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Subject:  Where's the Foundation? Date:  2/27/2001  5:07 PM
Author:  FastLikeFlash Number:  256 of 27149

Ever see a building with no foundation, just floating on air? Of course not! Yet you do see something just as inconceivable; a widely accepted theory without a proper foundation; the evolutionary theory. Allow me to explain.

To form life (on earth) you need protein. In connection with that, there's a stubborn problem that confronts evolutionary theory. There are over 100 amino acids, but only 20 are needed for life's proteins. Moreover, they come in two shapes: Some of the molecules are “right-handed” and others are “left-handed.” Should they be formed at random, as in theoretical organic soup, it is most likely that half would be right-handed and half left-handed. And there is no known reason why either shape should be preferred in living things. Yet, of the 20 amino acids used in producing life's proteins, all are left-handed! What is the chance of even a simple protein molecule forming at random in an organic soup? Evolutionists acknowledge it to be only one in 10 to the 113th Power. That is 1 followed by 113 zeros. But any event that has one chance in just 10 to the 50th power is dismissed by mathematicians as never happening.

Some proteins serve as structural materials and others as enzymes. The latter speed up needed chemical reactions in the cell. Without such help, the cell would die. Not just a few, but 2,000 proteins serving as enzymes are needed for the cell's activity. What are the chances of obtaining all of these at random? One chance in 10 to the 40,000th power! "An outrageously small probability," Hoyle asserts, "that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup." He adds: "If one is not prejudiced either by social beliefs or by a scientific training into the conviction that life originated [spontaneously] on the Earth, this simple calculation wipes the idea entirely out of court."

However, the chances actually are far fewer than this "outrageously small" figure indicates. There must be a membrane enclosing the cell. But this membrane is extremely complex, made up of protein, sugar and fat molecules. As evolutionist Leslie Orgel writes: "Modern cell membranes include channels and pumps which specifically control the influx and efflux of nutrients, waste products, metal ions and so on. These specialized channels involve highly specific proteins, molecules that could not have been present at the very beginning of the evolution of life." And you said evolutionists don't have faith? No, they do! They have a tremendous amount of faith. Mathematician J.W.N. Sullivan could not have said it better: “The hypothesis that life has developed from inorganic matter is, at present, still an article of faith.” Moreover, Biologist Edwin Conklin said that “The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop.” See! Evolutionists do believe in miracles.

In conclusion, it's only proper to ask where is creator's foundation? Who designed the Designer? You need not fret. I will answer at a future time.

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