Just woke up with a couple of thoughts that i wanted to post on my blog. The first concerns the first record of a “surgery” and the first “cloning”. In the book of Genesis we are told that the Designer (God) took the first human he had created, which was a male, “Adam”, and put him under general anesthesia and (surgically?)removed one of his ribs.
This rib was then used somehow to produce a “clone” of Adam. Only this “clone” did not produce the exact duplicate of Adam. Instead of having an “X” and a “Y” sex chromosome which Adam presumably had, this new individual had a pair of “X” chromosomes.
This account raises some interesting questions. What method did the Creator use to “clone” the first man? Did He seperate 2 DNA chains isolated from the rib tissues and join the 2 halves containing the “X” chromosome causing the “clone” to be female? Do human rib tissues contain a number of “haploid” cells that are like “germ cells”? These could have been used with a pair of cells containing the needed “X” chromosome being combined. (Perhaps the male human was designed to have a single “X” chromosome as a “failsafe” measure just in case he couldn’t handle being the only human in existence.)
In addition, what if there exist some cells within the ribs of male humans that for some reason have 2 “X” chromosomes instead of the normal “X” and “Y” in their nuclei? It would be interesting to do a thorough analysis of male human rib tissues to see if haploid cells or diploid cells with 2 “X” chromosomes exist there.
It certainly is interesting that such an ancient written record would describe a surgical procedure and on top of that tell us that this “surgery” was to harvest tissues used for the first documented “cloning” and that of a human.
My second thought was related to “echo location” used by bats, dolphins and some other animals to detect objects in total darkness or when the light is too low for eye’s to be effective. Such animals generate high frequency “chirps” that send short wavelength sound waves through the air. These waves bounce off objects in their path and return a small portion of the wave back to the animal.
My question is, how is this returning wave used by the animal to determine the exact location of objects ahead of them? Are these interpreted by the animal’s brain and presented to the animal’s thought process as a “visual” array or mapping in a similar fashion to the visual array generated from information streaming through the optic nerves from their eyes. Do the “ear drums” of some of these creatures have sensory arrays similar to those in the retinas of eyes? What if these arrays send their data along nerves that tap into the creature’s optic nerve in order to enhance the visual perception in darkness just like a “night scope”.
If so, perhaps we can mimic such technology used by our Creator and employ audio sensing arrays to created 3 dimensional spacial mappings of terrain ahead of aircraft, cars and even boats and submarines traveling in total darkness. After all, our eyes are in essence “echo locating” devices as well!
Â Wayne Hollyoak