Origin: Probability of a Single Protein Forming by Chance

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Public release of this information pertaining to the number of protein molecules in a simple cell was on 17 January 2018: Source

It’s official–there are some 42 million protein molecules in a simple cell, revealed a team of researchers led by Grant Brown, a biochemistry professor in the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research. Analyzing data from almost two dozen large studies of protein abundance in yeast cells, the team was able to produce for the first time reliable estimates for the number of molecules for each protein, as revealed in a study published this week in the journal Cell Systems.

The work was done in collaboration with Anastasia Baryshnikova, a U of T alum and now Principal Investigator at Calico, a California biotechnology company that focuses on aging.

Proteins make up our cells and do most of the work in them. This way, they bring genetic code to life because the recipes for building proteins are stored within the genes’ DNA code.

But that’s only part of the picture. Please take the time to view this video that runs for a little over 9 minutes.

Then take the following information into consideration:

The Case Against a Darwinian Origin of Protein Folds – Douglas Axe – 2010 Excerpt Pg. 11:

“Based on analysis of the genomes of 447 bacterial species, the projected number of different domain structures per species averages 991. Comparing this to the number of pathways by which metabolic processes are carried out, which is around 263 for E. coli, provides a rough figure of three or four new domain folds being needed, on average, for every new metabolic pathway. In order to accomplish this successfully, an evolutionary search would need to be capable of locating sequences that amount to anything from one in 10^159 to one in 10^308 possibilities, something the neo-Darwinian model falls short of by a very wide margin.” http://bio-complexity.org/ojs/index.php/main/article/view/BIO-C.2010.1

And finally, consider the following excerpt by Dr. James Tour, a well-known professor at Rice University, specializing in chemistry, nanoengineering, and computer science. Over the last 30 years, Tour has authored over 500 research publications, and he was recognized as one of “The 50 Most Influential Scientists in the World Today” by TheBestSchools.org. Tour has also received awards and recognitions from the American Chemical Society, Thomson Reuters, Honda, NASA, and others.

Dr. James Tour Ph.D was recognized in 2014 as one of the 50 most influential scientists in the world and he says that most scientists do not understand how evolution could explain the existence of life.

In a video released in late 2012, Tour explained that he has had extensive experience studying the origin of life.

“I will tell you as a scientist and a synthetic chemist,” Tour said, “if anybody should be able to understand evolution, it is me, because I make molecules for a living, and I don’t just buy a kit, and mix this and mix this, and get that. I mean, ab initio, I make molecules. I understand how hard it is to make molecules.”

“We have no idea how the molecules that compose living systems could have been devised such that they would work in concert to fulfill biology’s functions. We have no idea how the basic set of molecules, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins, were made and how they could have coupled into the proper sequences, and then transformed into the ordered assemblies until there was the construction of a complex biological system, and eventually to that first cell. Nobody has any idea how this was done when using our commonly understood mechanisms of chemical science. Those that say they understand are generally wholly uninformed regarding chemical synthesis. Those that say “Oh, this is well worked out,” they know nothing, nothing about chemical synthesis – Nothing! Further cluelessness – From a synthetic chemical perspective, neither I nor any of my colleagues can fathom a prebiotic molecular route to construction of a complex system. We cannot figure out the prebiotic routes to the basic building blocks of life: carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins. Chemists are collectively bewildered. Hence I say that no chemist understands prebiotic synthesis of the requisite building blocks let alone their assembly into a complex system. That’s how clueless we are. I’ve asked all of my colleagues – National Academy members, Nobel Prize winners -I sit with them in offices; nobody understands this. So if your professors say it’s all worked out, your teachers say it’s all worked out, they don’t know what they’re talking about. It is not worked out. You cannot just refer this to somebody else; they don’t know what they’re talking about.” – James Tour – one of the top ten leading chemists in the world The Origin of Life: An Inside Story – March 2016 Lecture with James Tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zQXg…

And then of course, we have the simple cell.

This is the magnitude of complexity that exists within a single simple cell that we are talking about, these are the probabilities of all this happening by sheer undirected chance that we are looking at and most importantly, these are the combined interdependent processes that we are told, just happened by chance, without any intelligent causal agent, according to the advocates of Darwin’s evolution who adhere to a materialistic world view.

Really. And I’m accused of having blind faith. You tell me who is sticking their heads in the sand.

Colossians 1:16-17 NIVFor in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.  He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.”

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

 

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11 comments on “Origin: Probability of a Single Protein Forming by Chance
  1. The more we learn about the physical world, the more we realize how much we don’t know or understand. Excellent post, Bruce!

  2. bcparkison says:

    Simple cell? It is anything but simple.

  3. danaemckee says:

    Reblogged this on danaemckee and commented:
    Wow!

  4. […] Source: Origin: Probability of a Single Protein Forming by Chance | Reasoned Cases for Christ […]

  5. […] to a Designer, not to mention the vast intricacies of our own human bodies! I mean, there are some 42 million protein molecules in a simple cell. That’s just one microscopic cell!! Funny that it’s called a simple cell. Doesn’t […]

  6. “Really. And I’m accused of having blind faith. You tell me who is sticking their heads in the sand.” …Brilliant line!!! I love this post and I’m linking it in my latest…Hope you don’t mind!
    https://thisgirlcalledmindy.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/the-universe-gets-way-too-much-credit/

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