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 Protein Tramples Evolution
 Its existence, structure, and function disproves evolutionary theory
WM1038
   D   A   T   E   O   F   P   U   B   L   I   C   A   T   I   O   N  :   S   E   P   T   E   M   B   R   2   0   0   0
 PART ONE 
OF FIVE 
NEW ON
 pathlights.com
and
evolution-facts.org
!
PROTEIN TRAMPLES EVOLUTION 
To our many friends on the internet:There is a broad mass of material on these websites (apparently, more anti-evolution scientificdata than is to be found anywhere else on theinternet).In view of the fact that our expos
é
of the errorsof evolutionary theory cover nearly the entire rangeof scientific endeavor, it seemed best to adequately deal with each field, yet without extensive detail.However, I recently decided to select a singlescientific topic for still more intense analysis.Browsing in my science library, I selected this topicfor you. Many other things could have, as easily, been selected; but, because each one is so very tiny,protein makes a good topic for closer scrutiny. We receive large quantities of genuinely grate-ful e-mails. This is for you. I know you will like it. You are welcome to copy it, and anything else onthis website, to share it with friends or as help inpreparing research reports.I thoroughly enjoyed preparing this researchstudy, as I did when I earlier wrote the entire three- volume, 1,326-page set of books prepared earlierin the 1990s. Any investigation into the true prin-ciples of science will always arrive at the same con-clusion, and it is a very encouraging one. We are thankful that our entire three-volumeset is now on our website,
evolution-facts.org
.Prior to this time, only an extended summary wasavailable on our website,
pathlights.com
.Click here to go to Protein Tramples Evolution.
PROTEIN TRAMPLES EVOLUTIONITS EXISTENCE, STRUCTURE, AND FUNCTION DISPROVESEVOLUTIONARY THEORY 
Can evolution account for the existence of pro-tein, and what it is doing right now in your body?This is a subject which every student of scienceshould consider.Proteins are all about the same size, with somelonger than others. All are microscopic; so tiny youcannot see one with your naked eye. Yet each little protein molecule does the most fabulous things. It carries out complicated tasks which require great intelligence. The problem isthere is not a nerve cell anywhere in its body. No brains. How can it do what it does?Each protein has a very complex structure; yet, because there are literally thousands of different protein structures, it would appear to be impos-sible, by random chance, to produce even one.How could evolution fit in here?Do you like challenges? Well, I have one for you. We are going to look at the structure and functionof these little things, and see if they could be pro-duced by the randomness of evolutionary activity.From the latest facts unveiled by microbiology,this is the story of some of your best helpers. Along  with their buddies, they keep you alive. Although brief, this is a remarkable story.This is written for high school and college stu-dents, yet many other mature individuals will ap-preciate it. This will provide you with information you can use in defending your position! You are welcome to copy and use anything on this path-
This is a copy of a new item we are placing onour websites,
pathlights.com
and
evolution-facts.org
, which are daily being used by large num- bers of high school, college, and university students,as well as by others, to disprove evolutionary theory. As of late August, 2001, we can once again ob-tain statistics on pathlights.com. It is now receiving nearly 700,000 hits a month. This is over half a million contacts a month, or nearly 22,580 hits ev-ery day. The teaching of evolutionary theory is a spe-cial method used today, by Satan, to drive peopleinto atheism. We are thankful that we can be used of God to help defend His Creatorship!
—vf 
 
 2Waymarks
lights.com website.
Historical background.
In the 18th century,chemists came across certain organic substances which were rather strange. They found that heat-ing these materials changed them from the liquidto the solid state instead of the other way around.One example was the white of the egg, another wassomething they found in milk (casein). Yet another was a component of the blood (globulin).In the year 1777, Pierre Joseph Macquer, a French chemist, decided to give all these strangesubstances, which coagulated upon being heated,a common name:
albuminous
(after the word,
al-bumen
, the name that Pliny had given to egg white.)In 1839, the Dutch chemist Gerardus JohannesMulder found that they all contained
carbon, hy-drogen, oxygen,
and
nitrogen
. Proud of the dis-covery, he named his four-element formula,
 protein
,from a Greek word meaning “of first importance.”That is how much he thought of his formula! But it stuck as the name for the strange substances. Overa century later, it would be discovered that it wasthe substances themselves—proteins (not Mulder’sinaccurate formula)—which were extremely impor-tant. They were a key ingredient in all life on earth.But providing a name for this strange collectionof substances did not explain their remarkablestructures and some of the amazing things they could do. That would gradually come with time.
