Dr. Morgan has been having another discussion with Bret, his lab
Well, that’s why you evolved with a brain. You’re supposed to use it. Consider this. Have you ever seen a representation of paradise that’s more glorious than many places on earth? I haven’t. In fact, I’ve seen islands with white sand, palm trees, and emerald seas that are more beautiful than any vision of paradise my dear mother used to have hanging on the walls of our house. And consider this. Our ancestors didn’t know a fraction of what we do, for example, that we could devise supercomputers to help us decode the human genome and do big data analytics of dreaded diseases, so we might detect patterns and alleviate the burden of human suffering they still inflict on millions of people. And knowing how far we’ve come, knowing that we evolved with the potential to get here, how can we not finally see life as a blessing and commit to its intelligent care and fulfillment? To me, now you’re talking religion. And a very special kind. Something humanity has never had: a scientifically credible religion. A religion, at long last, that is worthy of the astonishing gift of life. And wherever it came from doesn’t much matter, as long as we devote our lives to what’s been put in our trust.
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