University finds brain's complexity beyond belief

RESEARCHERS  have found that a single human brain has more molecular-scale switches than all the computers, routers and Internet connections on the entire planet!

Stephen Smith, a professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine, says the team found that the brain's complexity is beyond anything they'd imagined, almost to the point of being beyond belief. In the cerebral cortex alone, there are roughly 125 trillion synapses, which is about how many stars fill 1,500 Milky Way galaxies! And a single synapse may contain 1,000 molecular-scale switches.

Yet there are scientists who appear on our TV screens all the time to tell us that life just popped into existence when the right bunch of chemicals appeared, and that the genetic instructions required to construct the awesome human brain simply evolved by themselves with no guidance at all.

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