The Ethernet behind your eye described in New Scientist news, 28 July 2006. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have researched how fast information can be transferred by nerve cells that connect the eye to the brain. They recorded electrical impulses produced by guinea pig retina and calculated that it could transfer data at 875 kilobits per second. As humans have ten times the number of cells sending information out of the eye, a human retina would have a “bandwidth” 8.75 megabits per second, similar to an Ethernet connection.

In fact, nerve cells have the potential to transmit data at a higher rate than this but that would take too much energy. Therefore, cells that collect information that needs to be very quickly processed in the brain fire at the most rapid rate, about 13 bits per second per cell, and the remaining cells fire at a much slower, but less energy consuming rate.

New Scientist

Editorial Comment: The information in this newsletter was transmitted through several Ethernet connections before it even left the Creation Research office. Not one of these got there by chance random processes, and the computers, routers and cables involved in processing and relaying the information didn’t make themselves either. Information comes from a mind, and the hardware needed to process and transmit is designed and built by creative designers and engineers. Therefore, it is absurd to believe that the much more sophisticated information processing system inside your head got their by chance random processes. (Ref. electronics, neurology, vision)

Evidence News, 30 August 2006