Showing posts with label science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label science. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Scientific Stupidity

Stupid virus researchers have released a paper in the journal NATURE, and another paper will soon appear in SCIENCE, showing step by step how to change two genes in the deadly H5N1 bird flu virus so that the resulting mutated strain has a 80% mortality rate among humans! These papers were based on actual research conducted in the Netherlands and the US where researchers mutated the H5N1 virus in their labs into a form communicable by air with direct contact! What fools! This show scientific curiosity needs to be tempered by sound moral principles and have limits on what may be done for the sake of seeing if it can be done. If this pandemic ever got out it could literally devastate all life on earth. It would make the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 50 million people look tame by comparison! Imagine if the mutated virus they created had gotten released outside the lab! Do these sorts of mutations using theoretical computer models you idiots!

Nota bene:
I am not against dissemination of ideas, but I am against publicly disclosing such dangerous information in a reckless manner. Al Qaeda can just pick up a copy of NATURE and have one of their researchers start work on a deadly virus. I would prefer the authors of such papers take more responsibility. It's not enough to hide behind "all knowledge should be open" and let come what may.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

On Man's Quest for Truth

"On Man's Quest for Truth"

an ephemeral thing
a broken vessel
who shall rise
from their waking dream
what tenuous bonds
hold us tight
the familiar masks
a richer truth
a reality hidden
revealed to some
who submit
to the Creator
a terrifying journey
the unknown
most retreat
full of fear
clinging to a structure
laid down
by blind watchmakers
never illuminating the core
on faith step out
plunge into the void
a dark abyss
beyond time and space
beyond reason
behold the One
connections infinite
topological unity
beneath man's dim view
shines a light
brighter than imagination
raging hot
pure energy
pure mind
through the Spirit
one can break
the veil
supreme ignorance
of arrogant man
a part taken as the whole
the altar of science exalted
a false security
a failed ontology
the edifice of fools
a broken epistemology
cloaked in robes of learning
an incomplete cosmology
never gaining truth
but for those few
who wish to see
seek in Him the key
unlock the cosmic rhyme
discover your true nature
and be free finally

-- Zachary Uram (c) 2011

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