Childbirth Proof of Creationism


The title may have surprised many of you. It certainly surprised me when I found out about this. Childbirth is generally only painful among human beings. Carl Sagan acknowledges that the Genesis account does provide an accurate view  on a number of things including the fact that, “childbirth is generally painful in only one of the million species on Earth: human beings.”¹ This amazed me when I first read it! Recall Genesis 3:16a where God says to Eve, “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. [NIV]” The thought that our sin causes this pain is incredible. I just assumed that all creatures experienced this. Not true, just female human beings. Wow! Carl Sagan, who does not believe the Bible to be true, does postulate a theory as to why this is true. He says, “Childbirth is painful because the evolution of the human skull has been spectacularly fast and recent.”² Ok, whatever. I would think an elephant’s skull would cause pain too. Anyways, this is just another problem with the theory of evolution that atheists don’t have an answer to.

¹  –  Carl Sagan, The Dragons of Eden, 92

²  – Ibid, 93

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About Hudson

I live in Indiana. I enjoyed playing soccer all four years of high school. I co-captained and won the MVP award my senior year. I also have created many film projects, the most extensive of which won a film festival award for Best Cinematography during my senior year. It is a 10-minute short film called Café Encounter and can be watched on YouTube. I have been actively involved in my youth group and am a leader for a middle school boys group on Sunday mornings. I was also blessed to go on two mission trips to Belize and Ecuador respectively. Belize really awakened my faith in Christ and pushed me towards active obedience and love for God. Ecuador gave me a life-changing perspective on missionary work and has helped me to view myself as a missionary in my every day life, but especially with the intent of being a missionary to my work industry.

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