Thursday, February 02, 2006

By Golly, He Did Say It!

So maybe it's not mass hysteria:

If for nothing else, Tuesday's State of the Union address was notable as the first to address the issue of "human-animal hybrids."

Was the president talking about centaurs? Werewolves? It piqued enough curiosity that "human-animal hybrid" was the fifth-most-used search term on the Internet by midday Wednesday, according to Technorati website.

But at least he's against it:

"Tonight, I ask you to pass legislation to prohibit the most egregious abuses of medical research [including] creating human-animal hybrids..." Is the president proposing to hunt down secret armies of man-beasts? Probably not. The animal-human has had a place in literature and mythology for centuries, but has only recently crept into reality. Most examples of chimeric research (from "chimera," the Greek word for a goat/lion/serpent combination) don't look like strays from Dr. Moreau's island. At Stanford University researchers injected human brain cells into the brains of mice. The researchers also plan to develop a mouse with 100 percent human brain cells. Though they doubt it would develop human characteristics, researchers say they would terminate the project at any sign that it would.
This might be an effective force in the War On Terror. We can get the hippies to stop moaning about the administration sending "children" overseas to serve in the military if we replace them with a legion of man-beasts.

On the other hand, who knows what animal desires those creatures might have? Once they kill every terrorist in the world and we can safely bring them home, they might go after our wimmen! Then we'd have to fight them on the home turf!

No, no, it's better to stop the rot before it spreads.

1 comment:

jipzeecab said...

How about the opposite..I''ve heard that when you have heart valve replacement they used the valve from a hog or a cow..