Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The Wonder of It All
Have you ever examined the human skeleton and truly tried to understand the engineering behind this amazing piece of machinary that we each depend upon?
This is a constant theme in my classroom.
Science does not kill the magic, it only enhances it.
The example I use in my anatomy class is the structure of our forearms.
How amazing is the design mechanism between the ulna and the radius?
How perfectly the crown like head of the radius fits neatly into the radial notch on the ulna
at the crux of the elbow.
Likewise, the ulnar notch on the radius fits snugly on the curved head of the ulna at the wrist.