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The Miracle of Coordination: A System That Functions Flawlessly in Our Bodies

30Dec 2014
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The Miracle of Coordination: A System That Functions Flawlessly in Our Bodies

What is the first condition for the immaculate coordination in our bodies?

What processes take place in our bodies when we see someone we know or as we   walk?

What type of co-ordination is there between nerve cells and the brain?

 What processes are taking place in your body as you read this?

The flash of a camera in the dark, the way your car starts when you turn the key in the ignition, the way your computer performs the processes you want at high speed; to occur, these all involve a large number of components working together in harmony. Like the technological devices cited here, all the events that take place in the world occur as a result of the perfect harmony in the universe. One of the most striking examples of this perfect organisation takes place in our own bodies. This organisation allows a person to perform numerous routine actions, such as laughing, speaking, blinking, walking, people recognition etc, all at the same time, whilst concomitantly regulating and co-ordinating vital physiological processes such as those involved in breathing. In addition, the speed at which these processes take place is so swift they require no more than a thousandth of a second to occur with impeccable precision.  Almighty God has created all these flawlessly harmonious systems in the human body to ensure our survival with optimum performance.

This sublime intelligence and awareness manifests itself in every cell in our bodies as we walk, breathe, look or greet someone we know in our daily activities; activities that seem so very ordinary to us, yet our organs and tissues are hard at work together with extraordinary coordination and equilibrium.


The Processes That Are Involved in the Body As We Walk

Walking is a process we all learn at an early age and regard as “very easy.” Yet in order for us to take even a single step, various different systems in our bodies go into action and work together with astounding rapidity. In addition, these systems work in such a structured manner that after we have taken one step there is no need for us to wait until the next one can be taken. The simultaneous mechanisms that occur to enable the occurrence of such processes are of course a great miracle. Below is a list illustrating some of the processes that allow us to walk:

  • Our bones weigh around 16 kg, yet can bear a body weighing 3-4 times more than that without breaking.
  • The reactive force that forms toward our bodies because of their weight every time we take a step is reduced by means of the “force distributing” effect of the 33 small bones that make up the spine along with its curved S shape.
  • The way some 100 of the muscles so carefully attached to the bones work as we walk.
  • The curved sole of the foot and its special shape resembling a cushion that eliminates the adverse effect of body weight.
  • The way we maintain our balance owing to the coordination between the cerebellum, inner ear and the presence of micro hairs in the inner ear.

Moreover, whilst such complex systems are occurring enabling us to walk, we can also speak, breath, close our eyes and do much more with ease.

The way these processes, summarized here in just a few sentences take place at the same time once again reveals the perfect creation of the human body.


We Make No Special Effort to Speak

In order for the words we wish to say to leave our mouths we do not have to sit and calculate the aperture of our vocal cords and how much they need to vibrate or which of the hundreds of muscles in our mouths, tongues and throats need to contract or expand nor by how much and in what order. We do not need to determine how many cubic centimetres of air to take into our lungs, or how fast and at what intervals we need to expel that air again. Besides even if we wanted to, we could not do it! This is because the emergence of one single word from our mouths is the result of the co-ordination of many structures, from the respiratory system to the nervous system and from our muscles to our bones all working together in harmony.


When We Meet and Get Acquainted

Whenever we meet anyone we know, a glorious organisation takes place in our bodies in response to this new situation. We can list these processes that go into operation simultaneously as follows:

The recognition process begins with sight. The light reflected from the body of the other person reaches our pupils at a rate of 10 trillion photons (light particles) per second. The light first passes through the lens and then through the fluid filling the eye sockets, and then falls onto the retina. There are hundreds of millions of cells on the surface of the retina; “cone cells” able to perceive colour and “rod cells” able to distinguish between dark and light. The retina cells perceive the photons by means of complicated chemical processes and produce electrical signals. The electrical stimulus from the retina is thus transmitted from one neuron to another to the visual cortex of the brain. In this way, the image of the person you know forms in a perfect manner in the center of the cerebral cortex.

In order to establish that this person is someone you know, the memory cells are checked and data in the memory concerning the person’s face are compared. Even the face image in the cerebral cortex and the facial data in your memory are compared, and any change in that person (such as a new hairstyle or perhaps a sickly appearance) is immediately identified.

The thousands of complex processes that take place so far do so at an amazing speed, allowing us to immediately recognize the person in front of us; smile, say hello and begin speaking. During this time 17 muscles have to work together, accurately and simultaneously in order to produce a small smile. If just one of the 17 did not work, then the smile would not happen and the facial expression will change completely.

The Almighty God has created human beings in a perfect manner. The human body is just one of the proofs of Almighty God’s infinite power and knowledge. Anyone capable of using their intelligence and conscience will clearly see this. The creative artistry of our Lord is revealed in the following verse from the Quran:

“O man! What has deluded you in respect of your Noble Lord? He Who created you and formed you and proportioned you and assembled you in whatever way He willed.” (Surat al-Infitar, 6-8)

Written by Harun Yahya

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