Clones, Sonar Scopes and Intelligent Design

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!

 Wayne Hollyoak

Breaking Loose

How many people do you know that have stopped believing in Evolution? How many say they don’t believe in evolution, but are afraid to admit it? There are plenty of people who deny evolution publicly, but deep down inside they think evolution is true?

If you take evolution at simple face value, it’s really just a “creation story”. A creation myth that is told by scientists and intellectuals rather than “religious folk”. It states that nature has created herself over millions of years of miraculous coincidental mutational genetic changes. It assumes that all the wonderful diversity of living things on this planet came to be by complete accident.

If you wanna believe in evolution and see mankind as a freak of nature, mutated apes, or lizards, or bacteria, it’s your choice. If you want to put your faith in such a bizarre creation story in spite of all the display of intelligent design everywhere in nature, you’ve got lots of company.

But, if you are willing to take a hard look at nature around you and recognize the precise ways each creature lives and moves. All the attention given to the most minute details and realize that Someone was behind it all. Evaluate your own position and break loose from downward spiral of establishment science. You’ve got to decide.

Wayne Hollyoak

Can We Save the Planet?

I think we’ve all noticed some climate changes recently. It was unusually cool this spring and now that it’s almost fall, it’s been blazing hot in the 90’s here in WV. We went 2 months without any significant rainfall this summer. The grass was all brown and nearly dead! As a child over 40 years ago, the seasons were more predictable.

Lots of people are claiming this is the result of “global warming” and such. Surely all the exhaust from so many millions of cars, truck, buses, ships, power plants and such is impacting the environment. But, just how vulnerable is this planet anyway? How presumptuous for us to talk about it as “our planet”. We may live on it, but it doesn’t belong to us by any means.

More than likely, it may become uninhabitable by us at some point and humans will go extinct if no One higher intervenes. In a few thousand years, the remaining species of life will recover and flourish again as the ecosystem purges the poisons dumped on it by man.

Jesus said that the “hairs on your head are numbered” which reminds me of the way many species of flies are id’s, by the number and position of the hairs on their heads. This to me gives an interesting reference by Jesus to a design consideration in His development of the human body itself. So, i’m confident that He will see to it that the environment will only change according to His plan regardless how well we treat it. Human selfishness, laziness and greed (sinfulness) has put us in this position. Some things can only be remedied by Someone greater than ourselves! If only we gave this world the respect that it deserves since it is a gift and the Giver is watching!

Wayne Hollyoak