the robots with rat brains and adding robotic stuff to animals to help in stuff like natural dissasters. what is the Church teaching on these stuff?
This is kind of leading up to them merging humans with mechanical or computer hardware, or transhumanism, they are just experimenting with animals now with the intent of eventually progressing to humans, this is the ultimate goal. Ive seen some crazy stuff that sounds like it is impossible, but it appears like they are getting close to some of these things, like somehow transplanting a human conscious to some kind of database, and the persons identity could literally be downloaded into a new mechanical body!!! they did explain the specifics of how this is done, but I did not understand much of it. Although it does appear like they are able to do this and will only progress further as time goes on.
Ive thought about it and not sure what it will mean, If they suddenly have the ability to prevent people from dying and just keep transplanting them to a different body, then Im not sure God will stand for that for too long…but they have been pretty successful at every step in their research and experimentation so far, so it seems God is not getting involved…??
Maybe this is what God was referring to when he said man will become gods.
In the catechism, specifically paragraph 2415-2418, touches base on how we are to treat animals. I’ll quote most of it here:
*2416 Animals are God’s creatures. He surrounds them with his providential care. By their mere existence they bless him and give him glory. Thus men owe them kindness. We should recall the gentleness with which saints like St. Francis of Assisi or St. Philip Neri treated animals.
2417 God entrusted animals to the stewardship of those whom he created in his own image. Hence it is legitimate to use animals for food and clothing. They may be domesticated to help man in his work and leisure. Medical and scientific experimentation on animals is a morally acceptable practice if it remains within reasonable limits and contributes to caring for or saving human lives.
2418 It is contrary to human dignity to cause animals to suffer or die needlessly. It is likewise unworthy to spend money on them that should as a priority go to the relief of human misery. One can love animals; one should not direct to them the affection due only to persons. *
So to answer your question, I would say paragraph 2417 basically says that it’s morally acceptable (within reasonable limits).
Hope this helps!