Darwinism Cannot Explain How the Information in DNA Originated
and How It Differs in Every Species
Evolutionists can in no way offer any explanation on the subject of how
DNA originated, and there is yet another point where they reach an impasse.
How is it that fish, reptiles, insects, birds or human beings came to
have different DNA, different genetic information?
Evolutionists answer that question by saying that the body of information
in DNA developed and diversified over time by means of coincidences. The
coincidences they refer to are "mutations." Mutations are changes which
take place in DNA as a result of radiation or chemical action. Sometimes
radioactive radiation happens to fall on a DNA chain and destroys or displaces
several base pairs therein. According to evolutionists, living things
have reached their present perfect state as a result of the diversification
of a single DNA due to these mutations (i.e., accidents).
To show that this claim is unreasonable, let us again compare DNA to
a book. We have already mentioned that DNA is made up of letters lined
up sideways just as in a book. Mutations are like the letter errors that
occur during the type-setting of this book. If you like, we can do an
experiment on this subject. Let us ask for a thick book about the history
of the world to be type-set. During the type-setting, let us intervene
several times and tell the type-setter to press one of the keys blindfolded
and at random. Then let us give this text containing letter errors to
someone else and have him do the same thing over again. Using this method,
let us have the book type-set from the beginning to the end several times,
thus having a few more letter errors added to it at random each time...
Could this history book ever develop by this method? For instance, would
an additional chapter emerge, named, "The History of Ancient China," when
it had previously not been present?
To be sure, the letter errors we have added to the book would not develop
it, but rather ruin it and distort its meaning. The more we increase the
number of faulty copying processes, the more spoiled our book will be.
Yet the claim of the theory of evolution is that "letter errors help
develop a book." According to evolution, mutations (errors) occurring
in DNA have led to beneficial results by accumulating and thus furnishing
living beings with perfect organs such as eyes, ears, wings, hands and
consciousness-related qualities such as thinking, learning, and reasoning.
Unquestionably, this claim is even more unreasonable than the above example
of the addition of the chapter called "The History of Ancient China" to
a book on world history as a result of the accumulation of letter errors.
(Moreover there is no mechanism in nature that causes regular mutations
as in the example of the type-setter making regular mistakes. The mutations
in nature take place much more rarely than the letter errors that would
occur during the type-setting of a book.)
Every "explanation" put forward by the theory of evolution on the origin
of life is unreasonable and unscientific. One outspoken authority on this
issue is the famous French zoologist Pierre Grassť, the former president
of the French Academy of Sciences. Grassť is also an evolutionist, but
he states clearly that Darwinist theory is unable to explain life and
makes his point about the logic of "coincidence," which is the backbone
The opportune appearance of mutations permitting animals
and plants to meet their needs seems hard to believe. Yet the Darwinian
theory is even more demanding: A single plant, a single animal would require
thousands and thousands of lucky, appropriate events. Thus, miracles would
become the rule: events with an infinitesimal probability could not fail
to occur. There is no law against day-dreaming, but science must not indulge
in it. (Pierre-P Grassť, Evolution of Living Organisms, New York: Academic Press, 1977, p. 103)
Indeed, the theory of evolution, which claims that lifeless matter came
together by itself and formed living beings with such glorious systems
as DNA, is a scenario totally contrary to science and reason. All this
leads us to an evident conclusion. Since life has a plan (DNA) and all
living beings are fashioned according to this plan, it is evident that
there is a superior Creator who devised this plan. This simply means that
all living beings are created by God, the All-Powerful, All-Wise. God
states this fact in the Qur'an in this way:
He is God - the Creator, the Maker, the Giver of Form.
To Him belong the Most Beautiful Names. Everything in the heavens and
earth glorifies Him. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Qur'an, 59:24)
Today, what people have achieved by means of technology can at best be
described as "an approach to the understanding of a tiny fragment of God's
knowledge, as manifested in human DNA."