Berrin wrote:I always enjoy sharing this article philosophy-dubai/teleological-causality-t40819.html with everyone who doubts a perfect creator. It's only when you start deep thinking...
How do you know that proteins even exist, that they are maid of amino-acids, and all amino-acids in most life forms on earth are left-handed? Is it written in Quran? I don't think so. You selectively put your faith in a scientific theory to prove your other faith, yet you choose to ignore other theories in science, like evolution, that are based on the same scientific method. While this is a normal human behavior, to choose facts that enforce your beliefs, it does not imply "deep thinking".
1.) The amino acids that are used in life, like most other aspects of living things, are very likely not the product of chance. Instead, they likely resulted from a selection process. A simple peptide replicator can amplify the proportion of a single handedness in an initially random mixture of left- and right-handed fragments (Saghatelian et al. 2001; TSRI 2001). Self-assemblies on two-dimensional surfaces can also amplify a single handedness (Zepik et al. 2002). Serine forms stable clusters of a single handedness which can select other amino acids of like handedness by substituting them for serine; these clusters also incorporate other biologically important molecules such as glyceraldehyde, glucose, and phosphoric acid (Takats et al. 2003). An excess of handedness in one kind of amino acid catalyzes the handedness of other organic products, such as threose, which may have figured prominently in proto-life (Pizzarello and Weber 2004).
2.) Amino acids found in meteorites from space, which must have formed abiotically, also show significantly more of the left-handed variety, perhaps from circularly polarized UV light in the early solar system (Engel and Macko 1997; Cronin and Pizzarello 1999). The weak nuclear force, responsible for beta decay, produces only electrons with left-handed spin, and chemicals exposed to these electrons are far more likely to form left-handed crystals (Service 1999). Such mechanisms might also have been responsible for the prevalence of left-handed amino acids on earth.
3.) The first self-replicator may have had eight or fewer types of amino acids (Cavalier-Smith 2001). It is not all that unlikely that the same handedness might occur so few times by chance, especially if one of the amino acids was glycine, which has no handedness.
4.) Some bacteria use right-handed amino acids, too (McCarthy et al. 1998).
Here are some studies of Left-Handed Amino Acids:How Left-Handed Amino Acids Got Ahead: A Demonstration Of The Evolution Of Biological Homochirality In The Lab'Ancestral Eve' Crystal May Explain Origin of Life's Left-HandednessKey To Life Before Its Origin On Earth May Have Been DiscoveredOrigin of Life On Earth: 'Natural' Asymmetry of Biological Molecules May Have Come from Space--- Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:46 pm ---
shafique wrote:What if within the computer programme you had some 'beings' who did interact with the programmer. Also some beings would find rules/instructions that were communicated to some of the beings. The Programmer, you'd agree, would be able to communicate to who ever in the simulation she chooses to communicate.
What if the 'beings' had the ability to invent stuff about the programmer and the rules? It's a fact we can invent fictional stuff. And it's a fact that during the history rulers have invented myths and stories to rule their people. Now considering these facts what is more probable? That the creator of the universe came to a selected few that happened to be the leaders of a group of people or that these leaders invented this?
The question you should ask yourself:
If you were born in the ancient Egypt would you believe that Pharaohs are sons of God Re?
Why the only God waited so long to let people know that he is the only one? Why let people for thousands of years believe in many Gods?