Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

So that about wraps it up for God then

Now that the theoretical possibility of making life from scratch has become actual (albeit with a bit of handwaving about cell walls and recipes), that seems to remove another arrow from the quiver of divine qualities. If we can do, then it's not particular to a deity, not a quality of that deity. Now that lightning, birth, death, illness and recovery, gravity etc have all left the divine sphere, all that seems to be left is a load of nebulous qualities that are often so hard to define that their existence is moot anyway. Things like predestiny, omnipresence, souls and other magicks. God is the god of nothing of any import.


May. 21st, 2010 06:14 pm (UTC)
From the newspaper headlines you would have thought he had just pointed and suddenly a new creature sprang into being from nothing. Which would be very 'godlike'. Instead he played around with yeast and dna.

The achievement isn't the creation of life - it's the potential ability to customise it.