Blood is a bodily fluid that delivers the necessary substances (e.g., nutrients and oxygen) to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.
In vertebrates, blood is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. Blood cells are mainly red blood cells (erythrocytes) and white blood cells, including leukocytes and platelets. The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells.
The Scientific Revolution began on the tail end of the Renaissance and changed the relationship of science and religion forever. Prior to the Scientific Revolution, most scientific and technical innovations were achieved by religious societies. The scientific method was pioneered by Islamic scholars, and later by Christians.
During the Scientific Revolution scholars proposed that science and religion conflicted methodologically, factually, and politically. This idea remains popular today with many believing that you are either a faithful believer of religion or an ardent advocate of science, but not both. Many believe that the two are simply incompatible.
Some believe that they are indeed compatible. They argue that science provides many opportunities to look for and find God in nature and to reflect on their beliefs. Others point out that science merely uncovers the tools God uses.
The Watchers throws off the old notion that science and religion cannot coexist and instead explores their compatibility. It causes the science of today and the religion of ages past to collide and allows the reader to see how the intricacy of the relationship plays out.
“And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, He hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”
A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences at each end of a chromatid, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration or from fusion with neighboring chromosomes. Its name is derived from the Greek nouns telos (end) and meros (part). For vertebrates, the sequence of nucleotides in telomeres is TTAGGG.
“The Lord said to Raphael, ‘Bind Azazel hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness; and make an opening in the desert, which is Dudael, and cast him therein. And place upon him rough and rugged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. And on the day of the great judgment he shall be cast into the fire.”