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Wonders of Creation - DNA

On April 14th, 2003 scientists announced to the world that they had finished sequencing the human genome. This meant they had managed to log the three billion pairs of DNA nucleotides (specially shaped molecules) that describe how to make a human being.

One of the leaders of the Human Genome Project (Francis Collins) said this was just 'the end of the beginning?, because comparatively nothing was known about how those strings of molecules controlled the production of all the billions of different processes that make up a living human body.

DNA's alphabet was known to consist of only four types of nucleotide, so the information encoded in the double helix had to be DECODED according to some rules to tell cells which of the 20 amino acids to string together, to make the thousands of proteins that are needed to make a viable living organism.

Since 2003 more discoveries have revealed how sophisticated the code built into DNA really is. It behaves like intelligent programming, and is quite literally a CODE.

Genetic instructions are built into DNA and RNA as a sequence of nucleotides, but in order to produce a protein this code has to be altered into another system of symbols ? a bit like changing Morse code into English. One code is changed into another. This involves an enormous amount of decryption and encryption.

On April 14th, 2003 scientists announced to the world that they had finished sequencing the human genome. This meant they had managed to log the three billion pairs of DNA nucleotides (specially shaped molecules) that describe how to make a human being.

One of the leaders of the Human Genome Project (Francis Collins) said this was just 'the end of the beginning?, because comparatively nothing was known about how those strings of molecules controlled the production of all the billions of different processes that make up a living human body.

DNA's alphabet was known to consist of only four types of nucleotide, so the information encoded in the double helix had to be DECODED according to some rules to tell cells which of the 20 amino acids to string together, to make the thousands of proteins that are needed to make a viable living organism.

Since 2003 more discoveries have revealed how sophisticated the code built into DNA really is. It behaves like intelligent programming, and is quite literally a CODE.

Genetic instructions are built into DNA and RNA as a sequence of nucleotides, but in order to produce a protein this code has to be altered into another system of symbols ? a bit like changing Morse code into English. One code is changed into another. This involves an enormous amount of decryption and encryption.

Just as every language spoken by Man is a code which humans automatically translate to find meaning, once they have learned the rules of grammar etc, the DNA and RNA code is a chemical language which operates by strict rules to form meaningful structures. Only an intelligent Creator could make not only a code as complex as this, but also implant within cells the machinery to make sense of that code. Logically, it would be utterly impossible for so vast and complicated a code to appear slowly and incrementally, as evolutionists believe. The only possible way for such a vastly complex and fully functional system to work would be by instantaneous creation of all the parts in a moment of time.

Christians rightly interpret the Living God as the Source of the cell's intelligent code.

Richard Gunther, Copyright 2005