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[The Miraculous Human Body, Citation: Jeff Arthurs; references Dr. John Medina, genetic engineer, University of Washington, in 1995 lecture at Multnomah Bible College, Portland, Oregon]

The average human heart pumps over 1,000 gallons a day, over 55 million gallons in a lifetime.

This is enough to fill 13 super tankers.

It never sleeps, beating 2.5 billion times in a lifetime.

The lungs contain 1,000 miles of capillaries.

The process of exchanging oxygen for carbon dioxide is so complicated that "it is more difficult to exchange O2 for CO2 than for a man shot out of a cannon to carve the Lord’s Prayer on the head of a pin as he passes by."

DNA contains about 2,000 genes per chromosome—1.8 meters of DNA are folded into each cell nucleus.

A nucleus is 6 microns long.

This is like putting 30 miles of fishing line into a cherry pit.

And it isn’t simply stuffed in.

It is folded in.

If folded one way, the cell becomes a skin cell.

If another way, a liver cell, and so forth.

To write out the information in one cell would take 300 volumes, each volume...

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