38: Entities That Had To Exist Before Life: Were They Designed, or Just Dumb Luck?
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Ev-illusionists always seem to begin their discussion of evolution at a point in time after the formation of living cells has already been completed. They illogically seem to think that living cells somehow came together without the benefit of evolution. Then evolution began, as if evolution was a new driving force in nature that started with the existence of living unicellular organisms. Ev-illusionists separate evo-abiogenesis from evolution, as I stated earlier in this book, for no other reason than there is no plausible explanation for the formation of the first cells and the injection of life into those cells. In fact there isn’t even an imaginary explanation that passes the stink test. There simply is no explanation for the first living cells. If evo-abiogenesis had a plausible and scientifically provable explanation, evo-illusionists would grab and hang on to evo-abiogenesis like their lives depended on it. It would be happily and confidently claimed as the beginning of evolution. What science actually has is a weak fake science, concocted and separated from the supposed REAL science of evolution. Ev-illusionists can accept that the origin of the first life forms is described by a very weak fantasy-laden science called evo-abiogenesis. They can separate evo-abiogenesis, which they accept as some sort of a mix science and fantasy, from the real science of evolution. They preach that evolution is proven beyond a shadow of a doubt; an absolute. While there may be doubts about the way science portrays evo-abiogenesis, there is certainly no doubt about evolution. It is no longer a theory, they say. It is fact. No need to question or doubt. If you do, you are something less than a fool or religious nutcase. So, according to evo-illusionists, evolution was born with the existence of living unicellular organisms. Evolution did not exist before. Of course trying to account for the formation of the DNA code, and virtually every part of a living cell can never described by evo-illusionists without claiming evolution as a main driving force for for their source. It’s as if they say evolution started with the first living cells not before, but it was intimately involved with the formation of those cells.
I have yet to read or see a scientific description of the origin of the first cells without natural selection and random mutational changes being the major driving force. How else could evo-illusionists say the DNA code formed? And all of the goodies that code is responsible for forming? The DNA code HAD to form by natural selection and random mutations for evolution to be a valid science. There simply had to be a continuum for the assembly of non-living biochemicals to living organisms. Natural selection and random mutations could not have suddenly turned on like an electric switch. Nature just doesn’t work that way.
Ev-illusionists assert that evolutions’ main source for the gradual changes that originated and assembled all of modern living nature is the minor mutational changes that occur in the gene pool over many generations and millions of years. Evolution says the changes that were/are beneficial are “selected for” by natural selection, which is made up of predation survival, sexual choices among individuals within species groups, environmental survival, and a few other minor items. Basically that’s evolution in a nutshell. This entire science is based on the natural selection of random positive useful mutations. Here is just one of my many major problems with this scenario. Every item listed above is a characteristic or feature of living organisms. Living organisms bring natural selection and random mutations into existence. Without living organisms, there would be no natural selection or random mutations. They simply wouldn’t exist. Natural selection and random mutations are dependent on living organisms, and they are a characteristic of those organism.
With that fact in mind, here is my question. Can the characteristic of an entity also be the source of that entity? Since natural selection and random mutations could not have existed before living organisms, they could not have been around when living organisms were first formed. And therefore they could not have been the source for those living organisms. Just as a wind-up watch has hands that move, and a spring that rotates back and forth as its characteristics and features. But those features could not have been the source of that watch. Natural selection and random mutations could not be the source for living organisms as well. Living organisms produced natural selection and random mutations, not the other way around. This is true with any entity you could think of, living or non-living. Any entities’ characteristics and features could not produce that entity; which means that natural selection and random mutations could not be the source for all of living nature.
Evolutionauts have so many problems and hurdles to overcome. They must look at the incredible designs of nature and feign that they don’t or can’t see design. They will swear, argue, insist, demand that what they see when they observe nature is a “piggledey wiggledey mess”, as one evolutionaut told me. Certainly they see no design. Or at least they say they see no design. Supposedly one of the most remarkable “discoveries” of Charles Darwin is that what seems and looks designed in nature is not designed, and nature really shows no design at all. The question is how does any human have the power to declare that what is so obviously designed in nature isn’t. I don’t care who the human is, the notion is absurd. And no one has the power or importance to declare such a monumental “discovery”.
Of course, many evolutionauts have studied gross human anatomy, biology, zoology, kinesiology…..and when they studied these subjects, they studied design. These subjects are the study of the design of the subjects of the classes. So, according to evolutionauts, if they are studying the hoses of an automobile, they are studying design; but if they are studying the tubes that bring air into the lungs of a human, well, that isn’t design. If they are studying the fuel pump of a car, they are studying design; but studying the human heart that pumps blood, well, again, that is not design. They have to pretend they are not studying design, because they know that natural selection and friends cannot invent and design. They cannot face that fact, so it’s easier to just say they see no design. That gets rid of the problem they have in explaining how an entity with zero IQ , natural selection, could invent and design. It reminds me of my daughter, Tami, when she was three. We took her to see Santa Claus. She was scared to death. She reacted not by crying, but simply by closing her eyes. Santa would go away; disappear. So that is what she did. When we sat her on Santa’s lap at the department store, and again, when we ran into a Santa at the drug store she shut her eyes; she stayed calm as could be. She wasn’t afraid. Santa was gone! Evolutionauts do the same; by feigning the closing their eyes, and minds, design is gone.
Is I discussed in earlier chapters, according to evo-abiogenesis, amazingly ALL of the proto-cells, the earlier “simple cells” became modern cells. Not a one of the proto-cells remains on the planet earth today, at least none that we humans can find. Interestingly, ev-illisionists point out all of the “simpler” types of eyes that exist on organisms today, such as the simplistic eyes of the Nautilus. But they ignore the huge fact that the simpler “proto-cells” are not represented at all in modern nature. The perfect example of picking and choosing which “evidence” helps evolution, and which hurts. The fact is, abiogenesis did occur. There is no doubt, and no one argues that fact. The earth was once a very sterile place. Then life somehow formed, came about, was invented…. So abiogenesis did occur; but by the method claimed by current science? Of course not. The currently accepted model and pathway to life simply isn’t plausible or possible at all. So I must agree, of course, that “abiogenesis” did occur in some unknown fashion, and is a valid term. Reality is we are light years from figuring out how life first formed on earth. Honest science would say we just don’t know. Dishonest science says chemicals came together on the sea floor and constructed living cells by and through the power of Dumb Luck.
For evolution to truly be the source of all of living multi-celled nature, the moment these simple proto-cells came to life, evolution had to begin, so the first proto-cells could become more complex cells, then link together, differentiate, and become the cells of future, and what are now modern, multi-celled organisms. So, evolution is completely intertwined with evo-abiogenesis. The moment life formed, evolution was in action. In fact, evolution had to occur before the first cells came to life. Or else what other forces or entities brought about the design of living cells. What power selected the organelles and proteins that operate modern cells? No matter what ev-illusionists say, the birth of life and birth of evolution are nearly one and the same, if things happened they way current evolution science says it did.
So, according to evolution, natural selection and friends began their “work” with the beginning of life, continued on to the present day, is going on right now, and the entities that are so incredible in nature are not designed, and don’t display design in any way. That is if you are an evolutionaut. Since life began around 3.8 billion years ago, multicellular life about 600 million years ago, and natural selection and friends started their functions somewhere in between 3.8 BYA and 600 MYA, but not before evo-abiogenesis, it would be prudent to take a look at the building blocks for life. What went into making the chemicals and lipid bubbles that ended up forming the beginnings of life? If current evolution claims that life arose without a plan or design, were the entities and building blocks that went into the formation of that life designed? Does the carbon atom, and all other building blocks of the universe show the same lack of design that evolutionauts pretend to observe for life on Earth? The horrible design or lack of design constantly complained about by evolutionauts was supposedly brought about by natural selection and random mutations. That cannot be the case with entities that existed before the beginning of life. Of course the design of the carbon atom or any of the entities I will list cannot be credited to natural selection and random mutations, et al, since evolution didn’t begin until the advent of living unicellular organisms. So what entity would ev-illusionists actually credited the design of the carbon atom to? Is there some other design producing entities and pressures that functioned before the existence of life? That is not possible under the tenets of evolution, of course. There couldn’t have been some sort of god that designed the carbon atom, because there is no god. If natural selection wasn’t around to form carbon atoms, they must have formed in a Dumb Luck sort of way without the help of natural selection and friends. Unless there is some other evolution-based entity beside natural selection that I am unaware of, step after incredible step of absolute Dumb Luck is all evolution has to explain entities that existed before life on earth. And, of course, the Dumb Luck steps couldn’t have been “selected for”. Whatever Dumb Luck events occurred, one after another, had to be on the exact right track for life to result. None could be disposed of by predation or death if they were not advantageous, as was the case with evolution. The Dumb Luck steps had to be exact, and were completely on their own. Just as NS and RM had to be on the exact right track to form species, bio-systems, and us. A very strange fact is that the carbon atom, with its highly unusual design characteristics, is the perfect atom for use in the designs and formation of all of living nature. The carbon atoms’ characteristics allow for the formation of chains and different molecular shapes that are an absolute requirement for life. If the carbon atom wasn’t designed the way it is, if it did not have the characteristics it does, there could be no life. So the designs of the carbon atom, or the lack of design as is preached by ev-illusionists, is why there is living nature today.
I am going to list ten items that must have existed before the beginning of life on earth, and discuss each one. It will be then up to evolutionauts to determine if these items show design, or are just Dumb Luck happenstances. I find it interesting the way evolutionauts can take one single entity, such as a eyeball, and promote that the eyeball isn’t and was not designed, and that they can’t see design in the eyeball’s awful design (isn’t “awful design” design?). They cannot and must not look at the big picture. That there are millions of dumb luck happenstances that lead to the existence of man on earth. One dumb luck happenstance certainly is possible, but another, then another, then another…….? Putting together dumb luck circumstance time and time again would be like winning a 360 million dollar lotto millions of times. Could that happen without cheating? Without direction? They of course would say yes, we are here, so dumb luck steps and characteristic formations happened over and over and over…..and there is no end to the number of Dumb Luck steps that they will believe in. An infinite number would be just fine, as long as their belief system is intact. BTW, this list is not a pathway. It is simply a list of items, in no particular order.
1. The hydrogen atom. What could be more fascinating than the design, or should I say configuration, of the atom. The universe started with particles in the Big Bang coalescing into hydrogen atoms, the simplest of all atoms; and the most important. The hydrogen atom has qualities and traits that make life possible. The hydrogen atom is the building block of all other atoms, and without it, and the way it is configured, life would not be possible. I made two videos on the design of atoms, so instead of a discussion, you can watch the videos if you like. Oh, and feel free to comment here or on YouTube:
2. The fusion of hydrogen to form helium.
Matter and energy are really different forms of the same thing. Matter can be transformed into energy, and energy into matter. A hydrogen atom, as I described above, is composed of a single proton. This subatomic particle has a mass of 0.000 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 001672 kg. Taken individually, this is a tiny mass. This number must be, of course, multiplied by the number of atoms present in any given quantity. To give you an idea, the number of atoms in a glass of water is greater than the number of glasses of water in the all of the oceans of the world. In one kilogram (2.2 lbs.) of pure water, the mass of hydrogen atoms amounts to just slightly more than 0.111 kg.
Albert Einstein, in possibly the most famous physics formula in history, determined that matter’s energy can be calculated by multiplying the mass of the matter by the square of the speed of light. The speed of light is approximately 300,000,000 meters per second. (186,000 miles per second). His formula is recognizable by almost every educated person on the planet earth. If you are not familiar with the speed of light, light can travel around the earth seven times in one second. Just imagine the amount of energy from matter being determined by this speed SQUARED! In calculating energy that can be given off by hydrogen in one single kilogram of water, the calculations look like this:
= 0.111 x 300,000,000 x 300,000,000
A Joule is a unit of energy used in physics. One Joule is about the energy released when you bounce a basketball. But the amount of energy in 111 grams of hydrogen atoms is equivalent to burning hundreds of thousands of gallons of gasoline! If the energy from oxygen is included in the calculations, the resultant energy yield is close to 10 million gallons of gasoline!
For this amount of energy to be released, the entire amount of water, all of its atoms, must be totally annihilated. The only way this can occur is by meeting one kilogram of water with an equivalent amount of antimatter, which is matter composed of opposite charged particles. In antimatter, protons are negative, electrons are positive. Antimatter is short lived, and only exists, for humans in laboratory settings. Antimatter annihilates itself as soon as it meets matter. So getting that kind of energy out of water is not possible, but it sure is a great thought.
