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Getting Ready for Fun in the Sun

The Optimized Structure of DNA Provides Evidence for Intelligent Design

It's that time of the year when everyone starts thinking about having "fun in the Sun." Unfortunately, I am not one of them. Instead I am stuck inside laboring as hard as I can to finish the manuscript for a new book. (The working title: Life in the Lab).

Because I'm behind schedule, I didn't have much time this week to write an article for our Today's New Reason to Believe Web feature. Instead I am going to suggest that you re-read (or read for the first time) an article I wrote several months ago on how the structure of DNA is optimized for photostability. In other words, DNA has a "sunscreen" built into its structure. This sunscreen property allows for humans–in fact, all life–to enjoy time in the Sun by making DNA resistant to the Sun's more harmful effects. And, in my opinion, this feature adds to the evidence that life stems from the work of a Creator.

So enjoy the start to your summer and the article, "DNA Soaks Up Sun's Rays".

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