The Wisdom in the Cell
In this case, you must admit that any cell in your
stomach or ear is much more learned than you, and since
it makes use of this information in the most correct
and perfect way, it is much more wise than you.
What, then, is the source of this wisdom? How come
every one of the 100 trillion cells in your body has
come to possess such an incredible wisdom? These are,
after all, piles of atoms, and they are unconscious.
Take the atoms of all the elements, combine them in
different forms and numbers, obtain different molecules,
still you can never obtain wisdom. Whether these molecules
are big or small, simple or complex does not matter.
You can never obtain a mind that will consciously organize
any process and accomplish it.
how can it be that DNA, which is composed of the arrangement
of a certain number of unwise and unconscious atoms
in certain sequences, and enzymes, working in a harmonious
way, is able to achieve much work and organise countless
complicated and diverse operations in the cell in a
perfect and complete manner? The answer to this is very
simple; wisdom is not in these molecules or in the cell
that contains them, but in the self who has brought
these molecules into being, programming them to function
as they do.
Shortly put, wisdom is present not in the work done,
but in the creator of that work. Even the most developed
computer is the product of a wisdom and intellect that
has written and installed the programs to operate it,
and then used it. Likewise, the cell, DNA and RNAs in
it, and the human being made up of these cells are nothing
but the works of the One Who created them as well as
what they do. No matter how perfect, complete and striking
the work is, the wisdom always lies with the owner of
One day, if you found a diskette on the table in the
computer laboratory, and after looking inside, discovered
that it contains billions of items of information about
you, the first question that would come to your mind
would be who has written these pieces of information
So, why don't we ask the same question for the cell?
If the information in the diskette was written by someone,
then by whom DNA, which has a much more superior and
advanced technology, is designed in the most perfect
manner, created, and placed in the tiny cell, which,
by itself, is another miracle. Besides it has not lost
any of its properties for thousands of years until our
day. (Bear in mind that the brain of the human being
who makes the diskette and saves the data in it, is
also made up of these cells.) What can be more important
for you than to question by whom and why these cells,
that function non-stop for you to read these lines,
see, breathe, think, in brief, to exist and continue
to exist, have been brought into being?
Is not the answer to this question that which, in life,
you must wonder about most?
A Few More Examples
It is a well-known method: the travellers, who get
stuck in an isolated land as a result of a plane crash,
draw a big 'X' to show their places to the rescue team
that looks for them from the air. Using their belongings
or the objects they have collected, they make a big
cross-shaped sign. In this way the rescue team that
sets out on reconnaissance from the air, sees this sign
which is a 'product of wisdom' and understands that
there are conscious living beings, that is, human beings
in that place.
While travelling along on Turkish highways, you sometimes
see inscriptions made of white stones on the slopes
of the hills like; 'Everything is for the motherland'.
How these writings have come to form on those hills
is quite clear. In most cases, there is a military unit
around and they write such inscriptions with white stones
on the hill while clearing the zone.
The complex structure of
a living cell was unknown in Darwin's day and
at the time, ascribing life to "coincidences and
natural conditions" was thought by evolutionist
to be convincing enough. However, the probability
of the formation of a cell by chance is as unlikely
as the chance printing of a book caused by an
explosion in a printing house. This means that
it is not possible for the cell to come into being
by coincidence and therefore, it definitely should
have been "created".
Well, can anybody come up and say that these inscriptions
are not written by a conscious mind, in this case the
soldiers, and instead formed by coincidence? Can anybody
say that 'these stones came side by side by chance while
rolling down the hill and formed the sentence 'Everything
is for the motherland'"?
Or if a 'scientist' comes up and says 'there are trillions
of stones in the world and they have been rolling over
for millions of years, so it is possible that some of
these stones came together by coincidence as to make
this meaningful sentence', would he not be ridiculed
even by children? In addition to this, if he uses a
scientific style, makes some scientific explanations,
and puts forward some probability calculations, would
everybody not further doubt about his mind?
The main idea we would like to give with these examples
is this: If there is even the slightest sign of something
planned somewhere, there certainly lies the traces of
an owner of wisdom in that place. No product of wisdom
would form by chance. If you roll white stones down
the mountain billions of times, you would never obtain
even a proper 'H', let alone a sentence such as "Everything
is for the motherland". If there is a letter somewhere,
everybody accepts that that letter is written by somebody.
There would be no letter without a writer.
The human body is trillions of times more complicated
than the sentence 'Everything is for the motherland',
and it is definitely impossible for this complex structure
to have been formed on its own, or by sheer "coincidence".
