The Facts on Creation vs. Evolution (Harvest House, 1993), pp. 22-23

 

What do the factors of design and precision say about evolution?

 

The overwhelming evidence for design in creation explains why literally thousands of first-rate scientists remain either strict creationists or deists who accept that the universe can only be accounted for on the basis of a divine Creator.

Many scientist have rejected the argument from design as “fundamentally a metaphysical a priori concept, and therefore, scientifically unsound.”* But this assessment is false: “On the contrary, the inference of design is a purely a posteriori induction based on a ruthlessly consistent application of the logic of analogy. The conclusion may have religious implications, but it does not depend on religious presuppositions.”*

Indeed, the incredible complexity of every living thing offers compelling evidence that life could never have originated by chance processes.* Thus, wherever we look in nature, the hypothesis that things arose by chance flies in the face of everything we see before us:

It is the sheer universality of perfection, the fact that everywhere we look, to whatever depth we look, we find an elegance and ingenuity of an absolutely transcending quality, which so mitigates against the idea of chance…. In practically every field of fundamental biological research, ever increasing levels of design and complexity are being revealed at an ever-accelerating rate…. To those who still dogmatically advocate that all this new reality is a result of pure chance one can only reply, like Alice [in Wonderland], incredulous in the face of the contradictory logic of the Red Queen: “Alice laughed, ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things.’ ‘I dare say you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age I did it for half a hour a day. Why sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.’” *

*For documentation see The Facts on Creation vs. Evolution.