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Pathetic argument. The genome is entirely artificial, and it wont be long before scientists create completely artificial lifeforms. Anyhow, I think being able to directly modify an existing lifeforms in such a drastic way is an amazing feat. It just goes to show that even biological life can be understood and recreated. Once you understand the basic building blocks, you can go from there. There is absolutely no denying the theory of evolution IMO, and whether a "God" exists or not, biological life can, and will exist in either case. Given enough time, practically anything is possible...and it's only a matter of time before man reaches a "God-like" status. Assuming our species survives long enough, such a transition is inevitable, there is no stopping it, man is far too curious and power hungry. Imagine a future like this:
Did they create it out of thin air?
Or did they "modify" something that had already existed?
Originally posted by ker2010
Nobody has created artificial life, what basically was achieved was a DNA transplant from one cell to another.
Originally posted by rajaten
They cheated, they just removed the dna then replaced it with a synthetic version, still keeping the cells original structure and organelles. EPIC FAIL.
Originally posted by octotom
reply to post by grantbeed
Now religion is out of the picture, lets move on shall we??!!
Not quite. This reminds me of an illustration that I heard in a sermon once:
A scientist went up to God one day and said, "God, we don't need you anymore; we have been able to create life on our own!"
"Is that so," said God, "Let's see you do it."
So, the scientist reached down to grab some dirt. As he was lifting it up, God said, "Na-ah! Get your own dirt."