The reality is that no scientist can say with any certainty what the
impact of IVF will be or could be on the resulting human beings until
two generations have passed and in essence, the IVF creation, his or her
children and their grandchildren have lived relatively normal lives.
already are seeing the first IVF creations coming into adulthood with
substantially greater levels of mental illness and depression. Every
cause has an effect and artificially creating life in a chemical bath in
a petri dish where, as often as not, a sperm too weak to do the job
naturally, is traumatically forced into an egg, MUST have an effect.
No-one yet knows what that effect is or will be and if greed had not
been the motivator in science/medicine, the procedure would have been
used only in extreme cases, only for one child for any couple until the
three generations had passed and it could be deemed safe.
You can bet
the people making massive amounts of money won't be handing any of it
out to support the millions who might suffer because of how they were
created and the generations who follow them. Although given that science
also now knows that many of these IVF's are sterile - hardly surprising
given that their parents were - there may not be too many generations
The other factor which beggars belief is that given the
knowledge of the trauma suffered by adoptees who do not have knowledge
or or access to their biological ancestry, that science/medicine could
be so arrogant it would encourage a system where someone might never
know or have access to their biological mother or father, nor the woman
in whose womb they were grown.
Research now shows that DNA passes from
the the foetus to the mother's body and brain - and only arrogant,
mechanistic science/medicine would think this is not important for those
who will have unconscious and physiological knowledge of a mother they
will never meet.
If science/medicine admits that it has no idea what psychological,
emotional or physiological impact this procedure will have on the adult
child and his or her descendants and parents are prepared to take that
risk then that is a different matter.
But there is no doubt that IVF
as it is presented today gives the impression that it is perfectly safe
and that the babies or children who have problems are in the minority
and that the artificial conception of a human being is comparable with
the natural conception of a human being when it is not and never will be
and when whatever effects arise from the cause will not be known
accurately for at least three generations.
Much of the meddling now done by science/medicine, including IVF, runs
absolutely counter to the laws of nature and is done with arrogant
disregard for the wisdom of nature because the body is seen as a machine
or bag of chemicals, when patently it is not.
Nowhere in nature has
conception ever appeared where it takes place in a dish of chemicals and
where a needle is forced into an egg so that a sperm too weak to do the
job naturally, can create a child. Nowhere in nature have animals or
human beings been created with three or more biological parents.
has nothing to do with religion - it is about common sense. By all means
experiment, I have no problem with that, but proceed with caution and
ensure that those who participate in your experiment - well, the
resulting human being will have no choice - are fully informed and make
their decision on the basis that science/medicine has absolutely no idea
what the long-term effects of such artificial and unnatural conception
will be. Because they don't and they won't for three generations at
Given that the first generation of these IVF human beings are
now reaching adulthood and displaying worryingly greater signs of mental
illness - schizophrenia and depression - does anyone really think that
people would be so cavalier about using IVF if they thought that the
cute baby which resulted would end up as a mentally ill adult who would
need their help and support for the rest of their lives? I doubt it.
commercialisation of IVF has been absolutely criminal and one can only
hope that the decades to come show that the effect is minimal, because,
if it is not the cost to society and those millions of 'satisfied'
parents who got their baby against all odds, will be enormous.