Another fascinating way matter annihilation could take place is through the collision of black holes. Incredible amounts of energy would be released. For example, if two black holes, each with a mass of 100,000 suns, collided, there would be an annihilation of 5% of their mass. The equivalent of 10,000 suns would give up all of their mass energy in a span of about an hour. Imagine the sun giving up 100% of its mass energy for its entire existence in that short of a time: one hour. Multiply that by 10,000. According to Dr. Tom Prince of Cal Tech in Pasadena, California, black hole collision like that, following the formula e=mc2, would give off more than 1,000 times more energy than is given off by the entire universe for that hour. It’s an astounding thought, and possible in theory. Has this event ever occurred? No one knows, but it’s mathematically and theoretically a possibility.
The most important reaction that e=mc2 describes is the fusion of hydrogen atoms which forms helium atoms. The proton and the electron of a hydrogen atom actually combines with another proton and electron of another hydrogen atom to form helium. The two combined protons actually have less mass than the single protons alone. This lost mass is converted into energy; tremendous amounts of energy. About .73% of the matter from two separate protons is lost when they combine. Scientists can cause the fusion of protons here on earth by accelerating and colliding them at super high speeds. Stars like our sun are constantly in the process of fusing hydrogen atoms, which constitutes their source of energy. Without the fusion characteristic of the hydrogen atom, stars would not exist. They wouldn’t be able to form the heat and electromagnetic waves (light) that warms planets, and allows for the formation of life.
So here we have more Dumb Luck scenarios. One is certainly the strange perfection of e=mc2. Why such a perfect equation? The speed of light squared? Why not 3.900832 times the speed of sound? Or some other odd number. The fact that we live in a universe where matter can be converted into energy, and that energy “energizes” life is astounding. Is the fact the hydrogen fuses to helium another Dumb Luck scenario? If that didn’t occur, humans would not have occurred. We would have a cold universe not amenable to life at all. Evolutionauts will admit natural selection cannot have anything to do with the characteristics of hydrogen. They will also say the hydrogen atom doesn’t display design. So we again are down to giving Dumb Luck the credit for the configuration, and, I gotta say it, the design and characteristics of the hydrogen atom.
3. The universe: Why is it here instead of nothing?
One person answered this question by saying the universe is here so we can ask why the universe is here. Which is the best answer I have seen. There simply is no answer to this question. The existence of nothing would certainly make much more sense than having this immense mysterious mass of matter. So, Dumb Luck wins this one again. It’s here, there is no known reason, it’s the greatest Puzzle along with the Puzzle of why life exists, and that’s about all we can say.
4. Combination of two light gasses, oxygen and hydrogen, to form a heavy liquid that is absolutely necessary for life as we know it.
The formation of water from two hydrogen atoms, and one oxygen atom is another Dumb Luck event that is nothing short of astounding. Water is a hyper-unique liquid that makes it alone the only liquid in existence capable of supporting life and living tissues. Water alone is the only liquid whose solid version floats in its liquid version. One consequence of this is that lakes and rivers freeze from top to bottom, allowing fish to survive even when the surface of a lake has frozen over. If ice sank, the water would be displaced to the top and exposed to the colder temperature, forcing rivers and lakes to fill with ice and freeze solid. If ice didn’t float, it’s unlikely that life could be supported by water. Is the “floating solid” characteristic of water just another in a long line of Dumb Luck miracles? Water freezes at zero degrees centigrade, and boils and vaporizes at one hundred, again making water ideal for the support of life. Water is a liquid in just the perfect ranges for living tissues to thrive. Of course hydrogen (-252 deg. C and pressurized) and oxygen (-118 deg. C) do exist a liquids, but at such low temperatures that they would be useless as liquids that support life.
