A university in the United States did a scientific experiment. I just failed to jot down the name of the university and the professor. It was about life in a perfect environment. They eliminated all possible causes of disease. They placed eight mice in a clinically simulated perfect environment then, they provided them with everything that they would need like food, water and shelter. In short, they no longer needed to look for food or anything for they already had what they needed and wanted. The results after two years were as follows:
1. Mice colony rose from 8 to 2000 mice
2. Groupings or “clicks” had been observed; 12 in each group
3. Females had become dominant over the males. The females drove out the males from their territories; the males relinquished their territories to the females
4. The young mice had become self-indulgent. They were busy cleaning themselves and just did what they wanted to do
Two things that the mice no longer do:
1. They do not help each other anymore
2. They do not make love anymore
Five years later, in such a perfect environment, every mouse died!
This experiment may not be conclusive but it seems that the absence of adversity is not conducive for life.
Thus, the words’ “my brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various temptations…” (KJV2000) have a good message for all of us…
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