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Monday, March 19, 2012

Design Demands a Designer

By Mike Johnson

     John Gribbon wrote in the May 1981 issue of Science Digest, p. 309, “The Anthropic Principle says that our universe seems to be tailor-made for us because people like us can only evolve in this kind of universe.” He has identified one of the evidentiary paths to belief in God—the argument from design, that is every design (tailor-made) demands a designer (tailor).
     I have never had a tailor-made suit. A suit like that would require me to go to someone who would take many different measurements to fit it to me just perfectly. I suppose then I or the seamstress could even design the style and colors to highlight all my best features. With such a suit, I would be (in the language of my youth) stylin’!
     So, why can’t I just lay out one of my other suits designed for me by J.C. Penney and awake the next morning to find a perfectly tailored suit evolved from the former one? Most of us know why that will never happen. It does not happen!
     However, evolutionists hold to their precious principle that all of life has evolved from former, lower states through millions of years. They argue that the process of evolution takes an extreme amount of time and it is not fair to expect an old suit to turn into a tailored one overnight.
     Evolutionists say that the earth is 4 or 5 billion years old. They also say that mankind is a relative newcomer to this planet having started their evolution about 2 million years ago. Remember, they say humans evolved from a lower form—ape.
     Now, here is my question. If this process began 2 million years ago and we still have apes on the planet, why are there not apes reaching the point of human evolution all the time? Should there not be apes standing up in zoos, realizing their humanity, and demanding their freedom? If not, why not? What stopped the process of evolution once it began? The same thing would hold true for all the forms of evolution that are claimed. Surely
     Darwinian evolution can still be observed happening somewhere! Or . . . Maybe it is a convenient lie perpetrated by people who don’t want to believe in one designer—God! Surely that is not the reason, is it?

- Mike Johnson; via
The Encourager, the weekly bulletin for the Calvert City church of Christ, Calvert City, KY.  Lance Cordle preaches for the congregation.  He may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.calvertchurchofchrist.com

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