Imagine this taking place in a womb. Utter darkness, and then, suddenly a spark of the Divine (Genesis 1:3) and a song (Psalm 139: 13-14) fuse to form a singular human life .
God recapitulates Creation in every human conception. We know this intuitively, and through faith, and now, for the Thomases, through the evidence of their own eyes. Except that, when technology provides a window on creation, all these folks choose to see are the dirt specks on the window:
The bright flash occurs because when sperm enters and egg it triggers calcium to increase which releases zinc from the egg. As the zinc shoots out, it binds to small molecules which emit a fluorescence which can be picked up my camera microscopes.
And that, my friends, is how the world dies.
Poetry becomes prose become facts become data become trivia.
The country formed by Washington and held together by the unwavering grip of Lincoln – is the now the plaything of Tiny Hands.
Is it really so surprising?