The creation of man in Genesis has generally been read to imply that Adam was the very first human God made. Why is that specifically? It does not state that anywhere. In reality, what it truly says is that God designed humans on day six of the creation account in chapter 1, then it says God rested on day 7 at the beginning of chapter 2, then comes the story of Adam’s creation. It’s nothing additional than assumption that says these are two tellings of the exact same event.
Thankfully this question of technological determinism can in no way be completely answered so we are absolutely free to weight it as a state of thoughts. Smith and Marx note how these narratives focus on the consequences, rather than the origins of these machines. Similarly we can see ourselves as trapped on machine treadmills when we continue to apply technology fixes to technologies troubles alternatively of searching at root causes — we grow to be dependent on new machines to resolve the mess left by the old.
Some critics argue against technological determinism on the grounds that technologies is ‘neutral’ or ‘value-free’ (neither fantastic or bad in itself), and that what counts is not the technologies but the way in which we select to use it. As the folk saying has it, ‘poor workers blame the tools’. Technologies is presented as amoral. If we select to use technologies such as literacy or computer systems for repressive rather than liberatory purposes we have only ourselves to blame. The view that technology is ‘ethically neutral’ is often referred to as an instrumental view of technologies.
Aliens (All of them, yes even 4 was pretty fantastic) The view of humans producing it to space and becoming space truckers is really Cowboy Bebopish. Then mix in a new unknown alien craft discovered by one of these trucker groups and it just happens to carry an particularly deadly alien species aboard that when then find is hunted by the Predator race. With the exception of AVP1 this SciFi Murder, Hunter, Humans in the way mix is becoming unbelievable.
Now, according to Luke three, in the eyes of the Jewish individuals of that age, absolutely everyone from Jesus to his father all the way back via David, Isaac, Abraham, all the way back to Noah, to Adam, have been all ‘sons of God’. So, the way I read Gen6 is that it’s saying that the ‘sons of God’ have been Adam and those ‘of Adam’. ‘Daughters of humans’ have been just that. Mortal in comparison, living only 120 years rather than centuries. Genesis six explains, in its explanation for why the flood was important, that the ‘sons of God’ (immortal sons of Adam) started to intermingle with mortal humans (daughters of humans).