Not all genetic engineering news is bad news. Consider this breakthrough reported in the U.K.'s The Guardian for June 15, 2011:

Geneticists discover technique to tackle mutant DNA

Notice that the technique involves turning off the "stop codon" within a genome that otherwise would have stopped the production of certain proteins early, allowing the gene to complete the production of the protein, rather than prematurely halting the program. While the article explicitly states that it is far too early to consider clinical applications, the theoretical promise that the technique holds for stopping diseases caused by these premature "stop" orders, such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy.

And that, indeed, means that not all genetic engineering news is bad news.... or is it? Consider other benefits. Geneticists have speculated that such a premature "stop" codon might be behind human aging itself, since some geneticists believe the human genome is so structured as to look as if human beings should live on average 120 years. With the advent of gene therapies, nano-technologies, scientists are indeed speculating on the possibilities of engineered techniques that could lead to a kind of "virtual immortality," a longevity far exceeding current life expectancies.

But would that indeed be a good thing? In my very first book, The Giza Death Star, I speculated on the moral implications of such technologies, and it bears repeating here. Consider such longevity in the hands, say, of a Mother Teresa, a Mahatma Ghandi, or an Albert Schweitzer: long lives spent in doing good, in moral and spiritual growth. But consider also such technologies in the hands of a Hitler, a Stalin, or, worse, in the hands of the power-crazed elites that think they run the world now. Imagine the mayhem the likes of a "Zbigniew Kissinger" could sow with thousands of years at their disposal to do it; the endless books on grand geopolitics that could be written. Imagine, too, the vast and sweeping and sudden changes in human society that would result from one generation being able to accumulate vast interdisciplinary tracts of knowledge, whereas currently, all of human knowledge has to be recycled and re-transmitted every 20 years or so, and to specialists in ever more fragmented fields. In other words, the potential for great good, and great evil, both receive a "force multiplier" by such techniques and their potentialities.  Imagine also the ability to turn off properly functioning "stop" codons early... the ability to heal from such diseases implies also the ability to create them.

Whatever one contemplates, the bottom line is, that this new technique has brought us a step closer - a massive step closer - to these futures, and that means we all face new, spiritual choices, moral and ethical choices, that humanity only faced once before, at that "Tower of Babel" Moment of History.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Lee on August 14, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Hello JPF, just purchased and am now reading your genes and giants book. i must say,considering your anti ET but pro german stance on ufos, im intrigued by all this cosmic war business. startling. your bit about our ancestors doing nothing much for almost 200,000 years and then springing into action is also curious and rings true. there is a very interesting quote in the kenneth william diaries [of all people]! that you might find interesting. cheers.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on August 14, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      I am not anti-ET, which I keep saying all the time. But I am NOT going to give short shrift to the German part of the UFO story as does most UFOlogy. Have you noticed, that the UFO conferences invite people to speak on Nazi UFOs, but only people who repeat the tired old Hannebru and Vril horse hockey?

      • Lee on August 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

        Perhaps “anti” was a bit too much, but, from more than one book about ufos and roswell being mostly a Germanic consideration,all the way to beings helping mankind and cosmic wars,there is a book in there somewhere,Joseph. Can i just add…I AM A FAN..

        Can i suggest that you write a book aided by top remote viewers in which you pose those speculative questions of your books to them and see what pops up? Might make an interesting and entertaining addition to your work. You could ask why that lady maths expert was asked to look at the Bell.

    • Lee on August 29, 2011 at 9:36 am

      Just finished the genes and giants but. the biggest mystery is why you wrote this book?its slight in size and only echos what MANY other books have said before. The only curious and interesting avenue would be to with Mr Lucas. The music of time also touches on this. Now there is a book worth writing.

  2. Denise Kelly on August 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Shari says: “Elites, watch out! We are coming into our full power and you are TOAST in the wake of it!”

    Hardly, my dear. All the Elites have to do is push a button any time they want & we’ll all be Toast. One wonders why they haven’t toasted us already.? Like Fukushima?

