Yahoo had a front page article about the latest “how the dinosaurs died” theory. Here’s the theory: two asteroids collided about 160 million years ago, sending one of them here to earth. The one that hit earth wiped out the dinosaurs and allowed us puny humans to take over the earth. Some computer has apparently supported this theory through sophisticated calculations.
I’m amused and disappointed by such speculation. Here’s what I really find interesting—consider this quote by the scientist who authored this theory:
“Was humanity inevitable? Or is humanity just something that happened to arise because of this sequence of events that took place at just the right time. It’s hard to say.”
This quote epitomizes the dilemma of science divorced from the spiritual. Remove God from the equation and we must logically conclude that life (especially human life) is just a cosmic accident.
Contrast this with the creation story in Genesis:
So God created human beings in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
The Bible teaches that only humans are created in God’s image. Adam and Eve were the apex of creation. They were not an accident. You are not an accident.
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