Complexity of Nerve Cells and Synaptic Transmission
August 31, 2016
Below is an article as well as related video that show how nerve cells transfer information between each other.
The article states, "Synapses are very complicated molecular machines. They are also tiny: only a few millionths of an inch across. They have to be incredibly small, since we need a lot of them; the brain has around 100 trillion of them, and each is individually and precisely tuned to convey stronger or weaker signals between cells".
It goes on to say, "an unexpected aspect to this architecture that may explain why synapses are so efficient, but also susceptible to disruption during disease: at each synapse, key proteins are organized very precisely across the gap between cells. The neurons do a better job than we ever imagined of positioning the release of neurotransmitter molecules near their receptors" and "The proteins in the two different neurons are aligned with incredible precision, almost forming a column stretching between the two cells."
Here we again see that every corner of our biological makeup is super complex, precision engineered, and very efficient. Just reflect on the amount of genetic information is required to build such a complex system! Do you think adjectives such as these would apply more to an intelligently designed system or one that arose through random chemicals being stuck together? The answer is clear, life required a super intelligent designer!