I am not including this on ACP because I have ever believed in the ridiculous THEORY of evolution. I am including this for all those who think of themselves as enlightened, educated, sophisticated, worldly and knowledgeable, and especially to those of those groups who also consider themselves “Christian” yet believe in Darwin’s THEORY of evolution and his book “Origin of the Species.” And from what I’ve heard, what I’ve witnessed, what I’ve read there are many following this errant world THEORY professing to believe in God, in Jesus, in the Holy Bible (at least the parts they like and agree with rather than ALL OF IT) who instead serve and follow the erroneous faulty science of evolution.
I have never for one minute believed in Darwin’s THEORY of what has become known as “evolution.” Not because I’m especially gifted mentally or anything. It never ever made any sense to me. At all. Being 67 years old, or about a month shy of that earthly age, I was heavily taught Darwin’s THEORY with more holes in it than Swiss cheese, or a yard where 10,000 moles inhabit.
Darwin was in truth a man of ignorance. Very limited understanding. If we objectively and clearly evlauate his THEORY and the times in which he lived and where the state of “science” was.
When Darwin was alive some of the accepted and revered medical practices were giving heroin to relieve a cough. To give children cocaine for a toothache. Bloodletting was still a very common practice up until the very latest 1800s. And these medical practices were conducted by those considered the elite, the most trained and knowledgeable of the time.
Anyone alive today would define any so-called “physician” partaking in that era as a QUACK. Clueless. Didn’t know truly what they were doing. Doing exactly the opposite of what they should have pursued and attempted to learn.
In the mid to late 1800s all that was required to enter a medical school was the ability to pay the tuition and show up. Attendance. And in many places a person could receive a medical degree via mail order.
That was the state of medical science, knowledge, and connected to all the sciences of the time. People were forunate to survive a doctors visit.
Darwin was and is also a QUACK.
Faulty science is no science.
What Darwin observed in his time on the Galapagos Islands was the diversity of creation created by God the Creator, and ADAPTATION not evolution. Certain animals, insects, plants ADAPT to the climate they live in. Human beings ADAPT to where they have moved around on the earth due to an increase in technology (knowledge). Gloves, coats, shorts, flipflops are not evolution but adaption. And Human beings are not EVOLVING into anything other than human (even with the rise of Transhumanism, or Human Plus, H+, and do not confuse Transhumanism, of which there are many articles here on ACP, with transgenderism. Two completely different beasts). There is a vast difference between a living thing that ADAPTS to its environment and a THEORY that everything came from nothing, defying the basic laws of thermodynamics, defying the laws of science itself, and that all we know and see about us came from nothing, from some big bang of nothingness, or from the latest lunacy I’ve read just this past week, the entire Milky Way and our universe came from a molecule in space that exploded, I kid you not. Search it out. You’ll find the lunacy. Because it’s pervasive. Anything taught, put forth, accepted and believed other than God’s inerrant infallible living and active Word. That is the way of the people of this world. And an ever-increasing number of those professing to be believers and disciples of Jesus Christ, as if any such incongruity and opposing beliefs can exist in the same individual and one is not served greater than the other nullifying the other.
For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,g in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
Romans 1:18-23 — English Standard Version
The over a century long and completely wrong THEORY of how species evolve, how the world came about has been coming apart at its seams now for the past couple of decades. Especially with the knowledge of and development in DNA discovery and all that has revealed.
So what’s next for the so-called enlightened ones, the so-called and thought educated, sophisticated and knowledgeable ones refusing the truth of God’s complete Word?
Why, they are now, and have been for some time now going to totally dismiss and push away Darwin and evolution since it cannot hold up to scrutiny and the facts, and they now are pushing the THEORY all life on earth came from outer space. From another race. From beings, from a culture outside of earth.
And places such as the Vatican, who have observatories in Arizona and other places in the world, and have an entire department of cardinals, bishops and priests within the Vatican to prepare and accept aliens when they return to earth. Believing they, the aliens from space, will have a desire to meet the “leader of the world” according to them, the pope, and have these aliens greet them. From such vileness and lost thinking to current day quack “scientists” and academics, so-called learned people are now throwing evolution out in favor due to them knowing its failures and flaws and lack of reason, truth and facts. So they are now getting on the bandwagon everything we know comes from alien life forms from space. It’s all because of aliens. From somewhere out there, far, far, far away…and not Bulgaria, Italy, or Thailand…
Far fetched? Laughable? Not anymore far fetched or laughable than everything came from nothing, there is no God, no Creator, human beings EVOLVED from gas, from bacteria, from primordial goo, to become a fish that pulled itself on land to breath air instead of oxygen through water, and to morph into the hairiest of creatures known as apes and monkeys to one day earn a Ph.D. in physics, send men to the moon, Read, write, and to build the cities, societies and cultures we have. From nothing to this. From some ooze, a bacteria, to all we can see, know, touch, smell, hear and learn of in such wonder!
