Tuesday, 6 October 2009

What clever people keep saying about clever things.

This morning, I was sitting in my developmental neuroscience class, listening to the lecturer..

"Aristotle claims that the brain is the organ of thought but not the basis for thought.

Does this make sense to you?

Well,let me explain. In today's world we talk about the brain being mainly tissues and we talk about brain functions. Now,not all brain functions can be localized neuroanatomically..many many networks and parts of the brain can be activated during a certain task.So,we know there is a function but where exactly is it performed in the brain? we cannot tell."
said my lecturer.

And he continued,
"What's also amazing is that we know that for example oligodendocytes make myelins for the axons and astrocytes maintain the environment in the brain. But it seems now, there are some evidence of these cells exchanging roles...And I mean oligodendrocytes taking the role of astrocytes and vice versa."

And I thought, "Amazing, Subhanallah."

And then he said "But is there guidance for brain development?? Of course there is! It is guided by NATURE." this point i thought. "What??"

I mean, if I lay out all the ingredients to make a cake on a table, but never go on to make it..would it be a cake?

Every simplest thing has got to be MADE into what it is. The ingredients of a simple creation cant spontaneously come together to become it no matter how abundant these ingredients are in nature..

I've never heard of even little minute creatures in nature like bacteria to ever spontaneously come into existence on a lab table.

It only makes sense to me therefore that there is the Creator who creates and makes.

Then comes the question, so how can nature guide something that isnt known to it...since it is made by Someone else?

Then can the development of the complex brain that has been studied for yeaaaarss and yeaaarsss yet is still VERY VERY much one of man's most intriguing enigma be guided by..nature?..

It just doesnt seem to me like a valid statement, what more logical..what more true.

Allah knows best.

Mammalian brain wiring seen in technicolour.
Source:Chemistry World