Hey, Dr. Cranquis! I’m pretty stoked that I get the chance to send a message at last. :) Anyway, what do you think is the most beautiful, fascinating thing about the human body, and why?
Hey there! I’m glad you got a chance to send such an intriguing out-of-the-box question, thank you!
I am most fascinated by The Human Eye. That is one amazing organ! There is so much going on in that little ball of nerves, blood, muscles and GOO — and we hardly control any of that consciously! The physics of optics, all the emotions that it (along with it’s best friends, Eyelid and Eyebrow) can express, the ways it compensates for light changes, the physical clues it can provide to major system-wide diseases — WOW. And then, just for the heck of it, it comes in a variety of iris colors! How cool is that? Your body and brain obviously value your eyes highly, too — so many of your body’s neural “emergency” reflexes are centered around protecting the eyes and face.
Further, from a philosophical viewpoint, the eyes are The Windows To the Soul (source disputed, possibly old English or Arab proverb). You can learn so much about someone by watching their eyes, plus you can learn a lot about someone by examining what they choose to watch with their eyes.
And last of all, my favorite Bible verse of all time has to do with eyes:
For whoever touches you touches the apple of His [God’s!] eye. [Zechariah 2:8]
Have you ever been poked in the eye? That’s immediate all-encompassing pain, felt to your very core! You will do anything to protect your eye from getting touched (trust me, I have to wrestle people’s eyes open all the time when doing exams for corneal abrasions and foreign bodies). So to me, this verse says that God’s natural instinct is to protect me in the same way that I try to protect my eye — and that if I do feel pain, He feels it too. Awesome. :)
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