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DNA, Kinesin, ATP and Parcel Delivery

Kinesin image modified from Wikipedia This is another of those times that I am glad to be a creationist, since the science is on our side. The intricate detail and activities in a single cell (which was formerly thought of as "simple") is astonishing. There is no way that such a thing could be the product of the blind, gibbering mad god of chance. Natural selection? No way. It astonishes me that people who actually know something about the complexity of organisms can still cling to their materialistic naturalism worldview and say that there is no Creator. After having showcased some rather technical articles lately, this one was a nice change. The information is a bit technical at times, but presented with an analogy that is easily understood. Kinesin molecules are motor proteins found inside living things. Known as the ‘workhorse of the cell’, they haul vital cargo along roadways in cells called microtubules. Steven Block (professor of applied physics and of biologica

The ATP Shows Design, Not Chance

Life depends on an incredible enzyme called ATP synthase, the world’s tiniest rotary motor.   This tiny protein complex makes an energy-rich compound, ATP ( a denosine t ri p hosphate). Each of the human body’s 14 trillion cells performs this reaction about a million times per minute. Over half a body weight of ATP is made and consumed every day!  All living things need to make ATP, often called the “energy currency of life”. ATP is a small molecule with a big job: to provide immediately usable energy for cellular machines. ATP-driven protein machines power almost everything that goes on inside living cells, including manufacturing DNA, RNA, and proteins, clean-up of debris, and transporting chemicals into, out of, and within cells. Other fuel sources will not power these cellular protein machines for the same reasons that oil, wind, or sunlight will not power a gasoline engine. Read the rest of "ATP synthase: majestic