What's the Smallest Thing You Can See?
Psalm 94:9: "He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?"
Evolutionists never get tired of mocking the supposedly poor design of the human eye. They are attempting to poke a finger into the eye of the Christian's Creator God when they say, "If God is such a good designer, why did he do such a sloppy job with the eye?"
On previous broadcasts, we have provided many reasons why the human eye is one of God's most magnificent creations. On today's broadcast, we'll take a look at new research showing that the human eye can detect the tiniest speck of light there is – a single photon.
Previous experiments have shown that humans can see blips of light made up of just a few photons. But according to new research published in Nature Communications, the subjects were able to detect a single photon – something the researchers never expected.
Physicist Alipasha Vaziri of Rockefeller University in New York City says, "If you are somewhere outside of a city in nature and on a moonless light and you have only stars to navigate, on average the number of photons that get into your eye is approaching the single photon regime." This is why he feels that having eyes sensitive enough to see single photons "may have some evolutionary advantage."
It's not surprising that evolution gets all the credit. However, whether they think the eye was poorly or beautifully designed, evolutionists must recognize that the eye was designed … and this implies a Designer!
Prayer: Oh Lord, thank You for opening my eyes to see so many wondrous things in the Scriptures and in the universe You created! Amen.
Notes: Emily Conover, "Human eye spots single photons," ScienceNews, 7/28/16. J.N. Tinsley et al. Direct detection of a single photon by humans. Nature Communications. Vol. 7, 7/19/16. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12172. Photo: Pixabay. (PD)
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