What do the next few years hold? DARPA (the research department of the military) is about to sink millions into a program called BioDesign, aiming to eliminate “the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement.” Look at that again and think. This is about overriding nature. The plan is to create synthetic organisms that are immortal, or can be killed on molecular command (throwing a program or switch). In other words, life and death will be technologically determined, and natural forces will play no role in the matter. As reported on Wired.com, the idea is “to come up with living, breathing creatures that are genetically engineered to ‘produce the intended biological effect.’ Darpa wants the organisms to be fortified with molecules that bolster cell resistance to death, so that the lab-monsters can “ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely.”
Life: A New Classification
One independent researcher has now discovered that we are filled with “new organisms” that match no known biological life form. Filaments abound in us, of unknown origin, that contain certain microscopic components which are unclassifiable. Some are like chlamydia (a bacterial parasite that typically causes urogenital infections), some are like mycoplasma (a bacterial parasite typically found in mammals), and some are erythrocytic (red-blood-cell like, but somehow modified or engineered).
The chlamydia-like structure does not seem to be bacterial, as it survives applications of extreme chemicals and heat. The mycoplasma-like form is also not bacterial, as it too does not suffer under chemical and heat extremes. The red-blood-cell form manages to appear and renew itself (replicate) away from any biological (animal) host … Hey, folks! — that’s super-high technology at the very least, wouldn’t you say?
When you consider the three domains that encompass the life forms on our earth (bacteria, archaea, and eukarya), and you compare the properties of what this particular researcher has discovered in his petri dishes, you are led to a very confusing conclusion. Organisms that are archaeic (from the second life group) can exist without oxygen and are found in natural conditions of extreme heat and cold (volcanic vents and under the ice shelf). So, as our researcher has discovered from his examination of human tissues, for something in us that looks like bacteria to behave like archaea suggests that some sort of crossover of the two forms has taken place.