Sunday, September 27, 2015

Thinx 80: Infringing God's Copyright

O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame? How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah

— Psalm 4:2 (ESV)

The science of biomimetics copies what is seen in the natural world and develops products of benefit (usually) to all. Velcro is an example, derived from the structure of burrs.

Sadly, God is very rarely acknowledged as the inventor. His copyright is consistently infringed. I doubt that he's impressed.

Before we point an accusing finger at the scientific and engineering communities, we should also consider our own failure to give credit where it is due.

All that we have and are is directly or indirectly attributable to God's loving provision. For in him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28). When we copy his creation and derive wealth and benefit from it, let us honour him by publicly acknowledging the source.

© Copyright Bruce M. Axtens, 2015

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