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Proceed, But Please Start From Scratch

I'm ganked this story from a Randall Niles 'Think Blast' addressing the slippery slope that surrounds bio-ethical issues.  I thought I'd share it here:

Several scientists in the not-too-distant future had successfully cloned a human and were gloating over their achievement.

In a fit of pride, they boasted to God, "We finally understand biology sufficiently to do what only you have been able to do before - create a human being."

The scientists went on to say that, under the circumstances, they really didn't see a need for God any more.

God thought this over and said, "I'll tell you what.  Let's have a competition.  Each of us will create a human being just as I did in the beginning.  If you are successful, I'll agree to let you go on in life without me."

So, the scientists went back to the beginning and consulted Genesis, which says, "the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

The scientists gleefully said, "Great! Let's get to work."  And they picked up some dust to start the process.”

"Hold on just a minute," said God. "You have to create your OWN dust."

Ah, there's the rub.  Okay, people.  Let's try to remember who God is, and who we are not.