OPINION: Artificial Womb Factory by Abdu Rafiu

    Have you heard? A scientist has made some progress on the construction of an artificial womb facility in which 30,000 babies can be produced. It is said it is a development on the breakthrough scientists made in that direction in 2017. It offers the possibility for parents to have customized babies.

    I first got a hint of this, reportedly the “world’s first” of such facility code named ‘Ectolife,’ from a video forwarded to me with the footnote stating frighteningly as follows: “We’re watching as these globalists are moving us towards a future where a transhumanist agenda is carried out…where gender is dissolved, where biological women are no longer needed.” The footnote adds, “Today the Cambridge dictionary updated its definition of women to include men. And now a German molecular biologist unveiled a new concept for the world’s first artificial womb facility called Ectolife which would incubate up to 30,000 babies a year.”

    If I may quote Firstpost, an online publication extensively, it reads: “Ectolife is a concept that offers parents to ‘produce’ customized babies with the help of artificial wombs. An ‘Elite Package’ would allow people to choose their baby’s level of intelligence, height, hair, eye colour, physical strength and even skin tone. Have you ever imagined a baby being ‘produced’ in a factory-like environment?” The report then makes plain that Ectolife is only a concept for now. We are told it is the “brainchild of Berlin-based Hashem Al-Ghaili, a producer, a filmmaker and science communicator and ‘molecular biologist by trade.”

    There will be five years of public awareness and education to help people become more receptive to the technology. Altogether, it will take upwards of 10 years for the facility to become a reality. The digital edition of the Mirror in the United Kingdom quotes Al-Ghaili as saying, “Every single feature mentioned in the concept is 100 per cent science-based and has already been achieved by scientists and engineers.”

    How does the facility work? According to the Mirror online: “‘An Elite package’ would allow the embryo genetic engineering before implanting it into the artificial womb.” There is a gene editing device called CRISPR-Cas 9. With the tool, ‘you can edit any trait of your baby through a wide range of over 300 genes. The technology would also let parents “fix any inherited genetic diseases. The facility is aimed at helping to curb the problem of declining population in some countries “such as Japan, Bulgaria, and South Korea among others.” It is also aimed at helping childless couples to become parents of their own biological children. Women will have an option to have children without going through pregnancy or even conception. It is going to be a solution for women who have had their uterus excised as result of diseases such as cancer. Experts are upbeat about the development. Without doubt when the artificial womb facility comes to fruition, it will bring hope and joy to countless couples and mankind will hail it as another giant stride in the life of man, and a triumph of technological wonders over nature, after all the first product of In Vitro Fertilization hailed at the time as You Tube baby is 45 years old this year.

    Louise Brown was born on 25 July 1977 at Oldham and District General Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom. Louise has gone on herself to have her own baby boy, but naturally. Her younger sister, Natalie, also a product of In Vitro Fertilization, was the first of the You Tube Babies to later in life conceive and give birth to her baby naturally. Their being mothers without the assistance of technology eased concerns about consequences in store from IVF experiment. Confident is the world today that there are about six million in different parts of the world produced through technological device called IVF. Leslie and her husband, John Brown, thus opened the floodgates for IVF babies and their mothers. It is such success that makes man to come to the false conclusion that he has mastered Nature and is its conqueror. But is he? Time will as yet tell.

    Time Magazine in its digital edition recalls the skepticisms that greeted the coming of the first test tube babies, even by scientists, in many cases outright rejection of the IVF device. It recalls British Geneticist Robert J. Berry saying in his remarks at the time: “We’re on a slippery slope. Western society is built around the family; once you divorce sex from procreation what happens to the family?” The first baby born in the United States through the IVF treatment was in 1981. Since then all over the world what started slowly with a wait-and-see attitude has grown into a surge. In 2016, in a month alone there were more than 70, 000 births through IVF.

    The order in Creation is that where procreation takes place there is an exchange of radiations between a woman and a man. The exchange triggers radiation activity in the woman which sends forth a tone to a hovering soul desirous of incarnating. A soul compatible or who needs to come through her to satisfy Karmaic bond is selected from among many. Elemental beings then set to work, in elaborate activities of fashioning the astral body model, the version of what the growing body will be like as well as the prospective baby’s fine threads of fate connected with its soul, its balance sheet showing credit and debit of its past earthlife. In the In Vitro fertilization, the supposed weaving between the longing mother and the soul out there in her vicinity is outsourced to the surrogate mother to whose womb the eggs and sperm are parceled. Even where a woman conceives with donor eggs and sperm prepared from outside her body, but through a test tube, the initial heat and radiation triggered from exchange of fluids between the couple are missing.

    Thus radiation-bridge which only a woman is, by nature, capable of lending for attraction is lacking. The radiation-bridge arises from the delicate intuitive faculty special only to a woman and her blood radiation which also plays a decisive role. It is after the elemental beings fashion the prototype body that the fertilized egg begins to split, forming tissues, organs, systems, and connecting channel between the soul and the prospective mother. In cases fallopian tube has been blocked it is the surrogate mother that provides the connecting channel of radiations normally between the soul and prospective mother. It is the soul itself that supplies the threads which it has gathered in the course of its wanderings with which the elemental beings weave its carpet of fate. The elemental beings work in perfection, incorruptibility and absolute loyalty in the service of the Most High.

    If there may be concerns about hidden fall-out of IVF in perhaps non-foreseeable future, what then can be said about likely consequences of artificial womb facility into which an embryo, a product of genetical engineering, is implanted? The radiation bridge, unique only to women because of abundant spiritual endowments and which is a connection channel for attraction of a soul and weaving of threads, will undoubtedly be missing. The new device is aimed at curbing deaths that occur from pregnancy complications which according to World Health Organization report stands about 300,000 a year. It is believed it will reduce human suffering and cut down on the number of C-sections. Artificial womb is brandished as a device full of promise as it is expected to make premature births and C-section history.

