When Steven Spielberg presented the world his first “Jurassic Park” film in 1993, he might not have realized that in a not-too-distant future, advances in science would make it possible to carry out the project then considered science fiction: recreating long gone species. Indeed, RT published an article entitled: “Real-life ‘Jurassic Park’? Siberian lab set to clone extinct mammals”.

Jean Riendeau, Columnist

This lab, which will receive a 6-million-dollar investment, will see the light of day in Siberia, and researchers will use the DNA of mammoths preserved in the permafrost for thousands of years, as well as DNA from other species such as the woolly rhinoceros among other extinct animals. Apart from the interest aroused by such a project which lures with the possibility of achieving the old dream of building a real Jurassic Park with “resuscitated” animals, the urgency prompted by the permanent disappearance of hundreds if not thousands of animal and plant species from our planet and at an accelerated rate due to human activity, the possibility of recreating species that disappeared recently or long ago brings a wind of hope of reversing the trend. In his book “Yes to human cloning”, Rael very well captures the immense potential of such a scientific breakthrough: “Pollution is extinguishing hundreds of animal and plant species per day, but the cloning process could be used to save them, and could also bring back to life those species already long gone.” (p.121).

But could these experiments be the prelude to something much more prestigious, hardly imaginable with the means at our disposal today? Could it be that in the end we succeed in creating life, a life that is 100% synthetic? Rael in 1973 was met by an extraterrestrial who gave him a message, from which was published a book “The Message given by the extraterrestrials”. At the first meeting, the extraterrestrial told him this: “A very long time ago on our distant planet, we had reached a level of technical and scientific knowledge, comparable to that which you will soon reach. Our scientists had started to create primitive, embryonic forms of life, namely living cells in test tubes. Everyone was thrilled by this. The scientists perfected their techniques and began creating bizarre little animals but the government, under pressure from public opinion, ordered the scientists to stop their experiments for fear they would create monsters, which would become dangerous to society. In fact one of these animals had broken loose and killed several people. Since at that time, interplanetary and intergalactic explorations had also made progress, the scientists decided to set out for a distant planet where they could find most of the necessary conditions to pursue their experiments. They chose Earth where you live.”

It is understood here that these extraterrestrials, named “Elohim” (those who came from the sky) in the original Bible, coming to continue their experiments here on earth, created all forms of life. In the event of a complete destruction of all forms of life on earth caused either by a nuclear war or by pollution-induced cataclysms, perhaps we will not have the choice, if we want to survive, to save a maximum of species and to go settle elsewhere.

But for the moment, we do not have the scientific level needed to create life, and our spacecraft are not sophisticated enough to allow us to go to another planet or solar system. So the choice we have left is to achieve world peace, it is now a question of survival!

Jean Riendeau
Columnist for the Canadian Raelian Movement.