Archive for the ‘complexity and design’ Category

One cell is made up of 100,000 molecules; that 10,000 finely tuned, interrelated chemical reactions occur concurrently…a cell contains, in its nucleus, a digitally coded database larger than thirty volumes of an encyclopedia

January 5, 2010

One cell is made up of 100,000 molecules; that 10,000 finely tuned, interrelated chemical reactions occur concurrently…a cell contains, in its nucleus, a digitally coded database larger than thirty volumes of an encyclopedia.

Michael A. Robinson, God Does Exist!, Author House 2006, p.91

The visible order of the universe proclaims a supreme intelligence

October 9, 2009

The visible order of the universe proclaims a supreme intelligence.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

The visible marks of extraordinary wisdom and power appear so plainly in all the works of the creation that a rational creature, who will but seriously reflect on them cannot miss the discovery of a deity.

John Locke

As a house implies a builder , a garment a weaver, and a door a carpenter, so does the existence of the Universe imply a Creator.

Marquis de Vauvenargues

It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being.

George Washington

Of what I call God, and fools call Nature.

Robert Browning

The more I study nature , the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.

Louis Pasteur

Science brings men nearer to God.

Louis Pasteur

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful

October 4, 2009

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living. I am not speaking, of course, of the beauty which strikes the senses, of the beauty of qualities and appearances. I am far from despising this, but it has nothing to do with science. What I mean is that more intimate beauty which comes from the harmonious order of its parts, and which a pure intelligence can grasp.

Jules Henri Poincaré, Science and Method, Part I. Ch. 1 : The Selection of Facts, p. 22

Poincaré – Jules Henri Poincaré (29 April 185417 July 1912), generally known as Henri Poincaré, was one of France’s greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science.

This ‘beauty’ of nature’s underlying order revealed in mathematical laws and scientific equations requires explanation.

Life does not come from non-life

September 12, 2009

Simple statistics soon reveal that the possibility of the spontaneous assembly of DNA…as a result of random concatenations of the (primordial) soup molecules is ludicrously…small…the chance of the right one cropping up by blind chance is virtually zero.

Paul Davis (non-Christian) professor of theoretical physics, Newcastle, God and the New Physics, Penguin, 1983, pp68-69

And it would be blind chance (natural selection not in operation in the primordial soup) for the right molecules to come together. Life does not come from non-life.