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- Oct 17, 2006
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Michelangelo Artfully Hid a Brain Stem in God's Throat - Yahoo! Canada News
It doesn't seem implausible to me that somebody as ahead of his time as Michael Angelo would do something like this. Every day it seems like we figure out something these guys managed to sneak in without many people noticing. Whether this is real or not it puts a whole new meaning to the words 'God only exists in your mind'.Using a digital analysis, they compared the shadows outlining the features of God's neck and a photograph of a model of this section of the brain, which connects with the spinal cord, and found a close correspondence.
This is not the first anatomical image found hidden in the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel. In an article published in 1990, Frank Lynn Meshberger, a gynecologist, identified an outline of the human brain in the Creation of Adam. Among other details, he noted that the shroud surrounding God had the shape of the cerebrum, or the upper part of the brain. A decade later, another researcher pointed out a kidney motif.
"We speculated that having used the brain motif successfully in the Creation of Adam almost a year earlier, Michelangelo wanted to once again associate the figure of God with a brain motif in the iconographically critical Separation of Light from Darkness," wrote authors Ian Suk, a medical illustrator, and neurosurgeon Rafael Tamargo, both of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.