Researcher: Complexity of DNA Demands 'Intelligent Designer' in the Process
by Jim Brown
(AgapePress) - A Christian biochemist says an overwhelming amount of evidence derived from molecular biology proves that DNA had to be created by an intelligent source.
Fifty years ago, James Watson and Francis Crick showed how one strand of DNA can act as a template for the replication of the other strand of the complex molecule. Scientists now believe they have worked out the sequence of the more than three billion nucleotides in the human genome.
Dr. Duane Gish, vice president of the Institute for Creation Research, says if scientists ever discover where all those genes are, what they are doing and why, they will only be able to draw one conclusion.
"In this human genome, the genetics are so incredibly complex and can be so marvelously interrelated that it's absolutely going to demand an intelligent source," Gish asserts. "The idea that all of this could have come about by random accidents, genetic errors, and so forth is just simply beyond comprehension -- I don't see how anybody could believe that."
Gish says it is incredible to know that every living cell has an editing process to make sure that genes are reproduced in the same way.
"If life did not have that editing process right at the very start, then it would just mutate right out of existence," he explains. "All those errors would slip through -- they'd make nonsense, and that would be the end of it.
"The fact that we have to have that editing process from the very beginning means it had to be created to be there to be effective and to do that work -- or life could not exist."
Gish says the notion that the human genome created itself is "sheer fantasy" constructed by those who wish to explain their existence without God. And even though Watson and Crick are essentially atheists, Gish says their work was foundational and of great significance.