The Design in the Cell
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 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 view.
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.
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
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
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.
on Evolution", Nature, Vol 294, 12 November 1981, p. 105
10- Fred Hoyle, Chandra Wickramasinghe, Evolution
from Space, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1984, p. 130