The human body is a marvelous machine that is fearfully and wonderfully made. King David declared this in Psalm 139:14. "I will praise thee: for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well." ( King James Version).
Some amazing facts about the human body :
There is over 10 billion cells in your body. These cells are very complex structures that make up our brain, bones, muscles, skin, eyes, blood and many other organs. Take the human eye for instance, it is just one four-thousandth of the adults weight and yet gives us 80% of the information that we need. The eye contains 130 million rod-shaped cells that detect light intensity and transmit visual impulses to the brain via some one million nerve fibers while nearly six million cone-shaped cells do the same job, but respond specifically to color variation. The eyes can handle 500,000 messages simultaneously.
Next, there is the heart in the human body. It is not much bigger than a clenched fist and weighs 10-11 ounces. It beats automatically about 100,000 times a day and over 2,500 million times in the average life span. The heart pumps blood through the body's 80,000 miles of blood vessels at a rate which means that every day the blood cells travel an accumulated distance of 168 million miles, equivalent to 6,720 times the earth's circumference. Speaking of the blood, a single drop contains 250 million separate blood cells. Truly, the Bible is correct about the life of man is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11,14).
Our brain contains a hundred billion neurons. Over an eighty year life time the human brain processes ten terabytes of data. Somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000 inputs from other neurons will converge on each individual brain cell.
The ear is so marvelous that when an air wave moves one millionth of a second across the eardrum, that movement is immediately translated into intelligible sounds by processes involving 30,000 nerve endings in an area a fraction of an inch long.
Speaking of both the ear and the eye, Proverbs 20:12 says, "The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made both of them." (King James Version).
Here is a question : Are we just a cosmic chance accident or are we the product of careful design? What does an examination of the evidence tell us?
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