No matter how much scientists discover about the physical systems in organisms and their possible origin, they still have no clue about the infinitely more difficult question of where life came from. If you could make a baby from scratch, with all its physical parts in place, you still would not have a living human.
Although scientists already knew that bacteria, as with all life, are exceedingly complex, this discovery adds to our awareness of just how complex many of the supposed “simplest” life-forms actually are.
Once upon a time, conception was synonymous with fertilization; in the new millennium, conception became synonymous with implantation, which typically occurs six to nine days later. Stedman’s semantic alteration, like an earlier change by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, reflected not medical science but sociological and political correctness.
To depart from Scripture at any point is neither safe nor right. Thus Estabrook’s discussion of my paper (Joubert 2011) in which he expressed his difficulties with my defense of the soul is welcome.PDF Download
Certainly there is more to humans than a complex brain architecture from which a mind would seem to emerge. However, this reader has two difficulties.PDF Download
A Christian view of the world entails that science is not a Christian’s ultimate or sole source of knowledge and the physical world is not the only world there is.PDF Download
Emergentism defies commonsense; there is also no scientific evidence that something material could produce an entity of a kind radically different from itself.PDF Download
No matter how many times man redefines human life, God’s truth doesn’t change.
Couldn’t inorganic matter have easily evolved to become simple, unicellular life-forms? If only (for evolutionists) it were so simple!
This article describes the theory of abiogenesis and provides statistics about the likelihood of the most simple concievable organism developing from chance.
So one may observe that the definition of a nervous system must not be thought of in terms of its basic function (response to stimuli), but in terms of its makeup (specialized cells).