  3. HAL838 on August 6, 2011 at 6:43 am

    I never wanted to live ‘forever’ and always wondered
    why most others would.
    I like the idea of a sort of variation on ‘reincarnation’
    in which you would at least have a different body
    now & then.

    I got bored with this one even before it was fully grown !
    As far as LAD, yeah your EM signature lives on, manifest
    as your brainwaves, which are still distinctly yours.
    Only one to a person much like DNA to the physical.

    It’s been ‘proven’ by two people living right after each other
    in modern times (electroencephlograph)
    with the exact same EM signature.

    How did they know who to check (?)

    Big Secret.
    Anyway he was murdered both times.
    The second time just for being who he had been the first time !

    • Joseph P. Farrell on August 6, 2011 at 8:20 am

      Interesting comment Constance. If you have links or specific information about this, I’d be interested to get them from you.

  4. Shari ^i^ on August 5, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Well, disclaimer first. I am more of a former “New Ager” than of scientific bent. But, as such, I came by it honestly, with a lifelong recall of past lives, one at least in Atlantis.

    I have seen it said that Atlantis is really our future! And if, in a multidimensional reality, all time is now, all space is here — we WELL MAY BE living the culture that the myths speak of. At the very least, we are reliving it. Many have said that North America, especially, is THICK with reincarnated Atlanteans reliving their past (for better or worse), to see if THIS TIME we will get the lesson.

    One lesson that stands out, regarding the lore, is the tinkering with genetics. I have had “hybrid” dreams that are heartbreaking. Don’t know if I am witnessing current military hybrid experiments or reliving past trauma (or both, through resonance), but I am clear that this is one of the BIG issues facing our generation.

    And here we go again, down that slippery slope. Naturally, there are many potential benefits that would accrue. I have actually been in support of some of the research. But the more I realize that we are STILL seemingly in the control of the ancient elites, who have literally mind-controlled our civilization into existence, the more I dread what THEY will do with this technology (and WE will allow!).

    I guess Pandora’s Box has been officially opened and there is no going back. It would not be possible to legislate it completely out of existence, even if our “wise gut” said that is EXACTLY what we should do. There will always be those nutcases (Rael comes to mind!) who will create an “Island of Dr. Moreau.”

    I wish I believed in a God I could cry out to in all of this, but those hopes, too, have been dashed. Only know to pull on my Immortal Spirit inside and Intend the FREE and LOVING Planet that I wish to both inhabit and leave to future generations.

    And to kick up whatever “systems busting” dust I can, on my way down the path…

  5. Shari ^i^ on August 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    On another note, I remember reading something recently about a computer programmer who was challenged with decoding DNA. His analysis revealed the “stop” codons that are blocking the proverbial 90% “Junk DNA” that we aren’t using.

    It WOULD be wonderful if THOSE stops could be released! I don’t know if humanity is ready for it, but I would love to see humans have full access to our full potential, since I DO feel it was “turned off” on purpose by the ancient controllers…

    THAT would be a “brave new world,” for sure! Elites, watch out! We are coming into our full power and you are TOAST in the wake of it!

  6. Dan on August 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    One thing that really disgusts me is when people think they have a right to prevent me from living as long as I am able to whether that is sixty years or sixty thousand years. For some reason, many people, notably faithists, think that they have a right to keep genetic technology from me which may allow me to live sixty-thousand years.

    They think there is something the matter with such a long life. This reveals that they are really in favor of death and they want me to die.

    • Shari ^i^ on August 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it….

  7. Kent Brashear on August 5, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Could Watson and Crik ever have imagined just how far their discovery would go, and will go?

  8. Lee on August 5, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I believe you hit the proverbial nail on the head when you said:

    “Imagine also the ability to turn off properly functioning “stop” codons early… the ability to heal from such diseases implies also the ability to create them”.

    • Hermes on August 5, 2011 at 11:56 am

      Imagine doing that from within, rather than without…

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