Scientists were not the first to attempt cloning. It was God and he was successful. Adam’s rib was the genetic source for the creation of Eve which means that the second human being on earth was the first woman and clone. To find these claims even more astonishing, logic in the foundations of the story told by the Christian holly book is scientifically confirmed.
God Performed the First Cloning
After creating the world from chaos God populated it with living beings. On the last day of his great construction, out of the dust, in his image, God created the first human being – Adam. All creatures were created in pairs and man was no exception. Creator took one of Adam’s ribs and used it for his another creation – Eve. The preceding description of the first lady in heaven holds a very unambiguous metaphor of very precise surgery implemented by an entity with a high understanding of human biology.
Creation of Eve
So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribsand then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said: “She shall be called Woman because she was taken out of Man.” Genesis:2:21-23.
This part taken from the book of Genesis strongly implies the process very similar to modern surgery procedures. Deep sleep is achieved through anesthesia which is an unavoidable part of every intervention that requires the opening of the human body. This construction venture also encompassed the elements of organ transplantation differentiated by the feature of bone being the object of extraction instead of an organ as well as the base of the creation of the whole another organism. As it was said, the rib was the chosen bone which opens another question regarding why did God choose precisely that bone?
Gods Choice of Bone
Why did God, out of 256 bones constructing the human skeleton, choose rib? The biological fact regarding most of the mammals including human beings is that ribs can regenerate. From all bones in our body ribs are the only ones capable of growing back if they are precisely extracted. When taken out of the body after the surgery, two to three months are needed for ribs to grow back and reconnect with the spine. This was the exact reason for God’s choice. He wanted to make a clone without permanently damaging Adam.
Disputing Eve’s Nature
When analyzing the first woman on earth, we can see that God took the rib/side (Hebrew: tsela) which He used to build a whole new being. That being, besides everything else, had its own DNA. If Eve was a clone she would have been he. However, she was featured by different sex chromosomes (XX) while Adam as a male had XY. This theory is strongly supported by feminist movements which constantly attempt to change the translation of rib to side and represent women as equal to men.
Eve Was Clone
As the meaning of every other term, the word clone has its broad and exact match meanings. By scientific definition, cloning is the process of generating a genetically identical copy of a cell or an organism. While we can clearly confirm that organisms of Adam and Eve weren’t identical, the fact remains that some cells had to be as the first lady was constructed of man’s rib. This debatable but indisputable fact shows that by cell-compound, Eve was a clone.
Human Cloning Ventures – Her Name Is Dolly
When it comes to human beings, we too have managed to create a clone. However, we have worked with sheep. Her name was Dolly. She was born on 5 July 1996 and died from progressive lung disease when she was six years and seven months old. The disease was not related to her being a clone. The mare process of cloning happens in nature almost all the time. Cell self-replication that can be seen in many bacterias is an excellent example.
Here are some interesting facts regarding the first human-made sheep clone:
- Dolly had three mothers. The first provided the egg, another gave her DNA, while the third carried the cloned embryo to term.
- She was created using the technique of somatic cell nuclear transfer – Transfering adult cell into developing egg cell.
- Dolly was the first clone created on the foundations of cell taken extracted from a grown mammal.