The Defence System
Around 250 years ago, scientists
discovered, after the invention of microscope, that
we live together with many tiny creatures, which we
cannot see with the naked eye. These creatures are present
everywhere - from the air we inhale, to the water we
drink, to any object which comes in contact with the
surface of our body. It was also discovered that these
creatures penetrate the human body.
Although the existence of this
enemy was discovered two and a half centuries ago, most
of the secrets of the "defence system" that fights a
vigorous war against it have not yet been uncovered.
This molecular system in the body is activated automatically
according to an exquisite plan the minute a stranger
makes its way in, declaring an all-out war against it.
When we take a quick look at how the system works, we
see that every phase takes place according to a meticulous
The System That
Whether we are aware of it or not,
millions of operations and reactions take place in our
bodies every second. This action continues even when we
intense activity occurs in periods of time which from
our viewpoint are very short. There is a significant
difference between the notion of time in our daily lives
and the biological time of our body. The span of one
second that represents a very short time period in our
daily life would pass for a very long time for many
working systems and organs in our bodies. If all the
activities performed by all the organs, tissues and
cells of our body in one second were written down, the
result would be so inconceivable as to push the limits
of the human mind.
One vital system, which is involved
in constant activity, never shirking its duty, is the
defence system. This system protects the body from all
kinds of invaders day and night and works with great
assiduity, just like a fully-equipped army for the host
body, which it serves.
Each system, organ, or group
of cells within the body represents a whole within a
perfect labour distribution. Any defect in the system
ruins the order. And the defence system is indispensable.
Would we be able to survive in
the absence of the defence system? Or what sort of life
would we have if this system failed to fulfill some
of its functions?
It is not hard to make a guess.
Some examples in the world of medicine make clear how
vital the immune system is. The story of a patient cited
in many related sources shows how difficult life would
be in case of any defect in the defence system.
This patient was placed immediately
after his birth in a sterile plastic tent, which nothing
was allowed to penetrate. The patient was forbidden
to touch any other human being. As he grew up, he was
placed in a larger plastic tent. He had to wear a specially
designed outfit similar to an astronaut's to get out
of this tent. What prevented this patient from living
a normal life like other people?
Following his birth, the patient's
defence system had not developed normally. There was
no army in his body to protect him from the enemies.
The boy's doctors were well aware
of what could happen if he entered normal surroundings.
He would immediately catch a cold, causing diseases
to develop in his throat; he would suffer from one infection
after another, despite being given antibiotics and other
medical treatments. Before long, medical treatment would
lose its effect, resulting in the death of the boy.
At best, he would be able to
live only for a few months or a few years out of this
safe environment. So the boy's entire world was forever
bounded by the walls of his plastic tent.
sometime, the doctors and his family placed the boy
in a completely germfree room which had been specially
prepared in his house. However, all these efforts were
useless. In his early teens, when a bone transplant
The boy's family, doctors, the
staff of the hospital where he had earlier stayed, and
pharmaceutical companies did their best to keep him
alive. Although absolutely everything was tried, and
the boy's place of residence was continuously disinfected,
his death could not be prevented.
This end clearly shows that it
is impossible for a human being to survive without a
defence system to protect him from microbes. This is
evidence that the immune system must have existed complete
and intact since the advent of the first man. Therefore,
it is out of question that such a system could have
developed gradually over a long lapse of time as the
theory of evolution claims. A human being without a
defence system, or with a malfunctioning one, would
shortly die as seen in this example.