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on September 22, 2013
When Darwin contructed his theory of evolution by random mutations and subsequent "survival of the fittest", which included the emergence of new body forms which led to new species, genera, etc.up to even new phyla, he and his followers where under the impression that the cells in an individual of each species were very simple, consisting of a cell wall which enclosed a "glob" of undifferentiated protoplasm in which floated the cell's nucleus in which the material that controlled reproduction and inhertitable characteristics (called 'genes') resided. Reproduction of a cell was a simple process in which first each of the genes divided in two and then the cell (by reason of some unknown signal) split into two cells, each with its own portion of the genes.

The author of this text leads the reader through a precise, detailed description of actually how incredibly complex an indiviual cell really is, and how that complexity, both in the multitude of diverse components that a cell contains, and the exacting diverse functions that these individual components each must perform on schedule for the cell to remain alive, makes Darwin's premise about a cells ability to mutate and thereby create new cells with new functions incredibly naive, and, more importantly, extremely improbable.

Rama carefully documents the detailed descriptive journey through the cell with a continuous stream of references to supporting citations for published studies by a host of international research scientists working in the relevant fields of cellular biology, physics, and chemistry, including those engaged in the evolutionary aspects of those sciences. As one makes one's way through the material, it soon becomes very apparent that Darwin's theories about how evolution proceded are far from universally accepted in the scientific community. And as modern research has increasingly revealed the complexities of the cell, it is also apparent that science has yet to satisfactorily explain how life itself first came into existence, and how new species and new body forms (genera, families, orders, classes, phyla) arose in the relatively short time (geologically) that life has existed.on earth.

One aspect of the book will undoubtedly blind those who have an unalterable (and, perhaps, irrational) personal bias against any hint that something other than scientific materialism (as it defines itself) may be involved in the formation and function of the universe. That is the author's stated belief that a Supreme Being is the only rational explanation for how the complexities of all living matter, from the simplest one celled organism to humans, that science has now uncovered have been able to come into existence and survive. To denigrate the author and reject the unarguable validity of the contents of the book detailing the complexities of living cells, complexities that science itself has revealed, and which raise real questions about their origin, because of the author's personal beliefs, would be the mark of a very small mind, indeed.
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on March 21, 2017
I enjoyed this book and now you have me as a sample I have receipts for 3 books what's going on
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on June 17, 2014
There is no more complicated machine in the world than every cell in every living thing. Rana takes us through the knows science of the cell, and during this discussion you will come to your own conclusion whether or not it appears this was all designed for life. It is amazing.
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on July 31, 2014
This is a though-provoking read but needed better editing. Highly informative. The art gallery illustration is over used.
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on August 2, 2016
The last course I took in science was in high school so this book's scientific information often made my head spin. But reading it made me appreciate creation and the work that microbiologists are doing to understand it. From the introduction, analogies, and conclusion I could understand the gist of the chapters. After reading about 85% of the more detailed information I was truly amazed at the complexity of the cell.
I don't believe that there is proof of God's existence only evidence which each individual must weigh in their own mind. I remember reading a philosopher who said it can be argued whether God is fact or fantasy but it can't be argued that it is the greatest fact or greatest fantasy. This book has added to my body of growing evidence.
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on June 15, 2015
5stars
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on August 11, 2013
The Cell's Design is a fascinating book that takes you into the world of the cell, its functions,and the chemical inter-workings of the cell. The arthur show the complexity of the chemical reactions, the marvelous construction, and the precision of the cellular functions. After reading this book the reader is left with one conclusion that the cell is a creation of a Creator.
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on September 11, 2009
An excellent case is made in this book. It's a bit technical, so reader beware about that. However, I don't think that's a reason to avoid the book. We can't run away from things just because we're not an "expert". If you're a reasonable person and willing to admit where your weak points are then there's still plenty to learn. If you don't understand something but want to learn more, then educate yourself. Overall, he makes his case for design being evident in the cell explicitly clear whether you're a biologist or not. I find it hard to find much wrong with the argument. We look at things like the pyramids and stonehenge and can tell they're designed. We don't think a freak storm blew a bunch of stone blocks into these configurations. The cell, the smallest building block of all life is a complex factory that replicates itself. Nothing we have yet compares to that. The evidence is right there if you're willing to see. A good book to read that will give you plenty to think over even if you disagree with him.
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on April 25, 2014
I wanted to give this a 5, but decided on a 4 because the book is very technical. I found myself reading a paragraph 2 to 3 times to understand. That was what I wanted in the book, but someone else my have a problem with that. The message of the book was clear. The cell is very complicated and has a clear design!
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on August 19, 2013
If you have any doubts that there needs to be a designer for a cell - this is a must read.
You will get the newest information available on cell structure and how it operates.
It is amazing to discover how complicated the tiny cell really is.
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