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THE BIOLOGICAL MACHINE PROBLEM

All living creatures are machines. Even a single-celled creature is a machine so complex that we still cannot fully understand how it works, much less how it was put together. Nevertheless, the entire scientific community pretends understanding by sweeping all they don’t know under a rug called evolution.

But the gigantic hump under that rug is obvious to any thinking person. For example, hundreds of thousands of scientific papers have been written on biological topics. Not one has ever explained with plausible detail how any biological machine, process, or feature came step-by-step piecemeal into existence by chance, natural law, and evolution.

For example, the Journal of Molecular Evolution began specifically to deal with how evolution occurs on the molecular level. It has published about 900 scientific papers. There are zero papers in this journal, or, for that matter in any journal in existence, that discuss detailed models for intermediates (transitional stages) in the development of complex biomolecular structures. That means that when one takes the position that evolution is without any scientific foundation, no experimental study is being contradicted. That is astonishing given that evolutionists say that their hypothesis is science.

Here is just one puny example of why journals choose to espouse faith in evolution rather than prove it with evidence and experiment. The bacterium, E. coli, is just one cell but it contains many machines. A remarkable one that gives it its mode of locomotion is the flagellum, a whip-like strand that propels the organism through liquid. Note this description by Berg, a professor of physics and cellular and molecular biology at Harvard University:

“The flagellum is an organelle that has three parts. There is a basal body consisting of a reversible rotary motor (acid driven at 20,000 revolutions per minute) embedded in the cell wall, beginning within the cytoplasm and ending at the outer membrane. There is a short proximal hook, which is a flexible coupling or universal joint. And there is a long helical filament, which is a propeller. Torque is generated between a stator connected to the rigid framework of the cell wall (to the peptidoglycan) and a rotor connected to the flagellar filament. The proteins MotA and MotB are thought to constitute the elements of the stator; FliF, G, M, and N (the MS and C rings) those of the rotor; FlgB, C, F, and G those of the drive shaft; and FlgH and I (the L and P rings) those of the bushing that guides the driveshaft out through the outer layers of the cell wall.”

A “reversible rotary motor,” “flexible coupling,” “universal joint,” “propeller,” “stator,” “drive shaft” and “bushing?” That is identical to the language of engineers describing a machine. The flagellum requires at least forty indispensable complex proteins for its assembly and composition. Each of those proteins is a machine in its own right. The same could be said of the constituent amino acids, and in turn their atoms. Machines within machines within machines, not one of which can be explained by spontaneous origin.

It is characteristic of machines that they do not work if all the parts are not there, integrated perfectly, and operating properly. So how could all the parts for the flagellum machine appear all at once if evolution is true? How could all of the parts for all the trillions of machines that constitute living organisms appear all at once if evolution is true?

The answer is much bigger than our evolutionary or religious words and anthropomorphic concepts can define. Why is the answer important? Because if we do not know where we came from, we cannot know our purpose or where we are going. (To learn more, read Solving The Big Questions As If Thinking Matters)

Thinking Thought — "You can’t begin to learn what you think you already know."—Epictetus

Thinking Word — plausible - \plau·si·ble\ Click for pronunciation -adjective: Seemingly or apparently valid, likely, or acceptable; credible. a plausible excuse.


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