A Finding That “Directly Contradicts the Standard Biological Model”
We have always underestimated cells. Undoubtedly we still do today. But at least we are no longer as naive as we were when I was a graduate student in the 1960s. Then, most of us viewed cells as containing a giant set of second-order reactions: molecules A and B were thought to diffuse freely, randomly colliding with each other to produce molecule AB—and likewise for the many other molecules that interact with each other inside a cell. This seemed reasonable because, as we had learned from studying physical chemistry, motions at the scale of molecules are incredibly rapid. … But, as it turns out, we can walk and we can talk because the chemistry that makes life possible is much more elaborate and sophisticated than anything we students had ever considered.
Or as one science writer put it, “the depth and breadth of cellular complexity has turned out to be nearly unbelievable, and difficult to manage”.
Now a new paper out this week on how cells communicate with each other, in house flies, is again revealing a profound level of detailed, intricate workings which are in stark contrast to the traditional view. Specifically, one way cells communicate with each other is with signaling proteins. One cell sends out these proteins and other cells receive them. This was thought to occur by random motion but the new research has found that cells extend long, thin tubes that conduct these proteins to the surface of the target cell. In fact the tubes can stretch to long distances.
All of this greatly contrasts with the traditional view that cells, as one research explained, “basically spit out signaling proteins into extracellular fluid and hope they find the right target.” And that traditional view has been highly influential:
There are 100 years worth of work and thousands of scientific papers in which it has been simply assumed that these proteins move from one cell to another by moving through extracellular fluid. So this is a fundamentally different way of considering how signaling goes on in tissues.
Evolution’s just-add-water view of biology has not served science well. And findings like this one, aside from contradicting evolutionary expectations, reveal yet more problems for the theory. For how could such a signaling system have evolved by chance mutations? As usual, aside from vacuous speculation, evolutionists have no realistic, let alone probable, explanation.
For most theories this would signal a major problem. But not for evolution because evolution is assumed to be a fact from the start. Religion drives science, and it matters.