The design of the brain is a wonder to behold, imagine this, one brain holds 200 billion nerve cells that are connected to one another via hundreds of trillions of synapses. Each synapses acts like a microprocessor, where many thousands of them are able to connect to just one neuron. Scientists observed in the cerebral cortex alone, roughly one hundred twenty-five trillion synapses which is about how many stars fill fifteen hundred Milky Way galaxies! The New York Times describes it as…
“There are 100 billion neurons, so the brain probably contains 100 trillion synapses, its most critical working part. At the side of a synapse that belongs to the transmitting neuron, an electrical signal arrives and releases packets of chemicals. The chemicals diffuse quickly across the minute gap between the neurons and dock with receptors on the surface of the receiving neuron.”
“These receptors feed the signals they receive to a delicate complex of protein-based machines that process and store the information. The 1,461 genes that specify these synaptic proteins constitute more than 7 percent of the human genome’s 20,000 protein-coding genes, an indication of the synapse’s complexity and importance. Dr. Grant believes that the proteins are probably linked together to form several biological machines that process the information and change the physical properties of the neuron as a way of laying down a memory. “
These amazing neurons are the body’s wiring which is able to carry electrical signals called action potentials. When one action travels to the end of the neuron, then to another. What researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine also discovered, was a resistant to change. Meaning they found proteins to be highly conserved. It’s been well documented that a wide range of mutations in these proteins causes a variety of neurological and psychiatric diseases.
“The work should help in understanding how the synapse works in laying down memories, as well as the basis of the many diseases that turn out to be caused by defects in the synapse’s delicate machinery. The research team, led by Seth Grant of the Sanger Institute near Cambridge, England, compiled the first exact inventory of all the protein components of the synaptic information-processing machinery. No fewer than 1,461 proteins are involved in this biological machinery, they report in the current issue of Nature Neuroscience.”
“Each neuron in the human brain makes an average 1,000 or so connections with other neurons. There are 100 billion neurons, so the brain probably contains 100 trillion synapses, its most critical working part. These receptors feed the signals they receive to a delicate complex of protein-based machines that process and store the information.”
The brain has very advanced circuitry which is phenomenally detailed and complex where different parts are tightly integrated, with a low threshold to change. In the evolutionary framework it adds more complexity (to solve a problem) in its explanation of slow and gradual, so evolutionists have to believe this design supposedly evolved with changes at an unheard rate of speed before it became finely tuned. Perhaps too quick for the eyes to notice?
Not only is there scant and questionable evidence for intermediate designs leading to the known proteins, but what the evidence evolutionists does reveal with this discovery is that these proteins do not tolerate change which is critical in Darwinian evolution. It takes a lot more to believe in evolution than God. The brain’s design is highly advanced beyond man’s wildest dreams, it points to the work of a intelligent Creator, namely God!