Dna - Created Not Randomly Assembled
Posted 25 June 2012 - 05:17 AM
I will begin to post materials, mostly articles and videos about the DNA, over the next few days or weeks, depending on my free time, Inshaallah. My purpose here is to illustrate that DNA is created, not evolved through random processes.
First off, the basics of DNA.
Posted 25 June 2012 - 09:33 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 01:19 AM
Today, I will be posting about the basic structure of DNA, at the molecular level.
DNA is made up of four nitrogenous bases, namely Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine and Thymine. They are basically ring like structures (usually made up of five or six bonds). For anyone who has studied chemistry, these ring-like structures are commonly found in organic matter. For these nitrogenous bases, they are mainly made up of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen atoms, linked by covalent bonds (bonds where there are the sharing of electrons between atoms).
In the picture below, adenine and guanine are purines, which are nitrogenous bases which are made up of two ring-like molecules.
Cytosine and thymine are pyrimidines, which are made up of one ring-like molecules.
For future purposes, and convenience, the bases would be referred to as their initials, namely A,C,G and T.