The Heme Molecule Defies Evolution

The word heme is not something in common speech, and even sounds like a shortened name. "Herm, have you met Heme? Kat wanted to know." Most people have heard of hemoglobin and how it makes blood red. The heme molecule itself is both dangerous but also important.

On a side note, cyanides are poisons, are useful in industrial and medical applications, and trace amounts are in our foods. Darwin's acolytes speculate that it was instrumental in the origin of life. Some things can be deadly but useful.

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This molecule has iron and binds to a component of protein. This and other metalloproteins play nicely with various metals, helping various processes. Our mitochondria is the power plant of our cells, and it appears that heme regulates that activity. It probably affects the ATP in cells.

Like other things in our cells, heme is manufactured in the correct amounts and the release is regulated because too much causes free radicals. No, not Marxists and anarchists (those can be purchased), but these are the things we hear and read about where certain foods, vitamin supplements, and other things contain or produce antioxidants to keep those free radicals from damaging us.

Clearly, the existence and regulation of heme is exceptionally problematic for proponents of proteins-to-people evolution. Many details and functions must be in place at the same time or the whole shebang falls apart. Evolutionists can guess, but are they able provide plausible explanations and models? That'll be the day! No, this is yet another aspect of our Creator's genius.
The chances are, you will remember learning about hemoglobin (or haemoglobin in British spelling). This is the pigmented protein that gives your red blood cells their colour. It is responsible for picking up oxygen in the lungs, then carrying it to every cell of your body. As we will see shortly, recent discoveries concerning its central component, the red pigment heme (or haem), pose real problems for evolutionary theory.

Too much heme is actually toxic to cells, yet it is literally vital for life on our planet. This is true not only for human beings, but for virtually all animals and plants—and even for more lowly organisms like bacteria, yeast, and fungi. Manufacturing it is therefore an absolutely essential biological process, but this must be tightly controlled.

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