Scientific Reasons to Believe in a Creator-Part 2

A little girl once asked her mom, “Where did people come from?” and the mom said, “an all-powerful and loving God made man in his own image. Then He made an upgraded version called woman and they had children.” Then the little girl went in the living room and asked her dad the same question, “Where did people come from?”  He said, “Well, many years ago there were monkeys and humans evolved from those monkeys.” She went back to her mom and said, “I’m confused you said God created …dad said we evolved from monkeys? Who’s right?”  The mom said, “It is very simple I explained my side of the family. He explained his!”

The theory of evolution by Charles Darwin (pictured) proposes that we came from monkeys.  Genesis explains that God is created us.  What should we believe?

Here are more scientific reasons to believe in a creator.

 The Complexity of Living Cells

 Even as intelligent as we are, as creative as we are, we can’t even create a machine as efficient as a one-celled organism.

Microbiologist, Von Noiimen says that every living machine (organism) is..

  • SELF-SUSTANINING – with gas prices so high wouldn’t you love for your vehicle to be able to find its own fuel!? That’s what single celled organisms can do.
  • SELF-REPARING – does your car repair itself? It would be nice.  If we can’t even with all our technology and intelligence build a machine like this.  Why do we think chance can?
  • SELF REPRODUCING, **Does your computer have baby computers? *If mine did instead of Dell I would open a company called Darrell!   

Our sound technician Gary Willingham often looks into getting new speakers and sound equipment.   Let’s say that Gary in here with some new speakers or sound equipment, (that would be nice right Gary?) and we said, where did you get that equipment?  If he said, well the wind blew around in my garage for the past few years and one day I walked in and these speakers were assembled!  We would say, yeah right!  No really where did you get them?  Hermes, Guitar Center? But if he insisted, “no its true!  Someone would call the funny farm and have him committed!  Not me, but someone would!

 Biochemistry professor Michael Behe has a book on this topic called Darwin’s Black Box that has been devastating to evolutionists.

In this book, Behe explains  a concept called irreducible complexity by using this analogy:

Now, notice that all five of the mousetrap’s parts — the platform, the spring, the hammer, the holding bar and the catch — must be present and working together in order to catch any mice.

You can’t start with part of the mousetrap — say, start with the platform and then catch a few mice and then add a spring and catch some more and so on as it grows in complexity and in efficiency. All the parts have to be present and they have to be working together or the whole contraption is totally useless.

Now, in a similar way, Behe has pointed out numerous examples of living biological systems, living biological machines that cannot function unless all of their parts are already present and working together in an interdependent way.

The implication is clear. They could never have evolved gradually, a little bit at a time like Darwin theorized, because an incomplete organism, just like an incomplete mousetrap, could do nothing. It would be totally useless, and so there would be no reason why it would continue to exist and evolve further.

Because of its complexity, it would be nothing short of a miracle if the whole organism suddenly sprung into existence all by chance.

Well, Darwin knew that the discovery of such organisms would destroy his theory. Listen to Darwin’s words: “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organism existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous successive slight modifications, then my theory would absolutely break down.”

And,  it has broken down. Dr. Behe and other biochemists have demonstrated that these complex and interconnected organisms abound on the molecular level of the living cell.

 Here is another so called simple celled organism….

Description:  This is bacteria cell with a flagella.  This flagella can turn 10,000 revolutions per minute – My truck with a 350 redlines at 4000!  Not only that but it can stop on a dime and turn 10,000 revolutions in the OPPOSITE direction! This high tech engine in is about a micron, or 1/100,000th of an inch. A Harvard scientist said “it is the most efficient motor in the world.” We can’t create anything like this!!  It doesn’t run on gas, it runs on acid, and scientists are still trying to figure it out.

There is not an engine in the  universe that can do that, or that we’ve been able to create. Yet at the most basic cellular level, that’s the kind of complexity that we are seeing. He said when it comes to that kind of complexity, when it comes to looking at all of that and unpacking it, how did it evolve to get to that place?   By chance?

 So how do evolutionists explain the complexity of life just happening? How do they respond? Well, Dr. Behe searched the scientific literature dating back several decades, and listen to this — there was not one single scientists who has published any detailed explanation of how that or various other complex biochemical systems could possibly have evolved. Nobody’s even come up with an explanation of how this could happen.

So Dr. Behe’s conclusion is this:

The result of these cumulative efforts by scientists to investigate the cell, to investigate life at the molecular level is a loud, clear, piercing cry of design. Therefore, there must be an intelligent designer.” Michael Behe, Professor of Biochemistry, Lehigh University, author of Darwin’s Black Box

Intelligent Design.  It sounds like what the Bible says…

For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, …all things were created by him and for him.  Colossians 1:16

In the next post we’ll look at a few more reasons to believe in a creator.

Darrell

Sources:  Darwin’s Black Box, Michael Behe

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Lead Pastor of Upwards Church: Leander, Jarrell & Taylor, TX
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