Design Work of the Creator Seen in DNA

When Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him) initiated the science of genetics, he could not have known how intricate and valuable it would be. A major part of genetics is the DNA molecule. Its existence was known for quite some time, but Drs. Watson and Crick eventually determined that it took the form of a helix.

The code of DNA is startlingly simple, just four letters long. Their combinations and the ways they are expressed why it is so complex. It is interesting that in Psalm 139, David wrote about inward parts that have been woven together — which describes DNA.

DNA art, Pixabay / Gerd Altmann (geralt)
There is an old expression that has been attributed to several people, but essentially, it is "Standing on the shoulders of giants." It is a colorful way to say that discoveries and advances are based on the work of others who had come along before. This is certainly true of DNA, as one discovery inspired another, and the learning grew.

Atheists often compare creationists with their imagined images of cavemen, attributing things they didn't understand to God. DNA is not fully understood but many uses have been developed for it. It is reasonable to see this biological beauty as the handiwork of the Creator. Indeed, believers in universal common descent show great (but blind) faith that DNA could have arisen by time, chance, and naturalistic processes. Evidence for that faith? Not hardly!

Codes are big in today’s world: QR codes, barcodes, computer codes, cell phone codes, and more. Specific information is needed to identify, diagnose, and inform. DNA is the code for life: microbes, plants, parasites, animals, and man. . . . On February 1, 1944, Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, and Maclyn McCarty wrote a revolutionary paper about DNA as the transforming principle in Streptococcus pneumoniae, changing from harmless to pathogenic. Their fundamental discovery that DNA is the genetic material would eventually lead Watson and Crick to publish their landmark paper on the structure of DNA. This transformational discovery would eventually lead to biotechnology, an awesome skill. Credit should go to operational science discoveries by man, but greater glory to God who created DNA.

Although some of the paper is rather technical, people like me can still learn some useful things by reading it. To do so, visit "How DNA Reveals God’s Design."