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Which explains why pig parts are transplanted into humans.
Scientists have already made great progress in altering the genetic make-up of pigs so their tissues are less likely to be rejected by the human immune system.
I think by "no evidence of pig DNA in humans at all" Antigod means that we don't have a single gene that is most similar to some gene in pigs. This fact alone debunks this ridiculous idea of humans being pig-chimp hybrids.
...have "pig parts" actually ever been transplanted into humans?
I didn't bother reading this McCarthy stuff so deeply
...bats are rat-bird hybrids because they have wings.
...Interest in xenotransplantation reemerged during the 1960s, when large advances were made in immunology. Chimpanzee kidneys have been transplanted into patients with renal failure. In 1984, a baboon heart was transplanted into a newborn infant, Baby Fae, who had hypoplastic left heart syndrome and lived 20 days after heart surgery. A baboon liver was transplanted to a patient with hepatic failure. Porcine islet cells of Langerhans have been injected into patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Porcine skin has been grafted onto burn patients, and pig neuronal cells have been transplanted into patients with Parkinson (Parkinson’s) disease and Huntington (Huntington’s) disease.
During these advances, several obstacles to the success of xenotransplantation have been identified. These include, but are not limited to, (1) preventing hyperacute rejection, (2) preventing acute vascular rejection, (3) facilitating immune accommodation, (4) inducing immune tolerance, (5) preventing the transmission of viruses from xenografts into humans, and (6) addressing the ethical issues surrounding animal sources for xenografts and the appropriate selection of recipients (given that xenotransplantation remains experimental).
Orthotopic transplantation of the pig heart Thorax. 1970 November
Orthotopic transplantation of the pig heart is described, with success in the last 12 of 23 studies, leading to survival until rejection in the last two. The pig heart was found to be easily damaged by cold. In contrast, organ viability was not appreciably affected when the warm ischaemic time was shortened by making the aortic anastomosis the initial manœuvre of implantation. The advantages of the pig as a model for the study of orthotopic cardiac allografts would appear to be its tolerance of long periods of cardiopulmonary bypass, immediate clotting after heparin reversal and ability to maintain the circulation without drug or pacemaker support. These factors have contributed to the relative simplicity of post-operative management.
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My personal belief is we were tampered with in the past by a higher intelligence.
See what I mean, Soficrow? Magical thinking. Superstition.
edit on 30/11/13 by Astyanax because: it boldly went.
rhinoceros But have "pig parts" actually ever been transplanted into humans?
You actually backed up my point.. pigs hearts are not compatible.
Shows a line of ancestry right back to a common ancestor with chimps.
I suggest you do what I did, spend about five years wading though papers on human genetics and the fossil record of our evolution, then a little bit longer brushing up on general evolution and biology just for the heck of it. If you had, then you might not have thought that article meant a platypus was a reptile/duck/mammal hybrid.
I wouldn't expect someone who has spent so much time and money to admit they wasted both but you have to admit you guys still can't explain HOW it works.
How do you explain the lack of "innumerable transitional forms "?
How does your idea fit in with the genetic timeline?
So, did the chimp rape the pig or vice versa?
wow so very elitist of you.
you're saying evidence that a nostril moved a little bit up a snout and may have become a blow hole explains speciation?
do we know how dna decided to appear and organize itself in such a non-random sequence? And don't tell me I have to study for ten years just to find out you guys don't know. You're all optimists I must say, but understandably so.