Science and Technology
Amino Acids Glutamate, Phenylalanine, Alanine
All human and animal life on earth is made up of amino acids. One of the most fascinating things about these amino acids is that they are all left-handed. Just as your hands are identical to each other except for being right and left handed, so are amino acids in nonliving environments. But in living cells amino acids are all left handed and DNA sugars are all right handed.
This left handedness of amino acids and right handedness of DNA sugars is both a puzzle and problem for evolutionists. Evolution is based on the blind faith belief that chemicals could just randomly mix together, but then somehow come out in a perfect left or right handed arrangement in living cells.
In 1953 researchers Stanley Miller and Harold Urey mixed the gasses methane, ammonia and hydrogen with electric sparks in a special apparatus. After several weeks some amino acids had collected in a trap built into the apparatus.
At the time evolutionists hailed the experiment as the first step in creating life. There were two problems with this experiment though. One was that the amino acids formed were both left and right handed, useless for making life, because if even one right-handed amino acid were in the cell mixture, the cell would die. The second was that without the trap built into the apparatus to catch and protect the amino acids from the electric spark, they would have been destroyed as quickly as they formed. For over forty years evolutionists have performed thousands of experiments attempting to produce only left handed amino acids, all to no avail.
But evolutionists are nothing if not imaginative, so stories were invented trying to explain how these amino acids could have formed just by chance. The stars did it they said. Some distant stars do produce light that is slightly polarized and could theoretically favor the formation of a slightly greater number of left handed amino acids over right. Then, so the story goes, these amino acids fell to earth and life magically appeared, even though there would still be an almost equal number of left and right handed amino acids in this mixture. Though the equally puzzling fact of right handed DNA sugars is generally ignored. Evolutionists have even formed SETH - the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Homochirality in an effort to push the problem of life's origin into outer space.
Trying to explain away the reality of left handed life, Jay S. Siegel, a researcher at the University of California-San Diego did a statistical survey of amino acids. He concluded that since the handedness of amino acids was not exactly evenly divided between left and right, all it would take would be enough time for this imbalance to somehow self separate and come out in exactly the correct order. Even though nothing like this has ever been observed in nature or manufactured in a lab.
Left handed life is a continuing mystery for evolutionists with their faith in an undirected, unplanned Universe, but for Creationists it is one more example of the intricately designed creation we find in God's world.
"Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding."