…And Now Something Just to Annoy the Evolutionist

Laminin, literately the stuff that holds us together.
From Wikipedia:
“Laminin is the major non-collagenous component of the basal lamina, such as those on which cells of an epithelium sit.[1] Basically, laminin is a protein found in the “extracellular matrix”, the sheets of protein that form the substrate of all internal organs also called the “basement membrane”. It has four arms that can 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.

The laminin protein is made up of three separate parts, called the A, B1, and 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. Because of this, scientists who create biomaterials are extremely interested in the whole family of laminins. They are a family of glycoproteins that are an integral part of the structural scaffolding in almost every animal tissue. Laminins are secreted and incorporated into cell-associated extracellular matrices.

Laminin is vital to making sure overall body structures hold together. Improper production of laminin can cause muscles to form improperly, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy. It can also cause progeria.”

Here’s what it looks like:

Laminin

But I think this view may put it in a different perspective:

Laminin

Colossians 1:16-17 (New International Version)
For by [Jesus] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Laminin is made out of three parts, which if any one part were to be removed, the whole structure is rendered useless.
Or maybe think about it like this:
The Father, the Son (incarnate as Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit.

Just a random thought to annoy the evolutionist.
God Bless!!

27 Responses to “…And Now Something Just to Annoy the Evolutionist”

  1. Starbix says:

    So what would it mean if you rotated it 90 degrees from it’s original orientation the other direction? Would that mean that the Antichrist created us?

  2. Polaris says:

    How does this annoy me?

    At worst this is just another mystery to be explained. Unlike christianity, science admits to not having an answer to everything… yet.

  3. Steve says:

    Starbix,
    Good one!!
    Like I said, I’m just having some fun at the evolutionist expense. 🙂
    It is kinda of interesting that it would be cross shaped and be made of three parts though.

  4. Steve says:

    Thanks Polaris, I appreciate the comment.
    I’m just having some fun. Thanks for joining in with me. 🙂

  5. Daniel says:

    Right and a lot of advanced scientists state that a lot cannot be explained, which therefore leaves them to be believe in intelligent design.

  6. john says:

    yes but you have to realise that laminine is a glycoprotein and waves around its arms in all directions and therefore, most of the time is not encountered as a cross shape, also by your logic since that is a cross the potassium channels in our brains make us nazi’s

    http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/04/28/kchannel.jpg

    yes that is a swastika

  7. Steve says:

    I guess I failed the ink blot test…I see a pinwheel, not a swastika.

  8. Mernie says:

    Awesome!!! Thanks for this information.
    Years ago, I found this verse while studying chemistry:
    Colossians 1:17 (AMP)
    And He Himself existed before all things, and in Him all things consist (cohere, are held together).
    My chemistry professor had told us that no one knew how bonds work. I stood just outside his office and said, “I know how bonds work!” I am sure that he could tell by my affect that I was excited about my find. Then I quoted Colossians 1:17 (AMP) and left him to ponder it. I believe he did.

  9. Dikk says:

    Way off the stupid chart…wow…

  10. Steve says:

    Does anyone who reads this post have a sense of humor?

  11. Little Kenny says:

    I think that it is wonderful that we are held together by the cross and that its name sounds like lamb in in, here is something fun for the nazi guy that simple in ancient writtings was refered to as the creating wind of the universe and the voice of God. the nazis are the ones who change the perception of it.

  12. Ben says:

    Hey, it’s a sword…awesome.

  13. The chosen one says:

    I think eveyone needs something to talk about and those who dont have an open mind can’t apprciate it. Nor can they have a sense of humor about it because they have been culturally programmed to one way of thinking there entire lives and can’t grasp a higher intelligence of thinking. But on the lighter side those who dont believe I feel sorry for them. the human body was created so perfect that it is mind boggling to comprehend just how awesome it is.

  14. tempest says:

    Its a simplified diagram… in real life the Laminin move and form different sort of shapes…

    I’m not quite sure how its funny… and I’m a comic… so i should know…

    however you know what makes me laugh… people who believe in intelligent design…

  15. Steve says:

    Atheist, no sense of humor…

  16. Ajax Harington says:

    I never knew the true significance of Jesus being offered a sponge of vinegar on the cross…

    http://tinyurl.com/ylacs4r

  17. Steve says:

    Ajax,
    Actually, this explanation is much more plausible:

    “It is near the end of Jesus’ human life. He senses it. He has hung on the cross for six hours now.

    It has become hard for Jesus to even get a breath. Hung from his arms, he must pull himself up each time he wants to breathe. His shoulders ache, his mouth is parched. He is exhausted.

    And yet he does not want to die without a final word. He asks for something to drink to wet his lips for this final effort.

