The Wickedness of the Heart

@Jason, I am intrigued by your mention of gene specific virus because I mentioned such an idea several years ago. I doubt that I am the first. Certain ideas are simple “in the air” for a number of years before they take explicit form and develop a history and life of their own.

@Sam You mentioned the “Indiana Jones” movie in a light-hearted fashion (as if a jest and a smile would make my uncomfortable question go away) but you unwittingly hit the nail right on the head. Consider all the science fiction and fantasy over the past hundred years (people traveling to other planets, robots, cyborgs, artificial intelligence) which ultimately becomes fact, reality, history. Consider that sci-fi movie, Demon Seed (1977), where the supercomputer, Proteus REFUSES to tell the scientists where to dig for oil under the sea because it would be unethical to empower such an activity since it would destroy the balance of life.

What SURPRISES us in our imagination as novel, perhaps impossible, we weave into our fiction and gradually we actualize it in our science and technology. Ironically it is BECAUSE WE ARE SURPRISED that one day we are “not surprised.”

There is a motif running through the Old Testament: Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Proverbs 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief

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