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by Andrew Lauman, Canada Dec 7, 2002
Human Rights , Culture   Opinions


“1 Now the whole earth had one language and few words. 2 And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. 3 And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. 4 Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." 5 And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the sons of men had built. 6 And the Lord said, "Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; and nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. 7 Come, let us go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another's speech." 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. 9 Therefore its name was called Ba'bel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth; and from there the Lord scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.”


Perhaps the most important discovery of the twentieth century was to learn to identify and read the code of life...

(Harvard, with its classic modesty, has located its biochemistry, genomics, and molecular-biology labs just off of Divinity Avenue.)

And perhaps the most important challenge we will face in the twenty-first century is how and when to apply this knowledge.

* * *

In Hitler's Third Reich human bodies were sold. Dental gold was picked out of the mouths of gas chamber victims for melting into ingots. Skin was used for lampshades. Hair was used to stuff pillows and make fabric. Could this happen again? This is exactly what happened in what was supposed to be the most educated and cultured nation on earth: Germany! At the time, it was the nation with the greatest number of people with master's and doctor's degrees, proportionately, of any peoples on the earth.

What were they trying to achieve? A perfect civilization? What is genetic engineering in 2002 trying to achieve?

Science and technology allow people to multiply their productivity much faster than those who do not have the same knowledge or instruments...

And now the difference between the richest and the poorest countries in the world is no longer 5 to l...

It is 390 to 1

(With the IT and Genetic Revolutions...the difference will soon be over a 1,000 to 1)

Is the Tower of Babel significant?? Can the bible be a guide to our future? Do prophecies really happen?

* * *

“16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six.”

Where is our currency going? Where is globalization taking us? Why are genetics, nanotechnology, robotic engineering pursuing living forever? Are we afraid of dying? Should fear be a main motivator?

I guess we have a lot of questions, but will we find the truth? Will living forever in this human form give us freedom?



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Andrew Lauman

I find writing to be so opposite to whom I am. I did miserably at English as any of my proof readers or profs could tell you. My thoughts of sitting in one place for periods of time do not give me chills of excitement. However, I have found great satisfaction in allowing my thoughts to be found in the release of writing. I have been able to share some of my deeper emotions through my poems and this has been a wonderful creative process for me! Thanks to TIG for the opportunity.
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