There's Not a Chance It's Chance!
"O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."
As we learn more about the genetic code, it is becoming increasingly difficult to escape the conclusion that all living things – and by implication, all things – have a very wise, personal Creator. At least one researcher in this field has admitted that it is extremely unlikely that the genetic code shared by almost all living things arose by chance.
Researchers have concluded that nearly a billion billion genetic codes are possible. That's a one, followed by 20 zeros! But not all genetic codes are created equal, so to speak. Some are better than others at preventing errors when new genetic material or the proteins made by genetic material is produced. And when genetic errors are made in the production of protein, a better genetic code will seek to minimize the error. The genetic code we have is the best at doing this. More than that, the code we have is the best at minimizing the damage caused by faulty proteins at the very genes where it is most likely to happen! After admitting this code couldn't happen by chance, one researcher then gave the credit to "natural selection."
That the genetic code is an information storage system vastly more complex than anything we have ever built should tell us that it has a wise and powerful Creator. That the genetic system we have is the best one of over one billion billion possibilities should seal the case for God as Creator.
Notes: Jonathan Knight, "Top Translator", New Scientist, 4/18/98, p. 15.
Photo: The genetic code is far more complex than the IBM Blue Gene/P supercomputer installation at the Argonne Leadership Angela Yang Computing Facility. Courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory. (CC-BY-SA 2.0)
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