A Challenge : Test your beliefs
A summary of all the information in Part I
At the extremes of our beliefs are two possibilities. At the one end a completely materialistic set of beliefs
and at the other extreme a completely spiritual set of beliefs.
Materialistic : The universe, life , our whole existence is a coincidence. It is the result of random unrelated
chemical and physical events. There is only matter and energy and nothing else. The laws of physics and chemistry explains
everything, All the forces in nature ( gravity, electromagnetic
strong and weak nuclear forces ) are the result of these materialistic
Spiritual : There exist an to us invisible world that control our world. We are
influenced and controlled
by this spiritual world that consist of good and evil forces.
My first concern is : Are we able to make free choices? If the
materialistic belief is correct than you are robots controlled by
our genetic make-up. Our genes will determine our behavior and our
emotions. The genes will determine our likes and our dislikes.
If we are
under spiritual control the same is true. Do we have a free will?
concern is: Darwin's work are to me more in favour of trial and error system.
The DNA code on the other hand can only be changed by random unrelated
events. The DNA is a stable molecule and we inherited two
strands ( two chromosomes) one from our mother and the other from our
father. ( refer to dominant and recessive traits) Most changes in
purine sequence will cause recessive traits. Darwin's theory explain
races and the development of new races in a species adequately but what
about new more advanced species with larger DNA molecules and different
A third concern : To create a new more advanced species
what happens? Much more than an ordinary mutation are
necessary. Possibilities are faulty germ cell production ( one egg
or sperm containing more DNA than is should) , viral or other foreign DNA
entering or attach to the DNA of the parent cell undergoing
meioses or any other process causes the gametes ( sperms or ova) to
contain more DNA than expected. .
A fourth concern is the
beauty of stem cells. A cell with the potential to differentiate in different tissues.
The fertilized ovum is the ultimate stem cell . Able to differentiate into
a new organism consisting of many different types of cells and tissue. What
regulates and control stem cell. Something more than the mere
chemical substances ( hormones included ). What happens in the DNA
molecule. that regulates the differentiation? Punctuation coding
? No only stop start coding but probably coding that produces
substances to tell the DNA when to start and when to stop a