A Journey Through Inner Space
What would the typical living cell look like if enlarged to the size of New York City? Let's take an imaginary journey through the cell.
As we approach the giant cell in our special ship, we would see breathtaking beauty, order and busyness within the cell. On the surface of the cell we see millions of openings stretching as far as the eye can see. Each one independently opens and closes, allowing materials to enter or leave the cell.
As we enter one of these vast portholes, we see an endless array of hallways leading in all directions. Some of these hallways lead to the cell's memory banks in the nucleus. There, all the activities we are about to see are not only regulated but also checked by very fussy quality controllers. Other halls lead to giant processing plants, while still others lead to assembly plants within the cell. If we move along a giant hallway to one of these assembly plants, we will see marvelous organization. Raw materials, like those we saw entering the cell, are sent here for assembly. Robot like structures – really proteins – are working on the assembly line while other proteins, called enzymes, are supervising their work.
This view of the cell, provided by modern science, makes it even more difficult to believe that the cell, or any life, could have arisen from chance collisions of atoms. It is for this reason that several famous evolutionists have given up on the idea that chance and accident could have created life!