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Abortion and ‘sentient’ AI: A surprising juxtaposition

Among the dominant news stories last week was the United States Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, impacting U.S. abortion policy, and another story reporting the claims of a former Google engineer that a machine on which he had been working seemed to be showing some attributes of personhood.

Both the big news items converged at the point of a strategic question: What is human life?

A large segment of the abortion industry says a fetus is not fully human, and therefore may be subject to removal from the womb and the extinguishing of its life through abortion.

The computer world catches a slight sniff of humanity in a machine and does all possible to keep the contraption alive.

What an odd juxtaposition.

A major reason for inadequate answers to the question, “What is a human?” is the narrow focus of secularists when it comes to defining life.

The Bible reveals the wider and deeper view that humans are Imago Dei, made in the image of God. Among other things, this means the human is triune. God is the Triunity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The authentic human being is a triunity of ...