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Rat Heads Being Transplanted!

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posted on Dec, 6 2002 @ 11:54 AM
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Infant rats are being decapitated and their heads grafted onto the thighs of adults by researchers in Japan.


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posted on Dec, 6 2002 @ 12:04 PM
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That's just.... gross. Fascinating but gross. And I'm glad there's a public outcry against this.

...shades of Hitler's brain! Good find, William!



posted on Dec, 8 2002 @ 10:01 AM
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It has made me think that if some day, if we learn how to transplant the brain and brain stem, we could clone copies of ourselves, and when we get old, we could have surgery done to put our brain into a young healthy body. The implications of work like this are more than a little scary!



posted on Dec, 8 2002 @ 08:53 PM
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Originally posted by William One Sac
It has made me think that if some day, if we learn how to transplant the brain and brain stem, we could clone copies of ourselves, and when we get old, we could have surgery done to put our brain into a young healthy body. The implications of work like this are more than a little scary!


Hmm that would put an end to the quote youth is wasted on the young. On a more serious note the possibilities of mixing scientific accomplishments to create an (entity?) would be frightening indeed



posted on Dec, 8 2002 @ 11:49 PM
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Think of it this way, a child is born and from its body cells are removed and kept is stasis (the cells are the childís cells). At the ripe age of 80 the adult has been told he has 6 months to live. And alternative exists in relation to the cells, which were taken from him as a baby. Genetically, the commands to form a brain can be removed. And his brain can be surgically transplanted, to a body, which has never developed awareness. Only a potential existed and that potential was related to the cell actually being cloned (Since is cloned without a brain no real legal transgression exists).

A substantial number of cells could be removed from a babyís body. As a result (barring an accident in which emergency services could not get their in time) life expectancy would depend on how long a human brain can be maintained as efficient (perhaps 500 to a 1000 years, maybe even longer).

One thing to take into consideration is that such a program already exsit and it is simply being declassified.

What are your thoughts?





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