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“Each cell in the human body contains more information than in all thirty volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s certainly reasonable to make the inference that this isn’t the random product of unguided nature, but it’s the unmistakable sign of an Intelligent Designer. Walter L. Bradley, The Mystery of Life’s Origin

People sometimes speak of the “simple” cell.

The fact of the matter is, there is no such thing as a “simple” cell. The simplest cell we know about is more complex than a space shuttle–the most complex machine designed by man.

Let’s compare the “simple” cell and see how it measures up against the once largest manufacturing plant in the world, The Ford River Rouge Plant in Dearborn, Michigan.

The Ford River Rouge Plant is a modern marvel of human ingenuity.

The Ford River Rouge Plant is a self contained, fully functioning plant that boasts:

  • 100 miles of railroad track
  • Ore docks where raw ore enters the facility
  • Steel Furnaces
  • Coke Ovens
  • Rolling Mills
  • Glass Furnaces
  • Plate glass Rollers
  • Tire-making Plant
  • Stamping Plant
  • Engine casting Plant
  • Frame and Assembly Plant
  • Radiator Plant
  • Tool and die Plant
  • Paper Mill
  • Soy bean conversion Plant

The Ford River Rouge Plant has 93 buildings, hundreds of miles of conveyors and they even manufacture their own glass and paint on site. Raw ore comes in one end and brand new Fords come out the other end, every 49 seconds!

While the Ford River Rouge Plant is brilliantly designed and breath-taking in scope, let’s take a minute to consider the complexity of each “simple” cell in the human body.

Each cell is like a miniature city with mind-boggling complexity, activity and design.

  • Unparalleled complexity and adaptive design
  • Central memory bank
  • Assembly plants and processing units
  • Repackaging and Shipping Centers
  • Hundreds of thousands of Robot machines (protein molecules), each made of 3000 atoms in 3D configurations
  • Elaborate communication systems with quality control and repair mechanisms
  • Automated factories
  • Artificial languages and decoding systems
  • Memory banks for information storgage
  • Elegant control systems regulating automated assembly of components
  • Prefabrication and modular contruction
  • Error fail-safe and prrof-reading devices for quality control

Technology Comparison

1. Ford River Rouge Plant

–Raw limestone, iron ore, coal go in one end;

–It manufactures its own steel, glass, and paint

–It has an automated engine manufacturing line

–It assembles mixed models, options, colors

–New cars exit the other end

2. The “simple” cell is even more complex

–The cell can do something that the Rouge Plant cannot do:

The cell is capable of replicating its entire structure within a matter of a few hours!

Yet no one would ever accept that the Ford River Rouge Plant was the product of blind chance…