 Let us now consider several of the many as-tounding facts about these tiny things:
Proteins are extremely complicated. And soare the amino acids they are constructed from.
By their own definition, evolutionists declarethat evolutionary processes are always random,always purposeless, totally lacking in any plannedintelligent design, yet the cause of everything in earthand sky.However, these shuffling, bungling methods of random chance could never produce the intricateformula for even one amino acid, much less a pro-tein that many amino acids are constructed from.Later in this article, we will provide you withconclusive mathematical evidence that evolution-ary theory could never account for a single aminoacid or protein.But, back to our story: By the beginning of the20th century, biochemists were certain that pro-teins were giant molecules constructed from aminoacids, just as cellulose is built up from glucose andrubber from isoprene units. Yet there is an impor-tant difference: Cellulose and rubber are made with just one kind of building block while a protein iscarefully constructed from a variety of different amino acids. What are proteins? They consist of many smallerunits, called
amino acids
, linked together in long chains. Amino acids are organic acids which con-tain
nitrogen
. They also contain
carbon
,
hydrogen
,and
oxygen
. Some also have
 sulfur
or
 phospho-rus
.Eventually 
 glycine
,
leucine
,
tyrosine
,
cystine
,and other amino acids were isolated by chemists.By 1935, 19 had been identified. (One comes intwo forms, producing a total of 20 essential aminoacids.) Gradually, scientists were discovering that they were beginning to delve into one of the most astounding mysteries known to mankind.Each completed chain of amino acids is called
 peptide
. This is actually a synonym for a com-plete
 protein
. The amino acids are linked together,to form a complete
 peptide chain
, which is a pro-tein.Oh, you say, it should not be too difficult for evo-lution to produce something like that! But, as anexample, consider
hemoglobin
. This is a protein inthe blood stream. Hemoglobin contains iron, whichis only 0.34 percent of the weight of the molecule. What else is in there? —574 amino acids! All in just one protein! Here is how we know:Chemical evidence indicates that the hemoglo- bin molecule has four atoms of iron, so the totalmolecular weight must be about 67,000. Four at-oms of iron, with a total weight of 4 x 55.85, comesto 0.34 percent of such a molecular weight. There-fore, hemoglobin must contain about 574 aminoacids. This is because the average weight of anamino acid is about 120.It was through the development of new meth-ods of analyzing amino acids and proteins that sci-entists gradually learned still more about them.These new methods included the centrifuge, diffu-sion, paper chromatography, and spectrophotom-etry.Using these analytic techniques, here is a sample of what they discovered. This is what is inthe blood protein called
 serum albumin:
It contains 15
 glycines
, 45
valines
, 58
leucines
,9
isoleucines
, 31
 prolines
, 33
 phenylalanines
, 18
tyrosines
, 1
tryptophan
, 22
 serines
, 27
threonines
,16
cystines
, 4
cysteines
, 6
methionines
, 25
argin-ines
, 16
histidines
, 58
lysines
, 46
aspartic acids
,and 80
 glutamic acids
. That is a total of 526 aminoacids of 18 different types of amino acids, all built into a single protein with a molecular weight of about 69,000. The only other common amino acid not inserum albumin is
alanine
.Seriously, now, how could mindless random ac-
 
 3 Protein Tramples Evolution
tions produce that protein? Yet that is only one of thousands of very different proteins in each living creature. Are you beginning to see the picture? We must politely but firmly tell our evolutionary friends that,if their theory cannot produce protein, it is a fraud.The German-American biochemist Erwin Brandsuggested a system of symbols for the amino acids.He designated each amino acid generally by the first three letters of its name. Using that shorthand, hereis the written formula for
 serum albumin:
Gly 
15
Val
45
Leu
58
Ileu
9
Pro
31
Phe
33
Tyr
18
Try 
1
Ser
22
Thr
27
CyS
32
CySH
4
Met 
6
Arg 
25
His
16
Lys
58
Asp
46
Glu
80
.That is what is in one (just one) protein of se-rum albumin! There are trillions upon trillions of proteins in each animal, and thousands of differ-ent kinds. Keep in mind that serum albumin is only an average-size protein; many are much larger.Do not think that, having laboriously deter-mined the contents of a single protein, the scien-tists know much about it. Not so.
