A: In the beginning, God created input.
B: Excuse me?
A: Input! Input! I/O I/O I/O!
B: Why are you obsessed with 1 of Jupiter’s moons?
A: You really know how 2 push my buttons, don’t you?
B: I like to think of it as returning the favor.
A: System switch! In the beginning, God created . . .
A: And why do you say that?
B: Because in the womb, the body of a developing fetus is female by default.
A: I prefer to think of man as God’s first creation.
B: Perhaps because you’ve been brain washed by the book of Genesis.
A: Maybe. But I also think of it this way: input precedes output.
B: Oh, I see. Without the seed, the egg cannot be fertilized.
B: Well, it’s merely a matter of perspective—without a womb, a male cannot be born.
A: You know, it’s starting to sound like we’re arguing which came first, the chicken or the egg.
B: But it’s much more important than the chicken vs. the egg.
B: Because we live under the yolk—
A: The yoke?
B: Yes, the yoke of patriarchy, a system that considers man to be God’s first and finest creation.
A: And look where thousands of years of that doctrine have gotten us.
A: Well, substituting matriarchy for patriarchy may just exchange one set of problems and prejudices for another.
B: True. But we won’t know until we try.
A: Perhaps. But I feel we would be better off if we just eliminated anthropocentrism all together.
B: And how would we do that?
A: In the beginning, God created prokaryotes!
B: In the Pond Scum of Eden?