Books. For thousands of years man has come up with different ways to store information. Including papyrus leaves, cuneiform tablets, scrolls, and
more recently the codex.
Portion of a Dead Sea Scroll
In order to have that information copied from one book to another, in the past it meant taking copying everything by hand. In fact, in Judaism, there
were scribes whose job was just that. They dedicated themselves to the copying of books. They were also known as copyists. These copyists were so
detailed in their copying of the books, that they would actually count each letter to make sure not one was missing.
Recent technology has allowed us to transfer information from one page to another by copier machines, and even more recently just digital photos.
What if you found a book that contained not only a vast amount of incredible information, but it was also able to replicate itself without the need of
a copyist, a copier machine, or a digital camera. What would you think of such an invention?
It was not an invention of any man. In fact the naked eye cannot even perceive it. In order to see such a marvelous book one needs to go to the
microscopic level. There inside living things. Yes, we are talking about the DNA molecule.
Many are taught in school, and “higher education” that what is contained within the DNA came about by chance over millions of years. Also we are
taught that there is no reasonable evidence of a designer for it. This thread will deal with facts about the matter. It will not tell anyone what to
or not to believe. Just present some fascinating facts about the DNA molecule.
First let us put the two premises up for debate. The Bible states that the originator of life is God. Evolutionists postulate that there is no
evidence of design in the DNA molecule, in the information contained therein, nor is their evidence of design in the way that it works
If evolutionists are correct then we should see no evidence of design as they affirm. If the Bible is correct there should be signs of an
intelligence behind its handiwork. The Bible itself states that human life comes from a book that God created, that he can see, even when a person is
in the embryo of his mother’s womb: “Your eyes even saw me as an embryo; all its parts were written in your book regarding the days when they were
formed, before any of them existed.” –Psalm 139:16.
Although it may seem like a daunting challenge to understand what the DNA is and how it functions, in simple terms it is quite understandable, and
We are going to a trip to a huge building. It is a special building. Around us we will observe a human cell. This building is enormous, the size of
a huge stadium that can fit tens of thousands of people, and the components of the DNA molecule inside a human cell have been blown up 13 million
times their normal size.
Step through the door into the wondrous building and hopefully we can take a tour of the DNA inside the human cell, and see if there really is any
mark of design in it.
As we pass through the doors and begin to observe all around us are marvelous structures that make up a human cell . And in the middle of the room is
the nucleus, spherical in structure, about 20 stories high.
Enter a door that is attached to the nucleus. This is the outer part, outer skin, as it were of the center of our cell. Inside we see 46 domineering
structures. These are chromosomes, about twelve stories high. They look like sausages, with a pinch in the middle of them, with trucks that are
Horizontal bands run across the chromosomes which are divided by vertical lines. In-between the vertical lines are also smaller horizontal bands.
These small horizontal bans are loops and as you pull one you notice that it uncoils. Within all these coils is a long rope.
Looking at this chromosome rope, what appears to be a rope anyway, in our model it is merely an inch thick. This rope is looped around what look to
be spools. Within these spools are coils within coils that are attached to a scaffold that keeps them in place.
Noticing a plaque on the side of the coils you read the following:
“These coils are the most efficient form of packing known to exist. If you were to uncoil this rope it would stretch halfway around the globe.
Evolutionists have termed the way these coils are packed as: “an extraordinary feat of engineering.” Of course they would then tell you that
this in itself would not suggest an engineer was present to create such an organized structure.
Now if you were to take a detour on your trip through this building to a shop that sells trinkets, and it had millions of them all tidily placed
together. Would you conclude that there is no reason to believe someone existed to create this shop and put the things in order? Would millions of
years be enough to create a trinket store with millions of trinkets all in their place? Yet such organization inside such a store would be very
simplistic in comparison to what we are now observing.
Let us return to the room where this marvelous coiling system exists with that small rope that could stretch half-way around the world.
On a pedestal you find that a portion of that vast rope has been laid for your inspection. Pick it up. Do you have it in your hands? Let us observe
it more closely!
As you pass your fingers over this rope you realize it is quite extraordinary. Firstly we observe it is made of two strands tightly twisted together.
Now these strands are all connected by tiny and evenly spaced bars. Interesting. What do these bars mean? Keep looking, the rope resembles a
spiral staircase. Yes! It is a replica of a DNA molecule you are holding in your hand.
One of these DNA molecules packed together as it was in these spools make up this chromosome we have been observing. Now remember the bars that
separated the two strands of the rope twisted upon each other? They are known as “base pairs” in scientific jargon. Yet why would a rope need to
be separated as it were by bars like this? What is its function?
You find another plaque and read it: “The bars that separate these ropes come in four types known as A, T, G, and C. These are letters of a digital
alphabet, conveying information in coded form.”
You may perhaps know of Morse code. It has two letters. Look at the code below, you will notice that these two letters, a dot and a dash can easily
make up the entire English alphabet.
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