Information in a Single Hair

Something that prompted me to watch television shows on forensic science in crime scene investigations was learning that origins science is forensic in nature. Biblical creationists, Intelligent Design enthusiasts, and evolutionists attempt to use forensic science to determine events in the past.

In detective shows based in modern times, technicians are glad to find strands of hair (even better if the root is intact). The hair contains DNA and other information. However, the hair itself is distinct from animal fur, which is readily apparent under a microscope.

Under a microscope, a single hair can yield a great deal of information. Even at this level it can be seen that we are distinct from animals.
Human hair under a microscope, Flickr / BobMacInnes (CC BY 2.0)
Our hair is different than that of the beasts, old son. While misotheists and other evolutionists like to insist that humans are animals (which can be true from a classification standpoint), we are much more than that. There are many biological distinctions which reflect the fact that we are distinctly created by God.
Hairs are one of the most common biological pieces of evidence found at crime scenes. On average, one human scalp contains between 80,000 and 100,000 hairs, and humans shed an average of 100 hairs per day. One amazing feature of forensic hair analysis is the hidden secrets revealed through the lens of a microscope.

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Genesis 1 describes the creation of animals “according to their kind.” What is a kind? A kind represents the reproductive boundary of living things.

To read this short but informative article in its entirety, see "Designed Distinctions in a Single Strand of Hair." You may also like another on forensics, "Humans, Marsupials, and Fingerprints."