posted on Apr, 5 2008 @ 07:50 PM
Simple unicellular creatures are very different from a higher animal like a man, for instance. This is quite true...yet neither the amoeba nor the
paramecium is as simple an animal as it would appear.
These small creatures have been studied for well over a century. One of the earliest and most famous investigators of their behavior was H. S.
Jennings who in 1910 (mind you) published a book on his findings. He had been observing them for some years, spending hours on end with his eye glued
to a microscope. His conclusions are significant.
He discovered that amoeba displayed signs of highly advanced forms of behavior which, as he put it, were they to be magnified to the size of a dog
they could only be interpreted as anger, determination, frustration, hesitation, attentiveness, and according to Jennings, even intelligence!
Another early observer, J. Boyd Best, fully confirmed Jennings' conclusions, and added to the list such emotions as boredom, rebellion, and even
"cognitive awareness" (which effectively is simply consciousness)!
Now, how can you deny a creator when early offerings in science such as this exist?
By protoplasm is simply meant the stuff of life, and when it is said that protoplasm appears in forms that are effectively immortal, it does not mean
that such forms cannot die, it only means that such forms need not die. Protected from mortal hazards external to them, these creatures simply do not
die. They just go on dividing and multiplying ad infinitum. It is only accidental death that prevents them from overwhelming the earth. They do not
die of old age — as we do and as most animals familiar to us do as a matter of course, including our pets. They never die a "natural" death.
So, in the case of Adam, God evidently endowed his body with just such a property as this, a potential for endless continuance. The processes of self
renewal and repair could have gone on for ever. It is clear that he could die, since we know that he did die — though not without first surviving
for almost a thousand years. But it is equally clear that he would never have died if he had not sinned. If this were not true, the penalty threatened
for disobedience would have been no threat at all. You cannot discourage disobedience with a threat of "punishment" in a form that will happen
anyway whether there is disobedience or not.
Instead of teaching evolution alone, does it not make more sense to teach other thought processes as well? Not to the evolutionist...because that is
the only theory of which he espouses. There seems to be no openness of mind to simply view any other way as scientific.
most material taken from Custance.org
[edit on 4/5/08 by idle_rocker]