Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Gods Work or Human Error?
This article today hits home on another modern day moral dilemma. Are "test tube babies" meddling from man, or an extension of "Gods work"?
Obviously the Pope and other religious leaders have come down against such meddling from man in what is considered God's unique handiwork...the forming of a unique life.
As for me, the short answer is...man or cause and effect of man is at the basis of all life reproduction. As far as I know up until recent times it took actions and decisions of a man and a woman to have sex before a baby came to being. I think there is cause and effect to that. It goes to reason then that if man...with the extreme intellect and potential God started in motion if you are a believer...can replicate the same process in a test tube, should we not be amazed and celebrating instead of "throwing stones" like in the dark ages?
I understand all the concerns over "mad scientists" cloning a "super" human race or warring machines...yet again I am not too sure that is not going on in the "natural" order of things anyways. We normal humans seem to be quite capable of fostering and birthing "war machines". But if we can also alter or guarantee cellular processes to control birth defects or potential for disease...why is that a bad thing? Test tube babies can't be much worse than the ones we are creating normally.
As I have periodically stated...if man is designed or born in "God's image", why should we not do as much of his work as possible in this life?