Monday, October 24, 2016

DNA proves there is a God.

DNA is the basic building block of life. It is a molecule that contains encoded instructions for the growth and operation of every living organism. DNA molecules consist of two strands of nuceleotides that coil around each other to form a double helix shape.[1] These nuceleotides are composed of one of four bases, guaine (G), adenine (A), thymine (T), or cytosine (C). The sequence of these bases encodes biological information. As the double helix separates and forms a new molecule (DNA replication), it passes its precise programing to a new cell. The human DNA molecule is composed of over three billion bits of information in a precise sequence.

Charles Darwin thought the cell was a simple organism, but with modern microscopes, the cell is revealed to be a complex machine with many interconnecting parts. A single cell has more digital information encoded in its DNA then an entire set of Encyclopedia Britannica. The parts hidden within a watch are irreducibly complex and each part cannot function on its own without the other interconnected parts.[2] Darwin admitted a flaw in his theory when he wrote, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”[3] Like a watch, the DNA contained in the human genome is irreducibly complex.

It is impossible for the precise encoding of DNA information to have happened by chance. When one looks at the complexity of DNA, it is obvious there is a Creator. Intelligent design suggests an intelligent designer.

When I look at my body and all of its intricacies, millions of cells working together and in perfect harmony...I say, “Yes, God is there!”




[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA
[2] http://www.bethinking.org/does-god-exist/god-questions-a-dialogue/5-cosmological-design-arguments
[3] Charles Darwin, Origin of Species, (1872), 6th edition, (New York University Press, 1988), p.154.