Continuing our journey through the human body and its intelligent design, we look one more time at the brain and then the eye.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear [respect, hold in awe] the LORD and shun evil.
A quick addendum to the brain: If we choose poorly, we should not say, “I will do it right next time.” Instead, we need to go ahead and correct ourselves and do it right. That way, we tell our brains which neuron paths we want to develop. It will make a difference down the road. This corrective behavior honors God and eventually makes us like Jesus.
Now, on to the eye…
Even Charles Darwin conceded that “to suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.” A Pocket Guide to the Human Body, page 25.
Poor Darwin; he chose absurdity over Master Design. What he wouldn’t have given for an electron microscope! Here are some of the things he would have found concerning the human eye:
The eye is essentially a living video camera of extraordinary sensitivity. Like any good manmade camera, the eye has a black interior to prevent light scattering, and an automatically focusing lens and adjustable diaphragm to control the light. And like the most sophisticated modern digital cameras, the eye has a light-sensitive layer (the retina) that can adjust to a wide range of brightness.
But unlike any camera made by man, the retina can automatically change its sensitivity to brightness over a range of ten billion to one! The retina’s light-sensitive cells (photoreceptors) can perceive a range of light, from bright sunlit snow to a single photon (the smallest unit of light). The eye also has the amazing ability to assemble and repair itself, unlike manmade cameras.
There are several parts to the eye: the cornea, the iris, the pupil, the lens, the liquid, the muscle, the cleaning system, and the retina. Tomorrow, we will look at each of these parts and what they do. We will quickly “see” that the eye cannot have produced itself via evolution. There are simply too many parts that must work simultaneously and in perfect order for the eye to work at all!
Abba, we are fearfully and wonderfully made! Help us to “see” You in every part of our body, nature, and our universe. Amen.