    “28 Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” 29 A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.” (John 19:28-29)

    The Fulfillment of Scripture

    “Knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled….” (John 19:28a)

    What Scripture was fulfilled here? A Psalm of lamentation, written by David, seems to have been fulfilled literally in Jesus:

    “They put gall45 in my food
    and gave me vinegar46 for my thirst.” (Psalm 69:21)

    Apparently Jesus asked for something to quench his thirst in order to fulfill Psalm 69:21.

    The First Offering of Wine

    This was not the first time Jesus had been offered wine. Both Mark and Matthew observe that he was offered bitter wine just prior to being crucified (Matthew 27:34; Mark 15:23). Perhaps this was intended as an intoxicant for those about to suffer pain. A group of Jerusalem women, as an act of piety, provided for a condemned man a vessel of wine containing a grain of frankincense to numb him.47 Jesus refuses to drink this. He has committed himself to the Father to offer himself as a sacrifice. To attempt to lessen the pain of this sacrifice would have somehow been going back on this commitment.

    The Second Offering of Wine Vinegar (Posca)

    The offering of something to quench his thirst after hanging on the cross for some time is a separate incident.

    “A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus’ lips.” (John 19:29)

    Wine vinegar (oxos) didn’t have any alcohol left, but was sour wine that had turned to vinegar. Wine is made from grape juice. Yeast fermentation causes sugar to be transformed into alcohol, which continues until the alcohol content reaches about 11% to 12%. Wine vinegar, on the other hand, is made by the action of acetic acid bacteria on alcohol to produce acetic acid. Since the bacteria that cause this reaction are aerobic, they require that the wine be exposed to oxygen in order to form vinegar.

    What is a container of wine vinegar doing on Golgotha that day? It is posca, a drink popular with soldiers of the Roman army, made by diluting sour wine vinegar with water. It was inexpensive, considered more thirst quenching than water alone, prevented scurvy, killed harmful bacteria in the water, and the vinegary taste made bad smelling water more palatable. All over the empire, posca was the soldier’s drink of choice. The soldiers had brought posca to sustain them during their crucifixion duty. They weren’t getting drunk on it, just using it to quench their own thirst.

    The Sponge

    While a condemned criminal might be able to drink wine prior to being crucified, drinking from a cup while hanging on the cross wasn’t practical. So when Jesus indicated his thirst, the soldiers used a sponge to give him posca to slake his thirst.

    What was a sponge (Greek sponges) doing on Golgotha that day? It seems scarcely the thing you’d expect to find. Again, sponges were part of a Roman soldier’s kit. Sponges were found along the Mediterranean coast, were widely used in ancient times to line and pad a soldier’s helmet. Soldiers also used sponges as drinking vessels.48

    No doubt one of the soldiers offered Jesus a drink of posca from his own supply, using his own sponge. A soldier wasn’t required to share his drink with the criminals under his care. But he had seen that Jesus was dying unlike any other criminal he had ever seen. No cursing, no blaming, no anger.”

    You may read Dr. Wilson’s full article here.

  18. tunza says:

    You know,it amazes me that will all the evidence that God has allowed science to reveal,there are people who still DO NOT believe in God yet even as they disbelieve,this loving God still holds them together,still loves and cares for them.God is amazing and full of mercy,and for me the fact remains that he exists and he is the Supreme God,there is no one like him. I choose to believe.

  19. 8theism says:

    Kool Aid Drinkers. People of faith never fail to amuse me with their willingness to believe anything that supports their religion.

    And Tunza, it amazes me how with all the evidence where Science and Reason have revealed that Christianity is nothing more than a bundle of myths… you cling to the lies even in the face of immutable facts. Fingers in ears “lalalalalala” – Go on, waste the only life you’ll ever have, talking to the ceiling and confusing conscience for a sky daddy. Crazy bat.

  20. herpaderp says:

    Its a pretty good racket christians have going. I mean, you start a rumor that zombie jew is going to come back and save the believers while punishing the nonbelievers (evidently for being critical thinkers), but say that no one knows when he’s coming back. That way you can convince people that it is better to join your club, just in case. Meanwhile, instead of evolving as a society and as a species we have a large segment of the population memorizing the 2000 year old writings of goat herders, who had no idea about the scientific method, and using this completely absurd mysticism to keep humanity from reaching it’s potential.

    Christianity is an enemy of knowledge and truth. Powerful people throughout history have used it to scare people into obedience, stoke hatred towards nonbelievers, and of coarse justify the theft of land (the world over) from so called savages.

    To be perfectly honest, I don’t think you people really believe this stuff anyways. Honestly, If there is anything positive to take out of christ’s teachings it is that you should treat others as if they were yourself, to stand up for the weak and have unconditional love for each other. Yet we continually see christian support for republican “values” like tax breaks for the rich, openly hating gay people, and illegal wars of aggression.

