Evidence for God: The Watchmaker Analogy

Posted in Creation/Evolution on October 2nd, 2006 by dhawkinsmo

One of the most obvious and convincing evidences for the God of the Bible has always watchmaker5.jpgbeen the wonderful innovations we find in nature. The Apostle Paul writing in the book of Romans said, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20), and this is quite true.Biochemist Michael Behe says …

“The simplicity that was once expected to be the foundation of life has proven to be a phantom; instead, systems of horrendous, irreducible complexity inhabit the cell.” Michael J. Behe, Darwin’s Black Box, New York: The Free Press, 1996, p. 252.

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Molecular Biologist Michael Denton says …

“We now know not only of the existence of a break between the living and non-living world, but also that it watchmaker4.jpgrepresents the most dramatic and fundamental of all the discontinuities of nature. Between a living cell and the most highly ordered non-biological system, such as a crystal or a snowflake, there is a chasm as vast and absolute as it is possible to conceive. Molecular biology has shown that even the simplest of all living systems on earth today, bacterial cells, are exceedingly complex … a veritable micro-miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms, far more complicated than any machine built by man and absolutely without parallel in the non-living world.” Michael Denton, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, Adler & Adler, 1986, pp. 249-250.

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