Frogs, resurrection & the arrogance of science…



The genome of an extinct Australian frog has been revived and reactivated by a team of scientists using sophisticated cloning technology to implant a “dead” cell nucleus into a fresh egg from another frog species.

The bizarre gastric-brooding frog,Rheobatrachus silus – which uniquely swallowed its eggs, brooded its young in its stomach and gave birth through its mouth – became extinct in 1983.

Now the Lazarus Project team believes they can make him “be” again, as if we are some kind of “God” who can make things “be” from “not being” at will. [1]

How petty are our definitions! How arrogant are our claims!

Parmenides would turn in his grave hearing such “news”…

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