Friday, January 21, 2005

gastrointestinal physiology

i am amazed anew every time i study physiology (which is every night, as of late - thanks to the fact that my professor has a heavy chilean accent and a strange method of lecturing). the way the human body works is incredible. absolutely mild boggling. we - humans and animals alike - are essentially giant machines - with intricately working and ticking parts. everything well-oiled, lubricated, and meticulously assembled. it's absolutely mind-boggling. it's enough to (almost) make me wonder about god and creation. if any of you are ever interested in some "outside your area of study" reading - i would suggest a good book on the physiology of the body... that is, if you already have a gentle to firm grasp on basic biochemical principles. but whatever. it's really an eye opener ... although ... sometimes i start to wonder ... if i study this too hard and think about it too much ... will it all stop working spontaneously?

at any rate. school is about as bad as i thought it would be. we were subjected to 6 hours of lecture today (but thankfully, no lab!)...tomorrow will be 4 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab. so...if you're wondering why you haven't heard from me... :-)

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