17,935 Square Miles of Grass
One square foot of Zoysia grass contains approximately 2000 blades of visible grass (we counted them). There are 27,878,400 square feet in a mile (5280x5280). Assuming 2000 blades of grass per square foot, there are about 55,756,800,000 blades of grass per square mile (27,878.400x2000).There are approximately 1,000,000,000,000,000 organized neural connections in a human brain.1 When the larger number is divided by the smaller, the result is 17,935 (almost 18,000). This is the number of square miles that would be necessary to contain as many visible blades of Zoysia grass as there are organized neurological connections in the brain of a human.
Imagine a fully organized network in the form of a field of grass with every blade connected. The field is two miles wide and almost 900 miles long (1448 km). Every blade is alive, installed, wired and perfectly timed. There are trillions of electrical signals racing simultaneously through this vast network. They are in the form of electrical codes carrying information: equations, logic, thought and instructions. The network processes them at a rate of 20 million billion calculations per second.2 In the space of the two minutes that it takes to read this article your brain has performed trillions and trillions of accurate simultaneous computations. Your eyes alone have 126 million photo receptors sending electrical codes-and all change instantly with each movement of the eye and they perceive millions of colors. All of this information is expressed in terms of non-physical, purely logical codes.
Each blade of grass contributes to the whole and each blade receives and transmits code to the whole or to organized sub-nets, or sub-sub-nets for the purpose of creating non-physical things such as self-awareness, wisdom, emotion, thought or logic. These calculations control all of the autonomic systems of the body and receive coded information through the senses to produce sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing, orientation, motion, orientation, location, balance and a host of others.
It does not take a rocket scientist to see that a living computer that size that computes 20 million billion calculations per second could not have happened as a result of genetic accidents and dying animals.
That is a ludricous belief. The brain was designed and it was created.
Only lack of sincere inquiry, pure imagination and the presumption that there is no Creator can provide a basis to believe the lie of evolution.
1. Denton, Michael, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis (Adler & Adler, 1985), p 330. That is the number of neural connections. The number of cells is less because each cell has 1000 or more connections.
2. How fast is the human brain? "The best answer for this question can be obtained because we have good estimates for the three main variables that enter into it: how many neurons (brain cells) we have, how fast a neuron can fire, and how many cells it connects to. A human being has about 100 billion brain cells. Although different neurons fire at different speeds, as a rough estimate it is reasonable to estimate that a neuron can fire about once every 5 milliseconds, or about 200 times a second. The number of cells each neuron is connected to also varies, but as a rough estimate it is reasonable to say that each neuron connects to 1000 other neurons- so every time a neuron fires, about 1000 other neurons get information about that firing. If we multiply all this out we get 100 billion neurons X 200 firings per second X 1000 connections per firing = 20 million billion calculations per second." See https://www.ualberta.ca/~chrisw/howfast.html