The lymphocytes are the main cells
of the defence system. The intense war in the body
can only be won with the strenuous efforts of the
lymphocytes. The life stories of these cells are full
of incredibly interesting and wonderful stages, each
of which, standing alone, is enough to demonstrate
the decrepit nature of the theory of evolution.
These bold warriors are present in
the bone marrow, lymph nodes, salivary glands, spleen,
tonsils and joints. The lymphocytes are primarily
present and produced in the bone marrow.
formation of lymphocyte in the bone marrow is one
of the most mysterious events of biology. Here, stem
cells rapidly pass through a number of biological
stages and take on a completely new structure by turning
into lymphocytes. (A stem cell is an unspecialized
cell that gives rise to a specific specialized cell,
such as a blood cell.) When it is considered that,
despite the great developments in genetic engineering,
the transformation of even the plainest microbe species
into other similar species is considered impossible,
the mystery of this event, which takes place in the
bone marrow, becomes even greater. This mystery, unsolved
by science to date, is a very simple process for our
body. For this reason, many evolutionist scientists
have confessed that natural selection or mutation
tales cannot account for the mystery in such a transformation.
Prof. Dr. Ali Demirsoy stated that a complex cell
like the lymphocyte, which carries almost all the
responsibility of the war, could not have evolved
from a simple cell:
Complex cells have never
been generated from primitive cells through an evolutionary
process as recently suggested. 7
This fact is actually very well known by the scientists
of our day. Yet, obviously, when they accept this
fact, they will equally be obliged to accept the existence
of a Creator. This is something which most of them
are very reluctant to do.
The world renowned biochemist Michael J. Behe states
that evolutionists disregard some facts for the sake
of denying the being of God:
Also, and unfortunately,
too often criticisms have been dismissed by the
scientific community for fear of giving ammunition
to creationists. It is ironic that in the name of
protecting science, trenchant scientific criticism
of natural selection has been brushed aside.8
Lymphocytes, the products of this mysterious transformation,
which is one of the facts ignored, play a very interesting
role in the defence system. They check on the body
cells several times a day to see if there are any
sick cells. If they find any sick or old cells, they
destroy them. There are almost 100 trillion cells
in our body and lymphocytes make up only 1%.
Now, imagine a country having an
exceedingly high population, around 100 trillion.
The number of health care workers (lymphocytes) would
then be 1 trillion. If we think that the world's current
population is some 7 billion, the number of the people
living in our imaginary country would be almost 14
million 285 thousand times the world's population.
Would it be possible for all the members of a country
with such a high population to have a check-up one
by one, and moreover, several times in the same day?
You will surely say no, but this
process is carried out in your body every day; lymphocytes
roam throughout your body several times a day to do
a health check.
Is it possible to attribute the extremely
organized operation of such a great mass of living
beings to coincidence?
Can coincidences account for each
one of a trillion lymphocytes assuming such an arduous
and demanding task?
God, the Lord of all Worlds, created
each one of these one trillion lymphocytes and charged
them with the responsibility of protecting man.
Lymphocytes play a very important
role against major infectious diseases such as AIDS,
cancer, rabies and tuberculosis, and serious ailments
such as angina and rheumatism. Of course, this does
not mean that lymphocytes do not have any role to
play with other diseases. Even the common cold is
nothing but a combat fought by the lymphocytes to
keep those very dangerous common cold viruses away
from the body.
The human body can defeat many of
its enemies by using antibodies. This may lead you
to wonder why lymphocytes intervene in the war directly
when they already make a considerable contribution
by producing antibodies. However, some microbes are
so deadly that very strong chemical toxins are needed
for their removal. Therefore, some lymphocytes use
these chemical toxins and directly participate in
How then would the defence system
stop these enemies?
First, chemists and a laboratory
would be needed to produce the toxin. The structure
of the required material is too special to be formed
by coincidence. God, Who knows that the human body
will face such an enemy, or rather, Who created such
an enemy for man to take warning, has also given the
lymphocytes to synthesize this toxin.
So, is this chemical material satisfactory?
No, because this substance cannot
freely circulate in the blood, as this would mean
the death of our own cells as well.
How then will this toxin be used
without causing any harm to our cells?
The answer to this question is hidden
in the perfection of the creation of the lymphocytes.
Toxins are placed in sacs located in the cell membrane
of the lymphocytes. This helps the chemical weapon
to be used easily. The lymphocyte injects this toxin
only when it contacts the enemy cell, eventually killing
The lymphocytes come in two types: B cells and T cells.
7- Ali Demirsoy,
Kalitim ve Evrim (Inheritance and Evolution), Ankara:
Meteksan Publishing, p. 79
8- Michael J. Behe, Darwin's Black
Box, New York: Free Press, 1996, p. 30