The Hearing Ear and the Seeing Eye

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The ear and the eye are amazingly complex organs that allow us to sense the world around us. But are they the result of a cosmic accident or the work of a highly intelligent Creator? After experiencing The Hearing Ear and The Seeing Eye you will have no doubt that the ear and the eye could not have evolved.

As you study the ear, you will learn the functions of the outer, middle and inner ear. It’s amazing how sound waves are received by your ear, turned into nerve impulses, transported to the brain and interpreted so that you can understand what you just heard. Discover why you get dizzy when you spin around. You’ll even find out that earwax does have a purpose.

During the eye segment, find out how the eye takes in light, uses a lens to form an image, and sends that image as an impulse to the brain where it is translated so that you can recognize what you just saw. Prepare to believe as you are invited to take part in a fun experiment to discover how retinal vessels work. You’ll also learn how many muscles you have in your eyes, how and why cataracts form, and where the expression “the apple of my eye” originated.

Dr. Menton holds a PhD in cell biology from the Ivy League school Brown University. He was an associate professor of anatomy for many years at the respected Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He brings many years of educational experience to his presentations. Dr. Menton’s brilliant inter-mingling of scriptural truth and scientific principles Audiences of all ages enjoy Dr. Menton’s well-illustrated (and often humorous) presentations. This workshop is recommended for 12 years old and up, but younger budding scientists will be able to learn a lot, too.

Tickets are $3.50 with museum admission; Members and Passholders receive a 10% discount off on-site purchases. Purchase your tickets in advance by calling Reservations at 800-721-2298 or buy online.

Private Programs

Private workshops can be booked for groups (subject to availability) at the rate of $3.30 per person. The minimum group size is 25 and the maximum is 90. When you book your group's visit with Group Reservations ask about a private workshop for your group.

This program is a Science Series Workshop sponsored by Bob Jones University.