Enormous amounts of water existed as vapor in the atmosphere of the early earth. As the earth itself cooled from the incredibly hot stages of its birth, the water vapor condensed, immense rains came, and cooled the earth more. The when the rains hit the earth, they again vaporized, according to computer models, and again were trapped in the atmosphere. But this cooling, liquefying of water, and re-vaporizing cycle repeated several times until the earth cooled enough to hold the water as vast oceans. It was these vast oceans that provided an idyllic environment for the birth of the earth’s first living organisms. Water’s neutral ph, (not acidic or basic) it’s ability to hold so many chemicals in solution, and its other qualities makes it the perfect liquid to support life. It is hard to imagine any other liquid so perfectly suited for the job. There isn’t any liquid that could be considered a valid substitute. Of course evolution’s powerhouse, natural selection, couldn’t have played a part in the invention and existence of water. Again, all the credit for the existence of water, the immense amounts that exist only on the planet earth, but not on the other seven planets or their moons, goes to Dumb Luck again. Of course tiny amounts have been found on other planets and moons, but nothing like the oceans found on earth. It’s astounding to think that water existed on the planet earth, but not much did/does on the other planets. What if water was plentiful on Jupiter only, but not earth? What would that have done to the formation of life in the solar system? Would there have been life? Would we be some sort of unique type of life, floating in the atmosphere of Jupiter?
Organic compounds are defined as molecules that have a carbon-hydrogen bond. Organic compounds have characteristics that make them critical to sustaining life as we know it. Carbon atoms have certain characteristics, the formation of “ring and string’ molecules, that allow them to bond to hydrogen and other atoms in a variety of ways, allowing for a huge variety of molecular combinations that produce vital biochemicals such as sugars, fats, and proteins, which are all essential for biological functions…….and life.
A molecule of a single carbon atom with a single hydrogen atom is known as a “hydrocarbon.” Hydrocarbons are the building blocks of all biochemical molecules. Carbon’s outer electron shell has certain atomic characteristics that make it a perfect structure base for all living tissues. Because of these characteristics, the hydrocarbon molecule is able to arrange itself in different structures, such as a ring formation, a chain, or a branched chain, which can produce the types of molecules necessary for life. Biochemicals are formed by biological activity of an organism. A human cell produces 2,000 biochemicals per second! The same number is also destroyed by that single cell. A human, and all living cells, are incredibly busy locations. Far busier than one could imagine by looking at a slide or picture of a cell. And, the characteristics of the carbon atom make every one of these rapid formations possible.
Biochemical molecules can form more complex compounds by having “functional groups” attach themselves to the carbon spine of the molecule. Functional groups are molecules such as oxygen and hydrogen. When these different atoms attach to carbon based molecules, very different characteristics result,which make the carbon-based biochemicals capable of performing an incredible number of varying biochemical tasks. Without the “rings and strings” characteristics of the carbon atom, life as we know it would not be possible. So are these characteristics of the carbon atom another dumb luck story? The design and traits of the carbon atom is an absolute necessity for life and humans to exist. Evolutonauts would have us think that the carbon atom shows no design. To be scientific, I will use the term ‘Dumb Luck Configuration and Characteristics’ to describe evolution’s thoughts and opinions on the carbon atom. Human cells contain tens of thousands of biochemicals, and over five hundred protein enzymes that are all made up of carbon based molecules. And just think, they were all brought into being by DLC&C!
6. The relationship between the strengths of the strong force and the electromagnetic force which allows for the nuclei of atoms to be held together. All protons carry a positive charge. Positive charges repel, much like placing like charged ends (+ with +, or – with -) of a magnet together. Protons in the nucleus of atoms “want” to fly away from each other because of this + and – force known as the electromagnetic force. Humans can see the electromagnetic force in action in lightening, magnets, and electricity. Dumb luck comes through again, by giving us the “strong nuclear force”. Why does the strong force even exist? Without it the universe would remain a fog of subatomic particles. The strong force which attracts protons to each other in the nucleus of atoms is 100 times stronger than the electromagnetic force pushing them apart. Lucky for us. And thank you Dumb Luck for coming through again a not only producing the strong force, but for making it far stronger than the electromagnetic force.
