All Authority

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  (Matthew 28:18-20)

Transhumanism

Transhumanism is the attempt to artificially improve humans: to enhance their physical and/or mental abilities either by genetic modification, by incorporating technology, or a combination of the two.  The World Economic Forum is vigorously pursuing transhumanism with the goal of creating a better society by actually modifying the individuals.  The idea is that genetically or technologically enhanced humans might have extraordinary athletic abilities, extremely high intelligence, resistance to disease, and lengthened lifespans.  Is such a goal possible?  If so, is it something that we should pursue?  What are the scientific and moral implications?

Quantum Particles: Gauge Bosons

In Christ all things are held together (Colossians 1:17).  Since God is an intelligent and logical Being Who holds the universe together by His power, and since we are made in His image and have revelation from Him, it is possible for us to discover some of the logical patterns by which Christ holds His universe together.  There are four fundamental forces in nature, each of which is an expression of the mathematical way God’s mind upholds creation.  Each of these four forces is associated with quantum particles called gauge bosons.  These gauge bosons are the glue that holds matter together.  When we study these forces, we are learning something about the mind of God.

Quantum Particles: Mesons

The Lord has determined the laws of nature and the kinds of particles that can exist so that our universe has the right properties for life.  Biology is possible because of chemistry, which is possible because of physics: the elementary particles God created and the rules governing them.  A slight change in the properties of particles or the laws they obey, and atoms could not exist and biological life would be impossible.  The intelligence needed to construct the right particles and laws such that biological life can exist is far beyond the combined mental capacity of all people who have ever lived.  Quantum particles give us a bit of insight into the infinite mind of the Lord.