The Two Hard Problems in Life (Your Designed Body)

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There are two really hard problems in life. The first is simply, being alive. And secondarily, reproducing life. Both are extraordinarily complicated. Engineer Steve Laufmann discusses these two hard problems. Laufmann is co-author of the book Your Designed Body:

Every day, your body must solve hundreds of hard engineering problems simultaneously, or else you’ll die. In the book, Your Designed Body, systems engineer Steve Laufmann and physician Howard Glicksman explore this extraordinary system of thousands of ingenious and interdependent engineering solutions that impact your heart, your lungs, your feet, your eyes and ears, and more.

Praise of Your Designed Body “A masterful synthesis of modern medicine and engineering.” — Stephen C. Meyer, PhD, author of Return of the God Hypothesis

“Captivating… a magnificent and much-needed accomplishment — the indispensable book on the intelligent design of the human body.” — Michael Egnor, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook

“A brilliant tour of the mind-boggling interactive complexity of the human body.” — William S. Harris, PhD, Professor of Internal Medicine, Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota

“I particularly enjoyed the way the authors tackled claims about ‘botched design.’” — David Galloway, MD, former President, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

About the Authors

Steve Laufmann is a computer scientist and consultant in the engineering of enterprise-class computer systems. Dr. Howard Glicksman is a general practitioner with more than forty years of medical experience in office and hospital settings.