Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Molecular Animation - from genomic information to protein synthesis

A video on the inner workings of the cell.  See the molecular machinery in action.

The movie "The Central Dogma: From Genomic Information to Protein Synthesis" is made by RIKEN Omics Science Center (RIKEN OSC) for the exhibition titled "Beyond DNA" held at National Science Museum of Japan. We tried to illustrate how molecular machines interact each other in the central dogma by giving "Japanese robot-anime" style representation to the molecules. By using this approach, people (especially kids) can easily distinguish between those molecules and understand how they function in our body.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Science does not believe in faith?

Here we have an article that shows science does have faith.  Interesting is that is shows the same reasoning method that believers have in God.  Believers are often put down for their belief without empirical evidence.  Now we see scientists inductively reasoning the Higgs boson.

Higgs boson: the particle of faith

There are parallels between the search for the ‘God particle’ and the search for God Himself, writes Alister McGrath. 

....And maybe it’s not such a bad nickname after all. Lederman invented the name the "God particle” because it was “so central to the state of physics today, so crucial to our understanding of the structure of matter, yet so elusive.” Nobody had seen it back in 1994. And they’re still not sure whether they’ve really seen it today. Yet this isn’t seen as a massive problem. The idea seemed to make so much sense of things that the existence of the “God particle” has come to be taken for granted. It has become, I would say, a “particle of faith”. The observations themselves didn’t prove the existence of the Higgs boson. Rather, the idea of the Higgs boson explained observations so well that those in the know came to believe it really existed. One day, technology might be good enough to allow it to be actually observed. But we don’t need to wait until then before we start believing in it.

....There’s an obvious and important parallel with the way religious believers think about God. While some demand proof that God exists, most see this as unrealistic. Believers argue that the existence of God gives the best framework for making sense of the world. God is like a lens, which brings things into clearer focus. As the Harvard psychologist William James pointed out years ago, religious faith is about inferring “the existence of an unseen order” in which the “riddles of the natural order” can be explained.

...There’s more to God than making sense of things. But for religious believers, it’s a great start. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Dr. John Sanford "Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome"

Below is additional support for IDvolution.

Some quotes from Dr John Sanford on genetic entropy. Very consistent with IDvolution and Scripture.  To get the full effect take the time to view the videos.  Listen carefully where he states it is "kind of a trade secret of population geneticists."  The design of the genome is astonishing and shows intelligence, design and purpose.  

"We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is a thought of God."Pope Benedict XVI  


"a vastly superior operating system"

"a galaxy of design and complexity"

"over 90% of the genome is actively transcribed"

"the genome has multiple overlapping messages"

"data compression on the most sophisticated level"

"more and more the genome looks like a super super set of programs"

"more and more it looks like top down design"

"the reality is everybody is mutant"

"the selection process really has nothing to grab hold of"

"so it's kind of a trade secret amongst population geneticists,any well informed population geneticist understands man is degenerating"

"so in deep geological time we should have been extinct a long time ago"

"the human race is degenerating at 1-5% per generation"

"so personal and so immediate, because there is no circle of life where things where things stay the same, and it's not an upward spiral of evolution, things keep getting better and better, it is a downward spiral exactly as described in Scripture"

"I realized it had major implications for evolution, but I had no... I couldn't have guessed how profound the biblical implications are, how profoundly the evidence supports the biblical perspective of a dying universe and a dying world, we are dying because of the fall"

"and our only hope is Christ"

Dr. John Sanford "Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome"1/2

Dr. John Sanford "Genetic Entropy and the Mystery of the Genome" 2/2