To whom it may concern,
'Pastor Rob' in the letters section made a few rather bold (to the point of striking me as quite amusing) statements about cells and proteins in the human body:
"Did you Know Tim that you have over 75 Trillion Living cells within your body. That within each one of those 75 trillion cells is another 200 trillion protein molecules."
(75E12 cells/body)x(200E12 proteins/cell)x(75.04 g/mol) ------------------------------------------------------- = 1.87E6 g/body 6.022E23 proteins/mol
Let's see -- 1870 kg, that's about 4120 lbs.
So, according what he's told us (and assuming I did the math correctly), an impossibly light human's protein content would weigh in at a minimum of just over 2 tons. (Just the protein -- I'm thinking this human is quite muscular.)
I suppose that is beside the point he was trying to make -- argument from design it would seem -- but did he say he could teach me something about Quantum Mechanics too?
Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to read this, and I hope you get a chuckle out of it. I appreciate what you are doing.
Utah State University
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