There is new information coming from every direction, and people want answers. I think that even if you are skeptical about certain things, a part of yourself also want to believe that there is something else beyond facts. People want to know what there was before the existence of humans may choose mythology over science?
Throughout this novel, we see that Crake and Jimmy have very different personalities. Crake is a number person, who does not believe in any religion or spiritual practices while Jimmy is a word person, who cares about animals and people (sort of). In Oryx and Crake, we find that Crakers are very curious about their existence and their surroundings as well. Crake customized the Crakers as what he believed would be the ideal human beings. Crake aimed to avoid any type of symbolism and hierarchy among this brand new generation of ‘humans’, but it is easily disrupted by Jimmy’s ideas of the world. Why is that? Jimmy, unlike Crake, believes in something beyond science. He cares about the Crakers and in his attempt to protect them, he reverses some aspects of the Crakers that Crake wanted to achieve through genetic manipulation.
The example of how the Crakers painted a picture of Snowman when they never were explained how to do so, shows the Crakers’ inner abilities which Crake unsuccessfully tried to take away from them. This may mean that it did not matter how much effort Crake put in by trying to erase certain qualities, these were part of their personalities.
We, as human beings, have the tendency to search for explanations about our surroundings. Whether is by believing in something or someone or through science. If one chooses to believe in the great power, one will spend most of one’s life exploring different paths to arrive at a conclusion about where one comes from and what is his/her purpose in the world. Most of us think that science will give more assertive responses about questions that may come up about us and the world, BUT science is constantly changing.
So, What do you prefer ?? In which cases do you choose to believe in a greater power and not in science or vice-versa??