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The first operation described in the Bible was the removal of a rib from Adam, which was performed by first putting Adam into an unconscious, "deep sleep-like trance."[2] This was the equivalent of anesthesia -- thousands of years before anesthesia was developed by William Mortan in 1846. Had scientists been more openminded about Genesis 2:21, they may have discovered anesthesia far sooner, and saved many more lives.

Andy Schlafly, Conservapedia, Biblical scientific foreknowledge 121 Comments [10/19/2010 3:31:34 AM]
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Unfortunately the bible doesn't tell us HOW this was done. (Just like it doesn't say how God created the universe.) Maybe if God wasn't so secretive we could have saved many more live.

10/21/2010 8:52:29 AM



I'm confused, how would believing in the bible made the discovery of anesthesia occur any time sooner?

10/21/2010 12:10:34 PM


Jesus said "If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed ... nothing shall be impossible to you." If God kept His part of that bargain, we wouldn't need anesthesia.

10/21/2010 1:43:39 PM

Hey, God put him into a deep trance! We can do that too!

Get the clubs!

10/21/2010 5:53:27 PM


Andy's gone around so many bends I've decided he lives in Versailles.

And if scientists had just paid more attention to Aladdin, we might have had invisibility and flight a thousand years ago!

10/21/2010 8:43:43 PM

Anesthesia had to be invented because your god was NOT putting people to sleep before surgery

10/22/2010 4:05:58 PM


And do tell, what substance did God use as anesthesia?

Because I'm pretty sure to this date doctors lack God's powers.

10/23/2010 8:20:08 PM

Wait, an operation for what exactly?, did he had a tumor or something?. And with what SUBSTANCE did he put to sleep(literarilly)?. This is the "wisdom" of anesthesia in the Bible.

10/24/2010 3:40:01 AM

Dan Onymous

And how exactly would you have gone about chlorinating a hydrocarbon based on Genesis 2:21 Andy?

10/25/2010 8:11:08 AM

Some guy


It's not hard to stuy for exams even if you are a complete moron. Even easier with great proffessors from an ivy-league college.

10/27/2010 11:38:32 PM

Anesthesia's been around before the bible was written!


10/28/2010 11:11:28 PM


The Classical Greeks had anesthesia, (or at least induced trances for surgical operations,) as well as better hygiene than most later cultures. The Egyptians before them also had a rudimentary, but workable understanding of surgery. After the rise of Christianity study into medicine was believed to be the work of witches and Satanists out to steal your soul with Voodoo. And if you believe your bible going to the doctor instead of praying for a miraculous recovery is a sign of your wavering faith and therefore a sin.

2/13/2011 3:22:09 AM


just andy being andy.
it is mind-numbingly petty, ill-informed and just plain wrong, but somehow the lengths he goes to creating this kinda shite deserves recognition. based on his twisted logic, i suggest the "Poe4Christ" award....

2/13/2011 5:12:36 AM


"Had scientists been more openminded about Genesis 2:21, they may have discovered anesthesia far sooner, and saved many more lives."

Are you implying they could have harnessed God's powers, or become gods themselves and healed people that way?

Anesthesia is for PAIN, it does not actually save the person's life - it simply makes the whole ordeal a lot less horrible to go through.

2/13/2011 8:49:38 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Were Andy able to count he would notice that men and women have the same number of ribs.

7/6/2011 7:26:35 AM

Quantum Mechanic

It's a myth Andy.

Now go play in traffic.

6/8/2012 11:52:00 AM

Filin De Blanc

Is Schlafly literally brain-damaged or something?

6/8/2012 11:58:00 AM


What is this I don't even

9/3/2012 2:10:10 PM

If the Bible had said "and lo, the Lord used a tincture of Kavah root to place Adam in a deep sleep, in which he felt no pain" that might have been helpful. as it is , not so much.

9/3/2012 4:34:28 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Andy still hasn't figured out that men and women have the same number of ribs.

8/2/2014 8:48:56 AM


Women and men have the same number of ribs, just as Andy Shatfly and a lamp post have the same number of brain cells.

8/3/2014 2:15:08 AM

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