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Incredible Animations of the Machinery Within Our Cells

Mr. Gerald Weston loves to mention the complexity of even the simplest cells as evidence of a Creator. And at a Charlotte Family Weekend years ago, I showed a video by animator Mr. Drew Berry (with Mr. Berry’s permission) depicting, with scientific accuracy, the process of DNA replication inside our cells. When you see videos like these, you understand why Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA’s structure, once said, “Biologists must constantly keep in mind that what they see was not designed, but rather evolved,” and why famed evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins once wrote, “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” Because one’s natural reaction to seeing such videos is that these molecular machines were obviously designed for a purpose.

If you’ve never seen such videos for yourselves, two of them are below. One shows—again, with scientific accuracy—how the mitochondria of our cells create ATP molecules, the “energy” molecules we rely on for the processes of life. The other is a collection of videos depicting various mechanisms related to DNA. If you are honest with yourself, you will see designed machines at work in these images. They are a tribute to the skill and talent of Mr. Drew Berry and the folks at WEHI—who, it should be noted, did not create these videos to make any religious points (indeed, I have no idea concerning any religious ties at all), but out of a desire to accurately depict the processes within our cells.

Here are the two videos from the WEHI YouTube channel.