The Creator Revealed

Design at a Molecular Level

Three Angels Broadcasting Network

Program transcript



Series Code: TCR

Program Code: TCR180001A

00:31 Welcome to The Creator Revealed.
00:34 My name is Tim Standish and I'm a scientist,
00:37 that means that sometimes I speak a language
00:40 that doesn't really sound like English.
00:44 So thankfully,
00:45 I have here with me Shelley Quinn,
00:48 who is going to help me stick.
00:49 Keep you on the straight line.
00:50 Will stick to English...
00:52 Yes, please.
00:53 In this fabulous program
00:55 in which we are going to talk about
00:58 what the creation tells us about the Creator.
01:03 You know, we're so excited about this, Tim,
01:05 because first of all, we wanna thank
01:07 The Geoscience Research Institute
01:09 who has allowed him this time off to come
01:13 and produce this series.
01:15 And we're very excited
01:17 because Creation Science is something
01:20 that is doubted by many,
01:23 it to me...
01:25 It's, there's so much proof that God is with us that,
01:29 God created us.
01:31 And that's what we're going to do here.
01:32 Now, the first 15 minutes of this program,
01:36 you're gonna get introduced to a scientific fact.
01:38 The second 15 minutes of the program,
01:42 we're going to tie that in
01:44 as to how it affects you in a personal way
01:48 and how you can put it into a practical application.
01:53 I'm looking forward to that part.
01:54 Yes.
01:55 But of course, as a scientist, what I want to do is dive in
01:58 to what we are going to talk about,
02:00 and I want to just prefix
02:04 our discussion of the science with something
02:07 that the Apostle Paul wrote almost 2000 years ago.
02:11 It may seem like an unlikely thing to choose.
02:14 But remember that Paul was writing
02:18 to all kinds of different people
02:21 back there in the Roman Empire.
02:23 In this letter to the Romans, he wrote these words, he said,
02:28 "For since the creation of the world
02:32 His invisible attributes,"
02:34 this is God's invisible attributes
02:36 "are clearly seen,
02:38 being understood by the things that are made,
02:43 even His eternal power and Godhead,
02:46 so that they are without excuse."
02:49 What he is saying here
02:51 is that we just as the Romans could,
02:55 can look at what God made
02:58 and we can learn certain things about the Creator.
03:02 In other words, the creation reveals the Creator.
03:07 So what is the thing we're going to learn today?
03:11 Well, we're going to learn about machines,
03:14 but not the large machines that you're used to thinking about,
03:19 things like cars and tractors and cranes,
03:22 and those sorts of machines.
03:24 These machines operate on exactly
03:27 the same physical principles, but they are microscopic.
03:31 In fact, they're smaller than you can see
03:34 with a normal microscope.
03:36 They are molecular machines, they're made up of molecules.
03:40 But first we need to understand why living things need
03:47 these little tiny machines inside.
03:50 So let's sort of step back and think about how life works
03:55 and we all know
03:56 that the sun shines and that's sunshine,
04:00 that light that comes down is a form of energy.
04:04 And that light energy is what plants use
04:08 so that they can grow, right?
04:10 Is that photosynthesis?
04:11 Photosynthesis, right.
04:13 And so in this amazing process of photosynthesis,
04:18 there are all these machines, little tiny machines
04:21 that are taking energy in the form of light
04:25 and converting it
04:27 into another form into chemical energy.
04:30 That's what machines do.
04:32 They convert energy from one form into another form
04:37 and by doing that they do work.
04:39 All right, but if that same light source
04:44 is shining on an inanimate or an object
04:49 that is not alive, like asphalt,
04:52 it's not producing anything.
04:53 Yeah, exactly.
04:55 Most people who drive have probably noticed that
04:57 the roads do not grow and repair themselves
04:59 when the sun is out.
05:01 That's not what happens
05:02 because roads are not living things
