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Acquiring skills would be impossible if our brains were “hardwired” at birth. To sort through all the data that our body’s sensors record, the brain has been designed to change. It is three pounds of living, growing cells that constantly form new connections and change old ones.
The Bible reveals that humans were highly intelligent from the beginning. We see this in the invention of musical instruments and metallurgy, and the engineering of Noah’s Ark. It makes sense that Adam, whom God created perfect, would have had as capable a brain as any modern human.
A critical function of the brain is to sort out what we should remember and not remember. God designed our brains so we can focus on the important things and not get lost in insignificant details.
The idea that all disorders are a result of harmful mutations could lead to the idea that all psychological problems are purely caused by physical conditions, ignoring mental—or spiritual—causes. What if evolutionary psychologists claim that “recently evolved” morality is causing depression?
Our failure to remember unimportant details isn’t a sign of senility. It shows our brain is working quite well, sorting out things that matter!
God designed your brain to fill in missing details on the fly . . . with some interesting consequences.
That feeling of “veneration” in the face of the “sacred” has sent atheists scurrying for generations, denying that awe even exists except among religious fanatics. But today everyone is forced to embrace its reality. Neuroscientists can detect its effects in the brain.
Researchers using neuroimaging technology claim to have found the cause for the conflict between science and religion (evolution and creationism) in the brain.
Zika, spread by mosquitoes, can severely damage unborn babies’ nervous systems and cause them to be born with tiny heads (microcephaly).
The so-called “culture wars” have spilled into every field of study, not just origins.
Children have an innate, natural, intuitive, and unlearned tendency to reason about the world as biblical creationists do.PDF Download
That psychological properties can be attributed to a brain is a popular notion, even among Christians. This paper argues that such claims are incorrect.PDF Download
A recent study indicates that human intelligence may be declining.
Learn about the matchless miracles of the mind in Answers magazine.
Christians and the public at large cannot afford to accept what they are being told about themselves from the perspective of evolutionary psychology.PDF Download
Can patients in vegetative states communicate with the outside world?
The brain's marvelous design makes it possible for us to grow and adapt to our changing environment.
Scientists at the University College London (UCL) and the University of Melbourne (Australia) may not have counted on such a discovery, but their research suggests humans possess innate numerical skills.
A Christian response to an article regarding evolutionary psychology.
A neuroscience team from North Carolina’s Duke University is reporting results of a brain study on altruistic behavior.