Biological technology continues in The Dominion Project, the Mule Series, and individual objects.
All of these are concerned with genetic engineering, hybridization, cloning, and nanoceramics. All of these are examples of man’s manipulation of the biological world.
Corporate names of genetically engineered food crop plants that were taken off the market due to the danger they posed to the environment, and the names of chemical mutants gene spliced to plants and livestock become the titles of individual objects such as CaMV35S, Chimera, and others.
The porcelain leaves were cast from a camellia. Camelias, like many decorative houseplants and florist’s flowers, are often mutated by the addition of a chemical called Azide. Such mutations can result in unusual colors, flower size and other anomalies considered beautiful.
Mules are the oldest hybridized animals, existing for probably 5000 years. They are a cross between two species, the horse and the donkey. The result is a sterile animal solely for the purpose of labor. They have what is known as hybrid vigor, living longer than either a horse or donkey, about 50 years, and are stronger, smarter and healthier than either a horse or donkey. Katherine owns two mules, one of which is the rarest type known to exist. Its’ sire is a critically endangered French donkey that was developed in the middle ages for the purpose of breeding work mules.
Then God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.