|Quoting Klaus (Reply 7):|
Oh, come on! Don´t chicken out with the all-purpose theological escape!
Not really an escape if you ask me...for then within the realm of theology you delve into many more questions. Observe:
Now we all know God created Adam & Eve...and Eve apparently came from the rib of Adam...but how was Adam really created? By clay as some say? Or was God slaving away in a lab working hard with "heavenly nano-technology" to create prototype gametes that when mixed would launch the most ambitious life creating project of his since the venerable cockroach which STILL lives (arguably the longest product cycle in history). Millions of lines of genetic code had to be flowcharted, coded, and developed, and that's just for one set of DNA! Let's not forget the seemingly limitless combinations avaiable for our human species alone. Finally God merges the first ever Sperm and Egg together in a test tube and shazzam! We have a human.
Among the most complex and advanced biotech achievements ever developed by the good Lord...loaded with all the bells and whistles, warm blooded circulatory system, advanced processing unit located in the skull, opposable thumbs, etc. Miles of veins, arteries, complex nerves (the fiber optics of his time?), and intestinal tract. Sure, not all systems are as refined as previous models...scent, sight, and hearing were arguably not focused on as much...perhaps to focus more research on the advanced brain unit? Or did management keep shutting off the funding tap? Who knows?
And after the first ever fertilization process, how did God nurture this creation through the 9 month gestation period? Did he build a special incubator at this moment, kind of like when the first 747 was being assembled while its factory (Everett) was still being completed...like the "aluminum avalanche" only with tissue. "Tissue Avalanche"?
And what of the bugs that plagued this advanced design...the wars, the inexplicable stupidity, and all the diseases we are vulnerable to? Back to the drawing board?
How much did God spend on R & D? Has me made a return on this obviously massive investment? We have yet to see a quarterly report. When was certification for the design achieved? Does the human race meet ISO 9000 standards? Was there a "chicken test" performed where frozen chickens were chucked at static test versions of us? So many questions.
So you see, that was hardly an "escape".
And yes, I have spent too much time in engineering studies.
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