I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.
— Carl Sagan
Buona sera. I was going to go for something lighter, but Lee Strobel fueled more thoughts in me about evolution and random chance.
I have always been amazed when scientists and anti-theists will say ridiculous things like the Carl Sagan (rhymes with "pagan") quote at the top. They will claim that belief in God is not only irrational, but that it takes away the wonder of the universe. Let me ask you something: Which is sillier, to investigate the way God has performed his wonders, or to investigate the dead ends of a philosophy that is based entirely on random chance?
When a biochemist examines the intricacies of, say, a single cell, he or she is faced with astonishing complexity and evidence of design. And yet, there are people who believe that something as amazing as a single cell (let alone, an organism such as a human) can happen by chance, but the computer that they are using is a product of intelligent design. Listen up, Cupcake! If the odds are far enough against something happening, it will never happen, no matter how much time you give it. A single cell will not form by chance, nor will a human. The odds against it have too many zeroes!
Reality has taken away from some of my joy in science fiction. When The Doctor finds a robotic life form that has "evolved intelligence", it depresses me because it is based on evolutionism and random chance. But it cannot happen! Robots are far, far less intricate than humans, and do not have any capacity for solo development. Even evolutionists should find that concept to be silly.
Scientists just hate to admit that they do not know something. They have a great deal of faith that evolutionism will be vindicated, that "a mechanism for this to happen will be found one day" and so forth. Have you ever noticed how hot and bothered evolutionists and atheists get when someone offers an alternative explanation like, say, Intelligent Design? Lee Strobel quoted a scientist in The Case for a Creator that scientists propose hypotheses all the time, big deal. But this stuff, no, it's jealously guarded. I believe atheists defend evolution with the zeal of Al-Qaida destroying "infidels". Well, I'm a scientific infidel, because I cannot believe in their random chance faith.
I am not a Creationist or proponent of Intelligent Design because the philosophies of science have failed to explain the origin and complexities of life, the universe and everything. No, accepting Intelligent Design works for many of us because it is the best explanation. The facts and theories fit. It is more difficult to believe that there is no God than to believe in him. After all, the evidence is for his existence, and against the blind, gibbering god of random chance and evolution.
"Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God."
— Psalm 90.2 (NIV)