40  Internal cell control mechanisms

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Internal cell control mechanisms ensure that faulty proteins are broken down into their constituents and used elsewhere. These devices would counteract any macro evolutionary development, because they also eliminate proteins which would provide a benefit for the organism, if they do not fit into the existing concept. Even the DNA string is checked and corrected continuously during the copying operation at cell division. Life appears to be established to the principle of preserving the existing proteins.

Since defective proteins can have a damaging effect to living cells and would also use up unnecessary resources, incorrectly formed proteins are broken down immediately. This system eliminates many if not most proteins which have mutated by chance (1) (2).

Consequences for evolution theory:
According to the doctrine of the evolution theory popular today, mutations only are capable of producing new genetic information. The known control mechanisms acting inside the cell therefore pose a major obstacle, from an evolutionary point of view, for the assumed development of life.
Assuming that the various forms of life on our planet were created “each after their kind (species)” (3), these control mechanisms to maintain the individually matched basic structures have a clear objective.

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(1) C. Lee und M.H. Yu, Protein folding and diseases, Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 38, 2005, pages 275–280.
(2) Walid A. Houry, Dmitrij Frishman, Christoph Eckerskorn, Friedrich Lottspeich und F. Ulrich Hartl, Identification of in vivo substrates of the chaperonin GroEL, Nature 402, 11 November, 1999, pages 147–148.
(3) Genesis, The Bible, 1.Genesis 1,11–14 & 20–25.

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