In a recent blog post about the movie Hulk from 2003, we discussed the idea of gnostic 'self knowledge' and how it relates to this issue.
In this movie Nick Nolte's character, David Banner, links the idea of 'improving human DNA' with the idea of 'knowledge of one's self' (Hulk 2003 - 23 - 23.)
In this post, we're going to explore the relationship of the number 23 to the alteration of human DNA by adding a 3rd strand.
Normal '2-stranded' human DNA consists of a double helix with 23 chromosomes in each strand, adding up to 46 altogether.
In the as-yet hypothetical 3-stranded DNA, the three strands of chromosomes would add up to 69.
This gives new possible insight to the use in Eastern religion and other mystic practices of the Yin - Yang symbol, which resembles the written number 69.
Three-strand DNA would the be 23+23+23 (69), with 2-strand DNA being 23+23 (46).
This being the case, it is interesting to note that the letters before most website addresses on the internet is WWW, for 'WorldWideWeb'.
Since W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet, WWW could be represented numerically as 23-23-23. It seems to be a possible interesting 'coincidence'.
As Christians, we are not involved in numerology, but 'they' are. Another interesting coincidence to note is that 2x3+2x3+2x3= 6+6+6.
Just as the addition of a 3rd strand is meant to radically alter our DNA, so the internet has profoundly altered our world and our lives.
Scientists have been working on this very concept of helping humanity 'evolve' to having three-strand DNA.
Something tells me this won't work out very well. God created us with our DNA, 'the seed of men' - as it is for a reason.
This attempt at adding a third strand has many deeply profound biblical and spiritual implications, but we know that it 'shall not cleave'.
Daniel 2:43 "And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay."