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HEART FAILURE, AND THE ATHEIST



Posted: 09/05/11

Heart Failure, and the Atheist
by Ray Comfort

 

"Human beings live for an average of between 70 and 80 years. The human heart beats 70 to 80 times a minute, for a total of several billion times during the course of an individual's lifetime. The Abiomed company, known for its research into artificial hearts, has stated that despite all its work, it will be unable to imitate the flawless functioning that the heart displays successfully over the years. For the company's newly-developed artificial heart to beat 175 million beats, or about five years, appears a significant target."

Even though modern science has access to God's materials so that we can recreate a human heart, it has failed. We don't know how to do it. A product of the latest technology, this artificial heart was tested in calves before human beings, although the calves survived for only a few months. The artificial heart developed by the company has been put into safety trials in human heart failure patients since 2004, but researchers find the human heart so difficult to imitate.

Steven Vogel of Duke University, a biomechanic who has also written a book on this subject, describes why:

"It's that the engines we have available, whatever their power output or efficiency work so differently. Muscle is a soft, wet, contractile engine, and that's just unlike anything in our technological armamentarium. So you can't imitate a heart . . ."

Even though the artificial heart looks like a real heart, consisting of two ventricles, that's where the similarity ends. Bioengineer, Alan Snyder of Penn State University, who led the research, says:

"In the natural heart, you're using muscle as a container and the container pumps on its own."

Scientists attempting to create a heart that contracts by itself, put the interior walls of the two ventricles into motion by putting an engine between them, and powered it with a battery that was located in the patient's body. This had to be recharged continuously by radio waves that were emitted by a rechargeable battery-pack that each patient wears on the outside of his body. However, the heart that God made doesn't need anything to create energy, because it creates its own energy in every cell.

Another feature that scientists don't know how to copy, is its pulses. The human heart is able to pump over a gallon of blood each minute while it's at rest, and this can rise to more than five gallons during exercise. Kung, Abiomed's director, said that of this function "a challenge that currently no mechanical device can meet."

The atheist believes that the heart made itself. Sure.

Notes: Robert Kunzig, "The Beat Goes On," Discover, January 2000

 

 

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By Ray Comfort

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