Friday, July 11, 2008

The Greatest Video on YouTube

My brother in law (also a Christian) recently forwarded me a video on YouTube about Laminin. My wife is a Micro Biologist so it always peaks my interest to see something cool that God has created at the molecular level.

Laminin is great not only because it is evidence of God; but that God is an awesome coder. Only God is awesome. Laminin is only one protein in the body. As a coder myself, I am especially impressed with some other code God has written. There is a cell process to translate RNA into protein molecules. RNA is basically a subset of DNA. What is happening in this process is you have a section of RNA code copying another section of RNA code. My current project is a smart client application with a WCF back end. I can't help but think of the similarity between RNA translation and performing translations of proxy objects to client objects. Not long ago scientists used to believe that cells were no more complicated than Jello. It just goes to show you how dumb we are and how incredible God is. Anyone looking at the application that we developed can see comments with our names. Laminin is God's code comment.

Read Colossians 1:16-17 below.

Colossians 1:16-17
For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

It is funny how my mind works, but when I see this verse I think of the Stephen Wright joke "What do batteries run on?" Being a software engineer if one of my kids asked that question I would explain that there is a chemical reaction that produces a flow of electrons from the positive terminal to the negative terminal. The problem is, now I am stuck because I can't explain what electrons run on. At the atomic level, electrons circle the nucleus in an electron cloud. What gives electrons the power to circle the nucleus? I believe that God is present even at the atomic level. He is the one that keeps the electrons circling the nucleus and holding everything together. After seeing the Laminin video it is clear that God put molecular processes in place to hold things together as well.

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