In search of our creator
Most of us believe God created mankind. But some of us think that it was something else, unknown, that was behind our creation? Who knows our coming into being was just accidental!
These are the issues that bother us and have led to various theories of creation and evolution, depending on your faith and intelligence level. Ridley Scott’s recently released film, Prometheus, takes us once again to the world of science fiction that compels one to think about one’s own origin and the creator.
Two archaeologists, one of them an atheist, happen to stumble across a pictogram hidden in a cave on the beautiful isle of Skye, Scotland. After studying it and many comparisons with etchings found elsewhere in the world, they come to the conclusion that the drawings constitute a star map. This raises their curiosity and leads them to go for further probe.
A benevolent but dying billionaire comes to their help and funds their mission to probe the origin of life and related issues. They set out into the cosmos aboard the starship Prometheus with an objective of finding answers bothering their minds for long. To their great surprise, they land on a distant rocky moon where they find a giant structure buried in the soil. They wonder whether this could hold the key to their curiosities regarding the source of life.
Apart from a ‘crew’ of several people, the scientists are also accompanied by one of their own creations – an android designed to be just like a human being. But what bothers them is that though the android is much more intelligent and has a greater and superior database; it hardly shows any curiosity for any kind of probe regarding their mission.
Scott has set the entire background in the year 2089, a long way to go. Is he trying to tell us that it is just a question of time for us to get definite leads in our search for the creator of life?
And, aren’t we today sharply divided over the issue of our origin? Even if we go for the theory of accidental development, and the theory of evolution as propounded by Charles Darwin and many others before him, the curiosity to find out the elusive ‘truth’ will never diminish. Who knows with our capacity today to create and multiply intelligence manifold, we may be able to understand or discover the secrets regarding our creation. Or, if not by hard work and deliberate search, it could be very well an accidental find? Who can say no?