How Proteins are Made


Just as Nature by itself cannot produce a machine that can read CD's, it takes a Lot of faith to think (or believe) that, somehow, a pre-existing "cell" could create and maintain itself - via numerous lucky mistakes (i.e. "mutations") and immediately begin producing the proteins that it needed to survive.  The process whereby a cell makes a protein molecule is described below.

A Ribosome (a DNA / RNA reader / protein factory) reads information from the RNA (messenger) molecule and uses it to assemble Left-handed amino acids into protein molecules.  Proteins are like "ordered" words or sentences that are from 8 to 2000 or more amino acids (or characters) long.

But before it can do its work, the ribosome must first obtain (a copy of) the information stored in the DNA .  To do so, the DNA molecule creates an RNA molecule that is a mirror image of itself.  And since the RNA molecule is mobile, it can take its information to where it is needed -- to the ribosome -- where the information is re-read and used to assemble any and every protein that the cell  may need in order to maintain itself. 

The process whereby a cell divides and reproduces itself is even more complex.

The information in a single Human DNA cell can be stored on a CD Rom -- if it is Compressed.   One Human DNA cell carries enough information to make about 30,000 different types of proteins.  The Human DNA also has the capacity to store all 30 volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica (3-4 times over).

The ability to form a few amino acids in the lab is a far cry from creating a self-replicating bacterium.  The difference between the two is like comparing a piece of gold (or silver) found in the ground to a  modern computer (Turned on and) running Windows XP with all the bells and whistles. 

In other words, there is virtually NO comparison at all between making a few amino acids in the Lab, and making a fully functional living organism  with DNA, RNA,  ribosomes,  and  which  can replicate  itself  via  the Mysterious process of cell division.


See also:
Amino Acids, 
The Facts of Life 
Is Water the Solution? 
DNA Demands Creation by Design
Scientific Evidence that God Created  Life
DNA: Marvelous Messages or Mostly Mess?
Biochemical limits to Evolution: The Untold Story
Mutations Do Not support the Theory of Evolution 
Is the Chemical Origin of Life ... a Realistic Scenario?