The Neuron – The Wonder of the Human Body

Motor-NeuronsThis article discusses the average neuron.

You reach out to touch the stove top. But, right before your hand touches it, you begin to feel warmth. You move your hand a little closer to the stove and the warmth increases. Now, it is just plain out hot. You quickly pull your hand away.

What has just happened is an example of what our neurons, one kind of many other kinds of cells in the body, can do in your body. These special cells, which we often think of as nerves, are what tells our body when something is hot, when something is cold, when something is sharp, or when something is a possible danger.

Neurons themselves are cells. Although they may not look like the average cell we normally see in a drawing or picture, they most definitely are still cells. They can perform all the functions of life, they have all the materials of cells, so, they must be cells. And they are.

Neurons are made up of three main parts: nucleus, axon and and dendrites. The nucleus is the center of the cell and, ultimately, controls the rest of the cell. The axon is the deliverer of the electrical impulse that we feel. The dendrites themselves, are the ones that receive the impulse. Without any one of these parts the neuron is incapable of performing its task.

When the neuron first receives the electrical impulse that we feel, it will register this information through the dendrites. The dendrites then send it to the nucleus. When the nucleus gets the information it will then send the pulse through the axon. This axon is always connected to the next neuron’s dendrites. This is one of the things that makes the neuron so fast at their job. When the pulse reaches the end of the axon it will transform into neurotransmitter molecules. These molecules then impact the dendrites and start the cycle all over again.

Okay, this sounds interesting but how can it be so fast? It actually all lies in the size of the neuron.

Although some neurons can be quite large most of this lies in the length of the axon. Some axons can be many feet long, reaching from the bottom of the spine to your toes. But the length is not what makes it fast. The speed all relies in the structure and depth of the axon.

The axon contains a system that has the “voltage-dependent sodium channels”. These sodium channels make the axon a very negatively charged item. When the electrical pulse goes through the axon, this negative tube makes it go much faster. In layman’s terms, this just means that electrical pulses can quickly travel through the axon to be delivered.

With almost 100,000,000,000 neurons in our brain alone, we can see why and how they are so perfectly created for each and every need that God knew we would come across. I’m glad He made them the way He did. Aren’t you?

Charles Darwin – A Tidal Wave of Brainwashing

darwincCharles Darwin has changed the world in no small terms! Unfortunately, I am not talking about the better of the two ways of turning the world.

Darwin was born on February 12th, 1809. He was raised in Shewsbury, England and went to Dr. Butler’s School at age 11. Darwin lost his mother when he was just eight years old. This didn’t really effect him because the memory of his mother was small and unimportant to him.

“. . . I can remember hardly anything about her except her death-bed, her black velvet gown, and her curiously constructed work-table.”1

Darwin was first sent to a school that was kept by a Rev. G. Case who pastored a Unitarian church. Darwin then learned, for seven years, at Dr. Butler’s School. He learned very little except for ancient history and geography. Darwin considered these times a dud.2

After, and during, his education at Butler’s, Darwin moved into more deeper passions. He loved Shakespeare and delighted in learning about the barometer.

One of the most famous journeys of Darwin was his trip on the HMS Beagle to South America. He visited St. Helena, St. Jago and, of course, the Galapagos Islands.

Darwin is known for his intensive study of local finches here and this was one of his bases for the theory of evolution.

It was after this trip that Darwin began his work on On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. That is a long title but it received a lot of attention after it was published November of 1859.

The truth is, Darwin was not the first person to contradict the Bible in his theory of evolution. In fact, the degrading movement began with people almost a hundred years before him.

They didn’t propose that man evolved from apes or from soup but they did say that the layers of rock we see today were the results of millions of years. Darwin was friends with some of the men who were still alive in his day.3

We know this not to be true because the global flood depicted in Genesis 6-9 was a worldwide catastrophe that would’ve laid down hundreds of feet of sediment in minutes!

Charles Darwin has lead the way for a lot of misconception of our world and has been accountable for hundreds of lies told to us for the last 50 years alone.

We find, that when we reject the Biblical account of Creation we find ourselves placing the entire world at jeopardy.

We know that Darwin still has a hold on this world because we see men like Stephen Hawkings, Richard Dawkins and Hugh Ross saying that we can believe evolution as true science, but, as we know from the Bible, we cannot.



1 Darwin, Charles. Autobiography of Charles Darwin. 2000. eBook. Pg. 7

2 Darwin, Charles. Autobiography of Charles Darwin. 2000. eBook. Pg. 14

3 Darwin, Charles. Autobiography of Charles Darwin. 2000. eBook. Pg. 64

The Universe Revolves Around . . .

Humans are a very unique creation in this world of God’s. In fact, we are so unique that an entire sections of science have been set apart for humans. These include the study of diseases that infect humans (human pathology), our makeup of our body (human anatomy) and realms of the “mind world” all revolve around humans. Actually, it seems the whole universe revolves around humans; technically it does.

According to the Bible, the entire universe was made for humans by God. He designed the galaxies for humans to express awe. He crafted beasts of the world for humanity along with the fowl of the air. And yes, even the fish, reptiles and mammals of the water.

Thus humans, in the Christian worldview should be valued above all other creatures and one should never kill a fellow human being. God made every human being and He is so very zealous for them that He wishes that none should perish, both in the physical and spiritual world.

Think about all that for a minute . . . isn’t it amazing? Isn’t God amazing?

Memorize That Tune!

musicmemorizeLately I have listened to a lot of music since I’ve done a lot of driving. This last week I’ve really noticed how smart the human brain is. I’d be listening to a song and realize I had it memorized in no time, even when I wasn’t trying.

My brain was picking up the words even when I wasn’t; this is pretty cool all in itself. Other times, I noticed that I could fill in the next part of a song even if it was my first time listening to it. My brain caught unto a pattern or a sequence and naturally repeated it. That is pretty sweet as well.

Another thing I noticed was how well our brains can attach a memory to music. For instance, I often play a game with my siblings involving soundtrack music. I play part of an instrumental and they have to guess what show it comes from.

I played an excerpt of a song to my five-year-old brother a few weeks ago. It was very hard to recognize the song, even I didn’t know what show it was when I first heard it. But, my little brother guessed it within seconds. I was astonished at how perfect his little brain was.

Without getting preachy, I want to make it clear that our brains are magnificent things! Today, think about it a little; bet you’d be surprised!