Awhile back, Already Answered finished a series on what life is. We explored the Lively 7 characteristics of life, aka SHAREGO. To refresh yourself on the subjects we discussed you may go to S H A R E G O. Anyway, when we were done exploring these characteristics of life I decided it would be informative to analyze whether or not God is “alive” by our earthly definition.
Here we go:
Stimulus Response: God cannot respond to stimulus as He cannot not know something thus He would not require and action. For “S” . . . No
Homeostasis: God always keeps a steady balance in His “environment”. Since He knows everything and lives in everywhen He always maintains homeostasis even before things happen here on Earth. For “H” . . . Yes
Adaption: God, clearly cannot adapt, since that would require a change He would not have expected or known about. For “A” . . . No
Reproduction: God cannot reproduce, period. For “R” . . . No
Energy: God cannot seek, obtain or use energy as that would require Him to be an eternal being that is dependent on energy that cannot exist without a energy source. For “E” . . . No
Growth: God cannot grow. He is infinite in size, encompassing everything and everyone, thus He can not grow as that would limit His current size. For “G” . . . No
Organized with cells: God is not made up of cells. God isn’t even made up of the smallest thing that can still perform all the duties of life. For “O” . . . No
For God, He got a 1 out of 7 . . . this seems a dilemma for the Christian scientist. However, it isn’t. As we discussed in this article, God is not limited by nature. Thus, when we on earth declare life God cannot be included since He does not exist in our world. It would be like classifying life as a small creature with an exoskeleton and antennas and whose family’s name starts with “A”. Of course, ants aren’t the only life out there. As soon as you define a new definition for the life God exists in, you can see a small sample of what life truly means.
According to God’s nature, life could be identified as only what He consists of. You see, the bottom line is that God doesn’t live in our dimension, therefore He cannot be alive in the same sense we are. It is because He exists outside of our realm that we know He is alive! If God were to have too many of the above characteristics it would cease to make Him God.
You reach out to touch the stove top. But, right before your hand touches it, you begin to feel warmth. You move your hand a little closer to the stove and the warmth increases. Now, it is just plain out hot. You quickly pull your hand away.
What has just happened is an example of what our neurons, one kind of many other kinds of cells in the body, can do in your body. These special cells, which we often think of as nerves, are what tells our body when something is hot, when something is cold, when something is sharp, or when something is a possible danger.
Neurons themselves are cells. Although they may not look like the average cell we normally see in a drawing or picture, they most definitely are still cells. They can perform all the functions of life, they have all the materials of cells, so, they must be cells. And they are.
Neurons are made up of three main parts: nucleus, axon and and dendrites. The nucleus is the center of the cell and, ultimately, controls the rest of the cell. The axon is the deliverer of the electrical impulse that we feel. The dendrites themselves, are the ones that receive the impulse. Without any one of these parts the neuron is incapable of performing its task.
When the neuron first receives the electrical impulse that we feel, it will register this information through the dendrites. The dendrites then send it to the nucleus. When the nucleus gets the information it will then send the pulse through the axon. This axon is always connected to the next neuron’s dendrites. This is one of the things that makes the neuron so fast at their job. When the pulse reaches the end of the axon it will transform into neurotransmitter molecules. These molecules then impact the dendrites and start the cycle all over again.
Okay, this sounds interesting but how can it be so fast? It actually all lies in the size of the neuron.
Although some neurons can be quite large most of this lies in the length of the axon. Some axons can be many feet long, reaching from the bottom of the spine to your toes. But the length is not what makes it fast. The speed all relies in the structure and depth of the axon.
The axon contains a system that has the “voltage-dependent sodium channels”. These sodium channels make the axon a very negatively charged item. When the electrical pulse goes through the axon, this negative tube makes it go much faster. In layman’s terms, this just means that electrical pulses can quickly travel through the axon to be delivered.
With almost 100,000,000,000 neurons in our brain alone, we can see why and how they are so perfectly created for each and every need that God knew we would come across. I’m glad He made them the way He did. Aren’t you?
Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809. He was raised in Shewsbury, England and went to Dr. Butler’s School at age 11. Darwin lost his mother when he was just eight years old. This didn’t really effect him because the memory of his mother was small and unimportant to him.
“. . . I can remember hardly anything about her except her death-bed, her black velvet gown, and her curiously constructed work-table.”1
Darwin was first sent to a school that was kept by a Rev. G. Case who pastored a Unitarian church. Darwin then learned, for seven years, at Dr. Butler’s School. He learned very little except for ancient history and geography. Darwin considered these times a dud.2
After, and during, his education at Butler’s, Darwin moved into more deeper passions. He loved Shakespeare and delighted in learning about the barometer.
One of the most famous journeys of Darwin was his trip on the HMS Beagle to South America. He visited St. Helena, St. Jago and, of course, the Galapagos Islands.
Darwin is known for his intensive study of local finches here and this was one of his bases for the theory of evolution.
It was after this trip that Darwin began his work on On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. That is a long title but it received a lot of attention after it was published November of 1859.
The truth is, Darwin was not the first person to contradict the Bible in his theory of evolution. In fact, the degrading movement began with people almost a hundred years before him.
They didn’t propose that man evolved from apes or from soup but they did say that the layers of rock we see today were the results of millions of years. Darwin was friends with some of the men who were still alive in his day.3
We know this not to be true because the global flood depicted in Genesis 6-9 was a worldwide catastrophe that would’ve laid down hundreds of feet of sediment in minutes!
Charles Darwin has lead the way for a lot of misconception of our world and has been accountable for hundreds of lies told to us for the last 50 years alone.
We find, that when we reject the Biblical account of Creation we find ourselves placing the entire world at jeopardy.
We know that Darwin still has a hold on this world because we see men like Stephen Hawkings, Richard Dawkins and Hugh Ross saying that we can believe evolution as true science, but, as we know from the Bible, we cannot.
1 Darwin, Charles. Autobiography of Charles Darwin. 2000. eBook. Pg. 7
2 Darwin, Charles. Autobiography of Charles Darwin. 2000. eBook. Pg. 14
3 Darwin, Charles. Autobiography of Charles Darwin. 2000. eBook. Pg. 64