05:04 and living things
05:06 are distinctly different, in part
05:08 because they have these little machines in there
05:12 that are doing this work
05:14 that are converting energy from one form into another.
05:18 All right.
05:19 All right, so that's what we're talking about here.
05:23 Now the parts of machines that the molecular machines,
05:27 these little tiny machines
05:28 that the parts are made out of, primarily protein.
05:32 Most people know what that is.
05:34 So there's a question,
05:35 where did that protein come from?
05:38 Charles Darwin had a theory about that.
05:40 Now, remember Charles Darwin, he's a materialist.
05:43 So he's trying to figure out how can we do this without God?
05:46 And he wrote this to a friend,
05:48 he said, "If and oh, what a big if,
05:51 we could conceive in some warm little pond
05:54 with all sorts of ammonia and phosphoric salts,
05:58 light, heat, electricity, etc., present,
06:02 that a protein compound was chemically formed,"
06:06 so not by God but by chemical formation,
06:10 "ready to undergo still more complex changes..."
06:15 So he's saying, hey, maybe we can get proteins
06:18 in a warm little pond that was full of chemicals
06:22 but there's a problem with that,
06:24 and you have to understand
06:26 how these protein parts are made.
06:29 So let's take a quick look at that.
06:31 Okay. Okay.
06:32 So proteins, they're made out of things
06:34 called amino acids
06:36 and those amino acids can be joined together
06:39 by removing a water molecule
06:43 and you can just join them together one after the other.
06:46 Usually proteins
06:47 will be hundreds of these amino acids long
06:51 and each one of them is joined together
06:53 by removing a water molecule.
06:56 So you don't have to...
06:58 Yeah, you don't have to be an expert.
06:59 I can get this. Yes.
07:01 What's gonna happen?
07:02 So it's not gonna have,
07:04 proteins are not going to be developed
07:06 according to Darwin's theory in a warm little pond,
07:09 because if you were trying to process in a pond,
07:12 it's going to add H2O elements, not.
07:18 Exactly,
07:20 water is so important, right?
07:21 Right.
07:23 So water is going to go into things, not come out.
07:25 So how is it then that in living cells,
07:30 they can make proteins because remember,
07:33 our bodies, those cells that our body is made up of,
07:37 they're more than 50% water.
07:39 So how is it that this happens?
07:42 And the secret is, again, in machines.
07:45 There are machines that take the amino acids
07:50 and bring them together and remove that water molecule.
07:54 They use energy to do that work.
07:57 Okay.
07:59 Okay, there's a lot of power involved in all of this.
08:02 So think about the irony of that.
08:04 Yes.
08:06 You got to have the machines to make the proteins
08:09 from which the machines are made.
08:11 Okay.
08:12 It's like a chicken and egg situation,
08:14 you got to have the whole system functioning
08:16 before you can have any of it functioning.
08:18 Oh, boy, that statement that,
08:21 to me really supports an intelligent Creator or God.
08:26 Oh, my yes, you know.
08:28 So let's, let's continue on.
08:30 I'm gonna show you a protein machine
08:32 one of these machines,
08:33 and this particular machine is like a wind turbine,
08:37 the exactly the same principles are involved.
08:41 So on a wind turbine that wind energy is,
08:45 it starts the turbine turning
08:49 and that energy is transferred them to a generator, right?
08:53 So the wind energy is then converted
08:55 into electrical energy.
08:57 That's how it works.
08:59 The same principles are involved in this
09:01 fabulous little tiny microscopic,
09:05 submicroscopic machine called ATP Synthase.
09:10 It generates energy,
09:11 it provides power to your cells.
09:16 So that part there that you can see at the top,
09:18 the blue part is like the turbine.
09:21 It twists things around and down at the bottom,
09:24 the red part is the generator part.
09:27 It makes this substance called ATP.
09:31 And you can see
09:32 that they're joined by a protein
