I wasn’t impressed. Until they can start with absolutely nothing and make a living thing, they haven’t created life.
Apparently, I wasn’t alone in my opinion. Several people, some scientists, weighed in on the matter, pointing out that since they’d started with something that already existed it didn’t really count as creating life.
Those responsible for the project were offended by such remarks. “It is impossible to create life out of nothing.”
Really? That’s the way God did it.
“You must start with the building blocks of life,” they claimed. They insisted what they were able to achieve was remarkable. That is to make an organism, in this case bacteria, grow on it’s own where previously no bacteria was present.
Big deal! I’m not a scientist and I can do that. Just take a look inside my refrigerator sometime!
In studying some related articles about the research and work of these scientists, their ultimate goal became clear. They want to replicate this process with a breathing life form; to create a life that will share the DNA code of the parent organisms as well as develop its own DNA, making it unique unto itself; a viable, living entity able to sustain life independently.
Um, yeah. I think that’s called a baby.
And now seems like the perfect time to announce the birth of the latest grandchild for my wife and I, our fifth. Apparently, modern science is still lagging behind a bit!