Faye Flam raises some very interesting questions regarding the Da Vinci Code in today's Philadelphia Inquirer.
What was Jesus' DNA like? Was it all from Mary? Suggestions that Jesus was born of Mary by parthenogenesis would require that Jesus be a female. Presumably a Y chromosome had to come from somewhere. Christianity insists that Jesus was a mortal man, with, presumably all the normal components. What human man would have served as the model or source for that Y chromosome? Would it have come from Joseph, in keeping perhaps with the sacredness of marriage? Could Jesus have children by the natural route, or would divine intervention be required for each subsequent generation? Perhaps divine intervention is required for every birth, making DNA superfluous.
More interesting, if God was bequeathing DNA to the human race, would we not expect Him to correct the failings inherent in our flawed DNA? Or would a certain amount of selfishness in our genes be necessary for us to retain the definition of Humanity?
5/22/2006 6:45 PM