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If the mind and its brain was created by evolutionís time, chance, and need, what do we say then about the hard-to-fathom marvels of the human brain? Man has been made in the image, likeness, and glory of God. If this is true, we should find proof of God in the human brain.
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Unlock and Develop God’s Brain Power

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GOD SAID, Genesis 1:26-27:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

GOD SAID, Romans 12:2:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

GOD SAID, Genesis 2:19:

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

MAN SAID:  Given enough time and chance, anything is possible—and even probable.

Now THE RECORD.  Men stare into space with their telescopes and search the invisible biology of life with their microscopes. They see the magnificence of creation and then attribute it to evolution’s time, chance, and need.  Man, who is made in the image, likeness, and glory of God, is reduced to a slimy life-form that crawls out of some unknown kind of primordial soup.  Surely, the Scriptures define this carnal psychosis in Romans 1:21-23:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

An obvious and ultimate demonstration of the 180 Principle (exact opposites) is displayed here.  Man, who is made in the very image and glory of God (I Corinthians 11:7), has been reduced in the minds of the foolish to a creeping thing. 

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If the mind and its brain was created by evolution’s time, chance, and need, what do we say then about the hard-to-fathom marvels of the human brain?  Man has been made in the image, likeness, and glory of God.  If this is true, we should find proof of God in the human brain. 

GodSaidManSaid has published numerous features concerning the miracle of human intelligence.  Several excerpts follow. 

It used to be said that man used about 10% of his brain capacity.  But just recently, science revealed we use only a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of our brains, and that the human brain has infinite capabilities.  It would almost sound braggadocious if it were not for the fact that we are designed in God’s image and have between our ears God’s brain power—God’s computer power.  Consider this information about your brain:

There are at least 10 billion, perhaps as many as 100 billion, neurons (nerve cells) in your brain, each of which is connected to between 5,000 and 50,000 other neurons.  Add it all up and you get at least 1014 or 100 trillion nerve cell connections in your head. 

Michael Denton, in his book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, reports the following:

Altogether, the total number of connections in the human brain approaches 1015 or a thousand million million.  Numbers in the order of 1015 are, of course, completely beyond comprehension.  Imagine an area about half the size of the USA (one million square miles) covered in a forest of trees containing ten thousand trees per square mile.  If each tree contained one hundred thousand leaves, the total number of leaves in the forest would be 1015, equivalent to the number of connections in the human brain.  [End of quote]

Information theorist John Neumann once estimated that the memories stored in the human brain during an average lifetime would amount to approximately 2.8 x 1020 (or 28 with 19 zeroes after it) information bits. 

The brain is a literal pharmaceutical manufacturing plant and administering medical team all in one.  It creates from the materials at hand a magnificent array of drugs and medications, and automatically administers them when needed.  Imagine: your brain weighs only three pounds.  Yet a computer with the same number of “bits” would be 100 stories tall and cover the state of Texas. 

Do you need more proof that your brain is made in God’s likeness?  Consider this:  To build a building 100 stories tall that would cover the state of Texas and then fill it with information bits would cost more than the aggregate wealth of the world.  Your (God-like) brain has infinite capabilities and is beyond price. 

So much for the evolutionary gibberish that says we evolved because of need.  We are all equipped with brain capabilities so fast and so far past our needs it is unfathomable.  [End of quotes]

The human brain single-handedly destroys the evolutionary premise that time, chance, and need creates life.  Unfortunately for this evolutionary premise, the brain that exists between our ears has infinite capabilities of which we are only just beginning to become aware.  Evolutionary paleoanthropologist Leslie Aiello of University College London said in reference to the human brain:

You don’t evolve large and expensive organs unless there’s a reason. [End of quote]

She is right, of course, but fails to make the obvious God connection.  We are all equipped with brain capabilities so vast and so past our needs that it’s unfathomable.  This Godlike brain is, by far, the world’s most underdeveloped resource.  It is one of the last vestiges of our supernatural origin when man (our great-grandfather Adam) was immortal and dwelt in a place called Paradise.

