Engineering God in a Petri Dish

September 29, 2004 | Source: Wired News

Advisors to the International Association for Divine Taxonomy, which include biochemists, biophysicists, ecologists, geneticists and zoologists from the University of California at Berkeley, the Smithsonian and other institutions, are attempting to determine where on the phylogenetic map to put God.

If evolutionary theory is accurate, God’s genetic makeup should most resemble Earth’s first life forms. Or if creationists are right, God’s DNA is more like the life forms he created in his own image.

William Dembski, a proponent of intelligent design, called the project “scientifically jejune and theologically incompetent.”