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DNA Dictates Design

“If Darwinian style evolution happens or doesn’t happen,
it happens or doesn’t happen genetically.” 1
Sean Pitman

Darwin looked for evidence supporting his conjectures in all the wrong places. The fossil record didn’t oblige. His knowledge of the living cell was miniscule. His knowledge of DNA was nonexistent. Evolution either “happens or doesn’t happen genetically.”

DNA contains the genetic blueprint of life…It gives instructions to the rest of the cell to make proteins, and it passes this same information on to the next generation…Without DNA, living organisms cannot survive.” 2

Hummingbirds

© H. Danke

Hummingbird DNA doesn’t match eagle DNA.
Chance mutations are an unlikely explanation for the difference.

A single gene’s DNA information can no more be created by chance than medieval alchemists could make gold by mixing recipes of other elements using abracadabra magic.

So where did a cell’s information come from?

A blank computer disk offers a blank screen until some human intelligence delivers a digital code loaded with text or pictures. An electronic data bank lacks meaning or purpose without deposit of a precisely coded message put in place by some intelligent source.

Once loaded, the coded message can be replicated ad infinitum.

Try playing a card game by shuffling a deck of blank cuts of white cardboard, lacking numbers or distinctive graphic prints. No winners, no losers, no game–just a meaningless shuffle of nothingness.

Or try building a bridge without the specs essential to design and transform raw steel into a graceful span over the Golden Gate. An attractive cover that binds a package of blank white paper would never top a best-seller list. It’s the printed message that sells a book.

Matter, without information, exists as abstract matter. Unproven theory, without supporting evidentiary data, epitomizes intellectual incoherence.

First graders, up to their ears in ABC’s, recognize 26 letters in the English alphabet. Kids learn to spell “cat” and “dog.” By the time they reach high school, they have discovered the English language boasts a plethora of mind-bending combos of those 26 symbols—a vocabulary of significantly more than the most familiar 200,000 English words with a capacity to communicate information on an encyclopedic scale.

Impressive capacity, but not close to matching the information combos powering the “Language of Life.”

Monarch butterflies summer in North America and then trek south annually, 2,000 miles to Mexico’s warmth. Clouds of burnished gold wings, bound for their southland “resort,” float at a gentle ten miles per hour, typically covering fifty miles per day. Monarchs find the identical winter home each year thanks to their own built-in GPS. The year-long round-trip involves five generations—four that live only a month or so while the stalwarts that navigate the migration route to Mexico live nine months.

Living cells contain definitive information blueprints, distinctive codes for every plant and animal species inhabiting earth.

Non-living, inorganic chemicals exist in the form of 100+ known elements. The quantity of protons contained in the nucleus of an atom gives each element its distinguishing number.

Ten years after Darwin floated his ideas, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev arranged the 63 then-known elements in a chart of rows and columns dubbed a Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements. The chart confirms chemistry’s intrinsic organization. Chemical recipes created from molecular mixes of these elements produce products underwriting industry.

DNA’s coded information dictates gene function with a certitude reminiscent of The Periodic Table’s inorganic elements. The predictable results of hybridization and gene splicing contradict even the most remote possibility of the chance hypothesis.

What has been revealed as a result of the sequential comparisons of homologous proteins is an order as emphatic as that of the periodic table. Yet in the face of this extraordinary discovery the biological community seems content to offer explanations which are no more than apologetic tautologies.” 3

Michael Denton’s, Evolution: A Theory in Crises, opened the door to a glimpse of molecular biology’s avalanche of insight.

Neither of the two fundamental axioms” of neo Darwinism, “…continuity of nature…linking all species together and ultimately leading back to a primeval cell” and “adaptive design…from a blind random process have been validated by one single empirical discovery or scientific advance since 1859.” 4

Even had spontaneous generation defied impossible odds by accidentally creating a “simple,” living cell, it couldn’t survive, much less reproduce itself, without its own package of DNA calling the shots.

Once the assumption virus invades reasoning, superstitious nonsense follows. With or without popular acclamation, assumption masquerading as science, doesn’t evolve fact. Its futile to contend a cell’s information code originated spontaneously from inert matter.

DNA exists sui generis (one of a kind). Multiple protein families provide an array of potential building blocks for specific living formats.

Just where did that genetic information originate?

Logic slinks out science’s back door when the “design inference” is ignored. Microscopic genetic information codes every cell of every living organism with a one-of-a-kind mark.

Tucked into the cell’s nucleus are the strands of deoxyribonucleic acid

(DNA) containing the code of life for every organism. This compendium of living data is so miniscule that it can’t be seen by unassisted human sight. Organic life could not exist without an information blueprint housed in every living cell. DNA contains the master genetic blueprint for every living organism with precision reminiscent of inorganic chemistry’s Periodic Table of the Elements. “Without DNA, living organisms cannot survive.” 2

Its less than rational, and certainly unscientific, to suggest DNA’s microscopic strings of pre-coded information appeared accidentally after millions of years of chaotic heating, cooling, and thawing mingled with nature’s torrents of rain, lightning flashes, and sporadic gusts of wind.

This is an excerpt from a chapter of the 2016 Edition
of “Three Days Before the Sun”, now available
from leading online retailers.

 

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