No, do not be deceived — for the next chapter in the liars and lies they spread for the masses to permit funneled into their minds, without thinking, without anything other than theories, mumbo jumbo and faulty things will be, “Look! Here are the aliens! Come to explain it all and save us, reveal the truth to us finally!”
It is coming. Many already believe. Refusing to believe in God, in Jesus, in the Holy Spirit, in the truth, history and facts within the Holy Bible. Refusing to believe that which is instilled within them yet they rebel and must find some other explanation. Some other way out.
Do not be deceived.
Do not be deceived even if your eyes tell you differently in the times in which we live, for technology combined with evil will cause some to fall away in doubt captured by the images, techniques, propaganda and lies of the world and he who is prince of this earth for a season.
Do not be deceived.
All anyone needs to know is contained within the pages, the words of the Holy Bible. From Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21. Enough there to learn and to hold and walk accordingly. Enough there to lead one to eternal life and discipleship in Jesus Christ the Lord rather than what lies in store for all those who place their faith elsewhere. Everywhere. In their unending quests never satisfying for they search in vain, beleive in vain.
ACP — A Crooked Path
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
The Biochemistry Challenge to Darwin
November 23, 2019
Reprinted from: American Thinker
The AT commenters responses to my book review of Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, by Physical Chemist, Spectrometrist Researcher Dr. Marcos Eberlin were, in many cases, well informed and insightful, but one extraordinary commentary was provided by Dr. Ronald Cherry of East Tennessee, who is board certified in four specialties of medicine and an energetic researcher in matters of biochemical cellular physiology and micro anatomy and physiology.
Dr. Cherry provided me with a commentary titled “Zero Probability for Self-Generated Life” that I found compelling and worth summarizing and discussing for the many who are interested in the debate on the origination of life and the appearances of species of life, the question—does the Darwin Theory of Origin of Species hold up to modern scientific analysis that includes the microanatomy and microphysiology as well as the active complex biochemistry of the magic that is a living cell?
The life functions of a single human cell, as described by Dr. Cherry, are far more complex than the world’s most capable supercomputer, and impossible for man to duplicate using non-living materials due to the complexity and the sub-microscopic size and fragility of biochemical and cellular elements that are critical to the development of more complicated functional living things, but also that provide for maintaining the survival of the “lesser” forms of cellular life. The complexity and rapidity of life-requiring DNA transcription into messenger RNA, and then ribosomal translation into enzymes and proteins of structure and function challenges human understanding.
The living cell is enclosed in a protective membrane that is a perfect place for all the proteins and the other biochemically active molecules to perform chemical reactions to achieve important functions. For example, the DNA genetic code can direct and control, orchestrate, if you will, a cellular symphony where the 37 trillion cells of our human bodies produce a hundred thousand trillion enzymes and other proteins per second. Get your head around that one and consider whether such a symphony can result from random banging around of brainless chemicals.
Dr. Cherry asks the obvious question: where did the essential DNA code to run the cells come from, and how would the first strand of DNA, devoid of its cellular environment, initially run the cell — big if — the cellular environment had to be present to protect the DNA so it could run the factory. Dr. Cherry provides a lot of questions about the chicken/egg mystery, and points out the inadequacy of the self-creation theory, but there is no answer to this chicken/egg question, since there is no way to explain the circular puzzle. Cellular research has no explanation for how the first strand of DNA could perform its essential life generating work without the essential enzymes, ribosomes, energy production, and complex biochemical membrane functions that give DNA a place and an environment to work. DNA cannot work unless the conditions are right.
Nucleotides (the molecular building blocks of DNA, composed of phosphoric acid, deoxyribose and one of four nucleic acid bases) do not self-assemble in lifeless inorganic nature into the self-regulating, self-reproducing, mega-information containing polymers that we call genes. Even if there were an ocean full of these essential building blocks of DNA, there is no enzyme (call it DNA synthetase) that exists that can assemble DNA from scratch. Here we go again, circular causation questions: no enzyme to create the first strand of DNA, because DNA creates the enzymes and all enzyme assembly is based on DNA coding. The only DNA “assembly” enzyme in existence is DNA polymerase that cannot assemble DNA from the aforementioned nucleotides in the absence of DNA since it requires the presence of a pre-existing DNA template and coding to produce the polymerase. All enzymes are built on a DNA coded blueprint of messenger RNA, so the conundrum is clear; the cell’s first strand of self-generated DNA would require the pre-existence of DNA, and perfectly coded RNA. That’s a non-starter with a probability of zero.
