Friday, 20 February 2015

DNA: Tiny, Powerful, Amazing Supermolecule

This is the best data storage medium ever designed. Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Few would deny that DNA is an amazing invention, if we could call it that. Bill Gates famously said: “DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”

Biochemist Thomas Carell had this to say: ”The DNA molecule, which encodes the complexity of all life forms on Earth, is arguably the most powerful medium known for data storage and processing.

A recent article in New Scientist describes an other dimension of this supermolecule: “Just 1 gram of DNA is theoretically capable of holding 455 exabytes – enough for all the data held by Google, Facebook and every other major tech company, with room to spare.”

Biologist Ann Gauger points out that DNA continues to be a dilemma for evolutionists: “DNA is copied into RNA, then RNA is translated into protein. Consequently, proteins cannot exist without DNA. However, DNA cannot exist without proteins either.”

The only logical explanation is that they, like all other biological elements, were intelligently designed. They were created together at the beginning by the only One who is wise and intelligent enough do have done so:

For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20, NIV).


Aron, Jacob. 2015. Glassed-in DNA makes the ultimate time capsule. New Scientist 3008 (15 February).