Archive for September, 2010

A Shrinking Brain

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

While sitting in the doctor’s office the other day I picked up the September 2010 issue of Discover Magazine. The article that caught my attention was titled The Incredible Shrinking Brain, it addressed an issue that paleontologists have been looking at recently, and that is, since the “stone age” the human brain (along with the body) has been getting smaller and smaller. Since then we have lost gray matter roughly the size of a “tennis ball”. Among the theories put forth by scientists for this shrinkage of the brain was the “the idiocracy theory.” I like that one. It means we’re just getting dumber.

This article interested me because as a believer in the Bible I have come to believe (contrary to the evolutionary theory) that the human race is much smaller in size than it was when God created it. Because of the entrance of sin, a degenerating effect has taken place, not only on the human race but all of nature.

After reading the article I came home and dug another article out of my files that I had been holding on to for quite a while. It was a March 21 1949 Life Magazine article entitled “A New Giant Appears on Man’s Family Tree”. The article is about a South African paleontologist, Robert Broom, who found the remains of a giant human jaw embedded in the wall of a cave.

Now I know you may have seen those pictures floating around on the web showing those giant human skeletons. Some of those are obviously hoaxes, but don’t let the hoaxes scare you away from the truth that humans were at one point larger than we are today.

Add to this scientific evidence a text from the Scriptures taken from Genesis 6:4, describing humans before Noah’s flood, which says, “There were giants on the earth in those days…” Add another text found in Numbers 13:33, where it speaks of a time when even after the flood during the time of Moses, when the spies were searching out Canaan, they said, “There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Then again in Deuteronomy 3:11 it speaks even of a specific king named Og of Bashan (the land of the giants) who was one of the few who remained of the “remnant of the giants”, even noting how large his bed was.

Yes mankind is shrinking. Scientists recognize it. The Bible gives evidence of it. I have often told people that I believe in evolution and if the world continues on a few more thousand years we will all be apes, because the truth is since sin mankind has been shrinking.