The same circular problem exists with enzymes, large proteins that function to make cellular life. DNA codes the making of those enzymes that make things work. For example protein receptors, second messenger biochemicals directed back to the interior DNA, and enzymatic protein electrolyte channels that all work in a sequence that is regulated and highly choreographed and ordered by, guess what: DNA. But they have to be present for DNA to survive and function; whoops, circular causation strikes again.
All the regulation of cell activities coordinated by DNA ensures the proper pH and electrolyte concentration required for cell survival and DNA function. No DNA-assembly enzyme could exist prior to the existence of DNA so there could be no protective enzymatic membrane proteins prior to the existence of DNA, and no friendly environment in the cell. For all those reasons the first random self-assembled strand of DNA is an impossibility, doomed. Circular causality strikes.
Taking it a biochemical step further no DNA-assembly enzyme could exist prior to the existence of DNA because DNA codes all the proteins for the cell. There could be no RNA polymerase prior to the existence of DNA, an enzyme required for transcription of DNA into messenger RNA, that is the mechanism for creating essential proteins and enzymes. The immediate survival of the first self-generated strand of DNA would require the pre-existence of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase — not possible under the Darwinist incrementalist scientific theory.
Dr. Cherry points out that the DNA of the first living self-generated prokaryotic (single cell) entities, such as bacteria, would not have survived because these cells have a very short life span. The circular causation argument returns with a vengeance, the important role of DNA in creating survival and the urgent reproduction mechanisms for those simple cells
Cells require energy produced in the form of discrete energy biochemicals called Adenosine Tri Phosphate (ATP), but such energy would be absent under pre-life inorganic conditions because enzyme-containing mitochondria, essential for energy use, and their membranous prokaryotic equivalent, require DNA-encoded information as a pre-requisite for their existence — again, not possible because functional DNA is required to produce mitochondria and the enzymes necessary for energy production. Thus the first self-assembled strand of DNA, if it miraculously self-assembled, would lack ATP energy and be dead in the water.
The only rational, i.e. scientific, alternative explanation for cellular life is that cells were created intact. That DNA genes appeared at the same time as all the biochemical entities required to make the cell that the DNA was controlling. All the proteins, enzymes, organelles of the cell, membranes and all the energy that drives the activities of the cell — the interdependence of DNA and the components of the cells and the cellular activities makes the circular causation problem the insurmountable problem.
The DNA code is primary, but the structures and functions for which it codes must appear ahead of time for its initial self-assembly and subsequent survival, an impossibility, because that would require the pre-existence of DNA ahead of the first strand of DNA.
What we know about cellular anatomy and physiology makes a theory of self-assembly irrational, because it is impossible genetically and biochemically. Self-assembled cellular life is an irrational idea that is the basis for an atheistic explanation for life’s origin, but which cannot overcome the circular causation problem. The science leads Dr. Cherry to the conclusion that living things must be the product of undiscovered magic, or by rational design which was not random or accidental. Dr. Cherry asserts Atheistic claims for self-generated life require a magical or religious-like faith that contradicts the scientific evidence, observations revealing a design and arguing for a designer, a Creator, belief compatible with science.
I don’t know the nature or identity of the designer, but I must posit design when I see it. Dr. Cherry makes a strong case for design.
Zero probability for self-generated life
The life functions of a single human cell are far more complex than the world’s most capable supercomputer, and impossible for man to duplicate using non-living materials due to that complexity and the sub-microscopic size and fragility of cellular components. The complexity and rapidity of life-requiring DNA transcription into ribosomes, ribozymes, and messenger RNA, and then by ribosomal translation into enzymes and other proteins, boggles the mind. A host of simultaneous purpose-driven enzymatic reactions are required in a membrane-protected milieu of proper pH and electrolyte concentration. Under this fantastic DNA-orchestrated arrangement, our 37 trillion cells produce a hundred thousand trillion enzymes and other proteins per second. Where did the life-sustaining initial DNA-encoded information come from? How could the DNA wrap itself inside an interactive outer cell membrane and supply itself with the necessary enzymes, ribosomes, energy production, etc., when all of those cellular components are prerequisites for the functioning of DNA?
There are no rational pathways for self-assembled DNA-dependent cellular life. Nucleotides (the molecular building blocks of RNA and DNA – composed of phosphoric acid, deoxyribose, and one of four nucleic acid bases) do not self-assemble in lifeless inorganic nature into the self-regulating, self-reproducing, mega-information containing polymers that we call genes. Even if one were provided with a sea-full of the four nucleotides, which must also appear spontaneously (magically) under this theory, there has been no observation of self-assembling, self-reproducing, information-containing, functional ribozymes in extra-biosphere nature at the heart of RNA World theory, nor an enzyme observed in nature for de-novo assembly of nucleotides into DNA, much less information-containing DNA. A lake-full of nucleotides cannot self-assemble into DNA because that would require the pre-existence of a DNA assembly enzyme whose own existence would require the pre-existence of DNA, an enzyme never seen in nature, an enzyme that does not exist; let’s call it DNA synthetase. The only DNA assembly enzyme in existence is DNA polymerase which does not and cannot assemble DNA from nucleotides in the absence of DNA, but only in the presence of a pre-existing DNA template. All enzymes, including a theoretical DNA synthetase, are built on a DNA blueprint of messenger RNA, thus the existence of nature’s first strand of self-generated DNA would require the pre-existence of DNA – a self-contradictory impossibility with an associated occurrence probability of zero. DNA must come first, before any enzymatic proteins for which it codes, but how can DNA come spontaneously into existence when the theoretical enzyme required for de-novo DNA assembly could not be present and therefore was not available for DNA assembly? There is an impossibility at the beginning of this theory, making it an irrational un-scientific proposition.
