Thursday, September 20, 2007

Reason #4 Why Evolution Is Impossible

Excerpted from the January 2007 edition of Acts & Facts, a publication of the Institute For Creation Research, by Dr. Duane Gish. (Part 4 of 5)

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It is said that DNA is the secret of life. DNA is not the secret of life - life is the secret of DNA.
Evolutionists persistently claim that the initial stage in the origin of life was the origin of a self-replicating DNA or RNA molecule. There is no such thing as a self-replicating molecule, and no such molecule could ever exist.
The formation of a molecule requires the input of a highly selected type of energy and the steady input of the building blocks required to form it. To produce a protein, the building blocks are amino acids. For DNA and RNA, the building blocks are nucleotides, which are composed of purines, pyrimidines, sugars, and phosphoric acid. If amino acids are dissolved in water they do not spontaneously join together to make a protein. That would require an input of energy. If proteins are dissolved in water the chemical bonds between the amino acids slowly break apart, releasing energy (the protein is said to hydrolyze). The same is true of DNA and RNA. To prom a protein in a laboratory the chemist, after dissolving the required amino acids in a solvent, adds a chemical that contains high energy bonds (referred to as a peptide reagent). The energy from this chemical is transferred to the amino acids. This provides the necessary energy to from the chemical bonds between amino acids and releases H and OH to form H2O (water).
This only happens in a chemistry laboratory or in the cells of living organisms; It could never have taken place in a primitive ocean or anywhere on a primitive Earth. Who or what would have been there to provide a steady input of the appropriate energy? Destructive raw energy would not work. Who or what would have been there to provide a steady supply of the appropriate building blocks rather than just junk?
In speaking of a self-replicating DNA molecule, evolutionists are reaching for a pie in the sky.