What Darwin didn't Know

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Oct. 27,2017

What Darwin Didn’t Know


At our last meeting at the strong and courageous conference, we had an interesting discussion about how complex all forms of life are, even down to a single cell organism. Back in Darwin’s day they didn’t have the technology to be able to see the amazing Nano mechanisms at work inside of the cell. They knew that there was a nucleus near the center, but that was about it. They labeled all of the material outside of the nucleus as “protoplasm” and considered it to be nothing more than a simple jelly like substance.

jelly fish

This would have been for Darwin himself, validation of his idea that life started out as a simple single cell, then progressed in complexity going forward.  But is the notion that he championed about simplicity in the single cell still valid with what we now know today?

The answer to this question is a resounding no! The study of Molecular biology is now light years removed beyond any consideration of the validity of the labeling of protoplasm. So why isn’t this understanding well known by the general public? We certainly have adequate means for communicating this information. It appears that this information about complexity all the way down to a single cell organism is purposely being ignored is order to keep the doctrine of Darwin intact.

The evolutionary story line goes something like this; some goo in a pond was struck by lightning and mysteriously as if by magic, a simple little single cell popped into existence. Our understanding of what these little organisms look like does not fit the narrative just described.

We know that proteins are specifically built to make complex Nano-machinery to carry out life necessary activities within the cell. Proteins are made up of long chains of amino acids. There are 20 different types of these amino acids found in living cells. So the probability is 1/20 or 5% for each link in the chain. The sequence of information in these chains has to be exactly correct in order for the protein to fold into a 3 dimensional shape and properly function. These chains vary in length, but they average in the range of 250-450. One can easily see that the mathematical probability of just 1 protein coming into existence by chance is very unlikely, multiply this by about the 50 proteins needed in order for a single cell creature’s basic life functions to operate and the probability is zero.


Please take a few minutes to watch the videos in the links below. You will quickly see how designed complexity is required for any life form to exist.




The journey from DNA to proteins

Transcription and translation

Molecular Machine- ATP synthase

DNA replication