Built-In Error Correction
“My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction: For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son [in whom] he delighteth.”
It seems like science fiction to suggest that if someone typed your name into a computer, misspelling your name, the computer would find it and correct it.
Yet the genetic code within each of your cells is an even more sophisticated information storage and transmission system. Not only does your genetic code store far more information in a microscopic space than our largest computers can, it has a built-in error correction system. Scientists have found a number of key enzymes in the cell that have just one job – find and correct errors in the genetic code. Those errors can creep in because of radiation, chemicals or other reasons. These enzymes faithfully correct any errors, preventing mutations.
But these are the very ones scientists thought could cause evolution – before they discovered this process. One scientist who studied these enzymes said science has no explanation for how this process could have evolved naturally. Scientists also say they don’t know how life could have continued without this genetic proofreading and correction.
Only our Creator could have been wise enough to design an information system that can correct errors within itself. Even we human beings have not figured out how to do this with our simplest computers. Asking us to believe that blind chance and natural law could have done it certainly strains the credibility of science!
Father, just as You have designed a chemical system to remedy errors in our genetics, Your plan of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ’s anointing work gives the full remedy for sin, including a new life. Grant me Your Holy Spirit so that I may be enabled to better live that new life You give me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
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Lambert, G.R. 1984. Journal of Theoretical Biology, v. 107. p. 387.