The Design in the Cell
COMPLEXITY OF THE BRAIN CELL
A brain cell is in constant interaction with others numbering
up to 10,000. This communication network is far more complex than
all the switchboards in the world.
All living things are made up of cells. Even a single
cell is self-sufficient; it can produce its own food, move, and communicate
with other cells. With its extraordinary technology, the cell is concrete
evidence that life cannot originate by chance.
The cell, even a single protein of which cannot form
by chance, is a wonder of design that renders the "chance" hypothesis
of evolution completely meaningless. In the cell, there are power stations,
complex factories, a huge data bank, storage systems, and advanced refineries.
In addition to human and animal cells, the plant cell, too,
is a miracle of creation. The plant cell carries out a process
that no laboratory is able to perform today: "photosynthesis."
An organelle called "chloroplast" in the plant cell enables plants
to produce starch by using water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight.
This substance is the first link of the food chain on the Earth
and the food source of all living things. The details of this
highly complex process are still unknown today.
In Darwin's time, nothing was known about the extraordinary
structure of the cell. Under the primitive microscopes of the day, the
cell seemed to be a murky lump. For this reason, both Darwin and other
evolutionists of his time believed that a cell was a simple driblet of
water that could easily originate by chance. The idea that life could
be attributed to chance gained acceptance because of this primitive scientific
An immunity cell capturing the germs that
have entered the body.
The scientific developments in the 20th century, however,
revealed that the cell has an unimaginably complex system. Today, it is
established that the cell, which has such a complex design, could not
possibly originate by chance as the theory of evolution claims. It is
certain that a structure too complex to be imitated even by man cannot
be the work of "chance". Renowned British mathematician and
astronomer Professor Fred Hoyle puts this impossibility like this:
The chance that higher life forms might have emerged
in this way is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through
a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.9
And in another commentary, Hoyle says: "Indeed,
such a theory (that life was assembled by an intelligence) is so obvious
that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident.
The reasons are psychological rather than scientific."10
CAN AN AEROPLANE FORM BY CHANCE?
cell has such an intricate design that renowned scientist Fred
Hoyle (right) compares it to a Boeing 747. According to Hoyle,
just as a plane cannot form by chance, neither can a cell ever
form by chance. Actually, this example points to an equally important
truth: although man is able to construct huge aircrafts by the
use of his knowledge and technology, he has not yet been able
to produce even a single cell.