Friday, 20 July 2012

Craig Venter Sees Precise Design in Cells

J. Craig Venter compares the cell to a computer programme. Image courtesy of PloS Biology.

Joel Kontinen

It is becoming increasingly difficult to deny design in biology.

Bill Gates once said that DNA “is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software we’ve ever created.”

Now renowned biologist Craig Venter basically agrees. As quoted in a New Scientist blog, he says:

"All living cells that we know of on this planet are 'DNA software'-driven biological machines comprised of hundreds of thousands of protein robots, coded for by the DNA, that carry out precise functions."

All computer programmes that we know of are designed. Not one of them evolved through Darwinian processes.


O'Connell, Claire. 2012. Passing the baton of life - from Schrödinger to Venter. New Scientist (13 July).