The Defence System
Around 250 years ago, scientists discovered,
after the invention of microscope, that we live together with many tiny
creatures, which we cannot see with the naked eye. These creatures are
present everywhere - from the air we inhale, to the water we drink, to
any object which comes in contact with the surface of our body. It was
also discovered that these creatures penetrate the human body.
Although the existence of this enemy was discovered
two and a half centuries ago, most of the secrets of the "defence system"
that fights a vigorous war against it have not yet been uncovered. This
molecular system in the body is activated automatically according to an
exquisite plan the minute a stranger makes its way in, declaring an all-out
war against it. When we take a quick look at how the system works, we
see that every phase takes place according to a meticulous plan.
The System That Never Sleeps
Whether we are aware of it or not, millions of operations
and reactions take place in our bodies every second. This action continues
even when we are asleep.
This intense activity occurs in periods of time
which from our viewpoint are very short. There is a significant difference
between the notion of time in our daily lives and the biological time
of our body. The span of one second that represents a very short time
period in our daily life would pass for a very long time for many working
systems and organs in our bodies. If all the activities performed by all
the organs, tissues and cells of our body in one second were written down,
the result would be so inconceivable as to push the limits of the human
One vital system, which is involved in constant
activity, never shirking its duty, is the defence system. This system
protects the body from all kinds of invaders day and night and works with
great assiduity, just like a fully-equipped army for the host body, which
Each system, organ, or group of cells within the
body represents a whole within a perfect labour distribution. Any defect
in the system ruins the order. And the defence system is indispensable.
Would we be able to survive in the absence of the
defence system? Or what sort of life would we have if this system failed
to fulfill some of its functions?
It is not hard to make a guess. Some examples in
the world of medicine make clear how vital the immune system is. The story
of a patient cited in many related sources shows how difficult life would
be in case of any defect in the defence system.
This patient was placed immediately after his birth
in a sterile plastic tent, which nothing was allowed to penetrate. The
patient was forbidden to touch any other human being. As he grew up, he
was placed in a larger plastic tent. He had to wear a specially designed
outfit similar to an astronaut's to get out of this tent. What prevented
this patient from living a normal life like other people?
Following his birth, the patient's defence system
had not developed normally. There was no army in his body to protect him
from the enemies.
The boy's doctors were well aware of what could
happen if he entered normal surroundings. He would immediately catch a
cold, causing diseases to develop in his throat; he would suffer from
one infection after another, despite being given antibiotics and other
medical treatments. Before long, medical treatment would lose its effect,
resulting in the death of the boy.
At best, he would be able to live only for a few
months or a few years out of this safe environment. So the boy's entire
world was forever bounded by the walls of his plastic tent.
sometime, the doctors and his family placed the boy in a completely germfree
room which had been specially prepared in his house. However, all these
efforts were useless. In his early teens, when a bone transplant failed.
The boy's family, doctors, the staff of the hospital
where he had earlier stayed, and pharmaceutical companies did their best
to keep him alive. Although absolutely everything was tried, and the boy's
place of residence was continuously disinfected, his death could not be
This end clearly shows that it is impossible for
a human being to survive without a defence system to protect him from
microbes. This is evidence that the immune system must have existed complete
and intact since the advent of the first man. Therefore, it is out of
question that such a system could have developed gradually over a long
lapse of time as the theory of evolution claims. A human being without
a defence system, or with a malfunctioning one, would shortly die as seen
in this example.