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Friday, October 07, 2005

You: Chance or Design?

Y'know, the other day I was walking along the beach and I came across this message scrawled in the sand: Joanie Loves Chachi. It was written in English, Welsh, Arabic, Japanese, Sanskrit and Esperanto. There was even a series of dots that I think was Braille. I was frankly astounded. I mean, can you imagine how long it took for the tide to come in and out, in and out, over and over again until that message was randomly and purposelessly etched into the sand. Oh come on! Who would even dream of that? Of course, someone wrote the message.

Give a roomful of monkeys with word processors enough time and they'll eventually tap out the Babylonian Talmud, right?

Then, looking through a microscope, I noticed a sub-cellular machine known as the bacterial flagellum. Very complex. Irreducibly complex. I wonder how long it took the blind and meaningless forces of nature to come up with that.

In my opinion, the views of microbiologist, Michael Behe, are much more reasonable.

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3 comments:

Darrell said...

You know what gets me about the "evolution, not intelligent design" folks? Here's what gets me about them: Evolution, when considered scientifically and on it's most fundamental level, DOESN'T OFFER AN EXPLANATION for the origins of life! Those who say that Evolution explains how we got here might as well say that the instruction manual that came with out TV explains how the TV ended up in our house!

Pastor Scott Stiegemeyer said...

Darrell, that is a good point. Never thought of that.

The Unseen One said...

They say that amino acids combined to form the first proteins, which combined to form the first sub-cellular organism, which eventually became the first single celled organism.

The thing that gets me is that the entire theory goes completely against the second law of thermodynamics, which states along the lines of systems of order break down into disorder. Life is the only thing that doesn't, according to evolutionists. I believe we are seeing life break down before our eyes the farther we get from God's perfect creation.

Other questions: If we were meant for this world, why does blue light hurt our eyes? Wouldn't we have evolved past the need for "Ambervision" sunglasses? Why does the human body heal so much better at two atmospheres of pressure with 30% more oxygen (sound is a lot more crisp at two atmospheres also)? Why does solar radiation hurt us so badly if we evolved under its influence? Why does the day seem too short? And if we came from monkeys, WHY ARE THERE STILL MONKEYS?!?

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