    You people will sit all day and preach to us about the sacredness of human life and the importance of being decent to one another, and without blinking an eye you’ll write off the deaths of thousands of innocent brown people (whether it is a war against communism or a war on terrorism), you’ll “turn the other cheek” when a VP with ties to the military industrial complex gives his firm huge sums of money in no bid contracts,
    you’ll wave that disgraceful flag and pretend we’re a “christian country” when we imprison more of our brothers and sisters than any other country on this planet. You’ll volunteer massive amounts of money into campaigns explicitly designed to subjugate others to your twisted moralistic views, but complain nonstop when you find out that some of your tax dollars might go to help someone who has lost there job in the recession (thanks reaganomics), or to help a single mother feed her children.

    In all honesty, the christian religion lacks any modicum of logical or critical thought and can’t even stand up to what you might call “actual christian scrutiny.”

    Before leaving I’d also like to posit that you didn’t write this tripe to “have a little fun” with athiests. I think you wrote this tripe to “annoy athiests.” I also posit that once a couple of brain users commented, quite respectfully, that this was in fact tripe, you maybe thought about the absurdity of your anecdotal coincidence and retreated to a stance where “its all in fun.”

    Cheers

  21. Anonymous says:

    “The Bible.” IT IS WRITTEN. (PERIOD)

    “Evolutionary Belief.” It was rewritten..and rewritten..and rewritten..and rewritten..and rewritten..and rewritten..and rewritten..and rewritten.. AND… (sigh)..

  22. Jeremiah says:

    herpaderp, You say that the bible is full of crap in other words. If that is so, then why have many of the things it teaches to do to preserve ourselves(physically) have been proven true by science? Example: Do not eat shellfish. In science there is red tide that they knew nothing about and shellfish contain, a toxic substance that builds up in the body, Iodine. The carbon dating that is used, is not as accurate as is said. It is only “accurate” 10% of the time. They once carbon dated a live oyster and its age was dated to be around five thousand years old. Most Christians do care about the deaths of many, but the Bible says we have to follow the law of the land and defend ourselves. The Bible also teaches to love one another. The media points out mainly the extremist Christians. Those of us that actually try to follow the lord, you will see a difference in. You also mention Reaganomics. Those if had been carried through as he would have wanted the economy would be in good shape. He actually did bring us out of recession. It took two years, but it works. And going back to treating one another well, if it were merely survival of the fittest, we would have no conscience and it would not matter whether or not if someone killed another because he could be replaced by a stronger person.

  23. DocTom says:

    Your contribution to a debate on evolution is this banal assertion about laminin? Really? Laminin is one of many examples of why evolution is a sound theory because ALL animals, from the lowly sponge to the complex human have some form of laminin. This suggests that all animals derived from the same original source and adapted to their environment. Those which had sustainable adaptations survived and passed on the genes to the next generation…evolution. Laminin is one example of many proteins that remained constant among all members of the animal kingdom. If laminin were truly proof of the divine connection between man and God, then wouldn’t it only be found in humans?

  24. Steve says:

    One more time…this post was made as a joke, not serious science.

  25. Anonymous says:

    He was CRUSHED for our iniquities. Why do YOU think most of the laminin is distorted???

  26. Anonymous says:

    And i’m tired of evolutionists using their stupid little argument- “Well, our DNA is 2% different.”-ohh shut up- it’s 2% different because we are all made from the same types of amino acids-left handed! And right handed sugars. And here’s my argument: if amino acids need to be only left handed to bond with only right handed sugars, but both are 100% of the time found NATURALLY as a 50/50 mix of left and right-handed for both sugars and amino acids-how did they bond NATURALLY in the first place?

  27. Kobe says:

    Anonymous who commented on March 6th, 2011 at 11:54 pm, I know it’s a while since you said that but:
    The bible was written by people and hasn’t changed to accomodate anything that science has proved but rather it blatantely ignores it (perhaps because it is a collection of stories?).
    Science keeps getting rewritten because as science improves and new evidence comes to light to adjust or specify the scientific evidence that has been gathered in a thorough and testable matter and new things are being added, it is not a sign of stupidity that it is being rewritten but its more like a software update: bugs get fixed and add-ons and new versions are writtento make it better.
    If it weren’t for science we’d still be in the dark ages, thinking the world is flat, living to about 40, thinking homosexuality was choice, thinking earth is the centre of the universe, condemning or even killing people who said otherwise, we wouldnt have medical advances or surgery, the list is almost endless.
    And Steve you did say fun at our expense and I would like to say we aren’t all boring stupid people just like you christians arent all close minded people who condemn minorities/people who are different and think that proteins are proof of gods existence 🙂

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