The First Medical Procedure, Natural Selection, and Alligators

[Podcast Episode 53] Did you know the medical sciences date back to the Sixth Day of Creation? We think back to God performing the first surgery and first anesthesia, then listen to a powerful analogy about how Natural Selection is thought of today and learn about alligators. Plus, we get to hear our first bit of audio feedback!

"Sound Asleep" statue, Photo Credit:  Colin Smith for geograph.org.uk

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God, the Surgeon

Anatomical view of the human ribcage, Photo Credit: BruceBlausGenesis 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Why put Adam into a “deep sleep”? I caught a glimpse of this Nursing Times article Understanding the Physiological Effects of Unrelieved Pain and it is full of big words describing the stress pain itself causes.

There is also a fascinating website for the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology.

It is a very nice thing to live in a day when we are doing our best to imitate God and care for the comfort of those of us when need bodily help!

Natural Selection

Giraffes being sorted by Natural SelectionI borrowed this from my own article. You can read the whole thing for yourself, too.

Alligators

Chinese Alligator, Photo Credit: Magalhães

We learned about alligators from:

Crocodilian.com Chinese Alligator

A-Z-Animals.com Caimans

Want to know more about how creationists group Alligators with other lizards? The Answers Journal has a long article on Identifying and Numbering the Ark Turtle and Crocodile Kinds.

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