The incredible brain continually boggles rationalization and scientific scrutiny.  The question posed in a February 2004 issue of Discover magazine was, “One of the great questions of human existence is whether we are smart enough to figure out how our brains work.”  [End of quotes]

In John Horgan’s book, The Undiscovered Mind, he refers to an interview with Nobel prize winner, neuroscientist Torsten Wiesel, who went on to become president of Rockefeller University, concerning the U.S. Congress’s designation of the 1990s as the Decade of the Brain:

“The idea was foolish,” he grumbled.  “We need at least a century, maybe even a millennium,” to comprehend the brain.  “We still don’t even understand how C. elegans work,” he continued, referring to a tiny worm that serves as a laboratory for molecular and cellular biologists.  Scientists have discovered some “simple mechanisms” in the brain, but they still do not really understand how the brain develops in the womb and beyond, how the brain ages, how memory works.  “We are at the very early stage of brain science.” 

South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Nancy McVicar reported on the 2002 PBS series titled The Secret  Life of the Brain, and wrote:

A baby’s brain in the first year of life may be the most complex organism on earth, wiring itself to form one thousand trillion connections between brain cells—many more than there are stars in the universe.  [End of quote]

Again, an excerpt from John Horgan:

Given their poor record to date, I fear that neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and other fields addressing the mind might be bumping up against fundamental limits of science.  Scientists may never completely succeed in healing, replicating, or explaining the human mind.  Our minds may always remain, to some extent, undiscovered. 

Finally, Horgan writes:

Inner space may be science’s final—and eternal—frontier. [End of quotes]

Not only is the human brain equipped with Godlike—and therefore ever-expanding—capabilities, but He created us to interact with Him. 

New research published in 2009 in Newberg and Waldman’s book, How God Changes Your Brain, sheds additional light on the subject of neuroplasticity.  The following excerpts are from Newberg and Waldman’s book:

Contemplating God will change your brain, but I want to point out that meditating on other grand themes will also change your brain.  If you contemplate the Big Bang, or immerse yourself in the study of evolution—or choose to play a musical instrument, for that matter—you’ll change the neural circuitry in ways that enhance your cognitive health.  But religious and spiritual contemplation changes your brain in a profoundly different way because it strengthens a unique neural circuit that specifically enhances social awareness and empathy while subduing destructive feelings and emotions.  This is precisely the kind of neural change we need to make if we want to solve the conflicts that currently afflict our world.  And the underlying mechanism that allows these changes to occur relates to a unique quality known as neuroplasticity: the ability of the human brain to structurally rearrange itself in response to a wide variety of positive and negative events.

If we combine all of the research on neuroplasticity, we must conclude that neurons do not have fixed properties or positions.  Instead, they are changing all the time, triggered by competition, environmental changes, and education. 

So what does neuroplasticity have to do with God?  Everything, for if you contemplate something as complex or mysterious as God, you’re going to have incredible bursts of neural activity firing in different parts of your brain.  New dendrites will rapidly grow and old associations will disconnect as new, imaginative perspectives emerge. [End of quotes]

Godlike brain capabilities and functional information existed between Adam’s ears day one of his beginning.  He was preprogrammed by God with a magnificent database of knowledge.  He spoke a grammatically correct language and named all of God’s creatures, including his wife Eve.  The famed historian Josephus, who was born a few years after the time of Christ, cites archaeological discoveries that reveal that Adam’s son Seth left a written record on two pillars, which can be read in the GodSaidManSaid feature, “The Critics and Adam''s Penmanship.”

It would be easy to believe that God’s perfect man Adam, who was equipped with a marvelous information base, could read, write, do mathematical computations, and so much more.  New discoveries concerning inherited savant-like skills will drive home this point.  Adam was not a grunting caveman.  He was created in the image and glory of God. 

If the concept of Adam’s preprogramming raises your eyebrows, consider that between your ears exists a preprogrammed pharmacy, a coordinating body clock, a regulator of the heartbeat and lung function, and more. 