 Learning the for-mula was only a beginning. Next, they had to fig-ure out the structure and arrangement
of a pro-tein molecule! “Structure” means the chemical ar-rangement of each amino acid; “arrangement” isthe way they are hooked together, in sequence, toform a protein.Oh, you might say, that should not be too muchof a problem. If evolution’s random actions canmake them in the first place, then biochemistsought to easily figure them out.
That is true!
How-ever, it was only with great difficulty that scientists were able to determine the structural sequence of even one protein. They were discovering that therandomness of their favorite theory could never haveproduced protein.
 The only way biochemists can make auseable protein is by carefully copying the pat-terns found in living creatures
.Just as scientists cannot do it, so evolutionary development could never invent a workable pro-tein with a new, different formula. Yet the theory saysthat proteins, like everything else, are supposed tohave originated by mindless chance.The first problem was to ascertain how theamino acids were joined together in the protein-chain molecule. In 1901, the German chemist EmilFischer managed to link some amino acids in a chain. Mind you, all he did was take existing aminoacids and hook them together. He did this by con-necting the
carboxyl group
of one amino acid tothe
amine group
of the next. Sounds simple enough, but it took years for science just to reach that point. After struggling for six years in a well-equippedlaboratory, by 1907 Fischer finally managed to hooktogether
(“synthesize”)
a chain made up of 18 of the same amino acids. He did not have a completeprotein, nor one in the proper sequence of different amino acids. One of the best brains in Germany took six years to do a little part of that which oc-curs in a split second in the cell.Fischer well-knew he did not have a protein mol-ecule, yet he simplistically imagined that this wasonly because his chain was not long enough. Be-cause he correctly suspected that proteins brokedown in the stomach to amino acids, Fischer calledhis synthetic chains
 peptides
, from a Greek wordmeaning 
“digest.”
Researchers would try to link together aminoacids. The resulting chains were given the name,“peptides,” but they were not real proteins. Any  group of amino acids, linked together naturally orartificially, is called a 
 peptide chain
. But, of course,only the ones produced in nature are genuine,useable proteins. After years of labor, by 1916 the Swiss chemist Emil Abderhalden had laboriously made a syntheticpeptide with 19 amino acids. No one was able todo better until 1946. It was just too difficult—evenin million-dollar laboratories—to make the realthing: a genuine protein! Yet, by this time, chemists were discovering that those little peptide chains were merely tiny frag-ments, compared with the size of an actual proteinmolecule. They knew this was true because the mo-lecular weights of proteins were immense.Compare Abderhalden’s 19 amino acids withthe 574 amino acids, we mentioned earlier, in a he-moglobin molecule. And hemoglobin is only an av-erage-sized protein.
 There could only be one correct arrange-ment of each protein,—yet there are millions of wrong ways it could be arranged!
The best brains of highly trained men, working in elaborate laboratories, cannot effectively do it.They cannot even produce one new protein by merely changing a single amino acid in it.The utter randomness of evolution could nevercome up with the one right combination for eachprotein.But consider this: Even if, just one time, evolu-tion could produce one correct protein,—it couldnever repeat that success again, which it wouldhave to do in order to replicate that correct proteinin making millions more of it. After that, evolution would have to set to workto invent the thousands of other protein formulasused in plants and animals.
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