by Brad Nelson 3/11/15
Howard Glickman is in the middle of publishing a weekly series (called “The Designed Body”) about cell basics over at Evolution News & Views (associated with Stephen Meyer’s Discovery Institute). I can’t find a page where these article are organized, so I’ve provided the links below, starting with the first in the series and ending with the latest as of 3/11/15:
This is an interesting primer that doesn’t go too fast for a layman such as myself. By the time you get to the fourth one (about the sodium-potassium pump), it becomes quite apparent that a cell could not spontaneously assemble itself by chance.
I’m sure you all know the standard just-so story from neo-Darwinists about the right chemistry finding itself inside a naturally-occurring cell-wall structure of some kind and — boom — you then have a cell. Well, there are millions of sodium-potassium pumps in a real cell wall just to keep the cell chemistry at a level that is workable and to keep the cell itself from exploding from naturally absorbing too much water via osmosis.
I’ll continue to add links to the weekly articles as they are published.
Brad is editor and chief disorganizer of StubbornThings.
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