This is an amazing world full of amazing things and we humans are amazing creatures. I’ve always believed in creation versus evolution, though the theory of evolution does intrigue me to a point. Science is a friend, after all, and I would never poo-poo a friend or a friend’s beliefs. I would, however, offer up my own basis for my beliefs where warranted. Interesting thing about saying that though…I have finally floundered upon my best offering yet as to why creation trumps evolution. The human body itself!
Yes, the human body, YOUR human body, is the only earthly and scientific proof a person needs to understand and believe in creation.
Take a look at part one of these amazing facts about the human body. It’s a long list, so I’m breaking it down into pieces. Feel free to grab a cup of tea or coffee for this ride and tune back in regularly for future posts until we finish up the series.
Also take note. If you are a cynic, doubter, nay-sayer of any kind, that’s okay. Accept my challenge though. I challenge you to be still for a moment and do more than just read the list. Make a commitment to yourself to actually contemplate the list one sentence or section at a time. Take days, weeks, or even months if needed. There shouldn’t be an epiphany at the first reading of the first sentence or two. The encouragement is to muse over it, let it sink in, hypothesize its merits over time and then decipher it for your own decision-making use. These are all undisputed and scientific facts about the human body. Nothing here is made up. But you may need time to let science (yes, science) catch up to your pre-conceived mind and help said pre-conceived mind explore other possibilities beyond evolution.
Ask yourself what is each piece of evidence really saying about you and your body? Is it something you already knew, once knew and forgot, or is it something you’re realizing or learning for the first time ever in your life? Maybe you have always known the fact, but are you thinking about it differently now, in terms of how your body works and functions? Is it changing your perception of how you believe mankind is able to think, do, and exist? Is it simply offering an element you had not thought of before? Pointing to evolution as factual, could evolution really be the reason leading to this amazing fact about your body?
Keep questions like this popping into your head as you go through this exercise; it will help you along the way.
Here we go. Part one will cover the human brain.
|The brain is the control center, sending and receiving signals through the nervous system and secreted hormones. It is responsible for thoughts, feelings, memories, and general perception of the world.|
|The brain is the fattiest organ in the body. This is why healthy fats are vital for brain health to stabilize the cell walls in the brain.|
|The human brain will triple its size in the first year of life.|
|The human brain has a memory capacity equivalent to more than four terabytes on a hard drive.|
|By the end of a person’s life, he/she can recall on average about 150 trillion pieces of information.|
|The human brain contains approximately 100 billion neurons.|
|There are so many nerve cells in the human brain it would take 3,000 years to count them.|
|Nerve impulses from the brain travel at a speed of 274 km/h.|
|Approximately 100,000 chemical reactions occur in the human brain every second.|
|A human brain generates more electrical impulses in a day than all the telephones of the world combined.|
|While awake, the brain produces enough electricity to light a small bulb.|
|Even in sleep, the ear continues to detect sound. But the brain learns to ignore the sounds so the body can continue to sleep soundly.|
|Dreams are proof that your brain is working even when you are sleeping. The average human has about 4-7 dreams per night.|
And my human brain is remembering and recalling that I need to tie back to my book, I Kissed a Dog and I Liked It. So, here’s a preview for Part Two of The Amazing Human Body series covering the heart: A single kiss increases the pulse to 100 beats or more per minute. There’s an energy boost and recharge for you. Feel free to kiss someone, or your dog, for a quick picker-upper. Just make sure it is someone or a dog you know well enough.
As always, enjoy and