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1/29/13 at 09:42 PM 4 Comments

Spectacular New Animation Demonstrates Intelligent Design

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ATP Synthase

Last week Discovery Institute released an amazing animation of what is happening in the cells of all know living organisms. See the obvious products of intelligent design: nanotechnology-like rotary motors that generate adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the most important energy storage-and-release system of every life form on Earth.

Although most will see this animation on YouTube, I recommend going to this webpage hosted by Discovery Institute to view it, so that you can read more about the significance of the biochemical phenomena that is depicted. Here is one particularly important paragraph from that website:

As the video vividly illustrates, ATP synthase works like a rotary engine. It has many parts we would recognize from human technology, including a rotor, a stator, a camshaft, and the basic components of a rotary engine. Powered by protons, a driveshaft rotates, creating mechanical energy. This allows spent-energy molecules of adenosine diphosphate (ADP) to enter the machine. The mechanical motion of the machine causes ADP to be joined with phosophorous, creating ATP. As the driveshaft continues to spin, the machine releases ATP into the cell, ready to power countless cellular tasks, including DNA and protein synthesis, muscle contraction, transport of nutrients, neural activity, and the generation of electricity in nerves.

Finally, don't miss the worldview significance of this animation:

"Although these videos are expensive to produce, we view them as opinion-changers," says [Dr. John] West. "Simply by laying out the workings of molecular machines, the series will help students, and members of the general public, acquire a visual sense of the astounding complexity of living cells. After seeing how numerous parts work in coordination to perform vital cellular functions, viewers will find it difficult to believe that these molecular machines could evolve in the unplanned manner required by Darwinism."

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