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God’s Greatest Physical Creation

The human brain has been rightfully called the greatest arrangement of matter in the universe. This is no overstatement. The following are six primary reasons.

-The brain is mind-bogglingly efficient. For all the work it does, it only needs to be fueled by the equivalent energy of a 20-watt light bulb.

-Scientists have recently calculated that the brain’s main processing units – neurons – add up to at least 86 billion. Neurons help us control our bodies and think thoughts.

-The human brain contains 528,000 miles of nerve fibers. They transmit information to different neurons, muscles, and glands.

-Scientists estimate the human brain contains 2.5 petabytes of memory capacity. This is equivalent to the information stored at all US academic research libraries.

-The brain is not snoozing during sleep. “Once consciousness is lost, it gets to work on all manner of chores: clearing out toxic molecules, regulating hormone levels (and) also filing away experiences for later recall.

-And finally, the brain produces the miracle we call consciousness, which to this very day puzzles scientists about how it exactly does this.

Source: Various authors, “Eight Wonders of the Human Brain,” New Scientist,” (7-22-19)

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