where human workers would have carved them. Even more amazing, some have the remains of slabs of wood attached to metal hinges, positioned as if they once functioned as doors and shutters.
"Iron deposits are common in these parts," the expedition leader notes, dismissing the thought that the hinges could have been fashioned by hand. "And trees would naturally have grown but soon died in these natural openings." Others whisper among themselves that the functional complexity of doors and shutters point to intelligent designers. But the official position expounded by the leader must be upheld, since he sets company policy.
One of the explorers, entering into a structure isolated from the others, finds a clay jar, and, forcing open the lid, discovers inside some papyrus scrolls. Unrolling them, he gazes at a complete set of architectural drawings—plans detailing the construction of the cliff dwellings on each wall of the valley. The drawings include detail outlining the measurements of doorways and window openings. But, when the leader is shown the discovery, he dismisses them as descriptive drawings left behind by an earlier explorer who stumbled upon "these natural formations" and put his findings on paper.
To me, the expedition leader in this story illustration is comparable to scientists who deny the obvious evidence of design in the world around us and, especially, in the physiology of men and animals, and who continue to deny that evidence even after the designer's blueprints have been found encoded in the DNA of every living cell.
It is one thing for explorers in the wilderness to stumble upon ruins of buildings, and to declare them instead to be natural formations resulting from wind erosion. But it is ridiculous to make such an assertion if the ruins are accompanied by faded architectural drawings showing ancient laborers how to construct the edifices. Yet, that is just what so-called scientists have been doing by proclaiming evolution theory despite the discovery of the genetic code. Ever since Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species," evolutionists had been matching up skeletons from the fossil record and claiming that this one evolved from that one; now, unbelieveably, they continue to make such
claims even after finding within the fossils the coded architectural plans for each skeleton.
The genetic code is so complex, however, that architectural blueprints are simple by comparison. A better analogy can be found in the field of computer technology than in architecture. The complex "binary" code that runs computers boils down to a long series of 1's (ones) and 0's (zeroes) representing the "on" and "off" positions of tiny electrical switches. If you could see this basic code, it would look like 0010111001011, and so on. Similarly, the genetic code can be represented by a series of four letters—G, A, T and C—representing four different nitrogen compounds: Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Cytosine.
If you stripped open the double helix spiral of a DNA molecule (deoxyribonucleic acid) you would find a sequence of connected pairs of molecules joining the two spirals together, like rungs of a twisted ladder. The connecting rungs are composed of Guanine, Adenine, Thymine and Cytosine molecules where the two pieces of the double helix meet along the joining seam of the spiral, throughout its length. Adenine connects with Thymine to form some rungs of the ladder, and Guanine connects with Cytosine to form other rungs. Moreover, the rungs can be arranged in either direction: G-C or C-G as well as A-T or T-A. So, if you were to "read" the code by moving up or down one side of the ladder, you might first run into the G end of a G-C rung, next encounter the C end of a C-G rung, then the T end of an A-T rung, and so on. You would read this as, "GCT...," followed by whatever you ran into next. This long sequence of G, A, T and C—longer than the most complex computer program ever written by man—spells out the genetic code in the DNA.
The human genome, according to microbiologists, consists of approximately a hundred thousand genes composed of some three billion DNA subunits. To varying degrees, plants and animals have somewhat less genetic code in their genomes. They are like simpler computer programs that take less code to run. The programming represented there is simply awe inspiring. The psalmist wrote of the Creator, "...you created my inmost being...knit me together in my