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,
- Mike Johnson; via
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: