The Body, the Machine

In this TED talk, a man with prosthetic legs and a scientist, and a MIT robotics researcher, gives a simple and complex summary of how bionics works.

As with so many TED talks, there is a kind of secular doxology; a reveling in a perfectible life without God.

To demonstrate this point, in his lecture, it is clear to me that the reason he is passionate about bionics is because he’s passionate about the Human Body. I believe he’s passionate about the Human Body, whether he recognizes it or not, because Jesus, in His Resurrection, demonstrated that He Is Passionate about the Human Body.

Apart from that Universal Anchor, our hope for restored bodies is reducible to a mere evolutionary reflex (and therefore ultimately meaningless). Continue reading