The classic Marx toy mammoth
The Original Sin was to disobey God in order, as the Serpent put it, to “be as gods” (Genesis 3:5). That sin is very much with us today.
Scientists have announced a plan to bring back the extinct woolly mammoth by messing about with mammoth DNA and Asian elephant DNA, cutting and pasting and “editing genes” to create a mammoth embryo ( https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/16/woolly-mammoth-resurrection-scientists ). Then they can re-introduce a population of mammoths to the Siberian tundra to combat global warming! Oh–and as an added benefit, they predict these techniques can soon be refined so as to “reverse aging” in human beings.
As much as I would love to see a woolly mammoth, what I would be seeing here would not actually be a mammoth, but rather an elephant that’s been tampered with to make it look like a mammoth–a counterfeit.
Does anyone honestly expect this to work out as advertised? Do a lot of us need to see Jurassic Park again?
Somehow reading stuff like this makes me feel like I’m getting stupider, not smarter.
Come, Lord Jesus, come–and save us from the folly of our worldly wisdom.