The current big debate in the scientific community involves the mixture of human and animal genes in somewhat secretive studies that involve the transposition of genetic material from higher life forms into lower life forms and vice-versa.
Various scientific minds at institutes around the country either are having a field day defending the practice or sounding alarms about the consequences of fooling around with Mother Nature.
Because of my addiction to television news, newspapers, news magazines and the Internet, I have read various reports about medical researchers going gangbusters to come up with pigs that can play violins, goats that can quote Shakespeare and monkeys that someday could be piloting commercial aircraft.
From personal experience, let me note that all of these scientists may be well behind the curve. The mixing of genetic materials from organisms great and small has been going on for quite some time, and the results have been somewhat disappointing after considering the creatures that evolved. I reached my conclusions after watching the attendees and performers at rock and rap concerts, the participants in television reality shows and the fans and performers at NBA basketball games.
If you have doubts about the quality of my research, spend a few moments watching some of this garbage, and you will be as convinced as I am that science has a long ways to go to catch up with what we already have.
The good thing I can report about all this is that no government grants were involved. I reached my conclusions on my own dime.
Carl Langley, Aiken, S.C.