Friday, March 23, 2007

Even at the Quantum Level

Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. (Genesis 1:27)
To subdue means to bring under subjection and into order. God created us to bring order to all the earth, and He created the earth to respond to us by coming into order. Recent experiments show that even the mere presence of our DNA can have the effect of bringing order to the natural world. This phenomenon, analyzed by Dr. Vladimir Poponin and Dr. Peter Gariev, is known as the DNA Phantom Effect.

In these experiments a “scattering chamber” was created, a vacuum which contained only photons. The control state of these particles was close to random. Then a DNA sample was introduced into the chamber and the state of the photon particles was measured and found to be in an ordered state. That is interesting in itself, but what is even more interesting is that, when the DNA was removed from the chamber and the state of the photons measured a third time, they did not return to their original random state, but were distinctly and very differently arranged. This phantom effect was observed to last up to a month when the vacuum remained undisturbed.

We were created in the image and likeness of God and commissioned to bring the earth into line with His divine order. Even our DNA appears to have an ordering effect on the world. When Adam rebelled against God, he plunged the world into chaos. But in Jesus Christ, the Second Adam, we are restored to our proper relationship with God, and all creation waits for this to be fully made manifest (Romans 8:19-22).