December 7, 2009

The Virgin Birth and The Komodo Dragon

Virgin Birth – Jesus Is Born

To the average skeptic, the story of the "Virgin Birth” of Jesus can seem foolish. How is it that a woman can get pregnant while remaining a virgin? We know, as scientific face, that in order for a woman to get pregnant, a man must be involved. Procreation is impossible with just one sex in a sexual animal. Is it possible for a female to bear a child without a male? Could it happen? Would it be a scientific anomaly?

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

Matthew 1:23

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Komodo Dragon

To the average person, the Komodo Dragon is an animal that reproduces sexually. That is, there is a male and female involved. To mention or hint at birth any other way may seem like the beginning of a joke. But it does happen naturally.

Gaia (GUY-uh), the 15 year-old female dragon, has previously produced offspring by parthenogenesis, a process whereby the eggs are never fertilized by a male, but instead duplicate the genetics of the mother.

Gaia was the first Komodo dragon documented to reproduce by parthenogenisis in North America.

Komodo dragons debut at the Phoenix Zoo
ABC15.com
November 10, 2009