So, whenever we finally create “Data” and others like him, what will the androids think? Will they sit around and discuss whether they were the result of random coincidence, concluding that they have no accountability or connection to the humans that created them? (Seeds for another science fiction epic).
The Bible is quite clear regarding our own origin. The Psalmist says, “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret.” (Psalm 139:13-15).
Something beyond science resonates within us when we stand in awe on the rim of the Grand Canyon; when we behold the beauty of a sunset splashing the sky with crimson, purple and gold; when we walk by the sea listening to the waves crashing on the shore. Only worship will satisfy the emptiness within, the realization that we are part of a grand design in the mind of God. Our faith in the One who made us fills us with meaning, purpose and peace.
Bill Tinsley reflects on current events and life experience from a faith perspective. Visit his website at www.tinsleycenter.com. He may be reached by email at email@example.com.