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Water — We’ll Drink to That

Sarah Chaffee


When was the last time you had a drink of water? I’ve got a glass sitting on my desk right now. On a new episode of ID the Future, biologist Ray Bohlin talks with physician Howard Glicksman about our need for water, and what that implies about intelligent design.

Listen in for a great, in-depth discussion of the body. Glicksman explains how water is stored in cells, between cells, and in the blood. Find the podcast here.

Physicians and engineers bring a different perspective to the intelligent design discussion. Glicksman is acutely aware of how things work in normal body functioning.

As Glicksman asks, “How does the body know when it has to kick in to start drinking water, and how much water to bring back to the kidneys, to prevent it from dying?”

He goes beyond a discussion of irreducible complexity to something he calls “natural survival capacity.” There is a very specific formula for water intake/output for life. The body isn’t just a machine.

For more on this wondrous substance, see the new book by Michael Denton, The Wonder of Water: Water’s Profound Fitness for Life on Earth and Mankind, the latest entry in the Privileged Species Series.

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