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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Magic of the Human Body

I was just thinking today it really is a miracle, the human body. Whether it be from God, evolution or a combination of both, I have no idea but we really are an amazing species.

I am willing to bet that most of you, if not all of you reading this can walk and talk normally. You probably take those basic, simple things for granted. I know that I used to. 

Just the simple act of breathing is done automatically without any effort from you. Same deal for your beating heart. 

Our bodies are amazing machines. Just the simple act of standing up and walking requires input from your brain and a ton of different muscle groups are needed plus balance and equilibrium. However, I am willing to bet you do it without giving it a second thought.

Our brains are also amazing organs. They contain billions of neurons and allow us to talk, walk be creative and they control everything that we do. If you remove your brain, are you still you? If you switch bodies with someone else but you kept your own brain, are you still you?

Our brains are something like 10% of our body weight but they consume something like 80% of our nutrients. Don't even get me started on languages. Knowing one is amazing in its own right. I am lucky enough to know two. 

I don't know the answer to those questions. However, I marvel at how wonderful our bodies are and I am thankful to be alive and have a (mostly) functioning body and a healthy mind.

Just think, we all start out as a ball of cells. Just a mix of our parents DNA. However, if everything goes well, nine months later you get a fully formed human with their own personality. 

If everything continues to go well, that baby will eventually become an adult and the cycle of life will start all over again. 

Til next time, Tyler 

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