Thursday, September 6, 2007

Simple Cell?

The evidence of Intelligent Design (God) abounds in nature as the evidence for evolution is conspicuous by its absence. The complexity of even the simplest cell is astounding. So how do you get around the simple logic that if all life evolved from a single cell, that first cell (progenitor of all cells to follow) would have at the very least possessed complete reproduction capabilities within itself in order to pass its traits on.
Just a few decades ago a simple cell was believed to be just that; simple. Since then scientific knowledge has progressed to a much better understanding of the tremendous complexity of even the 'simplest' cell here-to-fore unimagined. Even the bacterial structure diagrammed here is merely a simple depiction of a much more complicated life form. In this "simple," single celled creature there are numerous different mechanisms that must work together (interdependency) to enable the cell to function. For example, there are cilia and flagella. They are designed to move the cell or move fluids around the cell. They themselves are made up of microtubules whose structure is made up of linear polymers of tubulin which is a globular protein. They function as conveyor belts. Then there are centrioles, which are also made of microtubules but they are organized in pairs at right angles to each other. The centrioles control the movement of the flagella and cilia. This is simply the most elementary description of a much more complicated function of only one small part of a cell. And then there's the cell membrane which is very complex in itself with it's proteins, lipids and protein channels, it's uniport and cotransport systems and all of that is only a minute fraction of the outside of a cell.

As Charles Darwin himself noted:
"If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not
possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my
theory would absolutely break down."
So to Charles Darwin, I must say, "Sorry - your theory is broken down. The Bible says this:

"For that which is known about God is evident to them and made plain in their
inner consciousness, because God [Himself] has shown it to them.
For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that
is, His eternal power and divinity, have been made intelligible and clearly
discernible in and through the things that have been made (His handiworks). So
[men] are without excuse [altogether without any defense or
justification], because when they knew and recognized Him as God, they
did not honor and glorify Him as God or give Him thanks. But instead they became
futile and godless in their thinking [with vain imaginings, foolish reasoning,
and stupid speculations] and their senseless minds were darkened."
- Romans 1:19-21 AMP

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