotech Society


Comments
fallen_angel said at August 11, 2003 5:30 PM:

Don't be silly.Mythical creatures already lived, and still do to this day.I know this from first hand encounters.If you have seen no Mythical creatures like I have that shows that you are not pure at heart or you have done something bad or commited a sin.I know this becuase Mythical creatures only show themselves to people who are pure at heart.

hjohnson said at February 12, 2004 11:00 AM:

fallen_angel, you are mistaken then because (first) everybody sins, and (second) because God had all the animals taken on Noah's arch-WHICH DID NOT HAVE MYTHICAL CREATURES!!!

Joshua Tienson said at July 5, 2004 7:43 AM:

If we're unable to do head transplants from human to human, what are the chances we're going to be able to do it human to horse? And the last two posters need to pass the crackpipe this way.

Eviance said at December 31, 2004 1:19 PM:

ummmmm......Dont you think its ironic that fallen_angel says she hasnt commited a sin yet she put her name as fallen_angel?.......anyhow,twould be cool if mythical creatures did exist but creating them from different peoples and animals body parts is pretty screwed up.

Unicorn said at June 6, 2005 9:35 PM:

well, i'd have to say that i agree with Eviance about fallen_angel.
as to the stuff above, i wouold honestly have to say that it would really totally freak me out if it were able to be done. the main problem i would have with it all would be that people would be only doing it to make money with no consideration for the creatures they were creating and what they will eventually go though!

miller said at August 12, 2005 9:40 AM:

dogs have been killed and brought back to life.
also, someone took two dogs, switched their heads
and brought them back. so. go figure.

shak said at January 27, 2006 12:33 PM:

i think it would be cool if these freaky creatures existed

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