If the cult of Darwin was scientific and rational I would embrace it. Instead we have a cult dogma devoid of scientific methods, which offends the first 2 laws of Thermodynamics [life is not derived from dead matter, and entropy]; and which engages in mindless ad-hominems against critics. It is very similar to another fraud parading as 'science', namely the cult of globaloneywarming, heatedly embraced by charlatans, little-minds and unevolved sponge-brains.
The issue is not with 'creationism' or 'intelligent design'. Feel free to criticize and amend those concepts. The problem is that Darwinism offers no proof, and nothing intelligent whatsoever about the origins of life; cell complexity; meta-mutations or morphology; and the explosion of phyla [and the disappearance of the same] so faithfully recorded in the fossil record. The cult of Darwin is a shambles.
“one asks Darwinian biologists to provide experimental evidence that selection of random mutations can produce significant new quantities of specified DNA code. If selection cannot knit together even a few novel genes of DNA, why would we expect it to accomplish the feat of creating the entire genome or a multilevel epigenome?”
Ah proof? Surely you jest. Mutations kill off cells. Natural selection cannot exist since the DNA-epigenomic code precludes a life-form from 'choosing' amongst a huge menu of 'possibility'. Life is not only about the 'strong' but about chance, adaptation [which is not evolution], choice, and purposeful, species-specific information-code.
Woodward and Gills present irrefutable proof that nothing within the realm of science, bio-chemistry or cell-study supports Darwin's absurd dogma. To wit:
Is it all so 'simple' ? What about 'code' ?
epigenome. We can think of it as a molecular computer code that has been lurking quietly inside living cells—beyond our DNA. This built-in director, found in all of our cells, sits above our DNA and carefully controls how genes are expressed.
coded information are built into other parts of the cell, including the cell membrane and even the interior structural members of a cell. This strange new realm of functional information, written into parts of our cells that are distant from DNA, can be startling when one hears of it for the first time.
patterns of daily living—including diet, stress, smoking, and exercise—have the power to partially reprogram our epigenetic system and that of our offspring.
each cell type has a unique set of epigenetic software, whose instructions are tailored precisely for that cell. This fact may be the biggest shock to emerge from preliminary epigenetic studies.
sophisticated nano-world that has opened in front of them has greeted scientists with shocking discoveries. DNA is more information-rich than we imagined—and it is tethered to an overarching high-tech software
All that software happened thanks to the God of Chance? Or Goddess of Time?
human genome has a bit over 3.1 billion letter-pairs—the equivalent of about 14,000 books of 250 pages each!
We are totally dependent on the trillions upon trillions of precisely coded RNA chains in our bodies. Most famously, they act as the vital ‘photocopies’ of key portions of DNA. In addition, scientists are now discovering many other vital roles that RNA plays within the cell, and especially inside the nucleus.
informational requirements of just a single protein, to enable it to fold automatically into a precise shape, are so strenuous and so detailed, that our minds cannot help but be staggered by this microscopic wonder. Now, multiply that times a thousand or even a hundred thousand, and you begin to sense the astonishing complexity of a single cell.
How about your 'simple' shoulder, surely it 'evolved' from a flatworm
human shoulder contains two trillion cells with various types of tissues—muscle fibers, nerve networks, and bone structures. Every element is brilliantly aligned and interconnected in a perfectly functional manner, with each tissue having its role to support and facilitate the normal movement of the joint.
Every cell must perform flawlessly to ensure the shoulder’s normalcy, even though the very first cell of a human being (the zygote that comes from the merging of egg and sperm) has an entirely different set of tasks to complete, compared to the bone, nerve, muscle, or skin cells of a shoulder. What enables the necessary cell differentiation and placement to happen? What builds the complicated structural network that we find in an organ or an organic system? What sets up the unique life of each specialized cell within that system? Could the epigenome hold the answer to this conundrum?
Aren't cells just simple little things?
cell types—as many as 210 or more, according to some biologists. What this means is that each cell has the same basic genome, but roughly 210 different versions of the epigenome, each one modified and tailored for its unique cell type.
DNA is crucial, but it’s not the whole story. The centrosome carries a key part of the zygote code, and that part is very important. It helps prime the cell to grow into a human baby.
functioning bacterial cell is likely to be close to 1,000 genes, but it is certainly no less than 250 genes, amounting to well over a quarter million letters of DNA. Can this quantity of genetic information be accounted for by mindless physical processes?
more than 450,000 such RNA genes are written on our chromosomes. The revolutionary nature of this finding is obvious.
junk DNA has now been found to contain weird “RNA genes” that encode many kinds of helpful short RNA sequences that are essential to health, but which never become the templates for proteins. That is, their function in the life of a cell is not just to be a copy of a gene to be read by a ribosome; they actually function in the nucleus (or elsewhere in the cell) to provide key services—many of which are absolutely essential for survival.
And on and on they go.
What is a certainty is that we humans do not understand every aspect of cell detail and complexity. And we surely are fools if we believe that the trillion-value interdependency in the average cell happened by random chance and Dawkins' blind watchmaker model. What came first the RNA or Ribosome? How about DNA and amino acids – they both need each other ? What about the 48 feet or so of library code and software code embedded in the DNA of each human? Software is made by accident ? Right. How does the epigenome 'control' what goes on with genes and DNA? A list of objections the size of an encyclopedia can be made about the cult of Darwin.
But it matters little. The waterfall of public money, and the fact that Darwinists control much of the scientific media and institutions will ensure a long history of fraud, deceit, non-science and utter stupidity.