Only two options are available to explain the immense complexity of any cell: it arose by chance, blindly and with no goal-oriented purpose over eons of time OR it was expertly crafted, designed and created.
Naturalistic explanations for how life arose invariably involve a scenario in which, time after time, by mere accident and chance, life simply starts to exist because it must. This somehow leads to diversification, also because it must, and by looking back on things in this manner, there is no other way it could have happened, because look how diverse life is on earth. At least this is how scientists would want us to believe things happened.
Natural selection is a blind process, whose left hand does not know what the right is doing, cannot plan ahead or select what may or may not be advantageous because it is not self-aware, it has no goal in sight and has no way to differentiate between good changes and bad changes. If good changes lead to more species, then bad changes lead to less species and if not stopped, to the end of all life. The vast mutations that we have identified are known to cause problems, not confer new functions or a higher order of complexity.
And yet, science contradicts itself time and again by suggesting that through some infinitesimally obscure chance, a few mutations led to the vast diversity that we see today. Never mind that we cannot observe this in a laboratory setting. Not one single experiment has shown that one organism can, through randomly occurring mutations, eventually change into another organism. In fact, if left alone, that organism is likely to experience at least one mutation that is harmful and would possibly even decimate an entire colony. Also, recently it was discovered that contrary to “established fact”, prokaryotes (single-celled organisms) are just as complex as eukaryotes (multi-celled organisms); it’s just that their roles and environments differ, and purposely so, from the viewpoint that both were created by a master Designer during Creation.
Much like a city, a cell has to be regulated and balanced in such a way as to keep everything functioning and communicating with everything else. As we discussed in a previous article, without communication there can be no organization. This communication system is facilitated by a myriad of specialized proteins, which are products of the cell’s genetic code. Almost everything that occurs within a cell and between cells is driven by protein activity. Proteins enable communication, movement, metabolism, reproduction and virtually everything else in a cell’s lifecycle. The interdependency of all of these systems is such that one can’t function without input from the others, and none could have arisen simply by chance since each serves a limited function.
This is why scientists tinkering with genetic information by trying to create the simplest cell could not reduce the genetic code to less than several hundred genes. This was celebrated in the genetics world as proof that we could engineer life. Less important seemed to be the fact that after spending at least $40 million and too many man hours, all they had succeeded was to “recreate life out of life,” which is not the same as creating life out of non-life. (You can read more about it here and here). Please note how hard they worked to ensure that their little bug would have an absolute “heaven-like environment” in which to live and carry out the few functions it was capable of. Besides the obvious irony (specially crafted organism placed in Eden, so to speak), it is difficult to imagine that this anemic organism would be able to survive and reproduce in the natural wild, where conditions are harsh and unforgiving. Before it would even have a chance to adapt or encounter other bacteria that could help it out with some horizontal gene transfers, it would be obliterated. In effect, all they have proven is their ignorant arrogance by investing time and money into crafting an unfit organism that has no chance of life outside the laboratory and serves no ultimate purpose of improving mankind’s lot.
Instead of realizing how little we actually know about the 0.0001% of all bacterial life on earth, we gush fervently in honoring these “pioneers”, who don’t do much besides spending millions of our tax dollars and waste graduate students’ time in an effort to be the first to publish sensational headlines, all for more tax dollars which makes the merry go wheel of Science go round and round.