He is before all things,
and by Him all things hold together.
At one time, scientists thought that all of the basics of what can be known had been discovered, and all that was left was the details:
The more important fundamental laws and facts of physical science have all been discovered, and these are so firmly established that the possibility of their ever being supplanted in consequence of new discoveries is exceedingly remote.
Albert Abraham Michelson, 1894
And yet, exciting new discoveries are being made all the time. Many of them involve unimagined interconnections.
I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well. (Psalm 139:14)
Meet Your Interstitium, a Newfound “Organ” / Scientific American, March 27, 2018
With all that’s known about human anatomy, you wouldn’t expect doctors to discover a new body part in this day and age. But now, researchers say they’ve done just that: They’ve found a network of fluid-filled spaces in tissue that hadn’t been seen before.
These fluid-filled spaces were discovered in connective tissues all over the body, including below the skin’s surface; lining the digestive tract, lungs and urinary systems; and surrounding muscles, according to a new study detailing the findings, published today (March 27) in the journal Scientific Reports.
Previously, researchers had thought these tissue layers were a dense “wall” of collagen—a strong structural protein found in connective tissue. But the new finding reveals that, rather than a “wall,” this tissue is more like an “open, fluid-filled highway,” said co-senior study author Dr. Neil Theise, a professor of pathology at New York University Langone School of Medicine. The tissue contains interconnected, fluid-filled spaces that are supported by a lattice of thick collagen “bundles,” Theise said.
He does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number. (Job 5:9)
New research reveals that parts of the neuron are far more complex than once thought / ScienceDaily, February 12 2019
As far as cells go, neurons are pretty weird. Most other cells come in spherical blob-like shapes with a central nucleus. But neurons come in a variety of wild and spiky forms, with branching projections sprouting out of their tiny cell bodies in all directions.
Unlike their blobby brethren, neurons have distinct regions. There’s the cell body, home to the nucleus. Then come the axons and dendrites, the signal-carrying and signal-receiving parts of the neuron that send long, spindly arms to form connections, called synapses, with other neurons.
Now research led by investigators at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University’s HMS-FAS Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology suggests that parts of the neuron are far more complex than once thought.
The cell body of a neuron has been traditionally thought of as a mainframe computer with axons like copper wires being directed to its synapses. But this new work suggests another model. Macklis proposes that the cell body may be like a server connected to smart PCs that have the capability to interface with the world.
By faith we understand that the universe was created by God’s command, so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible. (Hebrews 11:3)
First ‘image’ of a dark matter web that connects galaxies / ScienceDaily, April 12, 2017
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The scientists publish their work in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
The composite image, which combines a number of individual images, confirms predictions that galaxies across the universe are tied together through a cosmic web connected by dark matter that has until now remained unobservable.
Dark matter, a mysterious substance that comprises around 25 per cent of the universe, doesn’t shine, absorb or reflect light, which has traditionally made it largely undetectable, except through gravity.
“For decades, researchers have been predicting the existence of dark-matter filaments between galaxies that act like a web-like superstructure connecting galaxies together,” said Mike Hudson, a professor of astronomy at the University of Waterloo. “This image moves us beyond predictions to something we can see and measure.”
At any level – from microscopic to cosmic – we discover that all of creation is linked together. The Universe is far more complex than we can imagine.
In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
He was with God in the beginning.
All things were created through Him,
and apart from Him not one thing was created
that has been created.
All things are connected – by God’s infinite love!
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“Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior.”