Friday, October 7, 2011

The Inner Life of a Cell

In an earlier post, I mentioned listening to a talk at the Creation Museum by Dr. Purdom titled "Wonders of the Cell". I wanted to tell you a bit more about it and share with you this video that she referenced. 

During the talk, she played several short clips of the video "The Inner Life of the Cell" by Harvard University, accompanied by the music only (without the voice-over that is included in the video I've embedded below) and then proceeded to explain to us what was happening. I heartily recommend this talk if you ever have the opportunity to hear it. A video of her presentation can be purchased in the Answers in Genesis Bookstore.

This video is an animation of what scientists have actually witnessed and studied as the process in which a white blood cell leaves the blood stream to locate and attack an infection in the body. It depicts the outside of the cell, moving then to the inside and all the amazing processes that must occur for the cell to change shape, flattening out to squeeze between the cells that make up the walls of the blood vessels.

What you watch here is a beautiful depiction of only a small portion of what goes on during this process. 

Our bodies are so amazing and complex! So many little changes, protein exchanges, and exchanges of information on a cellular level are critical to each minute function of life each second of each day. Indeed, we are fearfully and wonderfully made!

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