Therefore, there is a Creator Who has planned and designed
both the human and his cell and his DNA excellently
and perfectly. To claim the contrary would be the most
unwise thing possible, and moreover a greatest insincerity
and insolence. This would be a great disrespect against
the owner of that wisdom and power.
Nevertheless, many people, who would readily say that
it is impossible for stones to be arranged within themselves
and form even three little words, can listen without
objection the deceit that it was all as a result of
"coincidences" that billions of atoms came
together one by one in a planned sequence and formed
a molecule such as DNA, which performs such a super-complex
task. This is just like a hypnotized person's submitting
to the hypnotist and accepting by suggestion that he
is a door, tree or a lizard…
The Language of the DNA Encyclopedia
life of societies is based on information flow, and
communication. The most important tool in the information
flow between individuals and generations is language.
Language is represented by specific codes, which are
letters. English is a language made up of 26 letters
or we may say 26 codes. These codes make up words and
words in turn make up sentences. The information flow
and storage is realised by means of these codes.
The language in the cell is similar to this. All the
physical traits of a human being are stored in the cell
nucleus being coded by this language, and it can be
used by the cell again by way of this language. This
language is that of the master molecule, called DNA.
The DNA language is made up of 4 letters; A, T, G and
C. Every letter represents one of the four special bases
called 'nucleotides'. Millions of these bases line up
in a meaningful sequence and make up the DNA molecule.
That is how the information in the data bank in the
nucleus is stored. While we describe the coding system
in this data warehouse, we will continue to use this
letter analogy for the nucleic acid molecules which
constitute DNA. These letters match in twos each forming
a base pair in this way. These base pairs add on top
of each other to form the genes. Each gene, which comprises
one portion of DNA molecule, determines a particular
feature of the human body. Countless properties like
height, eye colour, the material and the shape of the
nose, ear, and skull are formed by the command of the
related genes. We can compare every one of these genes
to the pages of a book. On the pages there are scripts
made up of the letters A – T – G – C.
are approximately 200,000 genes in the DNA of a human
cell. Every gene is composed of a special sequence of
nucleotides, the number of which ranges between 1000
and 186,000 according to the type of the protein it
correlates. These genes hold the codes of nearly 200,000
proteins that function in the human body and control
the production of these proteins.
The information stored in these 200,000 genes constitute
only 3 %of the total information in DNA. The remaining
97 % still maintains its mystery today. The recent studies
showed that this 97 % unknown part includes vital information
about the survival of the cell and the mechanisms that
control the highly complex activities within the body.
Yet there is still a great distance to go.
The genes are located in the chromosomes. There are
46 chromosomes in the nucleus of every human cell (except
for the reproduction cells). If we compare every one
of the chromosomes to a book volume made up of gene
pages, we may say that in the cell lies a 46-volume
"cell encyclopedia" which covers all the characteristics
of a human being. Remembering the previous encyclopedia
example, this cell encyclopedia is equivalent to the
knowledge contained in a 920-volume 'Encyclopedia Britannica'.
The sequence of letters in the DNA of every human is
different. This is the basic reason why the billions
of people who have ever lived on earth look different
from each other. The basic structure and functions of
organs are the same in every person. However, every
person is created in such a detailed and special manner
with such subtle differences that even though all people
are created from the division of a single cell and have
the same basic structure, billions of different people
have come into existence.
Everyone in the world is
unique - biochemically and pysically - thanks
to a wondrous molecule (DNA), which includes a
three-billion word set of biochemical instructions
for building a human from scratch.
All the organs in our body are constructed within a
plan outlined by our genes. To give a few examples,
according to a gene map completed by scientists, in
the human body, skin is controlled by 2,559, brain by
29,930, eye by 1,794, salivary glands by 186, heart
by 6,216, chest by 4,001, lung by 11,581, liver by 2,309,
intestine by 3,838, skeletal muscle by 1,911 and blood
cells by 22,902 genes.
The sequential order of the letters in DNA determines
the structure of a human being down to his slightest
details. In addition to features like height, eye, hair
and skin colours, the DNA of a single cell also contains
the design of 206 bones, 600 muscles, a network of 10.000
auditory muscles, a network of 2 million optic nerves,
100 billion nerve cells, and 100 trillion cells in the
Now let us think in the light of the above information:
Since even a letter cannot form without a writer writing
it, how did billions of letters in the human cell originate?
How did these letters queue up in a meaningful sequence
so as to make up the unique plan of such a perfect and
complex body? If there were any break downs in the order
of these letters you could have your ear on your abdomen
or your eyes in your heels. You could have born with
your hands stuck on your back, and lived as a freak.
The secret of your living as a proper human currently
lies in the 'flawless' sequence of the billions of letters
in the 46-volume encyclopedia in your DNA.