My friends have been purporting the following as evidence for Intelligent Design. I don't know much about it, but does anyone on here know anything? I'm not sure what to say or how to respond. Thanks..



They are the Glue of Biological Life


                                                                                                                       


Thelaminin protein molecule
is the major component that makes up the extracellular
matrix
which is also called the basement
membrane
.  These are the
sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs.  Laminin assist
in cell adhesion and binds other extracellular
matrix
components together.



The laminin molecule is shaped like a cross and has four arms that are designed to
bind to
four other molecules. The three shorter arms are particularly good at binding
to
other laminin molecules
, which is what
makes
it so great at forming sheets. The long arm is capable of binding to
cells
,
which helps anchor the actual organs to the membrane.





Laminin is made up of three separate parts, called the Alpha
(A), Bata (B1), and Gamma (B2) chains. That gives it a total of six
ends, which
accounts for a lot of its flexibility in connecting up various kinds of
molecules.



The various laminins are a family of glycoproteins
that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding in humans and
almost
every animal tissue.  Laminin
is vital to making sure overall body
structures hold together
.


 


 



   Electron microscope

pictures of laminin molecules.

 



Sequence diagram of the chemical

structure of laminin molecule

 


 


 


 


(nm = Nanometer which is one billionth of a meter)


 


 


Hebrews 1:1-3


 


God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers
by the
prophets,
  hath in
these last days spoken unto us by His
Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the
worlds;
 who being the brightness of His
glory, and the express image of His person, and upholding all things
by the
Word of his power
, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down
on the
right hand of the Majesty on high
.”


 


Colossians 1:15-22


 


In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins:  who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of
every creature:
 For by Him
were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and
invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or
powers:
all things were created by Him, and for Him:
 And he is
before all things, and by Him
all things consist
.
 And He is the head of the body, the
church: who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the
preeminence.
 For it pleased the Father that in Him
should all fulness dwell;
 and, having
made peace through the blood of his cross,
by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself
; by Him, I say, whether
they be
things in earth, or things in heaven.
 And you,
that were sometime alienated and
enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled
  in the body
of his flesh through death, to
present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in
his sight.”


 


SYMBOLS IN NATURE


SCRIPTURAL PICTUERS


 


For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three
are one
.” (1 John
5:7
)


 


 For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by
the
things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead
; so that
they are without excuse.

(Romans 1:20)  


 


 In whom we have redemption through His blood, even the forgiveness of sins:    who is the image of the invisible God, the
firstborn of every creature:
 For by Him were all things created, that
are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether
they be
thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were
created by
Him, and for Him:
 And
He is before all things, and by Him all things consist
.
(Colossians
1:14-17
) 


 


The Greek word here in Colossians 1:17 translated "consist" (Strong's #4921) is a compound word from two words: one meaning,
"stand" or "establish" (Strong's #2476) and the other
meaning, "with" or "beside" (Strong's #4862).  Thus by
the power of Christ all things "stand together" or
"consist"


 


The entry in Websters 1828 Dictionary for the
word "consist" says:  "CONSIST,
v.i. [L., to stand.]  To
stand
together; to be in a fixed or permanent state, as a body composed of
parts
in union or connection
.
Hence, to be; to
exist; to
subsist; to be supported and maintained.
..."


 


And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by Him to reconcile all things unto Himself; by Him, I
say,
whether they be things in earth, or things in
heaven
.”
(Colossians 1:20)


 



        


I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works;
and that
my soul knoweth right well
.” (Psalm
139:14
)

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There are many forms of the cross, so if any of them match anything in nature it means that god did it? We are talking about billions of potential locations.

People whom seek symbolism do so because the facts evade them. You don't hear scientists speaking of symbolism. The same person whom looks for this is likely to buy that Jesus shows up in toast.

Laminin is also found in Mice. Are mice therefore special as well? If you trace human evolution back it's been suggested that we go back to a shrew. So they bring up a point that might lead to genetic evidence of that connection.

Cadherins play a larger role in keeping cells together. They look and function like hook and latch (aka. velcro) We should be looking for a religion that supports its martyr on it's execution machine via velcro. This is where we will find the true and only god.
I just have to do it....BS - IQ = ID
Great. They can't defend their own typical shit, so now they have to scrounge around and make stuff up around it?
The actual molecules don't look like crosses at all. Granted, there are only 5 pictures, but without the diagram the similarity is quite strenuous.

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