Daily Devotional – November 5
Have you considered that ancient man was intelligent? Archaeologists recently examined some stone tools that were made by Neanderthal man. They found that the Neanderthals had made superglue! The wooden handles were glued to flint knives by birch pitch superglue. This adhesive was made by a dry distillation method that is difficult to reproduce even using modern manufacturing methods.
Smoldering birch bark must be heated to between 644 - 752oF and oxygen must be excluded to keep the resin from bursting into flames. If the temperature were lower than 644oF, the birch resin would not form the glue. If the temperature were above 752oF, it would blacken, form carbon, or burn. Making superglue from birch bark took some know-how! Were the Neanderthals bumbling, primitive cavemen as evolutionists have taught for years? Hardly! God made man intelligent from the beginning.
Tubalcain, an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron: …
~ Genesis 4:22
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
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