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Laminin: Chance or Design
January 14, 2011Posted by on
So the last day or two I have been out looking at some atheist forums. I wanted to see what atheists thought about laminin. For a quick recap…Laminin is the glue that holds our body together, oh and the molecular structure is in the shape of a cross. Anyway…back to the forums. I went out to some atheist forums to see what they think. Aside from the usual insults and superiority that most atheists had to offer the general consensus is that Laminin is merely a coincidence.
For an atheist to believe that laminin is a coincidence would make sense because it fits into their world view. For an atheist everything in life would have to be the result of coincidence or chance. There is no reason for things happening, they just happen. This is their world view. So it would make sense that they would look at something like laminin and believe that Christians see what they want to see, not what is real.
So is it chance….or design? That is what it really comes down to. For an atheist’s argument to hold true everything would have to be about chance.
When your eyes were created one million nerve endings left your eye to match with one million nerve ending in your brain. This match up has to be perfect or you would not be able to see. Think about the incredible statistic that allows you to see! For every optic nerve there is a 1 in 1 million chance that it misses its match. That is just the beginning…I found this little tid bit…from here:
The 500 amino acids that make up an average-sized protein can be arranged in over 1 x 10^600 different ways (that’s the number ONE followed by 600 zeros)! This number is vastly larger than the total number of atomic particles that could be packed into the known universe. If we had a computer that could rearrange the 500 amino acids of a particular protein at the rate of a billion combinations a second, we would stand essentially no chance of hitting the correct combination during the 14 billion years evolutionists claim for the age of the universe. Even if our high-speed computer were reduced to the size of an electron and we had enough of them to fill a room measuring 10 billion light years square (about 1 x 10^150 computers!), they would still be exceedingly unlikely to hit the right combination. Such a “room” full of computers could only rearrange about 1 x 10^180 combinations in 300 billion years. In fact, even if all the proteins that ever existed on earth were all different, our “room” full of computers would be exceedingly unlikely to chance upon the combination of any one of them in a mere 300 billion years!
Chance or Design?
How about the ribozyme? The ribozyme is an enzyme responsible for creating a chemical reaction. Fairly important to the creation of life…meaning that it couldn’t happen without it. Now let’s assume that each ribozyme is 300 nucleotides long and each position there could be 4 nucleotides present. The chances of that ribozyme assembling are 4^300. What to see what that number looks like?
That is 1 in that number above that the ribozyme would form.
Chance or design?
How about the probability of the occurrence of a universe in which life can form? According to Roger Penrose the probability of the occurrence of a universe in which life can form is 1010123 . Want to see what this looks like numerically?
1 chance in
Keep in mind that according to mathematic principle a probability of 1 in 1050 means zero probability.
Chance or Design?