The Oil Refinery in Our Bodies
The energy you require to arise from where you are and start walking, to breathe, to open and close your eyes—in short, the energy you need to be alive is made in powerhouses inside your cells, called mitochondria. When we examine the processes carried out in the mitochondria, it becomes clear why comparing them to a powerhouse is no exaggeration.
In the production of energy in the cell, oxygen plays the main role. Oxygen has plenty of helpers. At practically all stages of the production of energy, different enzymes play their part. At any particular step of this process, enzymes that have completed their duty "change shifts" with other enzymes coming into action for the next step. This is done in a most conscious manner, and in this way, the energy stored in foods is converted into a form useful to the cell, as the result of endless chemical reactions, many minor processes, and hundreds of different enzymes going into action. In all of this changing of enzymes, there is not the slightest confusion, nor any mixing up of the order. All the "workers" carry out their duty as if they were part of a well-disciplined team.
The mitochondrion, made up of
And so, it can be said that the energy powerhouse located in a cell, only one hundredth of a millimeter in size, is much more complex than any oil refinery or hydroelectric plant.
An oil refinery is built and run by engineers aware of what petroleum is, who have analyzed crude oil in the laboratory, and who act in the light of this technical information. It would be impossible for anyone ignorant of what petroleum is to build a refinery.
In the same way, knowledge is required to produce energy in a cell which is much more complex than an oil refinery. It's obviously ridiculous to suggest that a cell has the ability to learn. But then how do cells bring about this production?
The truth is, no cell has the opportunity to "learn" any biological process, in its literal sense. If the cell couldn't carry out this process when it first appeared, then it would have no chance of acquiring the necessary skills later on—simply because oxygen, which plays such a central role in energy production, has a destructive effect on the cell. The cell had to have appeared together with this defensive property. This is only one of many proofs that cells didn't appear as the result of any coincidence, but were created by God in one instant.
With this artistry, displayed in an area one-hundredth the size of a millimeter, God shows us the limitlessness to His power.
The power station in our cells, each about one hundredh of a millimeter in size, is more complex than an oil refinery or hydroelectric plant. The energy generated by the cooperation of engineers, technicians, workers and designers, using the most superior technology,is produced much more economically and practically by our cells, which are devoid of consciousness or intelligence and formed from a relatively few atoms. In our cells' power station, every detail from theeconomic use of energy to the putting of waste products to good use has been taken into account. Each of these details has been planned and created without fault.