man's machines and God's machines

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  1. Helen

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    I'll be posting more about this in the creation/evolution forum, but because most don't frequent those dark woods ( :D ), I thought this might be of some interest here:

    Using advanced imaging technology and computational simulations, scientists have, for the first time, glimpsed the action of a cellular machine at work within living cells. The work puts forth a new concept of cellular machines as dynamic protein complexes that are continually building and rebuilding themselves within the cell, rather than the stable structures scientists have traditionally thought them to be. The study was published in the Nov. 22, 2002, issue of Science.

    Researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), in collaboration with scientists from three other institutions, investigated a cellular machine known as RNA polymerase I, an enzyme that decodes a specific group of genes in the cell. The polymerase is composed of more than ten protein subunits. By analyzing the time it took the many subunits to arrive at a gene and assemble themselves into a functioning protein complex, researchers discovered that RNA polymerase I is constantly assembling and disassembling itself from a large pool of subunits within the cell. "These findings challenge the current model of cellular machines," said Tom Misteli, Ph.D., of NCI's Cell Biology of Gene Expression Group, the lead investigator on the study. "No longer can we think of cellular machines as stable, static, and precisely-assembled complexes, akin to man-made machines."
    from: http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/content_nav.aspx?viewid=99e4578e-4dac-41a5-a059-504e49cfb421

    Essentially what this means is that "nature's" machines are so far advanced over man's that there is no way we could have even imagined them!

    A close look at nature REQUIRES acknowledgment of a Creator if one is at all interested in the truth of things. Machines that disassemble and put themselves together as needed? By time and chance?

    Yeah, right...

    If we were to see such a machine with our own eyes -- meaning if one was big enough to be seen without a microscope -- is there one person in the entire world who would ascribe its existence to time and chance? Instead we would all stand in awe of the incredible intelligence of such a Designer.

    Christians worldwide need to know that this sort of thing is being discovered, and that those who continue to deny God when they discover these things are choosing the lie consciously and deliberately.

    God has placed His "thumbprint" so squarely in the middle of all of nature that there is no way we cannot assume His existence and some of His characteristics, exactly as Paul tells us in Romans 1.

    [ December 15, 2002, 11:24 PM: Message edited by: Helen ]
     
  2. Helen

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    I'm bumping this to the top for something a little more positive for Christians to consider...

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    Helen,
    Your link doesn't exist.
     
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    Thanks, Terry. That was strange because I had that page open on another window and the URL was exactly the same as the one I posted! However, I went back to the original news release and posted that URL and it works. Thanks.
     

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