WE BEGIN our 11th year of webcasting with a look at some of the issues we believe the world will confront in 2015. Of course, it doesn’t take much imagination to predict more turmoil in the Middle East, especially given the Palestinian Authority’s recent failed initiative to have the United Nations Security Council declare it an independent state. We also discuss the continued conflict between the Islamic State and anyone who stands in the way of their dream of a restored caliphate.
WE MADE it to Colorado Springs for the second annual Pikes Peak Prophecy Summit! The equipment is set up and to give it a test, we talk a bit about why we’re here and preview the presentations we’ll be delivering this weekend.
Also: ISIS blows up the tomb of the prophet Jonah; the destruction of Iraq’s Christian communities; BRICS nations challenging the dollar; and “personhood theory” leads to non-person humans.
RESEARCHERS IN England announced this week the creation of genetically-engineered mice with artificial human chromosomes in every cell of their bodies. The government there has pledged tens of millions of pounds to synthetic biology research, including an international project to construct all 16 chromosomes of yeast to produce the first synthetic organism with a complex genome.