    It is one thing for a programme to be well-intentioned; it is, however, another for it to be in conformity with the Laws of Nature which bear and manifest the Will of the Almighty Creator and which are decisive in all matters. Whatever runs contrary to them cannot endure. They are perfect, self-acting Laws operating in the entire Creation. They are also known as Divine Laws. Collapse awaits anything or activity that oppose them no matter how long it takes. As I have pointed out repeatedly in these pages, every activity is a seed planted in the soil of life. All activities can only have foundation if they conform to these Laws which ensure that every seed goes through the whole gamut of germination and maturation processes and then harvest. The harvest awaiting mankind in embracing Artificial Womb Facility, also called Ectolife, is not hard to contemplate—sooner or later. Your guess is as good as mine!

    Five-Year Old Recalls Past Life
    Despite overwhelming evidence of reincarnation in different cultures, controversies still trail the concept and the phenomenon. Reincarnation is re-embodiment of a soul that passed away some time past. How long the departed relation takes to return is immaterial. The concept is reflected in names in parts of Nigeria such as Babatunde meaning the father who passed away has returned to the family. Yetunde, Nnenna, Nnenne; Iyatunde, Iyabo, all meaning the mother or grandmother is back on earth in the family. In China and India, the culture is pervading. That there is an English name for the concept means it is not only an African concept. The cycle of a man’s life is thus described as incarnation, birth and reincarnation. If we go by the revelation in higher knowledge available on earth today that each person is the name he bears, it can be seen that the concept is proven. As we are not given to be able to survey the past life of a relation or child, we may not be able to say with precision who among the past relations is back. It suffices to note that the name a child bears is not an accident. It is whispered close to christening by the soul itself in the womb to whoever is receptive to capture it. It could be the mother herself, the father, the priest or a relation. Reincarnation is to further the development and maturity of the spirit in the course of its sojourn even if a soul has no burden from previous earthlives to atone for or debit to settle. If there are weaknesses to drop, reincarnation provides the opportunity to work at them and drop them. It has been stated so often that life on earth is a school. Our schools and colleges are patterned after the school of life. We move from the lowest to the highest that the school has to offer and move away upon passing the final examinations. Re-sit examinations are the same as reincarnation. The wiz-kid, that is, “child prodigies” phenomenon finds its explanation in reincarnation as it is a carry-over of consolidation of expression of talents and abilities from a previous earthlife or earthlives—what Henry Ford, the renowned industrialist, was reported to have described as “…fruit of lengthy experiences gained in many lives.” Such children are old souls in young bodies. Henry Ford added: “But I must first explain that I believe that we are born again. You and I, we are reborn many times, live many lives and store up a wealth of experiences…” (A Gate Opens by Herbert Vollmann: Incarnation and Rebirth). Christian and Reincarnation by Stephen Lampe deals extensively on the issue of reincarnation. Indeed, circumstances of births also find explanations in reincarnation. There is no one today that is living on earth for the first time. Every human being has had many lives behind him.

    The account of the five-year old boy reads: “Little Luke Ruehlman, 5, spooked his parents at age 2 when he began incessantly insisting that he used to live a previous life as an African-American woman called Pam Robinson who jumped to her death to escape the flames inside Paxton Hotel in Chicago.

    “His mother, Erika, said the five-year-old had started to scare her a little after he began speaking about a woman she had never heard of named Pam. After questioning her young son about the random woman to find out who she was, Luke revealed the starling truth about his alleged past life.”

    “Luke’s family, who live in Cincinnati, Ohio, said their son told them he travelled by train in Chicago despite them never taking him there, reports The Sun. Erika decided to research the bizarre claims and was shocked to find out that Pam was named one of 19 victims who died from the fire in 1993. Luke recalled eerie details about how he tried to escape the burning building and spoke about the moment he ‘met God.’ Erika says he also speaks about other moments that he ‘remembered’ from his past life. ‘He used to say, “When I was a girl, I had black hair” or he would say, “I used to have earrings like that when I was a girl,” she said.’

    “Producers of paranormal investigations TV show ‘The Ghost Inside My Child’ have also delved into Luke’s case. During the show, the little boy was shown a page of pictures of different black women aged in their 30s and was asked to find the late Pam Robinson. Surprisingly, he was able to pick her out within the first go, according to the footage.

    “Following the creepy development, Luke’s mum decided to reach out to Pam’s family.She said they described her personality and it revealed shocking similarities between Pam and Luke, such as their love for Steve Wonder and playing on the keyboard.”

    Erika had told Fox 8 television: ‘He turned to me and said, “Well I was.” ‘(He said) “Well, I used to be, but I died and I went up to heaven. I saw God and then eventually, God pushed me back down and I was a baby and you named me Luke.”

    There is no one today, no single person that is living on earth for the first time. Every human being, we learn in higher knowledge, has lived on earth before, some even up to 30 times or more, depending on their stages of spiritual development, their maturity and ennoblement as no particle of dirt, that is sin can be carried beyond material realms. Are we not told in the Scriptures, Matthew 5:26: Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out of thence, till thou has paid the utmost farthing”? In Revelation 19:8 we read: “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” The veil drawn over our faces that prevents a man from surveying his past is for our own good. It is so that we do not concentrate on the past and neglect the present. How, for example, would a former president of a nation or an emperor feel if he were to come back and find himself a dish washer in an hotel in a rundown part of a city? Regret and bitter self-recrimination will not allow him do anything, drop his shortcomings that landed him in his present state and make progress. The veil is also so that we do not work to the answer in grappling with our tasks. Only a handful are granted the Grace and mostly in childhood days. Five-year-old Luke Ruehlman is one of them.