Sunday, February 21, 2016

Irreducible

Complex orders fly from the executive office to the factory floor. Raw materials are gathered from the warehouse and brought to the production floor. This factory can fill orders for products and parts needed for anything from its own maintenance issues there in the plant to products needing shipped out to other locations, also it produces parts for larger products being assembled there in the factory. Once any order is finished it’s off to quality control to make any corrections or final adjustments, then onto the packaging center where the parts will be prepared for further assembly inside the factory or for transport out from the factory. This factory produces its own energy derived totally from the sun and then converts it into fuel for the production plant. It comes equipped with its own maintenance crew that not only disposes of the waste materials but also finds and replaces any deficient parts in the factory itself. This factory is in perpetual production, never shutting down for holidays, repairs, or rest. It must be because it's on a very tight deadline to replace itself. That's right this factory gathers the raw materials, and then completely constructs another factory just like itself, and it does this while still filling all its many other production orders and responsibilities without fail. This amazing factory, while like the one pictured, is a single human cell. 

Over recent decades with the advancement of technology the reality of the incredible complexity in one single cell has been brought into clear view and what has been found is a deeper much more complex set of systems than could have ever been imagined. These systems are Molecular Machines. Machines that have moving parts and that accomplish tasks, they capture solar energy, they build complex protein structures, they bring in food, they allow the cell to swim, they act as cables and pulleys, and haul cargo back and forth. These machines build there own replicas and work to manufacture a complete duplicate of the entire cell structure.
The question this raises is how does evolution stand up to such incredible complexity at what should be such a basic level? In short, it just doesn’t. The Theory of evolution stands silent at the view of the amazingly sophisticated machinery that is working in such an immensely complex way as to keep calibrated the reality of life that we enjoy. Each one of these vitally important machines is in itself so complex they stand up to the modern day machines we have around us and surpass even those in design and efficiency. Each of these machines has an enormous amount of vitally important responsibilities, it would be hard to imagine, even for the molecular biologist, how even one of these workers could be removed from their station or how many billions and billions of years one would need to “evolve” such an efficiently sophisticated and tightly coordinated team of biological machines as we are seeing at the foundations of life. 

Darwin himself is famously quoted saying- 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.

An abundance of evidence opposed to the evolutionary theory exists but the discovery of molecular machines is throwing up road blocks from such a myriad of angles that even the very men doing the work to uncover them are calling it engineering. After all these machines are not only complex themselves but are working to build structures that must be precise in there design, so where’s the blueprints, who’s giving the precise instructions, who is the conductor of this tightly organized orchestra of assemblage?
Even the simple tasks we see being completed all around us every day require information to get them started. When we learned to ride our bike, someone had to impart that information for us to practice and complete that task, and we could fail and try again.
The tasks being performed by these machines are so advanced our smartest minds are left scratching there heads as to how they are able to pull them off, and with these tasks there is no room for error, no practice and try again. When any of these cellular systems isn’t precisely completed, and I mean precisely, serious disease, dysfunction, or death follows. The organism fails with not much chance to “evolve.”

Biochemist and author Michael Behe is quoted saying-
"The complexity of life's foundation has paralyzed science's attempt to account for it; molecular machines raise an as-yet impenetrable barrier to Darwinism's universal reach."

Romans 1:20
 For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities--his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.


I’d like to end this rant with a quote by Dr. Robert Jastrow who holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics was the first chairman of NASA’s Lunar Exploration Committee for the Apollo missions and after became Professor of Earth Sciences at Dartmouth College. He said this, which I love-


"For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountain of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries."