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Dec
18
Real Ant Farms
Proverbs 6:6-8
"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food...
There are more than 200 ant species in the Attine family of ants. All of them farm for a living. And they are as sophisticated about their farming as any modern human farmer. They are found anywhere...
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Spiritual Health Promotes Physical Health

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Exodus 20:8
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."

Most Christians realize that going to church, and worshiping in earnest, keeps them spiritually healthier. A study by Duke University researchers backs up an earlier study that people who attend church at least once a week do have better health and live longer lives.

God's Mercy Is Sweet

Psalm 119:103
"How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"

We hear many warnings these days that tell us not to eat this food, it's full of cholesterol, or that food, it's loaded with fat. It's easy to come to the conclusion that the curse of sin has turned the whole creation against us. But God is a merciful God. He has given us the ability to learn about many of the beneficial foods and medicines that He has created.

Too Much on Your Mind?

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Proverbs 12:25
"Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad."

The Bible frequently warns against anxiety. Modern science agrees that anxiety produces all sorts of negative changes in the body. A study on rats some years ago suggests that the damage done by anxiety begins practically at the onset of anxiety.

More Proof You're Not Accidental Chemistry

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Psalm 139:14
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

Most people know that the most important molecule in our bodies is DNA. But another large molecule called ATP is what keeps you and your DNA alive. ATP is the primary energy system within your body. It generates the electricity in your nerves, making it possible to move your muscles. ATP's operation should remove any doubt that it is a product of a wise and intelligent Creator.

There's Not a Chance It's Chance!

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Psalm 104:24
"O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."

As we learn more about the genetic code, it is becoming increasingly difficult to escape the conclusion that all living things – and by implication, all things – have a very wise, personal Creator. At least one researcher in this field has admitted that it is extremely unlikely that the genetic code shared by almost all living things arose by chance.

Is Your Brain Shrinking Because of Stress?

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Matthew 6:25
"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?"

If stress is an everyday part of your life, or if some past trauma has continued to haunt your thoughts every day, you may be losing part of your brain. Several studies have linked such constant or obsessive stress with a shrinking of the part of your brain called the hippocampus. Studies show that under such conditions this part of the brain can become 25 percent smaller than normal. These findings should get our attention since we use the hippocampus for long term memory and conscious memory. This is the same part of the brain attacked by Alzheimer's disease.

"Wo Fe Fe"

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Acts 2:6
"Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language."

New research suggests that you might want to be careful about what you say around babies. As every parent knows, young children are sponges that easily absorb knowledge from their surroundings. Now there is research that indicates that by seven months of age, infants have already absorbed the basic rules of language.

Researchers Find a Hidden Cost to the Internet

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Proverbs 18:24
"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."

Have you been on the internet lately? If so, it may be costing you more than you think. That's the suggestion of a study done by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Scientists Get Smart About Intelligence

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Acts 13:6-7
"And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus: which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, a prudent man; who called for Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God."

A few decades ago, when computers first began to become available to the general public, some writers, particularly for popular science magazines predicted that computers would soon have an intelligence similar to human beings. Do you ever wonder what happened to such optimistic expectations?
    

The Body's Incredible Healing Powers

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Mark 2:17
"When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

God has given your body incredible powers of healing and repair, and you could almost say that we carry our very own doctor and pharmacy inside us.

Not a Blank Slate

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John 1:1
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

The French philosopher René Descartes argued that anything that cannot be investigated by human reason must be assumed not to exist. He applied this to animals, calling them "automata" and, while he was careful not to say so, the argument also applies to the human soul and the existence of God.

Built-In Error Correction

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Proverbs 3:11-12
"My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth."

It sounds like science fiction to suggest that if someone typed your name into a computer and misspelled it, the computer would find and correct it. This would need a very sophisticated software program.

God's Chemistry Again Outpaces Man's

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Psalm 139:14
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

One of the greatest questions in biology asks how a single fertilized cell divides into many different cells – some become liver cells, skin cells, brain cells, and bone cells. This is the ultimate way of asking the question, "Where do babies come from?"

Could You Spend Winter Outside?

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Psalm 104:27-28
"These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good."

Popular science magazines and school textbooks have, for more than a century now, repeated the theme that mankind evolved from the animal kingdom. Have you ever stopped to think what this means?

Precise Blood

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Genesis 9:4
"But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat."

While most would agree that our circulatory system is vital to life, many of us don't fully appreciate the almost miraculous workings of that system.

Vacuum Cleaner Lungs

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Genesis 2:7
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul."

The air we breathe has always been filled with dust particles. And whether it is dust blown off the ground, smoke particles, or tiny particles of fabric or even paper in the house, these particles find their way deep into our lungs.

Doctors Use God's Invention

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Job 10:10-12
"Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews. Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit."

For thousands of years, man has applied a huge variety of things to his skin to help injuries heal. By trial and error he has come up with ointments that keep injured skin moist to assist the natural healing process. Antibiotics were eventually added to these ointments. But until recently no one has been able to actually increase the rate at which skin naturally heals.

Research Surprises Scientists With Bible's Answer

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Ephesians 6:1
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right."

Parents today are under a lot of pressure to be more "permissive" and less "authoritative" in raising their children. Research has now shown the results of this progressive thinking.

Why Are You?

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Genesis 1:27
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

When you know who made something and why it was made, you know the purpose of the item. That's true of can openers, and it is true of human life. Anyone who doesn't know who designed us or why is almost certain to be confused about their purpose in life.

An Unused Religious Icon?

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Psalm 9:17
"The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God."

Are we Christians becoming less able to defend the truths of Scripture, like creation? Dozens of studies show that not only are we, as a group, less ready to defend the hope that we have in Christ, but also we are less able to explain why we have that hope.

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