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xX Hot Fuss 12-03-2012 10:38 AM

Coolest Thing about the Human Body
 
I've sort of wanted to be a doctor since i was 17, at 23 i'm...not very close at all to getting there (maybe if i do well in school) :help: However, the human body is still one of the coolest things on our planet IMHO. Amazingly complex, so many systems working together at the cellular level coming together to form intricate organs and collaborating body systems. Amazing stuff!

Whats the coolest thing about the human body that you can think of? Here's some inspiration from ListVerse if you need it...

http://listverse.com/2008/06/10/top-...he-human-body/

http://listverse.com/2012/09/01/10-m...ut-our-bodies/

No Fun Shogun 12-03-2012 11:28 AM

I'd say that the brain, in general, is pretty mesmerizing to think about.

Also, to quote Neil deGrasse Tyson, the fact that we're all made up of supernova remnants is pretty neat, too.

avs1dacup 12-03-2012 04:00 PM

The sheer complexity of the human body is an amazing thing in itself. Back when I was in school and took a cellular biology class, our prof emailed the class a Harvard animation that shows many of the processes that occur in the cell.


King Forsberg 12-03-2012 04:11 PM

The Human Brain named itself.

beowulf 12-06-2012 08:10 AM

The brain and by far. Something so complex and it controls the rest of the organism and even if you remove half of it, the other half can adapt and pick up the slack.

AfroThunder396 12-06-2012 03:07 PM

The testicles, their temperature is only about 90F. Definitely the coolest part of the body.

Muzzinga 12-06-2012 04:00 PM

The fact that it can heal itself. That always blows my mind

Joseppi 12-06-2012 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by sw1tch (Post 56308259)
The fact that it can heal itself. That always blows my mind

Doctors don't heal, they just put us in a position to heal


Over the course of 10 years, every living cell in your body dies and is replaced. You, and everyone else, are made of cells less than 10 years old.

You're all a bunch of cradle robbers

Hanta Yo 12-06-2012 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Joseppi (Post 56309019)
Doctors don't heal, they just put us in a position to heal


Over the course of 10 years, every living cell in your body dies and is replaced. You, and everyone else, are made of cells less than 10 years old.

You're all a bunch of cradle robbers

Not neurons.

Unaffiliated 12-06-2012 09:33 PM

Brain, not close.

Joseppi 12-06-2012 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Hanta Yo (Post 56316197)
Not neurons.

Thanks, didn't know that part. Was mentioned to me by a friend in passing, must've missed that part. :yo:

zytz 12-07-2012 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Joseppi (Post 56309019)
Doctors don't heal, they just put us in a position to heal


Over the course of 10 years, every living cell in your body dies and is replaced. You, and everyone else, are made of cells less than 10 years old.

You're all a bunch of cradle robbers

Yeah this is largely true, but not universally.

I've always thought that the chemical actions responsible for neural signals were pretty awesome- so much happens in such a small amount of time, all coordinated too.

Dave 12-07-2012 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by No Fun Shogun (Post 56208329)
I'd say that the brain, in general, is pretty mesmerizing to think about.

Also, to quote Neil deGrasse Tyson, the fact that we're all made up of supernova remnants is pretty neat, too.

Always liked that quote, essentially we are the universe experiencing itself. Regarding the body, I'm not sure if it counts because it's abstract, but the fact that we're conscious is the coolest thing. By extension of that fact and to more appropriately answer the question, the brain.

Hanta Yo 12-07-2012 10:12 PM

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Originally Posted by beowulf (Post 56293045)
The brain and by far. Something so complex and it controls the rest of the organism and even if you remove half of it, the other half can adapt and pick up the slack.

The plasticity is pretty amazing. People missing a complete hemisphere but yet can still function relatively well.

jumptheshark 12-07-2012 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by xX Hot Fuss (Post 56207395)
I've sort of wanted to be a doctor since i was 17, at 23 i'm...not very close at all to getting there (maybe if i do well in school) :help: However, the human body is still one of the coolest things on our planet IMHO. Amazingly complex, so many systems working together at the cellular level coming together to form intricate organs and collaborating body systems. Amazing stuff!

Whats the coolest thing about the human body that you can think of? Here's some inspiration from ListVerse if you need it...

http://listverse.com/2008/06/10/top-...he-human-body/

http://listverse.com/2012/09/01/10-m...ut-our-bodies/

if you are not on your way at 23 it might be time to get a new dream

coolest thing about the human body is its ability to self heal

Ozamataz Buckshank 12-08-2012 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by jumptheshark (Post 56359911)
if you are not on your way at 23 it might be time to get a new dream

coolest thing about the human body is its ability to self heal

Not really true. Plenty of people start med school in their 30's.

Mike Emrick 12-08-2012 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by KesselForSelke (Post 56364145)
Not really true. Plenty of people start med school in their 30's.

This is true

six sigma 12-08-2012 11:59 AM

The brain is so cool we barely even understand it.

PredsV82 12-20-2012 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KesselForSelke (Post 56364145)
Not really true. Plenty of people start med school in their 30's.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ixcuincle (Post 56364377)
This is true

its true but unless you are otherwise financially welll off i wouldnt recommend it.

4 years med school and a minimum of 3 years residency will put a lot of people in substantial debt heading into their 40's, and pyhsician pay is going nowehre but down.

My advice to anyone considering medicine as a career is, if you love it, and cant imagine doing anything else, then it will be rewarding and satisfying(thats how it is for me)... but if you choose medicine over some other career that you would have enjoyed just as well, you'll likely be frustrated and probably regret it...

Richer's Ghost 12-20-2012 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by KesselForSelke (Post 56364145)
Not really true. Plenty of people start med school in their 30's.

Reading this instantly brought this scene into my head. :laugh:


kingsholygrail 12-20-2012 12:00 PM

You're made up of nonliving material. Isn't that a trip?

invictus 12-20-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by kingsholygrail (Post 56696389)
You're made up of nonliving material. Isn't that a trip?

Dude...nice :laugh:

octopi 12-20-2012 10:33 PM

Human embryology is amazing.

Two microscopic cells come together. Within three weeks, those cells have formed a foetal mass with a heart beat. By two months parts are starting to distinguish themselves, limb buds, head, face, eyes, etc. By the fourth month the fetus is visably human including visibly distinct gender, albeit the proportions are still working out and organs are developing. Fetal urine is the amniotic fluid that is inhaled to develop the lungs and swallowed. By the start of the third trimester, the fetus is developed enough it is possible although difficult to survive. By the seventh month the survival rate has vastly improved, and at the eighth month, the baby is basically developed and survivable, but hangs on another month for good measure. Amazing stuff!

octopi 12-20-2012 10:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kingsholygrail (Post 56696389)
You're made up of nonliving material. Isn't that a trip?

I wouldn't say "made up"

The outer skin layers and hair are dead cells. Everything inside is living cells.

Concordski 12-20-2012 10:58 PM

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Originally Posted by octopi (Post 56710635)
I wouldn't say "made up"

The outer skin layers and hair are dead cells. Everything inside is living cells.

And the cells are made up of atoms...


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