Humans Will Evolve Into Artificial Intelligence?

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The theory of evolution is not only a story about the origin of humanity, but it is also a story about the future of humanity. Recently on the BBC’s popular Radio 4 Today program, historian and author Yuval Noah Harari predicted the future of humanity:

We are probably one of the last generations of Homo sapiens. In a century or two we will either destroy ourselves, or far more likely is that we will use technology to upgrade ourselves into something different. We are facing changing the most basic rules of the game of life. For four billion years of evolution, life evolved by natural selection, and life was confined to the organic realm. It doesn’t matter if you are an amoeba or dinosaur or homo-sapien, you are made of organic compounds. Life will evolve by intelligent design, and it will break out of the organic realm into the inorganic with the creation of the first inorganic lifeforms. There will still be beings, entities on planet earth, but they will be probably much more different from us than we are different from Neanderthals or chimpanzees. It is a complete game changer. It will also enable for the first time to break out of planet earth. It is almost impossible to sustain human life or organic life in general in outer space and on other planets; but once you make the switch from the organic to the inorganic, there is no problem sustaining artificial intelligence.

If you accept the evolutionary process of the origin of humankind, then it is quite consistent to accept the continuing evolution of humanity and the possibility that we could eventually evolve into something else. Of course, this presupposes that humans evolved in the first place, but there is no evidence of this. Harari’s prediction is not based upon observational science but upon the evolutionary worldview of molecules-to-man evolution.

Creationists do not deny natural selection or mutations, but they do deny that these processes produce the necessary changes that would increase genetic information and change one kind of creature into a different kind of creature (e.g., a fish into an amphibian or a reptile into a mammal or bird). Evolutionists have failed to observe even one example of this.

The fact is that humans will not evolve from organic to inorganic artificial intelligence because they never evolved in the first place. Humans were made on the sixth day of creation (Genesis 1:26–27). They have been human throughout the history of the world and will continue to remain human.

Of course, the evolutionary view of the future of the planet is antithetical to the Biblical view of the future of the planet. While evolutionists believe that we need to colonize space for the survival of mankind, the Bible teaches us that God will one day supernaturally create a new heaven and earth (2 Peter 3:13).

The future of the humanity does not lie in outer space (that is pure science fiction). For those who reject the person of Jesus, their future is suffering “the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord” (2 Thessalonians 1:9). There is still time to trust in Christ (2 Peter 3:9; 2 Corinthians 6:2)! Find out answers to the most important questions about God and what He wants from you!

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