- Series:Humans, Transcript English
“And Naomi took the child, and laid it in her bosom, and became nurse unto it.”
If you’re a parent, you undoubtedly remember being awakened by your little angel crying in the middle of the night. Sometimes it’s dad who gets out of bed to see what’s wrong. But more often, it’s mom who gets up to breastfeed her baby. But now a Harvard scientist tells us that the baby who demands a nighttime meal has a more sinister reason. The child is trying to prevent siblings from being born.
Does that make sense to you? It does to evolutionary biologist David Haig. Writing in Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, he suggested that if its parents had another baby, this would mean having to share mom and dad. So babies are “programmed” to do everything they can to keep this from happening. In our past, Haig proposed, babies who cried to be nursed at night had a survival edge.
Oh really? If the baby is trying to prevent mom and dad from having more babies, doesn’t this go against the parents’ “evolutionary” drive to bear the greatest number of children to benefit the species?
Evolutionists who dream up such theories are rewarded with appearances on Fox News. They also arouse the interest of other scientists and see their papers published in respected scientific journals. But most of all, they are praised for suggesting once again that everything in our world rests upon the foundation of evolution. Thankfully, Bible-believing scientists have a far different foundation – the Lord Jesus Christ!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, is it too difficult for scientists to understand that babies cry at night because they are hungry or want to be held? As Your child, I am grateful that You are there to comfort me at any time of day or night. Amen.
Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: “Babies cry at night to prevent siblings, scientist suggests,” Science News, L. Sanders, 4/22/14. “Troubled sleep Night waking, breastfeeding and parent–offspring conflict,” D. Haig, Evolution, Medicine and Public Health, Volume 2014, Issue 1, pp. 32-39.
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