While abortion advocates have long defended their ‘pro-choice’ stance by arguing that nobody knows the defining moment when life begins, a vivid scientific discovery is proving otherwise — in bright, living color.
In 2016, researchers at Northwestern University in Chicago were able to capture the miraculous moment that a sperm fertilizes an egg at the microscopic level.
Their discovery was nothing short of a breathtaking display of our Creator’s hand at work.
The video they released reveals what appears to be a fluorescent display of fireworks taking place at the moment of conception. The ‘flash of light’ is created when zinc is released and binds to tiny molecules that “emit a fluorescence,” only viewable by microscopes.
While the zinc spark was discovered in mice five years prior, it is an earth-shattering scientific breakthrough for researchers to witness the phenomenon in human fertilization.
“An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception,” the Telegraph reported. “Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other animals but it is the first time it has been also shown to happen in humans.”
“To see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking,” recalled Dr. Teresa Woodruff, a Northwestern University professor. “It was remarkable.”
Life Site likened the spectacular display of light to God’s work of creation as described in Genesis:
“God’s active act of creation, as described in Genesis 1, begins with those familiar words ‘Let there be light.’”
Prayerfully, this breakthrough discovery brings our generation one step closer to seeing the beautiful ways in which the Bible and science coincide, rather than conflict. In the words of the great 19th-century scientist Matthew Maury:
“The Bible is true and science is true, and therefore each, if truly read, but proves the truth of the other.”