7. Fusion of hydrogen and helium to form heavy atoms. For this to happen , stars must go through their life cycles, and then explode into what are called super novas. The incredible heat and pressure formed when these immense explosions occur make the very heavy elements on the periodic table. Lighter elements are formed the core of stars as they burn their nuclear fuel. The ability of hydrogen and helium to fuse into heavier elements is what makes rocky planets possible. If this fusion didn’t occur, there would be nothing but gassy planets and stars, and there would be no place, no solid surface, for life to form. The universe is actually made up of 74% hydrogen, and almost 24% helium. The rest is just impurities. This chart shows the elements in the Milky Way Galaxy, which closely represents the proportion of the elements in the universe. It’s interesting to note that the earth is just an impurity, thanks to all of the Dumb Luck in this example. And nearly all of the hydrogen in the universe exists now just as it did 13 billion years ago.
in parts per million
8. Strength of gravity
There are four distinct forces in nature. Two are experienced by humans on an everyday basis, and we are very familiar with them. One is electromagnetism, which displays itself in the form of light, lightening, electricity, magnets, and touching the surface of a hard object and being repelled. If you touch a hard surface with you finger, the negatively charged electrons of your finger repel the negatively charged electrons of the surface. This is why you cannot push your finger into hard matter, which in reality, is 99.999999% space.*** Another of the four forces is the strong nuclear force which which we never knowingly experience. It keeps positively charged protons together in the nucleus of an atom. The third force is the weak force which has to do with radioactive decay, and is the other of the two that we never experience. The fourth is gravity, which we are all, of course, very familiar with, and very thankful for it’s existence. What is astounding about the relationships of these forces is that they are proportioned so perfectly so that atoms and life are possible. The strongest of the four forces is the strong nuclear force (#6 above). The relationship between the strong force and gravity is nothing short of astounding. The strong force is one trillion trillion trillion times stronger than gravity! If you can imagine a measuring tape that was stretched all the way across the universe representing the strong force, gravity would represent one inch of that measuring tape. If gravity represented three or four inches of that tape, life would not be possible. Or multicelled organisms would exist looking like fried eggs, squashed into the surface of the planet that they exist on. The planets themselves would have a very different look. Earth would be squashed down into a much smaller ball, the sun would as well. Which would make the sun a far hotter, and a shorter lived star. The proportions and size of every thing in the universe, galaxies, stars, gas clouds, moons, would have a very different look. So, here is another Dumb Luck scenario. Or, is gravity designed the way it is so that life can exist? Evolutionauts proudly and adamantly claim Dumb Luck as the winner here. They are sure they are right. Absolutely sure. Me? Not so sure.
9. Subatomic particles that are capable of combining to form hydrogen atoms. The early stages of the Big Bang produced nothing but a mass of incredibly tiny sub-atomic particles. Until the forces that keep atoms together came into play, atoms that make up all of matter and humans were nonexistent. Why would the universe not simply continue on as a fog of these sub-atomic particles? Why did four separate and unique forces form that were capable of combining these particles together to make protons and neutrons? Why were the forces just right and so perfectly balanced so that electrons would begin buzzing around protons which resulted in the forming of hydrogen atoms? There are six “flavors” or types of quarks, the immensely tiny particles that make up protons and neutrons. They are labeled “up”, “down”, “bottom”, “top”, “strange” and “charm”. These particles had to have just to right characteristics so that they would form into the heavier particles that make up the nucleus of atoms. Why? Why wouldn’t they simply remain as a fog of particles? Were protons an invention of these quarks? Wouldn’t continuing their existence as quarks simply have been the default? The easy way to remain? Why the next stage? There are also six types of leptons , another type of sub-atomic particle, that makes up all of matter. Electrons are the best know of the leptons. For atoms to exist, electrons had to have just the right characteristics and charge so they could buzz around protons, and later neutrons, and eventually form all of that atoms that make up matter. Imagine what an incredible invention atoms really are. From a fog of incredibly tiny particles that combined in just the right proportions, and with just the right charges and forces to glue atoms together when there was no notion of what an atom was. This is an unimaginable scenario. Except when you are talking to evolutionauts. They, of course, have to remain stoic about this universe-shaking event, and pretend like there is no invention or design in the formation of the first atom. There had to be a first atom, of course. Possibly the most historic invention and assembly of any entity in the history of the universe. There are so many more incredible inventions that had to form, entities that came into being from a universe that had no notion whatsoever of these inventions, so that the end result would be life and us. Are subatomic particles just another example of the Dumb Luck Scenario touted by evolution? Do atoms display design? Or are they a piggledy wiggledy mess. Ask and evolutionaut, and they will tell you dumb luck and a piggledy wiggledy mess ruled the day at the moment of the invention and assembly of the first atom. Me? I see nothing but design.
