Dragons in Paradise by Henry M. Morris, Ph.D.
"At that moment, when the DNA/RNA system became understood, the debate between Evolutionists and Creationists should have come to a screeching halt"....... I.L. Cohen, Researcher and Mathematician; Member NY Academy of Sciences; Officer of the Archaeological Inst. of America; "Darwin Was Wrong - A Study in Probabilities"; New Research Publications, 1984, p. 4
After having taken the time here on these pages to examine all the varied and various "out of place artifacts" left by man, DNA stands out as the ultimate unexpected artifact; one left not by man but by God Himself.
The book of Romans, the first chapter, says that God essentially showed Himself and His "Divine Nature" by all the things He had made, by providing the necessities of life and for life; food, water heat,light etc. etc..The very laws of the universe itself have been tailored for our life and comfort.
Many have refused to recognize Him for Whom and What He is as He acknowledges.
For those who have eyes and ears to see, this is exactly what is happening (the creator showing Himself) as science learns more and more about DeoxyRibonucleic Acid.
When Darwin began advocating his infant idea that the world could be explained by naturalistic means, the prevailing view of the cell was that it was as simple as a Hostess Ho Ho; chocolate icing on the outside, chocolate cake on the inside and a creamy filling. It was the kind of thing those predisposed to do so could imagine could arise by accident --either the single cell or the HO HO.
It was this belief in naturalistic explanations for ourselves and the universe that Famous Atheist, Dawkins said permitted him to be an "intellectually fulfilled Atheist." Atheists needed a story, or an explanation, no matter how improbable, that they could believe that did not include God. What Darwin didn't know about the cell and what scientists didn't know about DNA but are learning, is decimating the idea that the world was created through naturalistic means.
The cell is not a simple lifeform containing merely a little protoplasm and a nucleus; it's as complicated as a modern factory--and it can replicate and repair itself.
If Darwin had known what we now know about the cell he might have gone in another direction. Unfortunately, materialists, having gone this far with naturalistic explanations are loathe to give up the idea of random chance, impossibly high (im)probabilities and billions and billions of years as the inventor of the cell.
They still want to be "intellectually fulfilled" in the way Dawkins has suggested.
The truth is, man with all his science and technological ability has not yet created anything as complex as the single living cell.
The simplest single cell is infinitely more complex than are the Pentium 4, the G5, K8, or Athlon 64 microchips--arguably the highest technological achievements yet attained by man.
It appears as though God has reserved for Himself the ability to create or destroy matter (1st law) or to create life (biogenesis).
An entity is considered to be alive if it contains DNA. DNA is the SINE QUA NON of life. Is it alive? That's the same as asking the question; "does it contain DNA"? Information theory and molecular science have made it possible to make some amazing new discoveries about DNA.
Among the more incredible things about DNA, is the amount of information that can be imparted in the tiniest single cell. Hundreds and even thousands of these single cells could fit on the head of a pin and yet the amount of information in every one of these cells is nothing short of astounding; more than a sentence, more than a paragraph, more than a page, more than a chapter, more than a book.
In fact, in the simplest single cell of bacteria, there is as much information as there is in every book in each of three metropolitan libraries combined.
"If all the DNA in your body were placed end-to-end, it would stretch from here to the Moon more than 500,000 times! In book form, that information would completely fill the Grand Canyon more than 75 times! Yet,if one set of DNA (one cell's worth) from every person who ever lived were placed in a pile, the final pile would weigh less than an aspirin!.....Center for Scientific Creation
Understanding DNA is just one small reason for believing you are "fearfully and wonderfully made." (Psalms 139:14)...Center for Scientific Creation
Think about the implications of that for a moment; inside of every cell of everything alive is a language called DNA which gives explicit instructions to the cell detailing every phase of its existence!
DNA is a Language, Complete with an Alphabet!
"This development is highly significant for the modern origin of life discussion. Molecular biology has now uncovered an analogy between DNA and written human languages. It is more than an analogy, in fact: in terms of structure, the two are "mathematically identical." (In other words, its not analogous to a language--it is a language).
In the case of written messages, we have uniform experience that they have an intelligent cause. What is uniform experience? It simply means that people everywhere observe a certain type of event always in association with a certain type of cause.
When we find evidence that a similar event happened in the past, it is reasonable to infer it had a similar cause. As I shall argue, based on uniform experience there is good reason to accept an intelligent cause for the origin of life as well." Thaxton, DNA, Design and the Origin of Life.
Is it reasonable to believe that this amount of information, imparted in a language that every cell can read and implement, for the specific purpose of directing the activity of All life on earth came about by "natural" means? That such a complex and powerful language evolved?
How could that happen? Trial and error and random combinations, natural selections would have destroyed any mythological early life forms before they could have had a chance to "evolve".
When an artifact as simple as an arrowhead is found, we understand that someone with intelligence made it--indeed we understand that to be the case for all "complex" or "non-natural" artifacts. We have here in DNA an artifact that we cannot duplicate, a technology that we cannot imagine and yet; we can believe that it came about by a totally random process over billions of years?
The truth is, once the nature of DNA became known, all naturalistic explanations for the universe and for life on earth were dead--except for those whose "thinking had become futile and whose foolish hearts were darkened"--(Romans 1 paraphrase). --Those who would rather be "intellectually fulfilled as Atheists".