Initially, after the impossibility of spontaneous DNA generation, there would be no living cell membrane to protect the DNA. The cell membrane, in order to maintain the integrity of the DNA and the life of the cell, must contain enzymatic protein receptors, second messenger biochemicals directed back to the interior DNA, and enzymatic protein electrolyte channels, in a highly choreographed, regulated and homeostatic interactivity which enables DNA control of the cell and ensures the proper pH and electrolyte concentration required for cell life and DNA function. For the same reason that no DNA-assembly enzyme could exist prior to the existence of DNA, there could be no protective enzymatic membrane proteins prior to the existence of DNA, thus the first self-assembled DNA would be doomed from the outset. For the same reason that no DNA-assembly enzyme could exist prior to the existence of DNA, there could be no RNA polymerase prior to the existence of DNA, an enzyme required for transcription of DNA into messenger RNA, the means by which DNA creates enzymes, the means by which DNA controls and supports the life of the cell, thus the first self-assembled DNA would be inert and unable to control and support the life of a cell. The immediate survival of the first self-generated strand of DNA requires the pre-existence of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, enzymatic membrane receptors, and enzymatic membrane electrolyte channels, and therefore the pre-existence of DNA – another self-contradictory impossibility.
How could the DNA of the first living self-generated prokaryotic cell have survived very long without a mechanism for reproduction? The cell reproductive mechanism is a prerequisite for the survival of DNA because the forces of nature, such as extremes of temperature, osmotic pressure from salty or aqueous environments, wind or wave induced mechanical abrasion, and ultraviolet radiation, would destroy the first self-assembled cell and its DNA devoid of the power to reproduce rapidly in large numbers. Reproductive cellular mechanisms require the existence of a myriad of cellular organelles and the enzyme DNA polymerase – a mechanism which could not have been present in the first living self-generated cell since the mechanistic complexity of reproduction would require a much longer time to spontaneously evolve, assuming that is possible, than the several hour to several day generational life span of DNA in a typical metabolically active prokaryotic cell. The first self-assembled cell would die before it could acquire the ability to reproduce. More importantly, cell reproduction, and thus the survival of the cell’s DNA, requires pre-positioning of the DNA-reproductive enzyme DNA polymerase. Since DNA polymerase, like all enzymes, requires DNA for its synthesis and existence, reproductive survival of the first self-generated strand of DNA would require the pre-existence of DNA – another self-contradictory impossibility.
In order to perform any genetic or protein biosynthetic function, an intracellular source of energy would be required in advance. This bio-available energy (ATP) would also be absent under pre-life inorganic conditions because enzyme-containing mitochondria, and their membranous prokaryotic equivalent, require DNA-encoded information as a prerequisite for their existence – not possible since these energy-producers would be absent when the first DNA segment magically appeared – thus the first self-assembled strand of DNA would be dead in the water. Finally, even if one were provided with a pond-full of nucleotides, there could be no information therein encoded after a theoretical self-assembly into DNA, because the nucleotides would be in random association, and so would the resulting DNA. The information required for production of protein enzymes and membrane receptors would be missing, so any self-assembled DNA would be useless and unable to support cellular life.
Cellular components cannot exist without the pre-existence of DNA genes, yet viable DNA genes cannot exist without the cellular apparatus. DNA genes must come first, before any of the other cellular components for which it codes, yet DNA genes can’t be made, maintained, or function in nature without them. It therefore becomes self-evident that living cells cannot self-create, so the only rational, i.e. scientific, alternative explanation for cellular life is that cells were created intact – that DNA genes were created at the same time as the protein enzymes, ribosomes, mitochondria, other organelles, cell membranes, enzymatic membrane receptors and enzymatic membrane electrolyte channels, and that a large amount of information was simultaneously encoded into the DNA during its initial assembly – the information required for maintenance and reproduction of cellular life. Self-assembled cellular life is an irrational idea – belief requires a religious level of faith which contradicts science. Created cellular life requires a Creator – belief requires a religious level of faith which is compatible with science.