by Dan Seagren
Posted: August 19, 2018
Facing 'the Life Issue'…
Superman has been around for some time. But what about a Super Man? Well, there are those who believe it is possible. Let's check into it a little bit (not a lot). A study found that in 1981-2, there were 25,557 Computer Science Graduates but by 2015-16 there were 64,405. Which takes us to Wired Magazine (April 2018) called The Life Issue. Any connection?
This issue may not be very interesting until you look at the Table of Contents. p.14 The End of Fertility; p. 32; . . .How Kids can use Tech to their Advantage; . . . p.38 Where Kids are Inventing the Future. These chapters are dealing with life from conception to death by questioning whether or not advances in society may even lead to super humans.
One way might be to go back historically when Adam, and Methuselah, the great-great-great-great-grandson of Seth, the child of Adam and Eve and grandfather of Noah. Both lived nearly 1,000 years. But it was down hill from then on. Maybe their genes and cells resisted competition longer than subsequent millenniums making them more like supermen but unlike our “Superman.” Another possibility might be the advent of advanced Computer Science with technology able to produce super human beings. Who knows what science can do with the advancing of science?
Another premise might be promising with the concept of eternity (timeless existence or infinity). Natural science so dependent on that which can be seen, heard, tasted, touched (felt) or smelled (so to speak) does limit researching or discovering so dominant in the New Age. It doesn't of today give much hope of redeveloping a new methodology of insemination with timeless potential or the elimination of all harmful genes.
Of course it could happen but may have to do so quickly if it were to benefit living human beings. If it is true that death is not permanent because so many have gone on ahead without a justified departure (weighed in the balance of good and evil, right and wrong, justified or unjustified) because that is impossible by finite human beings. Holding our breath while awaiting a reversal of death to accomplish this for those who have already passed on so it can be administered to those whose death has not yet occurred seems both unwise and unlikely.
But until then, we must do our best to affirm not the possibility of super men some day but that the Supernatural already exists.
Dan Seagren is an active retiree whose writings reflect his life as a Pastor, author of several books, and service as a Chaplain in a Covenant Retirement Community.• E-mail the author (su.nergaesnad@brabnad*) • Author's website (personal or primary**)
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