DNA is an Example of Our Almighty Lord's Creative Artistry
Consider the activities of DNA and what goes on inside the cell, which have been discussed throughout this book. The molecules that comprise the cell have no intelligence, yet they combine to make accurate decisions, implement strategies accordingly, and guard against possible dangers. They have no memory, but still they identify friends and foes, distinguish between the necessary and the unnecessary, the useful and the useless, and act accordingly. While performing their functions they permit no waste or pollution, but act in efficiently, cleaning up behind themselves. In constant communication, they work together as a harmonious team. They are able to take on joint decisions, know where they must go and when, and how to resolve problems. They establish order inside the cell, store information and use it as necessary, copy and translate it. They perform all this at great speed, without sleep or rest. In a highly efficient manner and displaying a superior intelligence, they perform functions that you never could. Unconscious molecules, made up of atoms such as those in the air, soil and water, do all these things. These atoms combine only in a particular order in such a way as to give rise to life by Allah's so choosing, and exhibit conscious behavior under our Lord's direction.
Steeped in the ignorance of 19th century, Charles Darwin held a simplistic vision of the origin of life: "From so simple a beginning, endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved."245 In his private correspondence, Darwin also suggested that life emerged spontaneously in a small, warm lake containing ammoniac and phosphorus salts, with the help of light, heat, and electricity.246 Darwin's view of the origin of life was that simple. However, those who came after Darwin were unable to obtain even the smallest component of life, despite applying that formula, and even more advanced forms of it, a great many times. No matter how often Darwinists repeat that formula, with whatever materials they may choose, the result will still always be the same. They can never obtain any other conclusion than Allah created life. Had Darwin known about DNA, doubtless he would never have signed his name to such a terrible scientific gaffe.
Yet many scientists follow blindly in Darwin's footsteps, continuing to look at the origin of life in an entirely unrealistic way. Their dreams of course condemn them to disappointment on every occasion, because Darwinism has never been scientific, only a philosophy based solely upon preconceptions and fabrications.
Everyone of intelligence and good conscience will appreciate that the body's perfect systems could not arise spontaneously from unconscious atoms. There can be no question of any molecular component in a single human cell acting, let alone of a human being speaking or walking, without the permission and knowledge of Allah. The systems that operate uninterruptedly in each of the human body's trillions of cells reveal the infinite intellect, knowledge and power of Allah, and the boundless perfection in His creation. Proofs of the existence of our Lord's infinite mercy exist not just in the tiny DNA molecule, but in every point in the universe. In one verse of the Qur'an, it is revealed:
Say: "Who is the Lord of the heavens and the Earth?" Say: "Allah." Say: "So why have you taken protectors apart from Him who possess no power to help or harm themselves?" Say: "Are the blind and seeing equal? Or are darkness and light the same? Or have they assigned partners to Allah who create as He creates, so that all creating seems the same to them?" Say: "Allah is the Creator of everything. He is the One, the All-Conquering." (Surat ar-Ra'd, 16)
They said "Glory be to You!
245. Leslie Orgel, "The Origin of Life on the Earth", Scientific American, October 1994, p. 77.
246. Leslie Orgel, "The Origin of Life on the Earth", Scientific American, October 1994, p. 77.