Saturday, June 9, 2012

More Reflections on Prometheus

Perhaps the movie "Prometheus" is about ID, in a way. One of the main characters is the android David, who has been intelligently designed by human beings. It becomes very clear in the story that David is a rather cold, unfeeling, calculating, soulless, being. And we find out much later in the film that our alien ancestors have also intelligently designed a certain creature. I won't tell you what it is, but "soulless" is certainly a good adjective to describe it.

It seems the filmmakers are suggesting that though we may someday have the ability to create likelike beings, they will lack that certain quality that makes them truly alive; what the ancients referred to as "having souls."

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