26 January 2008

Fantasy become reality and A Chimera

This post is about Fantasy but not about Art. Or maybe it is about Fantasy in Art that became Reality.

I have been searching on the web for Gargoyles, Chimeras and grotesque form of Gothic Churches and sacred buildings and I found this. - Scientists have been starting produce chimeras—a hybrid creature that's part human, part animal.

I know it is old news but still incredibly fascinating. Chinese scientists at the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2003 successfully fused human cells with rabbit eggs. The embryos were reportedly the first human-animal chimeras successfully created. They were allowed to develop for several days in a laboratory dish before the scientists destroyed the embryos to harvest their stem cells.

A chimera is a mixture of several different species (human, animal, dragon, dinosaur, virus, bacteria) in one body – this will be in the future.

The mythological monster Chimera had two heads: one of a lion one of the goat, goat's body, and serpent's tail and according Homer "a snake behind, and snorting out the breath of the terrible flame of bright fire".

What once had been fantasy become reality....Chimera! It belongs to the Greek Mythology and to Gothic Churches. It belongs to the fantasy world of art, literature, mythology, sculpture and SF but not to the REALITY! Imagine I am just about to meet a Chimera somewhere. How would I react? "Hi, I am sorry that I have to say this, I loved you on the Gothic buildings but in reality you are disgusting and sickening....or How are you today? What a lovely day today, isn't it? Should we......"

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