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Scientists have created the world's first synthetic life form

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posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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This will answer all your questions. For the full interview with God go here. I fully recommend it, whatever is your belief on God.

God: 'As you can see from your own limited history, the most useful ideas are also, nearly always, the most dangerous. You have yet, for instance, to conquer fusion power but you need to do so in order to achieve appropriate energy surpluses required to complete this phase of your social development. It will, when you've mastered it, eliminate material inequalities and poverty within a generation or two, an absolutely vital step for any maturing species. Yet the discovery of the principles which will soon yield this beneficial bounty could, had you abused them, have ended your attempt at civilisation.

Similarly, you will shortly be able to conquer biological diseases and even engineer yourselves to be virtually fault free. Your biological life spans will double or treble within the next hundred years and your digital lifespans will become potentially infinite within the same period: If you survive the potential threat that the same technology provides in the form of genetic timebombs, custom built viruses and the other wonders of genetic and digital warfare.

You simply can't have the benefits without taking the risks'.

[...]

God: 'I think you know. But yes - although you are at level one, there are several distinct phases which evolving species pass through on their way to level two. The first, as we've discussed, is the invention of the flying machine. The next significant phase is the development of the thinking machine.

At your present rate of progress, you are within a few decades of achieving that goal. It marks your first step on the path of technological evolution. Mapping the human genome is another classic landmark, but merely mapping it is a bit like viewing the compiled code in a dos executable. It's just meaningless gibberish, although with a bit of hacking here and there, you might correctly deduce the function of certain stretches of code.

What you really need to do is 'reverse engineer' the DNA code. You have to figure out the grammar and syntax of the language. Then you will begin the task of designing yourselves. But that task requires the thinking machine'

[edit on 21-5-2010 by Pericle]




posted on May, 21 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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Is this the upgrade of higher concious ? A new improved type of human , are we out dated now?
Is world war three for evolution sake ? Are we soon to be a step in the evolutionary ladder that future humans will look back and say , look how primative we were?!Like how we see neanderthals?
Replaced by A more productive type of Human,ie.Runs longer on less fuel ,with various upgrades, Labourer, Military,Bomb Squad , Astronauts , the list can go on .....



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 03:47 AM
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hopefully this wont end in disaster , hopefully some of the right minds keep this from going to the military and the wrong hands , hopefully we can use this to bring humans out of teh evil depths we have sank to !

but most likely we are all in for some serious # !



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 04:09 AM
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Please everyone calm down, whats with these threads latley where some op's keyword "SOME" are misinterpreting articles? Seriously think about it for a minute, if real brand new life was created do you think the government or scientists involved would truly divulge that information to the public? The implications and ramifications of such a feat would be imaginable, but the simple answer is NO they would not divulge such infomation.

"they have synthesized the genome of a bacterium called Mycoplasma mycoides, transplanted it into another bacterium, M. capricolum, and watched as the artificial genes booted up the recipient cell" No, he hasn't created Life, he's simply performed what a virus would, manually. He's inserted a synthetic genomic string (DNA+RNA pair) into an EXISTING cell, and watched the existing cell replicate itself according to the new genomic string. He didn't create cellular 'life' from scratch; neither did he create a band new life form. However, this is absolutely astounding, and will open up an almost limitless universe of applications. It is truly amazing.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 04:22 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr

So we have created living organisms that would never have existed before.


You know.. that's the same thing God said to an Angel when Humankind was first made.

Over and over Science proves the possibility of God and still refuses to admit it.

In another thread people talk about science teleporting information over ten miles distance. Some might call that prayer.

The more we can duplicate God like abilities, the more one must rationally say, Yes, there could be something to this God being.



[edit on 21-5-2010 by JohnPhoenix]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:10 AM
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KEWL!

We can make stormtroopers! Then use that army against those darn rebels!




posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:17 AM
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I'm not sure how that is relevant. We are talking about sentient matter, in a universe full of the stuff, that has become aware of it's own existence, and has started working on programming the code that makes such possible.

\Just think about it a little bit more. It's not just that scientists created a lifeform. Scientists used stuff that was already existing to make it while God created all ex nihilo.

Scientists "did" something using already existing stuff. God had nothing.

Who is more powerful?



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:20 AM
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Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by maus80
 



I'm not sure how that is relevant. We are talking about sentient matter, in a universe full of the stuff, that has become aware of it's own existence, and has started working on programming the code that makes such possible.

\Just think about it a little bit more. It's not just that scientists created a lifeform. Scientists used stuff that was already existing to make it while God created all ex nihilo.

Scientists "did" something using already existing stuff. God had nothing.

Who is more powerful?

lol I misread it and thought you said humans were more powerful than god.



[edit on 21-5-2010 by dragnet53]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:20 AM
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Where is your God now?

On his heavenly throne.

This is nothing until scientists are able to create life, and other things, ex nihilo. Then, maybe, there'll be something to talk about.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:21 AM
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People like you make me laugh.


I just noticed that you edited your comment. Disregard what I said.


[edit on 5/21/2010 by octotom]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:24 AM
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This is a great thread, but hasn't this been done before? I thought there have been a few announcements like this before.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:47 AM
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix

Originally posted by woodwardjnr

So we have created living organisms that would never have existed before.




