Category Archives: The Growing Edge: Life and Conflict

Conflict is as old as Life itself. The tiniest creatures, viruses called bacteriophages, prey on E coli, as so on up the food chain. But conflict is endemic even to genes. In the Scriptures, what is known as original sin is in reality original conflict, introducing immediately wars within the self (Adam and Eve find themselves naked and ashamed) and between each other (Cain kills Able). The Fall then is descent into violence. War is the plague that grips us.