Conceptual artist to genetically engineer God in laboratory

Conceptual artist to genetically engineer God in laboratory

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AUGUST 17, 2004 – San Francisco conceptual artist Jonathon Keats announces a major simultaneous breakthrough in the fields of science and religion, expected to end the conflict, often violent, between reason and faith, that has plagued society for more than five centuries. Over the past eighteen months, with the assistance of researchers at leading institutions including UC Berkeley, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and the Smithsonian, Keats has developed a novel method of genetic engineering that may soon allow scientists to mutate God from blue-green algae, and to place said deity on the tree of life alongside every other species, including slime molds, fungi, and humans. In so doing, Keats hopes to confer scientific legitimacy on religious belief, and to give science the tools to grapple with the one being that, until now, has eluded its grasp. A public exhibition of his research, as well as a potentially historic live experiment, will take place at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco on September 29, 2004. For more information, write the artist at
jonathon_keats@yahoo.com.

you can find more details in an article in the current SF Weekly

specific details about his project are here

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