God has a funny sense of humor. He created our bodies so that our spinal cords cannot repair themselves, and neither can our brains if they’re damaged in certain ways. And amputations — you can’t come back from that.
But taste buds, those little bumps on your tongue that you rarely ever think about, God makes sure everybody has those no matter what. Of all the things in the body he could’ve made tough as nails, it’s strange that taste buds were his choice.
For those who believe in evolution, this taste bud prominence makes complete sense. The taste buds are part of the mouth, which is one of the most important parts of the body for staying alive, which explains why taste buds are so resilient. Duh.
Ok, maybe they’re right, and Thank God. Can we just celebrate for a moment the amazingness of taste buds? Emeril Lagasse once said, “God I hope there’s food in heaven” (I say this every night). Taste buds take gray everyday life and put a rainbow right through it, with glitter everywhere. And taste buds are the one thing hasn’t changed despite my spinal cord i