09:34 that transfers that twisting energy,
09:36 a drive shaft.
09:38 Okay. Protein.
09:39 So without the protein,
09:43 nothing would be happening.
09:44 Exactly, you'd have a generator or sorry,
09:47 a turbine spinning around doing nothing
09:49 and the generator sitting there doing nothing
09:51 without that drive shaft
09:53 protein joining the two things together.
09:56 Is it fair to say a protein
09:57 in as a building block for at the cellular level?
10:01 Yes. Oh, yes, yeah.
10:03 They are the very parts of these machines
10:06 are made out of and if you're missing some of the parts,
10:08 the machine isn't going to function at all.
10:10 It certainly,
10:12 all of these machines require a set of parts.
10:14 So one protein isn't going to do much for you,
10:17 you've got to have a whole lot.
10:18 Here's another machine that's also involved in
10:21 what we call the energy metabolism of the cell.
10:23 Let's not worry.
10:24 So this is a little bitty microscopic thing
10:26 we just looked at.
10:27 Yeah, this is just another way of showing
10:30 what these machines look like.
10:32 And the different colors are different proteins there.
10:35 How amazing.
10:37 Really a complicated thing, the reason I wanted you to see
10:40 that particular one
10:42 is because it's part of something
10:44 we call the glycolytic pathway,
10:46 that means sugar splitting pathway.
10:50 This is 10 different machines that are equally complex,
10:56 sometimes more complex than that one
10:57 that I just showed you
10:59 and each one of them has to do their job
11:03 because if they don't,
11:05 you've got a big problem on your head,
11:07 you're turning sugar, in this particular case,
11:09 into another chemical cold Pyruvate
11:12 and you're getting energy out of the sugar.
11:15 The problem is,
11:16 you've got to put energy in the beginning,
11:18 this is like lighting a match to start a fire,
11:21 you're putting a little bit of energy in.
11:23 And it's not until later on in this process
11:27 that you start getting out chemicals
11:28 that are actually useful for energy.
11:31 So that protein
11:33 so that you know that protein is that step number six
11:38 in this series of steps
11:43 in this assembly line.
11:45 If you want to call, it's a de-assembly line.
11:47 So splitting the sugar is what gives us the energy
11:50 and if any one of these steps is missing,
11:53 it's not gonna happen.
11:54 And every single living things
11:56 has this whole pathway in there.
11:59 It's not just one or two machines,
12:01 it's a whole set of machines working together.
12:05 In every little cell.
12:06 In every single human cell, in every single rat cell,
12:11 in every single fish cell, in every single bacterial cell,
12:15 every single plant cell.
12:17 That's amazing.
12:18 Yeah, it's jaw dropping, when you think about it.
12:22 Okay.
12:23 So what can we learn from this?
12:26 What does this tell us about the Creator?
12:30 Well, remember what Paul said about power,
12:36 God's eternal power.
12:38 I would suggest that there are two things.
12:42 First of all, "God's power is revealed
12:45 in the numerous machines He created
12:50 so that life can exist."
12:52 In addition, "His power to create and sustain
12:57 is revealed in the intricate mechanisms
13:00 hidden within living things."
13:03 So these are invisible to us.
13:05 And yet when we dig down, when we zoom in, and look,
13:10 there they are, and they tell us
13:13 something profound about the Creator's power.
13:17 That is astonishing.
13:20 I think, I want to just think about for a moment how God...
13:26 The Bible says,
13:28 "We are fearfully and wonderfully made,"
13:30 and how amazing it is
13:32 that all of this is going on in every cell of our body.
13:36 Think about how amazing it is
13:38 that we're as healthy as we are,
13:40 when there is so many things that could go wrong.
13:42 It's a miracle, isn't it?
13:44 It is.
13:45 And we're going to talk a little bit more
13:46 about this miracle,
13:48 but we're going to do it 60 seconds from now.
13:51 So please do not go away.


Revised 2019-03-11