The Complexity of Cells - A Major Proof Evolution Is False

Suppose you and some friends were on a hike deep in the forest. As you walked over one hill you saw an automobile with its engine running and its hazard lights flashing. You also saw a nameplate that said "Buick."

Would you think that this automobile "evolved" in the forest by a series of pure accidents? Of course not, you would think that this automobile was assembled in a large manufacturing plant owned by General Motors, which makes the Buick brand of automobiles.

Furthermore, a Buick is made of steel and rubber and plastic, but a forest is made of wood and leaves and dirt and roots, etc.

As sophisticated as a Buick is, every one of the trillions of cells in your body is far more complex and sophisticated than any automobile!! Even a bacteria is more complex than a Buick. For example, some types of bacteria can divide into two bacteria in less than twenty minutes. But a Buick can never divide into two Buicks.

When the theory of evolution was proposed by Darwin, scientists knew nothing, or almost nothing, about cells and certainly they knew nothing about DNA (there is DNA inside of every cell except for some red blood cells which circulate in the blood), which was not discovered until 1953, almost 100 years after Darwin's first book was published.

But cells are now known to be very complex and they could not have formed by a series of accidents (i.e. evolution).

Here is a quote from another website:

  • "We now know that there are in fact tens of thousands of irreducibly complex systems on the cellular level. Specified complexity pervades the microscopic biological world. Molecular biologist Michael Denton wrote, "Although the tiniest bacterial cells are incredibly small, weighing less than 10-12 grams, each is in effect a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machinery built by man and absolutely without parallel in the non-living world."

What irreducibly complex means is that every system in a cell must be fully functional in order for the cell to survive and exist!!! Because all of these systems must exist at the same time, the number of systems could not have "evolved," meaning gradually increased in numbers!!

For example, the number of irreducibly complex systems could not have started with one or two such systems and then the number gradually increased or the cell could not survive!!! All of the systems must exist right from the beginning!!!

Another example is ATP energy. ATP levels are absolutely critical for every cell. Because only one level of ATP is useful to a cell, the number of ATP molecules (created by evolution) could not have gradually increased!!

DNA is another example of something that could not have been created gradually. Very little is known about DNA, but one thing is for sure, human DNA did not gradually come to exist from other species. For example, the length of DNA cannot gradually increase!!! See this article:
Article: Changing The Length of A DNA Strand by Evolution/Accidents Is Impossible

The powerhouse in every cell is ATP molecules. If a cell has low levels of ATP, it is DEFINED to be a cancer cell. But if cells "evolved" the amount of ATP energy inside of cells (i.e. over time ATP levels gradually increased) we would not exist!!! Every cell needs all of its ATP energy to survive!!!

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:
YouTube Video on the Organelles in the Cells

This 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!!!"
YouTube Video on the Complexity of Cells (Highly Recommended!!!))

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 coherant):
BBC Documentary - The Cell 1 of 3 The Hidden Kingdom (currently up)

BBC Documentary - The Cell 2 of 3 The Chemistry Of Life (currently down)
BBC Documentary - The Cell 3 of 3 The Spark of Life (currently down)

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 the giant book: 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.

Of course, almost all videos and books ASSUME the theory of evolution is true and that all things came to exist by chance.

However, all real evidence points to a design and creation of all cells and DNA. In other words, all real evidence points to the claim that God designed both cells and DNA.

See also (these are books written by creation scientists - meaning anti-evolutionists):
Signature In The Cell - DNA and the Evidence For Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer
The Cell's Design - How Chemistry Reveals the Creator's Artistry by Fazale Rana

There are many other books written by creation scientists (i.e. anti-evolutionists).

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