Staggering complexity of the cell

posted Oct 13, 2010, 2:56 AM by Rajiv S   [ updated Oct 13, 2010, 2:58 AM ]

A discussion of the staggeringly complexity and elegance of the cell, which has been described as a nano-factory full of machinery millenia beyond what today's brilliant engineers can produce.

Is this all the product of filtered, mindless, purposeless accidents or of brilliant design? You be the judge.

"Although the tiniest living things known to science, bacterial cells, are incredibly small (10^-12 grams), each is a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of elegantly designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machine built by man and absolutely without parallel in the non-living world."
--Michael Denton, Ph.D. geneticist

"To grasp the reality of life as it has been revealed by molecular biology, we must first magnify a cell a thousand million times until it is 20 kilometers in diameter and resembles a giant airship large enough to cover a great city like London or New York. What we would see then would be an object of unparalleled complexity,...we would find ourselves in a world of supreme technology and bewildering complexity."
--Michael Denton, Ph.D. geneticist, Evolution: A Theory In Crisis, pg.328

The clip is from the great documentary "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed"

N.C.S.E. Exposed (exposing the dishonest attacks against Expelled): http://www.ncseexposed.org
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