A newspaper called The Mercury in Pottstown, Pennsylvania is the smallest circulation newspaper in the U.S. to have its staffers win two Pulitzer Prizes. That undoubtedly makes them very proud. However, they have now descended into the very depths by publishing a letter from Babu Ranganathan, whose articles used to appear regularly in Pravda. He’s a graduate of Bob Jones University, with a major in Bible and a minor in what that school calls Biology.
The last time we wrote about Babu was a year and a half ago. That was Babu Is Back in Pravda Again. He keeps repeating the same stuff in every one of his articles, and his version of creationism is more primitive than that of anyone else — except maybe Jack Chick. His absence from Pravda suggests that even they became tired of his repetitive rants. So now he’s in The Mercury.
Babu’s letter is titled Not Nature Made. We’ll give you a few excerpts — but not too many because it’s his usual Niagara of nonsense. You’ve seen him say it all before. The newspaper has a comments feature, but Babu’s letter hasn’t attracted any yet. Perhaps that will change. Okay, here we go, with bold font added by us for emphasis:
Just because something exists in nature doesn’t mean it was invented or made by nature. If all the chemicals necessary to make a cell were left to themselves, “Mother Nature” would have no ability to organize them into a cell. It requires an already existing cell to bring about another cell. The cell exists and reproduces in nature but nature didn’t invent or design it! Nature didn’t originate the cell or any form of life. An intelligent power outside of nature had to be responsible.
Uh huh. And just because the Sun is up there in the sky doesn’t mean nature is responsible. Only the gods could arrange the heavens to bring us light and warmth each day. Apollo has to be responsible. Then he says:
Miller, in his famous experiment in 1953 [the Miller–Urey experiment], showed that amino acids (the building blocks of life) can form by chance. But, it’s not enough just to have amino acids. The various amino acids that make-up life must link together in a precise sequence, just like the letters in a sentence, to form functioning protein molecules. It has never been shown that various amino acids can bind together into a sequence by chance to form protein molecules.
It would seem that Babu didn’t learn much organic chemistry at Bob Jones University. Let’s read on:
Mathematicians have said any event in the universe with odds of 10 to 50th power or greater is impossible! The probability of just an average size protein molecule arising by chance is 10 to the 65th power. Even the simplest cell is made up of many millions of various protein molecules. Also, a partially evolved cell would quickly disintegrate, not wait millions of years to become complete and living.
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! He continues:
Natural laws can explain how an airplane or living cell works, but it’s irrational to believe that mere undirected natural laws can bring about the origin of an airplane or a cell.
It gets worse:
Only evolution within “kinds” is genetically possible (i.e. varieties of dogs, cats, horses, cows, etc.), but not evolution across “kinds” (i.e. from sea sponge to human). How could species have survived if their vital tissues, organs, reproductive systems were still evolving? Survival of the fittest would actually have prevented such evolution!
Want more? Okay:
Modern evolutionists believe and hope that over, supposedly, millions of years, random genetic mutations in the genes of reproductive cells caused by environmental radiation will generate entirely new genes. This is total blind and irrational faith on the part of evolutionists. It’s much like believing that randomly changing the sequence of letters in a romance novel, over millions of years, will turn it into a book on astronomy! That’s the kind of blind faith macro-evolutionists have.
We’ll give you a few fragments from the remaining paragraphs:
Mutations are accidents in the genetic, are mostly harmful, and have no capability of producing greater complexity in the code. … Genetic information, like other forms of information, cannot happen by chance, so it is more logical to believe that the genetic and biological similarities between different species are due to a common Designer who designed similar functions for similar purposes. … Furthermore, so-called “Junk DNA” isn’t junk.
Okay, that’s it. You will note that we haven’t bothered to rebut anything in Babu’s letter. That’s because we’ve done it before, and you know this stuff anyway. We’ll end by expressing our gratitude to The Mercury for rescuing Babu from oblivion. We’ve missed him since Pravda dropped him. It’s good to have him back.
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