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BRAVE NEW WORLD: Scientists Want to Grow Babies in Artificial Pods Outside of the Human Body


In the novel "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley, babies are grown in an artificial process which is applied to fertilized human eggs in vitro, causing them to split into identical genetic copies of the original.

The Hatchery in Huxley's Brave New World is the place where human reproduction (manufacturing) occurs in test tubes and incubators. It is within these machines that embryos are given certain hormones and chemicals that place them within a certain category of the society's caste system.

One of the main topics in the book is sexual reproduction, or in this case, the lack thereof. In Brave New World people are created in special centers, where there's no sexual intercourse needed to create a child.

Now The idea of human ectogenesis (growing a baby in an artificial environment outside of the human body) is being considered the future of human reproduction, according to a story by the BBC titled: What if Women Never Had to Give Birth Again?

The world is fast becoming more and more dystopian, moving us further away from our humanity. Nature/God has given human beings all the resources needed for a self-sustaining, self-replicating way of life. Food is grown on trees and in the soil. Humans can create more humans via sexual reproduction. With no need for external tampering or lab concocted abominations.

Now, know-it-all scientists believe they can improve on nature's design and desecrate the most sacrosanct symbol of humanity - the human child.

If we continue on this trend of changing biology and natural structures, at what point we stop being considered human altogether?

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