In the May 2014 issue of Popular Mechanics, under the heading of “60-Second Genius,” we find the following:

The goal is to create a brain pacemaker that uploads memories into people with Alzheimer’s disease.  A pacemaker could provide basic memory skills for people who have fading memories.  Beyond that, we could be implanted with all kinds of knowledge.  Unemployed workers could be instantly implanted with new technical skills.  Students will be able to learn calculus in an instant.  I’m sure parents will want to put memories into their children of bad things to avoid.  Further down the line, you might experience vacations you’ve never had or relationships with people you’ve never met.  Last year, the first memory was implanted into a mouse at MIT.  Very soon, we’re going to be uploading simple memories into primates.  And after that, humans.  [End of quote]

Did Adam inherit from God phenomenal capabilities and is today’s science beginning to discover this truth?  Psychiatrist Darold A. Treffert began researching the savant phenomenon in 1962.  He authored a feature in Scientific American that was discussed in the GodSaidManSaid feature, “The Critics and Adam''s Penmanship.”  A few paragraphs form that feature follow:

The August 2014 issue of Scientific American published a six-page feature titled, “Accidental Genius.”  In the article, research addressed the concept of acquired savantism.  Through an accidental blow to the head or a traumatic experience of some kind, people have been known to emerge from that experience with unearthly and unlearned, savant-like skills in music, math, or other subjects and still retain normalcy.  Following are a few excerpts from that feature:

Discovery of this unusual phenomenon raises the possibility that dormant potential in some artistic or intellectual realm—an “inner savant”—resides in each of us.  If so, perhaps a way can be found to tap these buried abilities in the absence of disease or injury.

One plausible explanation for the hidden talents that emerge in savant syndrome—whether early in life or induced by injury—is that these reservoirs of skill and knowledge must be inherited in some way.  We do not start life with a blank slate that subsequently gets inscribed through education and other life experiences.  The brain may come loaded with a set of innate predispositions for processing what it sees or for understanding the “rules” of music, art, or mathematics.  Savants can tap into that inherited knowledge far better than the average person can. [End of quotes]

Finally, Treffert writes:

A technological solution may not be an absolute prerequisite, however.  Meditation or simple adherence to assiduous practice of an artistic skill may suffice to allow us to switch on the more creative right side of the brain and thus explore undiscovered artistic capabilities. 

Acquired savantism provides strong evidence that a deep well of brain potential resides within us all.  The challenge now is to find the best ways to tap into our inner savant—that little bit of Rain Man—while keeping the rest of our mental facilities intact. [End of quote]

For more information on savantism, Scientific American offers the following:

Savant-Like Skills Exposed in Normal People by Suppressing the Left Fronto-Temporal Lobe, Allan W. Snyder et al. in Journal of Integrated Neuroscience, Vol. 2, No. 2, pages 149-158; December 2003

Islands of Genius: The Bountiful Mind of the Autistic, Acquired, and Sudden Savant, Darold A. Treffert, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010

Struck By Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me A Mathematical Marvel, Jason Padgett and Maureen Seaberg, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

Mr. Treffert suggests meditation as a way to open up the inner savant.  As a believer meditates upon the Word of God and practices the principles he discovers, he will find that wisdom will begin to multiply.  A host of verses declare this scientific truth.  One good example is Psalm 19:7:

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

The human brain defies evolution’s time, chance, and need, and testifies of the glory of God.  God’s Word is true and righteous altogether—every single word. 

GOD SAID, Genesis 1:26-27:

26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

GOD SAID, Romans 12:2:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

GOD SAID, Genesis 2:19:

And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

MAN SAID:  Given enough time and chance, anything is possible—and even probable.

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

GodSaidManSaid, “Changing Your Brain

GodSaidManSaid, “The Critics and Adam''s Penmanship

GodSaidManSaid, “The Superhuman Brain II

GodSaidManSaid, “The Superhuman Brain

Sheppard, A., “60-Second Genius,” Popular Mechanics, May 2014

Treffert, D., “Accidental Genius,” Scientific American, August 2014

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