HERE IS A QUOTE FROM DR. MICHAEL DENTON ABOUT
THE INTRICACIES OF THE MOLECULAR WORLD.
DR. DENTON IS AN AUSTRALIAN MD, BUT IS A RESEARCH TYPE
Amazingly, Denton IS NOT a Creationist – he would like to fully embrace Evolution.
But, his book is (1986) titled, Evolution a Theory in Crisis.
He realizes – being
a world class expert in molecular biology – that it SCREAMS -- SPECIAL CREATION -- and DISPROVES Evolution.
His book dates from 1986, SO, obviously, molecular biology would be seen as even more intricate today -- HE ANTICIPATES
THIS, IN HIS BOOK.
I THINK HIS BOOK IS STILL THE BEST.
book, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis by Michael Denton mightily refutes Evolution. Here is a quote.
"The Puzzle of Perfection. The intuitive feeling that pure chance could never have achieved the degree
of complexity and ingenuity so ubiquitous in nature has been a continuing source of skepticism ever since the publication
of the Origin of the Species; and throughout the past century there has always existed a significant minority of first-rate
biologists who have never been able to bring themselves to accept the validity of Darwinism.
Perhaps in no other area of modern biology is the challenge posed by the extreme complexity and ingenuity
of biological adaptations more apparent than in the fascinating new molecular world of the cell…To grasp the reality
of life as it has been revealed by molecular biology, we must magnify a cell a thousand million times until it is twenty kilometers
in diameter and resembles a giant airship large enough to cover a great city like London or New York.
What we would then see would be an object of unparalleled complexity and adaptive design. On the surface of
the cell we would see millions of openings, like the port holes of a vast space ship, opening and closing to allow a continual
stream of materials to flow in and out. If we were to enter one of these openings we would find ourselves in a world
of supreme technology and bewildering complexity…….
It is the sheer universality of perfection, the fact that everywhere we look, to whatever depth
we look, we find an elegance and ingenuity of an absolutely transcending quality, which so mitigates against the idea of chance.
Is it really credible that random processes could have constructed a reality, the smallest element of which – a functional
protein or gene – is complex beyond our own creative capacities, a reality which is the very antithesis of chance, which
excels in every sense anything produced by the intelligence of man?
Alongside the level
of ingenuity and complexity exhibited by the molecular machinery of life, even our most advanced artifacts appear clumsy.
We feel humbled, as Neolithic man would in the presence of twentieth-century technology.
The idea of evolution
is the key-stone of our modern world view. Yet the theory of evolution as propounded by Darwin and elaborated into accepted
“fact” by the scientific establishment is coming under increasing fire. This authoritative and remarkably
accessible book by a molecular biologist shows how rapidly accumulating evidence is threatening the basic assumptions of orthodox
Although the theory appears to be correct regarding the emergence of new species,
its larger claims to account for the relationship between classes and orders, let alone the origin of life, appear to be based
on shaky foundations at best. Not only has paleontology failed to come up with the fossil “missing links”
which Darwin anticipated, but the hypothetical reconstructions of major evolutionary developments --such as that linking birds
to reptiles – are beginning to look more like fantasies than serious conjectures.
the currently popular theory of “punctuated equilibrium” cannot adequately fill in the real gaps we face when
envisaging how major groups of plants and animals arose. Most
important of all, the discoveries of molecular biologists, far from strengthening Darwin’s claims, are throwing more
and more doubt on traditional Darwinism.
At a fundamental level of molecular structure, each member of a class seems equally representative of
that class, and no species appear to be in any real sense “intermediate” between two classes. Nature, in
sum, appears to be profoundly discontinuous. It would be an illusion to think that what we are aware of at present is
any more than a fraction of the extent of biological design.
In practically every field of
fundamental biological research ever increasing levels of design and complexity are being revealed at an ever-accelerating
rate. The credibility of natural selection is weakened, therefore, not only by the perfection we have glimpsed but by
the expectation of further as yet undreamt of depths of ingenuity and complexity.
who still dogmatically advocate that all this new reality is the result of pure chance one can only reply, like Alice, incredulous
in the face of the contradictory logic of the Red Queen: Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying”, she
said. “One can’t believe impossible things”. “I dare say you haven’t had much practice,”
said the queen. “When I was your age I did it for half an hour a day. Why sometimes I’ve believed
as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”