10. The invention and existence of DNA:
DNA carries an immense digital code that is a blueprint for every living cell. The entire plan for the human body is carried in each and every cell in the human body by this DNA stored digital code. On wonders how living cells could first form if a digital code didn’t exist before the formation of that first cell. Did Dumb Luck form some sort of code that was then acted on by mutations that were then “selected for” by natural selection? Is this another in a long string of Dumb Luck events in the pathway to the formation of life and man? If this is the case, DNA had to exist before evolution began, because mutations had to have something to do it’s brilliant selected works on. If there was no DNA, there would be no life. Since evolution is composed mainly of random mutations being naturally selected, DNA had to precede life. Also, there could be no natural selection that worked on the chemicals that existed in the universe, or in whatever location DNA originated. DNA had to be born of that recurrently brilliant Dumb Luck scenario. Then Dumb Luck had to act on the earliest DNA molecules so that a first code could be established. THEN mutations could occur and be “selected for”.
DNA is remarkable beyond imagination. To give you an idea of how amazing this genetically coded molecule is, let’s put into perspective the size of the cells that house our genetic code. Our cells are so small that 10,000 cells would fit on the head of a pin. DNA is coiled and encapsulated inside the nucleus of each cell. DNA is made up of a “coiled ladder” type of molecule, again through the incredible Dumb Luck characteristics of the completely non-designed carbon atom . The ladder rungs are composed of four different organic bases, two on each rung: adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine. Adenine always links to thymine, cytocine to guanine, and these links are called “base pairs”. The code is written AT, GC by biologists. Human DNA is composed of over three billion base pairs. The order of these links acts like a digital code that are the blueprint for cells to construct proteins which are the building blocks of life.
When the bases have certain types of sugars and phosphates added, they then are molecules called nucleotides, which are the building blocks of the coiled side rails of the “ladder”. Each nucleotide side rail has it’s molecules in opposite order from the opposing side rail, (ABCD faces DCBA) making the molecules “anti-parallel”, which of course requires an incredible feat of assembly.
To give you an idea of how long and thin our DNA is, five million strings of DNA would fit inside the eye of a sewing needle. If the DNA from one cell was unraveled, it would be six feet long. If DNA were 2″ wide, the molecule would be over ten miles long! If DNA were movie film, and each individual “picture” represented a single rung, and twenty-four rungs went by the lens per second, it would take 1447 days, almost four years, to watch the entire film.
What is really amazing about DNA is that is doesn’t key what each cell becomes, or start the differentiation of cells in the embryo. It doesn’t tell an undifferentiated cell in the embryo to become a lung cell, heart cell, blood cell, or any other type of cell. That job is done by the cell’s cytoplasm. fluid-like material that fills most of the cell. The enzyme system of the cytoplasm tells the cell what it will become. DNA in every cell’s nucleus holds all of the plans, much like a computer’s hard drive holds all of the information for the computer. The cytoplasm must access the information in the DNA, but it ultimately is the decider of what the cell will become, and to where it will migrate so it is in proper position and can act as a building block for whatever organ the DNA plans require.
To try to combat the challenges DNA has for evolution, evolutionauts have come up with the notion that RNA a shorter string type of molecule that carries the genetic code from DNA to protein-making entities in the cell, acted initially as DNA in early proto-cells. They call very early life on earth an “RNA World”. Any close biochemical analysis would toss this theory quickly, and it is pure imagination. There is no reason to think this did take place, and no evidence can be located. Evolution is stuck with Dumb Luck forming DNA for the time being at least. Where and how did Dumb Luck invent and assemble the first DNA molecules? Why did that event occur? Was there a plan? Was DNA needed for some reason? Oops. No. Of course not. It was formed, and it had a perfect future role in nature and life. Dumb Luck again in action.
Stevebee’s Law of Continuums:
Natural pressures and entities that are capable of shaping nature, if they are truly natural and objective, would display a continuum and presence from the birth of the universe through the appearance of modern life. They would not just pop in and out of existence at the whim of “nothing” or Dumb Luck. The notion of evolution fails badly because there is no continuum. There is no constant presence of natural selection and random mutations throughout the existence of the universe and nature. Evolution began as invention derived from another invention, the appearance of life on earth. Evolution’s existence is dependent on that life. And, of course, life on earth is an invention of nature. Life began on a sterile planet where there was no notion whatsoever of what life was. What an incredible and astounding shock to this planet. Why life when sterility would have been easier? For that matter, why a universe when none would have been the easy rout?
