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|Intelligent Design reveals the wisdom of God|
July 04, 2008 - 12:00 a.m.
The subject of Intelligent Design has been in the news lately, and it’s amazing how much resistance there is to it. There is hope, however, for quite a number of scientists are now admitting that evolution is hard to swallow and they do see the hand of an Intelligent Designer at work in the universe. Slowly but surely, the tide is turning toward Intelligent Design.
Some of the resistance comes from scientists who prefer to keep science in the realm of test and observation. I cannot fault them for that because that’s what science is all about. But for a scientist to close his mind to the obvious and refuse to believe in God on professional grounds is extreme short sightedness.
One of the early capitulations came with Robert Jastrow, an astrophysicist and founder of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies.
In 1978 he wrote a book titled “God and the Astronomers” One of his topics concerned the human eye: “The eye is a marvelous instrument, resembling a telescope of the highest quality, with a lens, an adjustable focus, a variable diaphragm for controlling the amount of light, and optical corrections for spherical and chromatic aberration. The eye appears to have been designed; no designer of telescopes could have done better. How could this marvelous instrument have evolved by chance, through a succession of random events?”
Darwin himself acknowledged this as a problem. He wrote: “To suppose that the eye . . . could have been formed by (evolution), seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”
There is much more ... the human body, the brain, DNA, the construction of the ear, the awesome distribution of the blood through the body.
Sex is too complex for its origin to be explained by evolution. Males and females would have to evolve independently and the first evolved person would not have had a mate. Body organs and organ systems would have been useless until all parts were in place.
How to account for the symmetry of the body? Two eyes, ears, hands, feet; even the nose is divided into two channels.
How would the bird fly with a wing only on one side? Consider the balance mechanism in the ear, what evolutionary force could have dreamed that up?
Evolutionists are classic rebels. The theory of evolution is merely a religion that serves to discredit the Intelligent Designer Himself.
The recent movie, “Expelled,” is a good example of the resistance some scientists have to the idea of God. Intelligent Design is part of our cultural war. Someone has said words to the effect that if there is no God, moral issues are up to the individual, so, by denying God they feel they can do as they please.
To be alert to all the intricacies of our world and its ecology is to be constantly amazed at the wonder of it all. Our Creator has planned the minutest detail.
So, start thinking about Intelligent Design, it will set you on a rewarding adventure of discovery.
Raymond Smith is president of the Strong Families of Victoria.
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