Originally posted by MoonDog
I don't think the human will be able to grow because of the lack of a spirit/life. That is the one thing that separates us from the animals.
To think of a person walking around with no spirit or soulless is a little eery in my book.
I dont think cloning HUMANs is a very good idea either. But, the only way to tell if it will work or not is to try it. Without the spirit, a body should NOT be able to live on its on support.
One reference in the bible point to "Giving up the ghost". Once the spirit left the body, the body dies.
It will certainly be an interesting project.
As far as DNA engineering - I think its a double edged sword personally. I can see the benefits of being able to wipe out cancer, and other ailments. BUT, on the downside, engineering a perfect human race is a bad thing.
I personally believe that "aging" is all contained in DNA. This was proven a while back. I've thought that since 7th grade, and my teacher thought I was crazy for that idea.
Immortality thru lack of aging via DNA engineering is possible, although we probably dont have the testing/technology to do it quite yet. Realize, that by immortality, I mean that we cannot die from aging. Should you get a death flu or hit by a car, or God simply calls you home, you will die.
But I believe God simply flipped switches, so to speak, in human DNA at appropriate times to handle the population that existed at the time. Back in the early days, people lived for HUNDREDS of years. Then later, after the great flood, he set it at 120 years. Maybe its still there, but our unhealthy lifestyles and diseases have affected our ability to live out to this age with any consistency. Who knows.