Incredibly complex coordinated biological systems are known in which no conceivable part-coordinated, part-functioning, simpler arrangement would be other than a liability.
Some examples are the blood-clotting mechanism, the bacterial flagellum (used for propulsion), the photosynthetic apparatus, and the pupal transformation of caterpillars to butterflies.
Examples abound in living things. The immense complexity of the human brain, its creativity and power of abstract reasoning, with capacities vastly beyond that required for sheer survival, is perhaps the most ‘obvious’ evidence for intelligent creation.
At the molecular level, the organization that characterizes living things is inherently different from, for example, a crystal arrangement. The function of a given protein, for instance, depends upon the assembly sequence of its constituents. The coded information required to generate these sequences is not intrinsic to the chemistry of the components (as it is for the structure of a crystal) but extrinsic (imposed from outside).
During reproduction, the information required to make a living organism is impressed upon material substrates to give a preprogrammed pattern, by systems of equal (or greater) complexity (in the parent organism/s) which themselves had the same requirement for their formation.
Without preprogrammed machinery, no spontaneous, physico-chemical process is known to generate such information-bearing sequences—this requires the operation of outside intelligence.
The most reasonable inference from such observations is that outside intelligence was responsible for a vast original store of biological information in the form of created populations of fully functioning organisms. Such intelligence vastly surpasses human intelligence—again consistent with the concept of God as revealed in the Bible.1
“For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.”Hebrews 3:4
References and Notes
- Catchpoole, Dr David (2013-06-05T23:58:59). The Creation Answers Book. Creation Book Publishers. Kindle Edition