Over and over Science proves the possibility of God and still refuses to admit it.

[edit on 21-5-2010 by JohnPhoenix]


Over and over religion refuses to acknowledge that god and his angels could very well be aliens who have advanced technology to do the same things we have only just started doing !


and so your suggesting god simply thought humans into existance , how did he do this magic ? or could it be possible he is an alien with extremely advanced technology which to our ancestors could only be explained as magic or divine intervention!



[edit on 21-5-2010 by sapien82]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:53 AM
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Originally posted by TruthMagnet
This is the big game changer that has been expected.

This s___ just got real, people!


Fake bacteria in a cell - Run for the hill!!!


jesus wept..

lol literally..

Oh its real, so alarmingly inane tho, but real...




posted on May, 21 2010 @ 05:56 AM
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So we have created living organisms that would never have existed before.


That is a false statement to make hence if there is a possibility then they already exist.

Elaboration needed:
If we can create it, then the ability of that creation already existed, the only difference was and is, the trigger point.

For example, a character in a computer game, they already exist, but will only be seen if certain steps are taken. For example, register in the game etc..



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:06 AM
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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix

Originally posted by woodwardjnr

So we have created living organisms that would never have existed before.


You know.. that's the same thing God said to an Angel when Humankind was first made.

Over and over Science proves the possibility of God and still refuses to admit it.

In another thread people talk about science teleporting information over ten miles distance. Some might call that prayer.

The more we can duplicate God like abilities, the more one must rationally say, Yes, there could be something to this God being.



[edit on 21-5-2010 by JohnPhoenix]


did you just compare altering the spin of a particle that is entwined with another and measuring the change over 10km with telepathically speaking to a nonexistant being? I think you just did. Please tell me you are joking.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:15 AM
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Originally posted by octotom
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Now religion is out of the picture, lets move on shall we??!!

Not quite. This reminds me of an illustration that I heard in a sermon once:

A scientist went up to God one day and said, "God, we don't need you anymore; we have been able to create life on our own!"

"Is that so," said God, "Let's see you do it."

So, the scientist reached down to grab some dirt. As he was lifting it up, God said, "Na-ah! Get your own dirt."



Something akin to that fabulous Karl Sagan quote :

" If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch , you must first invent the universe "



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:22 AM
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This in no way says there is no God. Not only did they use existing materials, but they had to follow example of what God made. If anything this shows that we are "designed". And it takes a certain formula for life to come alive....but this does not even say what and where life is that enters, and animates? The spirit....somehow gets drawn in. God allowed it to happen now...this bacterium was only a receiver for the spirit. But can you tell me where the soul comes from and how chemicals can even make things to live??? It looks highly improbable that life was an "accident". Scientists have to use their intelligence to make new life forms, to design them. See the word "intelligence". They had to use computers to help = more intelligence. This all seems like Atlantis. It seems like prophecies are coming true. Not just Christian, but the Mayan and Hopi and much more. It seems that anything is possible, and that alone points to God. There are just too many things that we can "accidently" make happen for our benefit. Like making internet, tv, teleportation, airplanes, space travel, you name it...it all took resources that were ALREADY provided. Ohh...yeah, by accident. Hmm. And the ability to even have intelligence or consciousness to get this far! Its hard for me to understand why people can not see we are blessed with these possibilities by a higher intellegence, one of unlimitied possibility.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:28 AM
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Originally posted by james2009
Please everyone calm down, whats with these threads latley where some op's keyword "SOME" are misinterpreting articles? Seriously think about it for a minute, if real brand new life was created do you think the government or scientists involved would truly divulge that information to the public? The implications and ramifications of such a feat would be imaginable, but the simple answer is NO they would not divulge such infomation.

"they have synthesized the genome of a bacterium called Mycoplasma mycoides, transplanted it into another bacterium, M. capricolum, and watched as the artificial genes booted up the recipient cell" No, he hasn't created Life, he's simply performed what a virus would, manually. He's inserted a synthetic genomic string (DNA+RNA pair) into an EXISTING cell, and watched the existing cell replicate itself according to the new genomic string. He didn't create cellular 'life' from scratch; neither did he create a band new life form. However, this is absolutely astounding, and will open up an almost limitless universe of applications. It is truly amazing.


Don't be so boring, whats your point. We all know this means terminators and evil clones are around the corner.

And dont forget what else there is.. ohhh its started dont you know..

man, it was funny, I starred your post and bam, there were 2 stars.. thats how damn insane it is!!!



(ban? lol bam ! either way, I hope not !! oops!)

[edit on 21/5/2010 by badw0lf]



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:30 AM
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Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by Cyber3000
 



Where is your God now?

On his heavenly throne.

This is nothing until scientists are able to create life, and other things, ex nihilo. Then, maybe, there'll be something to talk about.

Define "Life", and we can take that discussion.



posted on May, 21 2010 @ 06:32 AM
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Originally posted by Mr Pliskin
This is a great thread, but hasn't this been done before? I thought there have been a few announcements like this before.

No, it has not been done before. Genome transplants and whole cytoplasmic contents have been swapped, but that is relatively easy to do (Suck it out, put it back in essentially).

This is the synthesis of an entire genome. Normally, large strains of synthetically created DNA strings are very unstable and hard to create, since there are no proteins to stabilize it.



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