When Darwin proposed his theory of evolution he thought the cell was a very simple structure. He saw it as a sort of building block upon which all plants and animals were made. He was right in that all life is based on cells, but they can all be very different, and a cell is not a simple structure at all. It is highly complex. Electron microscopes, thousands of times more powerful than even the best optical ones, have allowed researchers to look into cells. They can photograph and video what is going on.
The results are stunning. For example: A cell has a series of machines that use amino acids to manufacture a vast range of proteins. It is those proteins that make up each cell and each machine. And sometimes the cell has to make machines to make the machines it needs! The cell even has trucks (also made from proteins) that carry other proteins to where they are needed. Those trucks run on road like structures within the cell, all made from proteins. And the whole thing is computer controlled from DNA.
Think of it all like a construction site or a car factory where raw materials are linked together, in a highly organised way to produce a car or a building. Each necessary part has to be manufactured and sent to its site just in time for inclusion. It happens all the time in every cell. All this is going on right now in every living creature, including you and I. And we are made of billions and billions of those cells. Bone cells, blood cells skin cells and so on. All this requires very accurate and intricate management.
DNA Double Helix.
The plans for the structure and shape of proteins, the planning for construction of machines, quality control, health and safety, and on site management are held in the DNA. The DNA is not only the computer but the program as well. It is the source of all information and instructions.
There are several issue for evolutionists in this. Evolution is based on chance, random mutations in a randomly changing environment. As all life is cells, all cells are made and run by proteins and the proteins are manufactured by instructions from the DNA computer code there is almost no chance involved. And if something goes wrong the system tends to destroy the failed protein. Mutation, one of evolution’s claimed methods does occur, sometimes. Yet all known mutations are harmful in some way. And DNA has its own spell checker correcting most mistakes. So the chances of the DNA changing enough to change the proteins to change the cell to change the living creature are far less than one against all the atoms in the universe. And the odds of DNA occurring by chance are so great as to be impossible.
But the second and probably biggest issue for evolutionists is the data, or information, held in the DNA. Data cannot be created by any random process. An equivalent random process would be like dropping scrabble letters onto a table and expecting, eventually, to see “For God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son” in a nice straight line. It ain’t going to happen! - Ever.
But here’s the interesting part. We do know where data or information comes from. We see a phone book. It is full of data. We know that it could not happen by chance. The addresses are correct and, if we ring the phone number, we can speak to the right person. The information in a phone book was placed there by people, by an intelligence. So the only known source of information is an intelligence. Every cell’s DNA has masses of information. And as we are made of cells there has to be an intelligence greater than us that put it there.
What are the chances?
Scientists tell us that there is 501 conditions or things, required for high-level life forms to exist.
This is a staggering thought.
They have calculated that the chances of all of these occuring together is one chance in 10 to the power of 311.
They also tell us that for scientific data, anything smaller than about 1 in 10 to the power of 70, is so small, that it can be safely ignored. We live in a Universe, and on a planet that can be safely ignored.
This is the chances of only having the conditions required for life. Not life itself.
Is not this proof of a Divine "Designer"?
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.Psalm 139:14-16
This page, is in part, my tribute, to our Brother Richard Oliver, for the contribution of his very wise words.
Brother Richard has gone to be with the Lord, that he loved, served, and talked about.
He will be missed by the BNL team.
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