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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 7 years ago

Henrrietta Lacks cancer cells, still living and used for research: has any one considered this?

Henrrietta Lacks cancer cells, still living and used for research: has any one considered this?

The woman - in her goodness of spirit - donated her cancer cells for 'research'. They are STILL alive.

1. That means "death" lives longer than life, and Science is learning - FROM DEATH - about LIFE. Isn't supposed to be the other way around, and Man should learn ABOUT death FROM Life? After all, Man was given LIFE, and death was added by "an enemy". Does it mean their telometers are much longer than 'normal' cells?

2. In their 'research' these intelligent and proud men are spreading all those death affected chromosomes and DNA throughout the population. Some research. By the time they finish the research, we would all would be infested with that DNA. Exactly what happened to Adam's descendant. The serpentine being's DNA in Eve's egg floated all over Man's reign, the Earth, and all died. Any body remembers the scene in Prometheus at the beginning... of the movie?! (Prometheus = before god, 'at the beginning' or as 'in the beginning' as it is written in Genesis! Talking about meaning of names!)

3. Why does death lasts longer than Life in Man? It means that Life - as designed - was SUPPOSED to last longer, much longer, and death - who cannot exist WITHOUT life - has to cling in the long lasting Life to exist for that long; obviously, Life was DESIGNED to be longer, much, much longer the.

4. It is evident - then - that death was an "inclusion" in the Life design, not 'part' of its design. If it was added, it means it can be "subtracted", right? Is this what they 'research' for? Peculiar, Revelation says: "Man will look for death AND WILL NOT FIND IT..." (how coincidental).

5. Why is it -then- that the researchers search for the 'reasons' of death, but overlook the fact that death was 'added' to Life AFTER life was designed, made and installed on Man and all living things? Is it pride?

Please, only scientific views and respectful ones. Thanks.

Update:

Crafty.. - Your own words: "You are believing in some kind of conspiracy theory here". You said to be Christian. Do you believe this: [Ephesians 6:12] 12 "For OUR wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the PRINCIPALITIES, against the POWERS, against the world's RULERS OF THE DARKNESS of this age, and against the SPIRITUAL FORCES of wickedness in the HEAVENLY PLACES."

This sounds very much like a conspiracy to me. It seems you know little about the conspirators. Should you know more? "My people die for lack of knowledge".

Update 2:

Crafty.. - Your own words: "You are believing in some kind of conspiracy theory here". You said to be Christian. Do you believe this: [Ephesians 6:12] 12 "For OUR wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the PRINCIPALITIES, against the POWERS, against the world's RULERS OF THE DARKNESS of this age, and against the SPIRITUAL FORCES of wickedness in the HEAVENLY PLACES."

This sounds very much like a conspiracy to me. It seems you know little about the conspirators. Should you know more? "My people die for lack of knowledge".

Update 3:

Crafty.. - (edit) Your words: "I have no idea what you are talking about here." - Did God create Man to die? Then WHO introduced what we know as "death", which actually is lack of Life, because Science does not know what Life is, neither can define it? On who is the onus of removal of death, but on the one who introduced it, who gave it to Man? [Re 9:6] "In those days people WILL SEEK DEATH, and WILL NOT FIND IT. They will desire to die, and death will flee from them." Thanks.

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    You've missed the entire point.

    The cell lines did NOT die. They've never died . . . which is what makes the situation quite unique. Yes, Henrietta Lacks' body died, but the cancer cells taken from her did not. (Side note: Henrietta Lacks never knew the cells were taken for research. She never donated them in "her goodness of spirit." The book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" covers this is quite a bit of details. Additionally, the NY Times reported a followup on this very topic as well: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/08/science/after-de...

    1. A normal lifespan is approximately 80 years. The lifespan of the Earth is much longer. Therefore, yes, "death" is longer than "life." Yes, we CAN learn from death (ever heard of autopsies?). Remember, the cells being studied in the HeLa cell lines are NOT dead. They are very much alive. The original cells taken are not still alive . . . it's their reproduced and divided cell lines that continue.

    2. You are believing in some kind of conspiracy theory here.

    3. If you believe in God and his original plan for the human race, then you will know that death was not a part of that original plan. With the fall of man (in the garden), death became a part of reality as a consequence of sin.

    4. I have no idea what you are talking about here. Genesis 6:3 records (New International Version) "Then the LORD said, "My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years." If you are a believer, you will understand this is a part of the consequence of sin. Man does not have to look for death. Death finds every man (and woman) and no one escapes death.

    5. Science looks for reasons for death to prevent premature death. Do you think it's "okay" for a two-year-old to die of rhabdomyosarcoma? A 13-year-old of leukemia? A 39-year-old of breast cancer? A 62-year-old of lung cancer? A 70-year-old of stomach cancer?

    When is death "acceptable" in your view? Do we regress 1000 years and allow people to die around age 40? Do we deny people medical treatment of any kind just to allow death to take them when death can be prevented many times?

    You ask only for scientific views, but your questions are not based in science. I do follow Jesus and I do study his word. However, I believe he uses his greatest creation, the human and his brain, to bring about mighty works. I believe in healing through science and medicine as well as through miraculous means.

    We can't go back in time and remove what happened with Adam and Eve. I'm not sure what you are trying to say here.

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