Again, H.P. Yockey notes in the Journal of Theoretical Biology: "It is important to understand that we are not reasoning by analogy. The sequence hypothesis [that the exact order of symbols records the information] applies directly to the protein and the genetic text as well as to written language and therefore the treatment is mathematically identical."(DNA IS A LANGUAGE)
How is it that the death of naturalistic explanations for cells, life, DNA etc. has gone unnoticed by much of the "scientific community"?. One reason is the fear of looking silly before colleagues by appearing to accept the notion of a God who created the universe--despite the evidence. Another is that vaunted need to be fulfilled atheists. Atheists got to believe too!
Another important reason is that scientists know only that tiny bit of the puzzle that makes up their specialties. If one points out to the biologist advocating evolution, that life has not been shown ever to come from non-life, or that matter can neither be created or destroyed (1st law), he may well tell you that the way in which matter came to be or how life came to be is not his/her field---he/she is only studying the "process" of evolution itself.
Is this science? Anything can be proven logically, once the premise has been accepted. Are scientific fields supposed to exist like this in a vacuum so that biology can contradict physics, laws of probability can be trumped by biology, Cosmology supercedes the 1st and second laws of physics without anyone really noticing? Incredible!
SETI Could Be More Aptly Named:
Search for Elusive Terrestrial Intelligence
Quote From The SETI Institute:-- ""SETI" is an acronym for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. It is an effort to detect evidence of technological civilizations that may exist elsewhere in the universe, particularly in our galaxy.
There are potentially billions of locations outside our solar system that may host life. With our current technology, we have the ability to discover evidence of cosmic habitation where life has evolved and developed to a technological level at least as advanced as our own."
Researchers expect to be able to ascertain whether a signal is artificial (created by intelligence) or created by natural means. A single word or perhaps a modulated sentence (though in an unknown language)sent out in a narrow band signal would presumably prove that the senders of the information are intelligent.
What these researchers "apparently" don't know is that such signals have already been detected (though not narrow band radio) and much more than a single sentence has been sent. Incredibly, despite these findings from scientists in this other field, Molecular Biology; evolutionists/materialists have concluded that although this "signal" (DNA of course)contains voluminous information, it nevertheless comes from nature, from natural sources and is not the product of intelligence.(Hence our seti search for elusive terrestrial intelligence continues).
Dumb and Dumber?
Materialists have to talk fast. They've got to have their voices either raised or dripping with sarcasm. Else, it would be impossible to sustain the idea that what they are touting makes any sense at all given that it conflicts with basic science. One oft proffered refuge is time--vasts amount of it.
This appeal to time is supposed to solve all the logical problems that materialistic explanations present. They have no concept of impossible--no matter how high the odds, they believe that they can be overcome.
It reminds me of that Jim Carrie Movie; where Jim's dumber character asks the beautiful lady what she thinks the odds are of the two of them getting together. She replies not a little sarcastically "about a million to one".
Jim's character smiles and hugging himself says "so you're telling me there's a chance"!
The truth is odds over 1 in 10 to the 50th power are considered "impossible" by statisticians. The Odds of single bacterium forming from "pre-existing soup" have been estimated to be at least 1 in 10 to the 100,000,000,000th power!
Evolutionist/Materialist: "1 in 10 to the 100,000,000,000th power (hugging himself/herself?) So you're telling me there's a chance!"
(Photo: not even they evolved from monkeys) If only the scientists from the SETI (extraterrestrial)project could get their hands and their analytical ability on the same information that these other scientists are desperately ignoring for the purposes of establishing intelligence outside of man in the universe.
While on the left hand, scientists are looking for just the tiniest bit of information, a word, a number, a sentence or a paragraph from some distant star to prove intelligent life exists, scientists on the right hand have discovered that DNA, which is right here on this planet, in every living cell, consists of four "letters", and is absolutely as much a Language, as German, English or Spanish!
There is a language, a language similar to human languages, which is embedded in every living thing, and it gives very intricate instructions to the cell concerning, reproduction, cell growth, formation, the exact timing of these processes and everything else concerning the cell.
It is proof that someone with infinitely higher technical ability than ourselves, is responsible for implanting a DNA message into the cell of everything alive in the universe which says "Hello, I am your Creator".
Yet many biologists (if aware) and other scientists who are blinded by science, and their A Priori adherence to naturalistic explanations of creation have decided that all this information has come about by natural means; i.e. it evolved completely by accident! This is entirely opposite the experience true science, not obscured by the "religious" faith and zeal of materialists, has observed. "Complex" artifacts of this type are artifacts of intelligence.
The precedent has been set. Even if someone should send them a message containing as much as an entire language, there can no longer be any assurance that the scientific community will recognize that as proof that the source isn't nature itself, just as they believe the case to be with DNA, the ultimate artifact.
Jack Holding Maneesha
1993 by Anne Geddes
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. ..Psalm 139
"To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances---
for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic observation---
could have been formed by natural selection seems, I confess, absurd in the highest degree."
Charles Darwin Origin of the Species, Chapter 6
Center for Scientific Creation.. In the Beginning
Truth Radio..Creation Science Radio Hour
Dr Dino.com/ Creation Science Evangelism