It is unclear to me how the video below came to be on the open internet. It qualifies for our discussions here. This video could be a hoax. It looks like something you would find on a sci-fi movie. The video is dated as 04-13-2005. The question / answer banter back and forth seems quite real.
Further investigation leads me to this source, with claims he acquired the video through an unknown source and from his knowledge, connections and experience as part of a unit called Combat Camera, where he states to have verified it to be authentic. Uploaded by Joey Lambardi on Jun 1, 2011.
However, one must consider how easily a video like this could be faked. It is a very difficult call, and one to consider. These technologies exist, and are not fantasy, which is why the reality of this video is unclear.
I am struggling with the authenticity of this video as such because the implications are far beyond Hitler's wildest dreams. Exactly who and what 'side' are these people on? Anyone who makes a pissed off phone call in the United States is labeled a 'terrorist'. The terrorist label is thrown around as an excuse to waste TRILLIONS on people who live in caves and ride camels who I do not find personally frightening in the least.
The so called 'protection' that the United States government feels compelled to dispense is not wanted or needed. The gigantic risk called 'life' is a risk I will take. I would rather meet the terrorist(s) in the air on my plane with bombs strapped to themselves than any ideas of this kind.
I also find it foolish that people think they can 'kill' God through DNA manipulation. It won't happen. They can modify behavior, but as this website shows, we do not know all that we imagine we do. The brain is only a part of what is happening in each human being.
I will say, this proposed solution is out of scientific horror film, and quite disturbing. Even if this particular story is bs, this idea is being tossed around, be it in reality or fantasy. Read on, and weigh in with your thoughts below;
Department of Defense officials discuss releasing a flu virus and using the FunVax (Fundamentalists vaccine) to manipulate the “God Gene” in DNA of those inoculated to eliminate religious fundamentalists.
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Q: So what we have got here, is by spreading this virus, we are going to eliminate individuals who are going on to a bomb fest, who are going into a market and blowing it apart.
A: Our hypothesis is that these are fanatical people, that they have over expression of the VMAT2 gene and by “vaccinating” them against this we’ll eliminate this behavior.
From the Video:
DOD Project Id – 149AZ2
Submission Data – 4/10/05
Submission ID- 983459.4.05
VMAT2(God Gene Expression in Religious vs. Non Religious Individuals)
On the left we have the expression of the VMAT2 gene in those who are religious, fundamentalists. On the right the same expression of the gene in those who are not particularly religious.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The God gene hypothesis proposes that human beings inherit a set of genes that predisposes them towards spiritual or mystic experiences. The idea has been postulated by geneticist Dean Hamer, the director of the Gene Structure and Regulation Unit at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, who has written a book on the subject titled, The God Gene: How Faith is Hardwired into our Genes.
Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America (American Crossroads)
The God Gene: How Faith Is Hardwired into Our Genes
The God gene hypothesis is based on a combination of behavioral genetic, neurobiological and psychological studies. The major arguments of the theory are: (1) spirituality can be quantified by psychometric measurements; (2) the underlying tendency to spirituality is partially heritable; (3) part of this heritability can be attributed to the gene VMAT2; (4) this gene acts by altering monoamine levels; and (5) spiritual individuals are favored by natural selection because they are provided with an innate sense of optimism, the latter producing positive effects at either a physical and psychological level.