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God’s Glory and Leukocytes by Travis Evans
March 25, 2008, 4:43 pm
Filed under: Coolness

By: Travis Evans

I found this video by Harvard Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Robert Lue that visualizes a lot of the inner workings of your body. Enjoy watching as these things take place in your body RIGHT NOW! (This is for all you science buffs!)

How many things can you identify? Isn’t it amazing what God has created?

If you want to know more, read this or watch this.

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Travis, what possessed you to put that on here? It reminded me of candy necklaces and chunky barf swirling together, set to classical music.

Comment by Caleb H.

Look, pal. It’s not my fault that you cannot appreciate the complex workings of motor proteins or the endoplasmic reticulum. Who isn’t amazed at the formation of microtubules? Read a Biology book again, CALEB!

For anyone else that doesn’t understand the “chunky barf,” do a little studying! It’s manly and brings glory to God. Don’t know where to look? Google can help you in .02 seconds.

Comment by Squatty

whats with the neon colors?

Comment by gary

I actually watched this video in a class of mine a couple months ago. As a biomedical engineer I appreciate it.

It reminded me of an section from Jerry Bridge’s Book “The Joy of Fearing God.” Its kinda long, so bare with me.

“I admit to a fascination with the design of the human body. Though, I’m not a scientist, I remember enough of my engineering studies to appreciate all I read about the incredible complexity and ingenious design of our bodies. I referred earlier to Michael Denton’s book “Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. To help us better understand the “unparalleled complexity and adaptive design” of a single human cell, Dr. Denton suggests we imagine magnifying it “a thousand million times until it is twenty kilometers in diameter and resembles a giant airship large enough to cover a great city like London or New York.” On its surface we see what appear to be millions of portholes, opening and closing to allow a continual stream of materials flowing in and out. Entering one of these openings, we discover “a world of supreme technology and bewildering complexity”:

‘We would see endless highly organized corridors and conduits branching in every direction away from the perimeter of the cell, some leading to the central memory bank in the nucleus and others to assembly plants and processing units…A huge range of products and raw materials would shuttle along all the manifold conduits in a highly ordered fashion to and from all the various assembly plants in the outer regions of the cell.’

“We would wonder,” Dr. Denton continues, “at the level of control implicit in the movement of so many objects down so many seemingly endless conduits, all in perfect unison.”
It would resemble “an immense automated factory, a factory larger than a city and carrying out almost as many unique functions as all the manufacturing activities of man on earth.” In one respect, however, it would differ radically from the most advanced factory or machine known to man—“for it would be capable of replicating its entire structure within a matter of a few hours.”

Now consider that there are an estimated 75 trillion of these incredibly sophisticated cells in your body— 75 trillion unique representations of this “object of unparalleled complexity and adaptive design.” What keeps them all working together? It’s the DNA strand locked away inside the nucleus of each cell. Your body’s DNA is estimated to contain instructions that, if written out, would fill a thousand six-hundred-page books, yet would fit inside of an ice cube.

However, “in terms of complexity, “Dr. Denton adds, “an individual cell is nothing when compared with a system like the mammalian brain.”

“The human brain consists of about ten thousand million nerve cells. Each nerve cell puts out somewhere in the region of between ten thousand and one hundred thousand connecting fibers by which it makes contact with other nerve cells in the brain…
Despite the enormity of the number of connections, the ramifying forest of fibers is not a chaotic random tangle but a highly organized network in which a high proportion of the fibers are unique adaptive communication channels following their own specially ordained pathway through the brain. Even if only one hundredth of the connections of the brain were specifically organized, this would still represent a system containing a much greater number of specific connections than in the entire communications network on earth.”

What does all this fascinating information about the human body have to do with the fear of God? It’s simply one illustration of thousands that could be drawn from nature’s vast resources to demonstrate God’s infinite wisdom.”

So sit back, relax, play the video again and be amazed at the wisdom of God!

Comment by Nathan Simmons

See Travis, Nathan’s reply was actually helpful. Thanks Nate for humbly serving my old, out-of-college brain with some insight from Mr. Bridges.

Sorry, I spend too much time looking at my diploma I guess…

P.S. I’m glad that a PSTCC almost-grad in Video production knows about the cell. Useful, that.

HAHAHA

No, Travis, I really do respect you and am looking forward to working with you soon! Thanks for using your God-given giftings to serve Him and not yourself. To God be the praise.

Comment by Caleb H.

Not that I’m impressed a lot, but this is more than I expected for when I found a link on Furl telling that the info is awesome. Thanks.

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