Signs of Life On Mars, But Not In a Mother’s Womb?
Published : July 31, 2018
NASA’s John Grunsfeld commented at a news conference:
“It suggests it would be possible for there to be life today on Mars,”They believe a microbial particle of frozen moisture may be proof of life. My question is this: why don’t we use that same determined, scientific, optimistic approach to finding life on earth? Those still in denial tell us a heartbeat in a human mother’s womb is not a sign of life. Come on.
Researchers said in the journal, Nature Geoscience, that further exploration is warranted to determine whether microscopic life exists on Mars. One of the lead scientists says the only way to know is to keep collecting rocks and doing soil analysis on the specimens.
It is astounding and bewildering to me that scientists, university departments, NASA, and independent researchers have been studying this for decades hoping to find evidence indicating any sign of a living organism on Mars.
What about human life? Consider some eye-opening information about newly conceived babies:
- Its DNA, everything she will grow into, was fully present at the moment of conception.
- Her heart began to beat eighteen days after conception.
- Her brainwaves were detectable forty days (six weeks) after conception.
- Your baby could move and she could suck her thumb (and hiccup!) between six and seven weeks.
- All of her major organs are developed eight weeks after fertilization.
- A baby’s respiratory system begins to function, and she begins to breathe amniotic fluid at nine weeks.
- A baby can smile, suck its thumb, and clap by eighteen weeks.
- A baby can feel pain at approximately twenty weeks gestation.
A baby can feel pain, and a baby can feel joy. You may recall from the Gospel of Luke (1:43-44) when the mother of John the Baptist said “the baby in my womb leaped for joy.” Since a fetus is in fact human, then destroying it is murder.
You may have heard the heartbreaking story earlier this year of 23 year-old Shelby Taylor who was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for throwing her newborn baby girl into a dumpster – umbilical cord still attached. Someone heard the baby crying and called police, and fortunately the baby is alive today.
But wait a minute! Millions of young women simply pay Planned Parenthood to remove their babies and it’s completely legal. But know this: when God’s law makes something immoral, man cannot make it moral.
I appreciate what author and teacher, Peter Heck said about this:
“But it is also impossible to read this story and not acknowledge a mind-bending and confounding reality: had Shelby Taylor entered a Planned Parenthood facility that very day and had her baby girl decapitated and dismembered for a price, our society would justify that as a moral right of empowerment and liberty. But since she waited a couple hours and, with as horrible as her act of callous abandonment was, still gave her child a fighting chance at survival, she is going to prison for 25 years. This is not just morally incongruent, it is the height of absurdity…”You do know what they do with all the baby body parts after ripping them out of a mother’s womb, don’t you? If they’re not sold for research they end up in dumpsters outside abortion clinics.
What does Scripture teach? See Jeremiah 1:4-5, Exodus 21:22-24, Psalm 51:5, Psalm 139:13-16, Luke 1:39-44.
It is crystal clear that God considers the unborn to be human beings who have value and should be protected. The Bible treats babies in the womb as real persons – and we should, too. Verse after verse relating to pregnancy always refers to a living human being already in existence.
As far as life on Mars goes – it’s pretty foggy and we may be waiting for a while.