Definition of humanity's limits is a paramount concern for both the Hebrew creation myth of Genesis and the film Blade Runner. The film works as an interpretation of the biblical account by presenting replicants as having gained knowledge without being able to extend their lifespan. In this sense, they have abilities and limits that parallel those of the first man and first woman in Genesis.
"Knowledge and Mortality in Blade Runner and Genesis 2-3,"
Journal of Religion & Film: Vol. 9
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol9/iss2/4