In a story that seems ripped straight out of a comic book, scientists are now building jellyfish out of rat parts. They took the problem of having too many rat parts and not enough jellyfish and performed the scientific equivalent of Mystique’s shape shifting ability. Except I’m pretty sure this involved the creation of a soul-less jellyfish husk that is only alive when stimulated by an electrical current. I’m all for scientists playing god, but this is ridiculous.
The reasoning behind constructing jellyfish out of rat parts eludes me. These scientists’ plan was most likely to prove that anything is possible if you throw enough money at something, even doing things that have no purpose or function. Solving the problem of making a jellyfish out of rat parts is like being the engineer in charge of making a tree grow upside down. Sure, it’s probably possible, but why are you wasting time trying to figure that out?
Given that this is the story that scientists are bragging about to the media, it begs some interesting questions. What sort of fucked up experiments are happening behind closed doors? If science can accomplish the construction of one species from the parts of another species, why isn’t it possible to just convert all of the gross animals no one wants into tasty animals? Or why not grow a full person out of rat parts? Is Dr. Moreau’s island becoming more and more of a possibility or has it already happened? Only time will tell.