DNA Helix

DNA, The Design Code That God Created In All Of Our Cells

DNA Helix In 1952, DNA was discovered. It may have been discovered, but it is so complex that it will never be understood. The design code that God uses for all living cells is DNA. Our human bodies are fantastically complicated and are actually made out of 17 of the known 107 elements. Each individual cell is individually and perfectly developed according to the intricate design code imprinted by God on the DNA within all of our cells.

Definition of an Element:

“Each of more than one hundred substances that cannot be chemically interconverted or broken down, each consisting of atoms with the same atomic number,” Concise Oxford Dictionary.

These thoughts are too complex for us to truly understand, as the Psalmist said:

Psalms 139:13-18
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the Earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you” (NIV).

DNA is composed of four amino acids:

  • Adenine
  • Thymidine
  • Guanine
  • Cytosine

DNA an extremely complex molecule, and is the design storage medium for each individual cell of the human body. DNA is in fact a three out of four code, with storage capacity beyond our ability to comprehend. Take this as an illustration, one pin head of DNA would have enough storage capacity to store all the information on all the hard discs of all the computers on this planet. Each particular cell in the human body has a design code, with information about how it should be manufactured, how it should function, repair itself, and replicate.

Definition of a Molecule:

“A group of atoms bonded together, representing the smallest fundamental unit of compound that can take part in a chemical reaction”, Concise Oxford Dictionary.

There are 75 trillion cells in the human body. Each cell has a full complement of chromosomes in its nucleus. Each nucleus has 46 chromosomes made up of 23 pairs, one from each of the two parents of each individual. Each chromosome contains a strand of DNA. Each strand of DNA includes hundreds of millions of base pairs, that if stretched out straight, each strand of DNA would measure 3-9 feet long, and about 20 atoms across.

Definition of an Atom:

“The smallest particle of a chemical element, consisting of a positively charged nucleus (containing protons and typically also neutrons) surrounded by negatively charged electrons”, Concise Oxford Dictionary.

The DNA code includes details of our height, our personality, our intelligence, the colours of our eyes and other physical attributes.

Design codes do not spontaneously evolve

DNA Everything that we can observe, whether God made it or man made it, has a design. We can observe the product of modern design technologies, such as an aeroplane, a house, a watch, a computer, a television, a car, or a NASA designed rocket. All of these have intricate designs.

We will benefit by looking closely at these man made designs. Nowadays, most products are designed on computer systems. The computer systems themselves are designed by experts in software design. Your computer software did not arrive on your hard disc by “Spontaneous Generation”. It was painstakingly developed using highly skilled software engineers.

Nothing that we observe on this planet occurred by chance. The software on your computer that you are using now, was also carefully designed. Without wishing to be disrespectful to software engineers, anyone who has used computers of any design will know how temperamental they are. Virtually all man made computer systems cause problems to their owners.

DNA is incredibly reliable information storage medium

God’s design system is quite different. The DNA in each of our cells is far more complex, yet very rarely malfunctions. To suggest that DNA “spontaneously generated” is not credible, as we shall see.

Mathematical calculations about DNA “spontaneously generating”

It can be calculated mathematically, using Switching Theory, that the chance of one DNA molecule occurring randomly is one chance in 1053. This would be written as ten with fifty-two zeros after it. The scientific community discounts any “chance” greater than one chance in 1050. In other words, DNA could not possibly have evolved by “spontaneous generation”.

Calculations by Sir Fred Hoyle, UK Nobel Prize winner

Sir Fred Hoyle The UK Nobel Prize winner Sir Fred Hoyle wrote: “The likelihood of the formation of life from inanimate matter is one to a number of 10 with 40,000 zeros after it,” (Nature: vol.294:105, Nov 12 1981).

This huge number needs to be put in perspective

  • The number of atoms in the Universe is considered to be 10 with 77 zeros after it.
  • The number of seconds in 20 billion years is 10 with 17 zeros after it.

These huge figures are very difficult for us to imagine. But Sir Fred Hoyle’s figure of 10 with 40,000 zeros after it is impossible for us to imagine.

Difficulties with information systems

Evolutionists would like us to believe that:

  • The “message sender” (DNA) and the “message receiver” (mRNA) both spontaneously evolved, by chance.
  • The message sender” (DNA) and the “message receiver” (mRNA) instantaneously communicated with each other.

This is so unlikely that for practical purposes we can consider this impossible by the laws of probability.

Let us use two mobile phones as an illustration.

  • Mobile phones use much simpler technology than DNA and mRNA.
  • If two separate cellular phones were able to spontaneously self generate, one in London, the other in Melbourne, I think we could all agree that they would not be able to immediately communicate with each other.
  • Only if appropriate SIM cards for the same mobile phone network were inserted into both cellular phones could they communicate with each other.
  • In other words, no manufactured system can communicate with another manufactured system unless they are programmed by an outside agency.
  • They would only be able to communicate with each other when an outside agency, of greater technological expertise, programmed all the cellular phones to identical frequencies, using identical computer languages.

We hope you can see the problems that Evolutionists have in persuading Creationists that everything happened by chance. The problem, as in this case, is that this is just not possible.

  • It is not possible, statistically speaking, for DNA and mRNA to spontaneously evolve.
  • Even if it were possible, they would not be able to communicate with each other.
  • However, that is not the end of the problem.

Chirality of all molecules and all proteins in living systems

  • It is well known that DNA and mRNA exist as a helix with a twist to their complicated geometric structures.
  • The nature of the twist is known technically as the “chirality” of the molecule.
  • DNA and mRNA all exist in the right-hand form only. They are known as Dextrorotatory.
  • The amino acids in all living systems are in the left-hand form. They are Laevorotatory.
  • Even if DNA could “spontaneously generate by chance from the primordial ooze” it would contain equal proportions of left and right handed forms.
  • This is technically called a racemic mixture of left and right handed forms.
  • If this spontaneous generation is supposed to have occurred by chance, then, according to the laws of probability, there would have to be an equal amount of left and right handed forms of DNA.
  • However, this mixture would be useless for life!
  • All DNA used in all living organisms is right handed, or dextrorotatory.
  • A mixture of self generated DNA containing an equal amount of left and right handed forms of DNA would be completely useless for life!

There are therefore totally insuperable problems for Evolutionists

  • It is not possible, statistically speaking, for DNA and mRNA to spontaneously evolve.
  • Even if it were possible, they would not be able to communicate with each other!
  • A self generated racemic mixture of DNA is completely useless for life!

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