The diagram above is that of an animal cell. I want to talk about the wall of that cell, the cell membrane, designed by God:
- to keep good stuff inside the cell;
- to keep bad stuff outside the cell;
- to manage traffic for necessary supplies to come inside the cell;
- to manage traffic for stuff the cell wants to export to the outside, the organism.
If any of you readers see a parallel between the cell wall (shown in more detail below) and the projected wall that President Trump wants to build on our southern border, good on you! Here’s a diagram of that cell wall, a phospholipid bilayer:
There are sentinels and guards on the wall, proteins to act as immune agents; there are protein channels, gates designed to let the good stuff in and the bad stuff out.
Hey—isn’t that just what a wall on our country’s borders should do? And if God can design a cell with those functions for molecular biology, what’s wrong with us doing a similar thing for our country?
This is a topic not covered in my latest essay (pardon the shameless plug), “Are We Special—The Anthropic Coincidences,” but a lot of other topics in cosmology, laws of physics, earth and planetary sciences, and molecular biology are.