@anon136362: If a baby is born with a hole in its heart, or due to a flaw in gene expression, the baby's lungs do not develop correctly, or due to incomplete development of the limbs the baby is born without arms, or the mother miscarries at six weeks, what does that say about your incredible and ultra intelligent god then?
The truth is, you are seeing connections where they do not exist. Our evolutionary history is written into our embryos, the same as it is written into every vertebrate embryo. Human embryos share the same characteristics with all vertebrates.
From the beginning of embryonic development to about 41 days or so, the embryo develops a full grown tale and also possesses gill slits which hail back to our fish and monkey ancestors (Monkey-like to be more appropriate, our common ancestor with apes). The gill slits develop into what will become the lung tissue (Coincidental?). The tail, due to programmed cell death disappears leaving only the coccyx (our vestigial tail). Yet the tail is only physically gone; however the genes that caused it to form in the first place are still written into the genetic code in a dormant state.
Our genetic code in and of itself is also far from unique. We share over 99 percent of our gene sequence with chimps and the same four proteins -- adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine -- are used to form the DNA sequences for every single living creature on Earth which again only highlights our common ancestry with all other species.
It does the human race no good to cling to beliefs written in a 3,000 year old book that was penned by men who believed that the earth was flat and had four corners (Job 38:13, Daniel 4:7-8), or that the reason we have so many different languages is because god was scared that humans were going to build a tower that could reach him (Genesis 11:1-9); who believed the Sun and Moon were made to stand still in the sky for 24 hours (Joshua 10:12-14). They believed this because they thought the Earth was the center of the universe). The Bible is not a science textbook and your interpretation of scripture as mystically being connected to the phases of human embryological development is closer to pagan numerology than to Christian beliefs.
However, if your comment was intended to display why it is wrong for a woman to choose to have an abortion if the child is unwanted, illegitimate, or the product of sexual assault, then please consult 2nd Samuel chapter 12 for God's position on abortion.
Despite David's fasting and praying to God to allow his child with Bathsheba to live, God kills the child for David's sin! Keep in mind this was a fully developed child, a fully born human being. And not only did God kill the child, but he made the child suffer for several days before finally allowing it to die. When the child dies, David stops fasting and praying, goes and has some lunch and then goes and has sex with Bathsheba again. This time because she is his wife now God doesn't get mad and he gives David and Bathsheba a son, the wise King Solomon, to make up for the dead kid (who by the way, was never even given a name).
This is the Bible's stance on baby killing! This is the nonsense that people who follow the Bible never bother to pay attention to. Next time someone tells you that baby killers and pro-choicer are going to hell, read them 2 Samuel chapter 12. What "an incredible, powerful and ultra-intelligent God!" Yeah, right!