Cell Biology - The Sophistication of Cells
As is mentioned on the home page, the "theory of evolution" should really be called the "theory of accidents."
For example, if the theory of evolution were true, then all cells would have been created by nothing but accidents. Ask any Cell Biologist if living cells could have been created from scratch by a series of accidents!! If they are honest, and not a fanatical atheist, they will say 'no'!!!
So let's talk about what scientists today know about cells.
YouTube videos are an excellent source to get a small feel for how complex a human cell is. This YouTube video is called: "A Tour of the Cell." It is an excellent introduction to what is going on inside of cells, particularly with regards to the organelles. It was created by Bozeman Science:
This BioVisions YouTube video is an animation of what is going on inside the cells. This is an outstanding video on how a cell deals with inflammation!! The video is called the "Inner Life of a Cell" and it lasts about 8 minutes. It is an excellent video to prove that the complexity of cells could not have come to exist by a series of "accidents!!!"
Did you understand all of the more than 100 technical terms in that video?
Many of the terms used in that video are a protein, are made of proteins or are associated with proteins. Proteins are made by the DNA inside the cell. The DNA provides the "patterns" needed to make the proteins via a chain reaction of chemical processes. The patterns are called "genes." They are the patterns to make the proteins inside the cell. The cell literally could not function without the genes on the DNA!!
The video above talked about how a cell reacts to inflammation. If the video had talked about cancer cells, even more things going on inside the cell would have been discussed, such as the Citric Acid Cycle (i.e. Krebs Cycle), the Electron Transport Chain, ATP energy (e.g. adenosine triphosphate), the making of pyruvate from glucose, etc.
In fact, cells could not exist without DNA to create critical proteins which are needed inside the cells and DNA needs cells for protection. Neither can exist without the other. So which came first, DNA (which needs the cell for protection) or the cell (which needs the genes on the DNA to provide the templates to make proteins for the cells)??
Here is a 3-part series on cells by the BBC (Note: some BBC videos have been taken down due to copyright issues, so these 3 videos may not be completely coherent):
BBC Documentary - The Cell 2 of 3 The Chemistry Of Life (currently down due to copyright issues)
If you want more evidence of the sophistication of cells, and WHY CELLS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN CREATED BY A SERIES OF ACCIDENTS (i.e. by "evolution") study these giant books:
The World of the Cell by Becker, Kleinsmith and Hardin, Fourth Edition, is a huge book with almost 900 pages.
Essential Cell Biology (Third Edition or later) by Alberts, Bray, Hopkin, Johnson, Lewis, Raff, Roberts and Walter. This book is a very large book and it has 731 pages plus several sections after the actual book., including a glossary.
And there are many other books on Cell Biology.
In fact, cell biologists have never created life from non-life, much less a lliving cell in a chemical lab. For this and many, many, many other reasons, living cells could not have been created by accidents!!! There are many, many scientists who have PhD degrees in Cell Biology, so cells are not simple.
Another issue about cells is that cells could not have evolved via a long progression from very simple cells to very complex cells via many intermediate steps!! For example, all of the ATP molecules in a cell are needed. If cells "evolved" the amount of ATP energy would have gradually "evolved" also. But that cannot happen because every cell needs all of its ATP (a cell with low levels of ATP is DEFINED to be a cancer cell)!!!
If you have not read the article on the "First Living Cell" you might want to read this article also:
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