the operations of a modern international company. Hundreds of thousands
of highly qualified people gather under the one roof of this business
organization, all working toward a common goal. This company has factories,
production facilities, administrative centers, branch offices and subsidiaries
throughout the world.
Imagine that the English branch of this company informs the head office
in America of the demand trends of consumers in England; the management
in America, taking account of the latest consumer expectations, sends
a directive to the research and development department in Italy; the prototypes
designed in Italy are submitted for public approval back in England. The
prototypes that gain approval are produced in the Chinese factories of
this international company, and a huge world wide advertising campaign
is organized to introduce these new products . . .
The organization outlined above must have highly-ordered communication
at every level. Administrators, engineers, workers, advertisers, marketing
officials and many others must be in constant cooperation with one another.
Success depends directly on communication. Otherwise, this company could
not survive in today's rapidly changing and developing environment.
Now, imagine a much larger organization. The number of people that belong
to this organization is far greater. Suppose that everyone in the world,
about 6 billion people, works for this organization. Everyone has his
own special job. Hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions of people gather
under the same roof to perform a common task. There is such a tight web
of administration and information that every one of these 6 billion people
is informed individually by means of a cellular phone as to what he or
she has to do. For example, if one of these people is employed in a factory,
he may sometimes be told to increase the speed of production, sometimes
to slow it down, and sometimes to alter the product. Finally, imagine
that an organized plan and communications system exist so that millions
of people throughout the hundreds of thousands of different locations
all over the world work according to this common plan.
Now, let's enlarge our example a little. Imagine that the population
of the world is much greater than it is at present, but that our organization
functions even more efficiently.
The communication and coordination of the many branches of an international
company is very complicated. Directors, managers, engineers and advertisers
have to be in touch with one another at all times. The communication
network in the human body is millions of times more complex than that
of the largest international company.
Suppose that the population is fifteen thousand times greater than it
is today, that there are fifteen thousand other planets like this Earth
and that the 6 billion people crowded onto each planet make up a total
of 100 trillion people. Further suppose that this collection of human
beings works together in perfect harmony, each individual being informed
by cellular phone as to what he has to do.
This example is beyond our power to conceive, but is actually a simplified
description of an existing organization, which operates every second throughout
the whole world among the approximately 100 trillion cells that make up
the human body.
As you are reading this, millions of operations are happening in your
body. In these operations there is a calculation of the needs of every
cell in every part of the body, and a determination of what function each
cell must perform; measures are taken to respond to the requirements of
the cells and each cell is informed individually as to what it must do.
For example, what allows you to read this book are your eye cells, and
to nourish them, glucose is required. To respond to those needs, a system
was established in your body that calculates how much sugar there is in
your blood and that keeps the amount stable. There is a great plan, organized
by the web of communication among the cells, that calculates how many
times a minute your heart must beat, the level of calcium stored in your
body, the amount of blood your kidneys filter and thousands of other such
details. This system of chemical communication that ensures that the 100
trillion cells work in harmony with one another is called the hormone
The hormone system, together with the nervous system, ensures the coordination
of the cells of the body. If we compare the nervous system to messages
sent over the Internet, the hormone system can be compared to a letter
sent by post: it is slower, but its effect lasts longer.
When we examine these systems that control the body, a fact becomes clear
that most people are not aware of. Most people are convinced that they
themselves control the direction of their lives. If you asked someone,
"How much of your body do you control?" he would surely say, "All of it."
But this answer contradicts the scientific facts.
A person is in control of a very limited part of his body, and even of
that part his control is only partial. For example, he can use his body
to walk, or to speak or he can use his hands to work, but deep within
his body there are thousands of chemical and physical operations going
on without his knowing about or willing them. Anyone who thinks that he
is completely in charge of his own body (or his own life) is greatly mistaken.
To God belong the
Most Beautiful Names, so call on Him by them and abandon those who
desecrate His Names. They will be repaid
for what they did.
(Qur'an, 7: 180)
Another fact we will see when we examine the perfect communication system
described in this book is this: An organism cannot possibly be formed
by lifeless matter, on its own and by chance. Darwinists and materialists
do not believe in God; they believe that ultimately living things were
formed spontaneously and by chance out of lifeless matter. However, in
the twentieth century thousands of discoveries were made concerning cells
and the systems contained in them. It is now known that cells have a highly
complex design. The communication between hormones and cells alone is
enough to show what an extraordinary system exists in cells, and that
they could not have been formed by chance.
This book has two aims: First, to show (with the support of scientific
evidence) Darwinists and materialists who make chance their god that their
philosophy is illogical and untenable. Second, to once again show those
who believe in God, examples of the excellence of His creation, so that
they may see the glory, power and sublimity of our Lord and exalt Him
for His excellent works.
In the pages that follow, we shall examine the hormone system that controls
the human body for the benefit of the human being and that is a manifestation
of the wonder of creation, and we shall witness together the creative
art of God.