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The Importance of Blood Classification

Due to the recent campaigns for blood donors, people have become interested in what type of blood they have—group A or B, Rh-(positive) or Rh-(negative). What does it mean to be of group A or B and why cannot one type of blood be mixed with another? In order to understand the significance of blood […]

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The Treasures of the Snow

If you were in Grand Rapids dur­ing the past two weeks you would not have had to look far for an inspiration for a Beacon Lights article in the Na­ture Study section. Grand Rapids has just experienced a record breaking snow fall and from the weather reports our friends in the West are also having […]

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Genetics in Genesis

I trust the reader is familiar with the history recorded in Genesis 27, 28, 29, and 30 of Jacob’s flight to Padan-Aram, the home of his uncle Laban, in order to escape the burning wrath of his brother Esau. You will also recall the dealings Jacob had with his uncle Laban and how God prospered […]

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The Depth of the Water

Water is one of the most common sub­stances around us, but yet it is one of the most important compounds necessary for life. Beside these uses for water which we see around us every day such as hydro-electric power, transportation, and crop growth; there are many bio­logical uses which are unconsciously tak­ing place constantly. Next […]

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Clerk of the Seas

“Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?” —Job 38:16. Unlike the other members of the mollusk family—the clam, the oyster, and the snail—the squid is a very active, vicious and fast-moving creature. Characteristic of the mollusk family is the hard outer shell which […]

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Not a Fake, but a Fact

When the word “hypnotism” is men­tioned, most people picture in their minds a dark-colored person with a Turkish towel wrapped around his head, pointing his electrified fingers at a horrified sub­ject. Hypnotism is usually regarded as a form of weird entertainment or as a method of producing fear where it is wanted. The American people […]

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