Fearfully and Wonderfully Made – When does life begin?

Anyone who has had children would know how amazing it is to see the development of a child.  But what is more amazing is all the processes that allowed that child to come into the world.  This lecture never ceases to amaze me, as he covers the controversial topic of abortion, by answering the not so simple questions “when does life begin?”.  After watching this video you will see we are truly fearfully and wonderfully made.

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Dr Timothy Jennings – The God Shaped Brain – Neuroplasticity, Epigenetics, and the Bible.

Outstanding series of videos on how the brain works, and how the bible was way ahead of science in many things that we are only learning today, including Neuroplasticity,  Epigenetics and many other areas of molecular brain function.  The first in the series is on a practical use of these techniques, and then further shows the science as to how it all happens.

Do Chimps have 98% similar DNA to humans?

You’ve seen it on a sign at just about every zoo exhibit “chimps share 98% of their DNA with humans”.   This info has been refuted for many years, and has just recently been shown to be way off the mark.  In fact the best science today is showing the genomes of Chimps and Humans to be more like 70% similar.

To get an idea, there is approximately 0.012% race accounted DNA difference between an African American and a Caucasian American and approximately 0.12% difference between you and me.  (makes race seem like a pretty insane point doesn’t it… perhaps why the colour of skin is never mentioned in the bible as a distinguishing feature – definitely not how we use it today anyway).

Anyway… without further ado… here is a video from a PhD working on DNA with a bunch of credentials longer than my arm basically saying what I said in Scientific jargon.  Very interesting.

Defeating Atheism With Science

This is an excellent video showing evidence for the Christian faith in Science (A literal reading of Genesis).  If you don’t need evidence for your faith, then be sure that you do need evidence to talk to atheists.  It is important to remember outreach is the entire purpose of a genuine Christian’s life.  This video will help you give an answer for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear, and maybe help God bring someone to Christ.  Even if you think you have heard it all, there are probably a few useful factoids that might save someones life one day.

Egyptology vs the Bible – amazing evidence for biblical events – Ross Patterson

Ipuwer Papyrus SThere are many different Egyptian timelines, some very close to the bible, some a long way off.  Which are we to believe?  And are there Egyptian artefacts that corroborate the story of the Hebrews in Egypt and the exodus?  Can we have a intelligent faith in the bible?  In this video Ross Patterson shows some amazing evidence for the interaction of the Hebrews with the Egyptians as recorded in Genesis and Exodus.

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