Last month in the news, I read a story about scientists who had been able to create synthetic life. And then the subsequent debates about whether or not this is “appropriate” or not by the pundits and laymen.
It is really amazing that scientists have become able to do this. After many tests and trials and failures, they have finally succeeded. Not quite on the same level as our Creator, but it’s a good step forward. Maybe one day, humans will be able to create life?
But is this really a good thing? I don’t see a huge problem with it, because, after all, we are designed with God in mind an He is the ultimate creator. It took Him just a word, and it was. He just had to think it into being, and it was. It was so easy for Him. It took God six days (!!) to create the Whole Universe, plants, animals, water, humans, air, all the complex life-systems on our planet, and who knows if there is other life on other planets? It is not beyond God’s capabilities to create multiple life-sustaining planets. They could even be of a different variety then then life we know. “Aliens” are definitely a possibility.
And God’s power is so much greater than our own. “It’s an impressive trick, no doubt, but replicating a natural genome with a little panache is also the limit of our present design capabilities” (quote from article). After decades and decades of study and research, we have finally begun to understand the world and universe we live in. After years of experimenting, scientists are only able to just start creating a genome.
Creating is in our genes. We create so many things on a daily basis: delicious meals, art, music, babies, the list goes on. It’s no wonder that we are curious about creating life!
I look forward to seeing what else we will create.
to the afore-article mentioned:
an interesting YouTube video about the origins of the universe