The functions within the cells of our bodies are foundational to our existence. Understanding these functions has made the environment and the processes of our lifestyles healthier, more enjoyable, and more productive. All of humanity has benefited from the life sciences and the scientists who have dedicated their considerable skills to uncovering the functions and processes of the multifaceted variety of cells.
Although scientists have discovered, documented, and developed wonderful insights about the complex information, precise sequential processes, and unique interwoven controls within cells, there is a huge chasm among scientists when they try to understand how these highly efficient processes got started in the first place. The majority of scientifically trained biologists and geneticists are taught that the apparent design that is observed in cells is the result of only random chemical and energy processes operating over eons of time. Such a belief system prompts their thinking to rest on purely natural logic, producing materialistic conclusions - and often ignoring or marginalizing the implications of careful engineering and design.
There are, however, multiple thousands of scientists who accept the Bible's message that there is a Creator who planned the creation, designed the intricate engineering efficiencies in that creation, and then built the product: our planet and its wonderfully unique life and functions. That belief system not only fits empirically with what is observed (design, precise function, operational efficiencies, etc.), but provides insight that enables creation-based scientists to grasp the significance of the information more readily - without having to invent a supposed eons-long story for the development of what is actually observed.
Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins and his contributing colleagues have provided an excellent resource that will document and help explain the intricate processes of cells and give keen insight for "clearly seeing" the obvious hand of the Creator in the "things that are made" (Romans 1:20).
|The Design and Complexity of the Cell
|Dr. Jeffrey P. Tomkins
|Institute for Creation Research
|11 1/4 x 8 3/4 x 1/2
|1 lb. 9 oz.
After a long, inexcusable absence of mind, I picked up my reading where I left off. This is an absolutely wonderful book, and I have the margin ink to prove it! It'll take me a while to transfer my notes, to research my questions, and generally, to stand in awe and wonder at the manifest design and function in this small complex envelope. Thanks to Dr. Tomkins for his hard work--it certainly shows in every page.
I home school my kids, and this is a great help giving them a creationist view on it!