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Cell Division Design

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A team of biophysicists has discovered more evidence for design by identifying tiny “motors” that separate chromosomes. These motor proteins operate inside cells to segregate the chromosome pairs at the time of cell division. The researchers found that the motor proteins attach themselves at spindle poles and employ sophisticated processes to separate and “reel in” each member of each chromosome pair. These amazing machines working cooperatively with one another demonstrate exquisite design on the part of a supernatural Designer.

Gregory C. Rogers, et al, “Two Mitotic Kinesins Cooperate to Drive Sister Chromatid Separation During Anaphase,” Nature, 427 (2004), pp. 364-370; Rebecca W. Heald, “Burning the Spindle at Both Ends, Nature, 427 (2004), pp. 300-301.


RTB article: Fuz’s Facts for Faith article on biochemical design

RTB book: The Origins of Life by Rana and Ross

Video: Unlocking the Mysterys of Life

Subjects: Biochemical Design

Dr. Fazale Rana

In 1999, I left my position in R&D at a Fortune 500 company to join Reasons to Believe because I felt the most important thing I could do as a scientist is to communicate to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific evidence—evidence that is being uncovered day after day—for God’s existence and the reliability of Scripture. Read more about Dr. Fazale Rana