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“Although bacteria are tiny, they display biochemical, structural and behavioural complexities that outstrip scientific description. In keeping with the current microelectronics revolution, it may make more sense to equate their size with sophistication rather than with simplicity … Without bacteria life on earth could not exist in its present form.” (James A Shipiro, Bacteria as Multicellular Organisms, “Scientific America, Vol.258, No.6 (June 1988)

There are many reasons why evolution could not have happened. Some things are just too complex as we have covered recently with a look at DNA and chromosomes. Others have irreducible complexity which means that they could not have logically evolved from a primitive arrangement. Too many parts would have to have simultaneously evolved to be of any use.

One such observable example is Bacterium.

Bacterium, which are microorganisms of varying shapes and sizes, have hair on them which they use to move around. Every hair is attached to a tiny complex motor that rotates backward and forward up to 100,000 RPM!

Building a motor that rotated 100,000 RPM’s would be impressive enough.

Building a motor that rotated 100,000 RPM’s backward AND forward would be a dream.

Building a motor that rotated 100,000 RPM’s, backward AND forward, that did not require fuel or energy would be impossible apart from the supernatural.

Once that bacteria meets resistance through viscosity and engages flagellar rotation, the speed ratio from being stationary to 100,000 RPM’s would be like a human trying to swim through peanut butter–and doing so at 60 miles an hour!

This motor is so tiny that 8 million of them would fit on the cross-sectioned stump of an average human hair. (Very Fast Flagellar Rotation, Nature, Vol. 371, October 27, 1994, p. 752).

Clearly then, bacteria is the result of a Designer!

Seek the Lord while He may be found. Isaiah 55:6