Anatomy studies the structure of the body (including organs and organ systems) while leaving the study of tissues to histology and cells to cytology. Man's body, as with the bodies of beasts, is made up of systems (circulatory, respiratory, digestive, etc.) that are made up of organs. Organs are made up of tissues and tissues are made up of cells. The life of the flesh is in the blood and therefore the Cardiovascular System is of particular and especial interest.
Mineralogy The Bible teaches us that man is made of the dust of the earth which led us to--
a study of mineralogy (we ordered The Washington Collection and other rock
collections from Rockman's Trading Post-- http://www.rocksandminerals.com)
Tubal-Cain father of every artificer in brass and iron,
the precious stones of the Bible
metals of the Bible
The Periodic Table When we arrived at the Periodic Table of the "Elements," we found that it The "elements" from which all things came are found in Genesis 1:1-2:7.
is misnamed. For instance
earth is an element--it brought forth man from the dust of the ground.
the moving creature that hath life and God formed Man's idea of all life coming from a primordial
chemical soup is preposterous.
The Periodic Table, a remarkable tool, lists the elements
that man has so far identified in the creation.
A more fitting name for the Periodic Table
may be "The Periodic Table of the Components"--the components being particles/atoms found in the earth, water, and firmament (the three great domains of creation) and the host of them. All substances that man has examined--whether they be found in the firmament (e.g., an asteroid) or on the earth (e.g., a mosquito or grass)--are composed of the handful of naturally occurring components* (under 100) found in the Periodic Table. "The Mystery of the Periodic Table," (ISBN 1-883937-71-X) by Benjamin D. Wiker, is a
simply written, helpful book that gives the history of the Periodic Table.
*The Periodic Table also includes synthetically created substances found no where but man's laboratory.
The Role of Plants Man is made of the dust of the ground but we do not ordinarily eat dust or clay. Plants uptake the dust/minerals and convert them into a form that we and the animals can eat. We see rocks as repositories of packed together minerals which leach into the soil when eroded by water. In examining these things, and others, we have found a beautiful and elegant system bespeaking the amazing and unlimited power and wisdom of God.