According to evolution, the history of life in the universe is divided into three distinct sections. The beginning of the universe through the formation of the planet Earth and up to the formation of life is pure happenstance; unguided Dumb Luck, nothing more. Then came life. The cause and/or source for the formation of life on earth is a complete and, admitted by evolutionauts, unknown, a mystery, even though it represents the birth of evolution. Evolutionauts separate the formation of life (abiogenesis) away from evolution because there is no plausible source or reason for life to exist. Since they have no notion about the birth of life, they turn their back on this subject, their best strategy. Evolution says after the beginning of life came natural selection and random mutations, et al, which did not exist in the universe before the beginning of life on earth; as far as we know. Maybe it took place, and will take place, on other planets with life, but that is something we will never know. NS and RM was an entirely new entity that didn’t exist for the first 10 billion years of the existence of the universe. When life began, evolution was triggered and came into play. If evolution did what evolutionatus claim it did, it arguably represents natures most incredible invention. Evolution supposedly brought into existence the formation of millions of different species, and all bio-systems that go with them, and humanity with its intelligence and consciousness . So, according to evolution, there is (1) incredible Dumb Luck, the formation of the universe and its matter, (2) the introduction of life from an unknown source, and (3) the completely new entity, evolution, that shapes and forms all of life and us. Evolution provides no continuum. Each stage represents it’s own immense but completely different type of invention brought into existence in a space where it did not exist before. Dumb Luck to life to evolution.
It would seem that nature, if it was truly “natural”, should present itself as a constant. The entities and pressures that form nature must have existed at the point of the birth of the universe, one billion years later, and 14 billion years later. These entities and pressures should show a continuum and consistency. An intelligent universe is that consistency. If you view the universe as if it has an intelligent quality, there is a continuum. Quarks that have the ability and are designed to join up and form protons. Electrons that have the ability and design to connect to the protons in a unique and incredibly intelligent manner to form hydrogen atoms. Hydrogen atoms and their ability and to bunch into stars due to gravitational forces which have just the perfect design characteristics so they can do so. Hydrogen atoms that are designed and able to fuse to form helium and give off tremendous amounts of energy; energy necessary for the future advent of life. Stars that are designed and have the ability to form heavy elements that didn’t exist before, and to form planets that didn’t either. Hydrogen and oxygen, two thin gasses, with their unique design which gives them the ability to form a heavy liquid, water, the only liquid that exists capable of supporting life. The carbon atom that, because of its design and characteristics, is able to construct the framework for life’s biochemicals. Then life itself and its division into millions of species and bio-systems. Then humans, consciousness and intelligence. A continuum from the fist sub-subatomic particles to intelligence and consciousness; from the first quark to humanity. A continuum.
*** In true evolutionaut fashion, an evolutonaut at rationalskepticism.org criticized me for this simple bullet point. Of course if I went into deep detail on each bullet point, this blog would be immense. So, if you are interested in more detail here is a more throough description of what makes solids solid even though they are 99.9999% space. From:
UK and Ireland:
In the ‘classical’ view, atoms are mostly empty space and the reason they feel solid is that if you try and push them, the electrons around your atoms bump into the electrons around the other atoms and because they’re both negative they repel each other and push away. You feel this force as ‘solid’. It’s like pushing a really, really stiff spring or trying to force 2 magnets together, except it’s electronic in origin. In quantum physics, each particle has a wave function. Wave functions can only exist in certain forms, and when electrons are bound in an atom their waves spread up over a big volume (it’s the only way mathematically to get a stable wave, ie an electron that exists. Since it exists, its wave function spreads out much further than the thing you classically think of as an electron). Electrons have something called antisymmetric wave functions, which means they obey the Pauli exclusion principle: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauli_exclu…You can’t have 2 electrons in the same state (and ‘state’ includes ‘space’. You can have 2 oppositely spinning electrons, but no more in the same place). So atoms spread out because you can’t squeeze the wave functions in. The rest of it is electrostatic repulsion just like in the classical model.