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We Are Wonderfully Made, Part 2

If written out, the information in the DNA of one cell would fill one thousand six-hundred page books.

What is the origin of this information? The complexity of DNA is evidence of design. Perhaps one of the clearest descriptions of this implication from DNA was stated by Charles Colson in a Breakpoint commentary titled, "Little Green Men." If one were walking along the beach and saw ripples in the sand, he might reasonably conclude that the regular pattern they formed was merely the result of a natural process of waves lapping on the beach. However, if on the same beach he were to see the words, "John loves Mary" scratched into the sand, he would immediately conclude that an intelligent being was responsible for the sentence. These simple words communicate information.

In a similar way, the "words" of DNA are not just randomly produced patterns. They communicate information that could not just happen. Colson concluded that if "John loves Mary" scratched in the sand had to be the product of an intelligent being, how much more the DNA code.

No wonder the psalmist proclaimed, "[We are] fearfully and wonderfully made"

(Psalm 139:14). —Tom Wacaster

Glad Tidings of Good Things
Volume 15, March 29
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