Tonight, my wife and I watched In The Womb: Multiples in the National Geographic Channel. Wow. That was so cool. But besides the wonder of human development and modern technology, both medical and computer imagery, I continued to notice a recurring theme: everything I saw concurred with the Bible and my understanding of theology.
I have to begin with one frustration: they referred to a fetus’s gills and tail, a remnant from evolution. This is based on the theory of recapitulation, or “ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny,” the idea that a fetus’s development goes through its evolutionary stages. But while evolutionists see some connection, the “gills and tail” idea was refuted years ago.
That said, just considering the fact that unborn babies can cuddle, fight, and play games together, is there any question of whether these are people? We saw how one can dominate over another who flees for comfort, how they play games with each other, and yet society has said these are not people and can be killed for no reason. We know that unborn babies can even have faith before birth, as seen in John the Baptist, so these other abilities comes as no surprise.
And as I mentioned, one of the activities multiples can engage in is fighting, even dominance. Were they older, this would be battery, and while this behavior is often just exercise and unintentional, they showed that the aggression is often intentional with twins, and the behavior extends beyond the womb. If there’s such a thing as scientific proof of original sin, this is it. You don’t have to teach children to be bad. They have that figured out before birth. “In sin, my mother conceived me.”
Speaking of wrestling in the womb, I guess modern technology has just proven the plausibility of Jacob and Esau literally wrestling in the womb. They even showed one fetus grasping another’s heel! It’s not just kicking, it’s aggression.
But all in all, what I got most out of this program is the truth that we are fearfully & wonderfully made.