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Today's Creation Moment

Mar
31
How Many Smells Can You Smell?
Psalm 45:8
"All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad."
Until recently it was commonly thought that humans can smell approximately 10,000 different odors. But that's no longer thought to be true. So how many different odors can that nose in the middle of...
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Male and Female: More than Genetics

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.”

There is a popular idea that the biological differences between men and women are merely a “biological experiment” – and some say it is not a very good one! You may have even heard that all it takes is two sets of human genes to make a human being. This kind of thinking results from the evolutionary worldview. The Bible takes a very contrary view, extolling the unique virtues and abilities of both men and women.

A sperm cell fertilizing an egg cellIn biology class we were taught that each of us started in life when genes from our father were united with an equal number of genes from our mother to produce a fertilized egg. But in 1984, researchers tried to fertilize mouse eggs with equal sets of mouse genes from other females. They got no mice and learned what Scripture has known all along – there’s more to it than simple chemistry. Scientists now know that there are very real differences between what were formerly believed to be identical chemicals produced by males and by females. For example, the male proteins on the surface of the developing fetus and placenta modify the mother’s immune response so that she does not reject the growing child.

God’s wisdom in creating male and female, with their very important differences, cannot be denied – and it’s finally being acknowledged by modern science!

Prayer: 
Lord Jesus Christ, I thank You that we have been made male and female. If it had been up to us to make ourselves, we obviously could not have done it. Help me to be able to witness Your truth to those who believe that the creation made itself. Amen.
Notes: 
Rick Weiss. “A Genetic Gender Gap.” Science News, Vol. 135, pp. 312-315. Photo: A sperm cell fertilizing an egg cell.