(Tim, w/thanks to David W.) Breathlessly, the BBC reports our latest neuroscience findings. (By the way, keep track of that whole neuro thing. It's hot and will soon explain everything as a simple question of brain waves. Including theology.)
Brilliant neuroscience researchers have poked around in the electrical brain activity of their subjects' noggins watching for the differences between men and women when subjects were presented with images of, for instance, danger. Turns out...
"men showed activity in areas which dealt with what action they should take to avoid or confront danger" whereas "the study ...found more activity in the emotional centres of women's brains."
While viewing the negative images, women showed stronger and more extensive activity in the left thalamus. This is an area which relays sensory information to the pain and pleasure centres of the brain.
Men showed more activity in an area of the brain called the left insula, which plays a key role in controlling involuntary functions, including respiration, heart rate and digestion...
Researcher Dr Andrzej Urbanik said: "This might signal that when confronted with dangerous situations, men are more likely than women to take action."
Would our dear readers think me base or impious if I said maybe it's something about broad shoulders and nursing breasts? Or rather, maybe it's something about Christ protecting His Bride and giving Himself up for Her?
Loved ones, if the BBC is reporting this as a scientific finding, we pastors and elders and Titus 2 women and fathers and mothers need to teach it to those looking to us for wisdom. In our Western pomo world, it's time to recover these precious details of God's Creation which are absolutely central to living a godly life in Christ Jesus. Since they're in Scripture, we know they're "profitable."