"We are all born as animals and live the life that animals live: we sleep, eat, reproduce, and fight. There is, however, another order of living, which the animals do not know, that of awe before the mystery of being...that can be the root and branch of the spiritual sense of one’s days. That is the birth - the Virgin Birth - in the heart of a properly human, spiritual life." (Joseph Campbell)
"And speaking of sex, the Immaculate Conception does not mean Jesus was conceived in the absence of sex. It means Mary was conceived without Original Sin. That's all it has ever meant. And according to the tabloids, Mary is apparently the only one who can make such a claim. The Jesus thing is called virgin birth." (George Carlin)
In 2070, a squid and a teddy bear set off into the depths of the solar system. Following the whims of their posthuman masters, they will seed the system with thought and mind, ready for the coming of man.
Their own plans, they keep quiet, as the good ship Enthymesis crosses the decade. In the meantime, humanity begins to hear the choir of voices from the rest of the universe resonate.