Friday, May 15, 2020

"it giveth light unto all" - Mortality of Men even without Infection


Mt. Tsukuba and Paddy Fields, the North-East of Tokyo

Mortality of Men even without Infection

There is a key element called a telomere in human cells or on the DNA that decides the life span of each human being, since the human body is made of cells.
"A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes...
For vertebrates, the sequence of nucleotides in telomeres is AGGGTT, with the complementary DNA strand being TCCCAA, with a single-stranded TTAGGG overhang. This sequence of TTAGGG is repeated approximately 2,500 times in humans. In humans, average telomere length declines from about 11 kilobases at birt to fewer than 4 kilobases in old age, with the average rate of decline being greater in men than in women."

Telomeres are protective caps on the end of chromosomes. Image Credit: Fancy Tapis / Shutterstock

But how do telomeres decide the length of our life?
Recent research also points to what deterrmines our lifespan.  At birth, we have 10,000 base pairs of telomeres on the DNA in our cells.  By death we have around 5,000.  Hence we lose 50 base pairs a year. (
So, as a man lives, his cells undergo cell division.  But at each cell division, its telomere becomes shorter, shortening remained lifespan.  And cell division can occur 50 times for each cell of a newborn baby.  Finally at age around 100 of a man, telomeres reach their limit, and accordingly human cells stop division, causing his death.   That is why there has been nobody who has ever lived more than 120 years or so.

But if there is no limit in telomeres, cells will be divided forever in uncounted times regardless defects caused in cells as time goes by.  Then, human beings with full of defectives cells, such as cancer cells, emerge.  It cannot be accepted for the nature.  A man should die before its cells start to totally malfunction.

As long as a man is made of cells, he cannot live forever even if advanced science can modify this mechanism based on telomeres.  So, men will finally adopt artificial and robotic bodies.  They may even transfer brain functions to electronics.  Then, we may say that the mankind has obtained eternal life.  In a million year before the lifespan as the human species comes to the end, human science may achieve this goal.  But, from the beginning, this universe itself has its fate; it cannot forever exist as it is today.  In the far future, it is thought that all the materials in this universe are disintegrated in the ever expanding universe to be nothing.  So, artificial and robotic men will also be disintegrated to nothing as long as they are made of materials.

So, to obtain eternal life, we have to enter the spiritual world, namely the Heaven ruled by the God who set the limit of lifespan of the mankind.  And, it is truly encouraging that Christ Jesus told that we could be allowed to enter Heaven and obtain eternal life through Him.

As for viruses, it seems that there is no sch a mechanism based on telomeres.  But, there must be another one to exterminate them, for example, by modifying some characteristics and functions of human cells.  If we can find it, there will be even no need, in a extreme case, for human beings to do away with biological bodies and adopt artificial and robotic bodies in order to avoid deadly damage from future more fatal viruses.

Anyway, this corona-pandemic reminds us of mortality of human beings, even without infection by corona-viruses, and should accelerate our faith in the God. 

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Matthew 5 King James Version (KJV)
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

"see what it was that was done" - Signs in the Sun, the Moon, and Stars around 2025

A Pacific Ocean Coast, North of Tokyo

Signs in the Sun, the Moon, and Stars around 2025

Nobody thinks that any single man has caused this corona-pandemic.  However, nobody also cannot deny that the God has allowed the pandemic to occur, since the God, who is the creator of this universe and the world, is almighty.

But why has the God allowed this pandemic to be set off and spread all over the world?  This is the most important issue of the world of today.

Put simply, the God is angry at the mankind, since there are too many bad people who don't follow the God.  There are parables in the Bible that a lord or a king got angry at his subjects and decided to exterminate them.

But there is also another description that Christ Jesus predicted that a fake-Christ would appear in this world, nations would rise against one another, natural disasters would happen, and believers in Him would be persecuted, but finally the Son of the God would come down from Heaven to rule the world:
Luke 21 King James Version (KJV)
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

So, we may think that any tragedies coming to fall in the world and on believers are precursors of the Second Coming of Christ Jesus.

It is noteworthy that these passages are in Chapter 21 of Luke.  It should suggest that these contents are related to the 21st century.  And, in deed, in 2011, a great earthquake and tsunami attacked Japan, which triggered the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident.  Also, truly, in 2020, armies of corona-viruses compassed great cities in the world.  We may think that these passages refer to the current era, namely years in the early 21st century.

So, believers of Christ Jesus should expect that the second coming of Christ Jesus is near, now that corona-virus pandemic has occurred in 2020.

