Synthetic Embryo With Brain and Heart Formed Without Using Eggs or Sperm.

A synthetic embryo with cells capable of forming a brain and a beating heart was developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge using mouse stem cells. EuroNews described the effort as “yet another success in the unfolding race to develop embryos from human and mouse stem cells.” The team, led by Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, developed the embryo model without using any eggs or sperm. The researchers used stem cells, specifically three types found in early mammalian development. “By inducing the expression of a particular set of genes and establishing a unique environment for their interactions, the researchers were able

UFOs Are A Diversion—And A Revelation.

The just-released UAP Task Force report has the public looking away from mundane problems and up to the stars. Powered by media hype, the distant flying saucers represent a techno-religious future. Looking ahead, it’s clear we should also be watching our backs. The preliminary report fell to earth like a UFO crew who were staring at their smartphones instead of the horizon. Various intelligence agencies examined 144 cases of unidentified aerial phenomena from 2004 to 2021. They concluded, as usual, that more work needs to be done. Really, there are only two interesting lines in the entire document: “We were

A New American Divinity – Part I: Scientism.

On the Monday before Easter 2021, Gallup published a poll indicating that membership of a church, synagogue, or mosque had dropped below fifty percent of U.S. adults for the first time in eight decades.  For six of those decades, the number hovered around 70 percent. It has since dropped to just 47 percent, with the sheerest decline occurring in the past two decades. Religion In America Is Hollowing Out. The study noted: “The decline in church membership… appears largely tied to population change, with those in older generations who were likely to be church members being replaced in the U.S.