National Geographic's "One Strange Rock" - Origin of Life and the Cell Membrane
April 24, 2018
"One Strange Rock"
I watched the "Genesis" episode of the National Geographic series last week. I found the title a bit unoriginal as you would think they could come up with a different name for their religion's origin story. I have enjoyed watching the series and have found it consists of about 40% fluff, 40% interesting information, and 20% religious beliefs. I really wish they had an educated Bible believing Christian on the program to give a different point of view!
Origin of Life
This episode focused on the origin of life and it stated a truth that everyone agrees on - life is COMPLEX! This episode momentarily discusses the DNA that resides in cells, but didn't spend too much time there because it is really hard to explain the complexity of DNA without an intelligent programmer. And most interestingly, they tried to determine how life could have possibly arisen. In particular, how could a cell membrane have been created! Their theory, which is not based on any science whatsoever, is that if you give bubbles enough time, they will create a cell membrane and then DNA will magically appear in that stable environment. They conveniently leave out that the interworking of the cell is more complex than the most sophisticated satellites! Not to mention there is absolutely no scientific evidence that a bubble could form a cell membrane. They also leave out the very complex process of cell division to include the cell membrane splitting without releasing all he contents of the cell into the outside environment and the vast amount of genetic programming to carry this out. The show then quickly states that given millions of years, here we all are! In other words, secular science has absolutely no idea how life came to be and they currently believe in ideas that are in fact anti-science as they go against scientific observation.
The Cell Membrane
The article below highlights just one component of the cell membrane. You can see the cell membrane is not has simple as "One Strange Rock" episode would have you believe. In fact, it is very complex with moving parts and various integrations. Just look at the cell membrane diagram in the picture! And they want us to believe it came about when a bubble formed in some hot mud?!?! This myth of secular science is certainly an irrational faith.
The truth is that the observable science points to a highly intelligent creator and that the cell, DNA and other components of life had to be fully formed in the beginning. This happens to be exactly what the Bible tells us.
Click the image below to read a scientific article to support this statement.
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