Thursday, September 30, 2010
The Power of Chance
According to the Darwinist, design just happens! It starts simple and then it becomes more complex. However, life can’t be too simple. Even the simplest forms of life require many different systems: reproductive, respiratory, digestive, reparatory, immunological, transportation and elimination system, to name just a few of the essentials. Regarding this, Bruce Malone writes,
• “The tiniest single cell bacterium is made from the specific arrangement of 100 billion atoms and is as complex as a city. It has a central memory bank, assembly/processing units, and packing/shipping centers. It has an elaborate communication system with quality control procedures and repair mechanisms and can produce its own army to attack invaders. Its protective wall allows waste products out while preventing unwanted substances from entering. The cell is filled with thousands of ‘robot-like’ machines designed to perform specific functions due to their three-dimensional structure. There is a master library, power plants, and trash disposal centers. If the DNA in a single bacterial cell were the thickness of fishing line, it would be 125 miles long…The entire string can be unwound and copied at three times the speed of a spinning airplane propeller without tangling the line…” (“Censored Science: The Suppressed Evidence,” 38)
Can chance circumstances produce such a creature from non-life, especially in light of the fact that there is no evidence that it even produced a single protein? What does chance produce? Can it produce a paper clip, a staple, or a toothpick? Can it produce anything I’d use on my kitchen table – a fork, knife, or even a spoon? Can it cook an egg, clean my table, or boil a cup of water? Have we ever seen chance put together another that we associate with intelligence? Can it write a line of poetry? Can it paint my portrait or sing me a lullaby?
How then can we believe that chance is responsible for life, consciousness, reason, and the laws of nature – things that are even beyond our intelligence? How is it that others can believe in chance? Intelligent and highly educated people?
Can they explain the origins of the single cell bacterium, life, or even DNA? Can they explain why it is that this universe is fine-tuned so precisely for life? Can they account for freewill, consciousness, or even our conscience that informs us about justice and injustice? They can’t explain any of these things, and yet they are convinced that it all arose by chance from an explosion that is known as the “big bang.” Now that’s faith!