In this context, Christ Jesus must come back to the human world in 2027, or something extraordinary must happen in 2027 after horrible preceding years when there will be signs in the sun, the moon, and stars around 2025. 

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Mark 5 King James Version (KJV)

13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea.

14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done.

15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine.

17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts.

Monday, May 11, 2020

"they forsook all, and followed him" - Artificial and Robotic Men Taking Over a Million Years Later

Around Tokyo

Artificial and Robotic Men Taking Over a Million Years Later

There must be hundreds of scenarios about how the mankind will be exterminated, since first of all the mankind is living things to go extinct some day and not a kind of Angels that were given eternal life by the God, and every specie of living things on the earth has been exterminated for some reasons or others in millions of years after its establishment.  Indeed, there are no species of living things that have survived billions of years since the beginning of history of living things on the earth.  Truly, nobody thinks that the species of the mankind will survive forever.  Even this solar system will collapse in about 5 billion years.  So, there is no wonder if extermination of the mankind has really started with this 2020 corona-virus pandemic although the 1918 Spanish-Flu did not trigger it.

But material science and technology will be further accelerated, so that it will be possible to freely manipulate the biological aspect of a man.  DNAs and genes of a man will be engineered to prolong his life time at the maximum, although it is currently said that there is a limit of human life around 120 years due to the limit of survival capacity of each human cell.  The limit on life time of each cell in a man will be modified, so that it may be able to  undergo cell division in twice, 10 times, or million times the current number of times of about 60.  Then a man will be able to live for 200, 400, or 1,000 years.  All the old cells coming to the limit of survival may be replaced with new ones.

However, as long as a man is a human living thing, he should be subject to biological conditions.  In future, it must be necessary to abandon biological bodies to further increase men's life duration.  Because biological bodies can be sick or damaged physically or biologically due to viruses or bacteria.  So, men will adopt robotic bodies that are free from any biological illness and infection and that may even withstand radioactivity and food-supply crisis.    

If all the other organs are replaced with artificial or robotic ones, one specific organ remains: the brain.  Most of brain cells constituting cerebral nerves are not reproduced, regenerated, or replaced.  Since the birth of a man, the amount of cerebral nerves is basically not changed.  But as time goes by, the number of connections (synapses) of each cerebral nerve increases, for example, from 04. trillion to 0.8 trillion in one month after the birth and to the highest of 2.4 trillion in eight months, and then decreases to 1.2 trillion in 10 years and finally is settled there.

The Trend of the Amount of Nerve Synapse in the Primary Visual Area of a Brain
(horizontal axis: years after birth; vertical axis: trillion connections)
It must be difficult to realize this growth of the brain and its nerve cells.  And if artificial brain cells are created or robotic brain cells are built, it is another matter if these engineered brain cells and nerves work as those of a natural human being.  And if super-advanced technology allows structure of natural brain cells are copied into artificial brain cells, it is dubious that the copied brain can work as the original natural brain without a natural body.     

However, the mankind will solve this problem, taking thousands or millions of years.  And they will succeed to transfer a natural brain into an artificial brain.  Then, complete artificial men will be created by men.  But, there is no assurance that artificial men keep tradition of natural men.  Such an artificial man that has obtained almost undying body and brain may not need any legacy of the mankind.

Such men will stop keeping artificial human bodies that would restrict their ability of existence, movement, and wok.  They will cut off any brain functions related to human bodies to further develop their artificial brain.  So, it is unknown what forms they will take.  And, it is also unknown what society they will build collectively.

Maybe this new specie of artificial and robotic men may live as long as this universe exists.  But it is also unknown in what state this universe will fall finally.  When every material collapses and gets vanished in this universe after uncountable number of years, such artificial and robotic men should also disappear. 

Or will artificial and robotic men be able to govern the universe and change the law of the universe for them to survive forever, although it is not the business of the species of natural men, us?

Anyway, if the species of the mankind should disappear, say, for a maximum of  a million years, artificial and robotic men will take over with some memory and legacy of the mankind for some time.  But human believers of the God will be allowed to enter Heaven and obtain eternal life.  For them, anything material, including this material universe, will have no meaning.

And implanted minds of natural men into artificial and robotic men must also want to enter Heaven and get eternal life.

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Luk 5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth thou shalt catch men.
Luk 5:11 And when they had brought their ships to land, they forsook all, and followed him.
Luk 5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
Luk 5:13 And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.