The Design and Complexity of the Cell


The majority of scientifically trained biologists and geneticists are taught that the apparent design that is observed in cells is the result of only random chemical and energy processes operating over eons of time. However, multiple thousands of scientists accept the Bible’s message that there is a Creator who planned the creation, designed the intricate engineering efficiencies into that creation, and then built the product: our planet and its wonderfully unique life and functions.

In The Design and Complexity of the Cell, Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins and his contributing colleagues document and help explain the intricate processes of cells, and give keen insight for “clearly seeing” the obvious hand of the Creator in the “things that are made” (Romans 1:20).

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Primary Author

Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins
Research Associate

Dr. Jeffrey Tomkins earned a master’s degree in Plant Science in 1990 from the University of Idaho, where he performed research in plant hormones. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Clemson University in 1996. While at Clemson, he worked as a research technician in a plant breeding/genetics program, with a research focus in the area of quantitative and physiological genetics in soybean. After receiving his Ph.D., he worked at a genomics institute and became a faculty member in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry at Clemson. He had become a Christian as an undergraduate at Washington State University in 1982, with a goal to eventually work as a scientist and author in the creation science field. In 2009, Dr. Tomkins joined the Institute for Creation Research as Research Associate. He is the primary author of The Design and Complexity of the Cell.


Contributing Authors

Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson
Deputy Director for Life Sciences



  • Chapter 9: The Biology of Stem Cells
  • Chapter 10: Processes and Implications of Stem Cell Research

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Dr. Brad Forlow



  • Appendix 2: The Development of Pharmaceutical Therapeutics



Dr. Randy Guliuzza
National Representative



  • Life’s Indispensable Microscopic Machines
  • Life-Giving Blood
  • Human Reproduction
  • Immune Systems, The Body’s Security Force
  • Darwinian Medicine: A Prescription for Failure

For more information about Dr. Guliuzza, click here.


Brian Thomas
Science Writer



  • Have Scientists Created a Synthetic Cell?
  • Where Did Flesh-eating Bacteria Come From?
  • Brain’s Complexity “Is Beyond Anything Imagined”
  • The Mysteries of Stunning Soft Tissue Fossil Finds

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Frank Sherwin
Research Associate, Senior Lecturer, and Science Writer



  • Cells: Sophisticated and God-Designed

For more information about Mr. Sherwin, click here.

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