We take so much for granted. Inside our bodies, unseen biological machines work night and day to keep us alive, and we hardly ever think about them. Our organs are easy to forget because they’re all beneath the surface, out of sight, right? But did you know that the biggest organ of all is right there on the outside for all the world to see? That’s right, our skin is a complex organ, constantly working to keep us going, and most of us are completely unaware of its importance.
Beauty Is Skin Deep is part of the Discover the Truth series presented by Dr. David Menton. Dr. Menton holds a PhD in Cell Biology from Brown University and was an associate professor of anatomy for many years at the respected Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Through his years of teaching he gained many anecdotal tidbits and stories to share about human anatomy. Now he loves sharing his knowledge with Creation Museum guests. Dr. Menton is known for highly entertaining and informative presentations, and this is certainly no exception.
In Beauty Is Skin Deep, you will see that your skin offers so much more than meets the eye. Using a light microscope and electron micrographs, Dr. Menton will show you the amazing types of cells and tissues that make up the skin and will explain their roles in your well-being. For example, a thin layer of dead skin cells covers the epidermis and keeps us from drying out at a rate that could be fatal in just a few hours. Pigment cells make little “umbrellas” that protect the genetic information in the skin cells from potentially harmful rays of the sun. Sweat glands allow us to cool our body and work under high temperature conditions. The complexity of a single hair as seen in the scanning electron microscope should alone be evidence of God’s creative powers.
See these beautifully designed features of the skin and more, up close, in Beauty Is Skin Deep. This workshop is sponsored by Bob Jones University.