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The Bible’s Version of Weird Science

Weird Science provides a snapshot of life in the 1980’s. Two teenage nerds attempt to create the perfect woman on a computer program. Rather than pretend, these two push the limits of their minds, breaking the law to achieve their ultimate goal. After a chain reaction similar to a scene from Ghost Busters out pops a real-life Playboy Bunny wearing low cut underwear and shirt. After recently reading the Creation Story in Genesis, God provides the Bible’s version of Weird Science in the verses below.

And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh. 22 And the rib or part of his side which the Lord God had taken from the man He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man, Genesis 2:21-22.

Teenagers aren’t the only ones who push the limits of science. The world’s first “test tube” baby was born on July 25, in 1978, The child’s name of this artificial birth was Louise Joy Brown. This scientific feat was the Jurassic Park for creating human life. While this was impressive, creating a woman out of one of Adam’s rib and part of his flesh is a miracle. If Hollywood tried to capture this event on film, it would be unbelievable.

Then Adam said, This [creature] is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of a man, Genesis 2:23.

Rather than use anesthesia, God places Adam into a deep sleep. According to oral tradition, Adam had a similar reaction to the two boys in Weird Science. While the Bible doesn’t mention that Adam reached for his side, as someone who has broken a couple of ribs the words above suggest Adam placed his hand over the incision as he spoke. If you haven’t seen Weird Science, the attached trailer might enhance your ability to imagine Adam’s reaction to the world’s first full-grown woman.

by Jay Mankus

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