In Tom DeRosa’s informative little book he takes evolution head on. He shows how the fossil record continually disproves Darwin’s theories, and how evolutionists are so desperate for proof that they continually make fraudulent findings. But I want to concentrate on just two parts from his book: cells and DNA.
Cells, as we know, are microscopic. Thanks to advances in our equipment we are now better able to study cells under microscopes, whereas Darwin and his early cohorts were not able to. Darwin theorized that cells evolved early, and that over time they built upon themselves to eventually give us the human race. One-celled organisms had to have been the first living things to evolve.
But now we know that cells are far too complicated to have simply evolved or to be the product of random chance. Consider the flagellum, which is the tail-like structure that propels bacterial cells. The flagellum is comprised of hundreds of types of proteins, and it works like a rotary propeller, moving at 100,000 RPMs. This flagellum has two gears, allowing the cell to move in both forward and reverse, and in all, it has over 40 working parts.
According to evolution this was the first living thing to have evolved. So the universe went from no life to suddenly having the equivalent of a propeller-driven airplane all at once.
What is now known as irreducible complexity, we have learned that organisms like the bacterial flagellum cannot operate unless all of their working parts are functioning together. The amount of cooperation needed to pull this off is staggering, and there is no way that randomness can be credited with this success.
Also consider DNA. DNA is known as the blueprint for life, using only four bases to map out all living things. The base pairs are named G,C,A, and T (standing for Guanine, Cytosine, Adenine, and Thymine respectively). DNA exists as a double helix, meaning it is shaped like a spiral staircase. Each person has his own unique DNA, which is actually all accounted for at the second of conception, thus proving that each conception is a unique human life.
“The DNA molecule is a very long, microscopically thin string that is tightly bound together. When it unravels, it unzips the double helix, and the two segments open up, exposing a sequence of the four base pairs listed above (p.50).”
As this process takes place, all the information for every structure in life is emitted from the nucleus of a cell to build specific proteins. In humans, height, hair and eye color, and everything else is determined by the information contained in these four base pairs.
With this information in mind, consider that DNA measures only 0.000000002 meters thick in diameter. The amount of DNA needed to make 5 billion people would have a weight of 1/15 of the weight of a postage stamp. If an adult’s DNA were unwound, it would stretch out for 184 billion kilometers, long enough to go to the sun and back 596 times.
If a person were to gather all of the information in every book from every library across the world, that would still not match the amount of information stored in 1 cubic centimeter of DNA.
And yet when Christians talk about God being the Creator of the world, evolutionists are quick to snicker with condescension and say that we don’t understand science. But if all we understand is limited to cells and DNA, then there is no way we could possibly reject the idea of an Intelligent Creator over random chance.
(Read Part 1)