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TITLE: A Symphony of Miracles Chapter 8 Scientific Predicaments 3/31/14
By Richard McCaw
03/31/14
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Target audience: High School, College, University students or anyone battling with the “Existence of God” or “Evolution.” Positive statements are fine, but negative statements to improve the text are more than welcome. I improve by constructive criticism.
Chapter 8

Scientific Predicaments

Imagine a conference of evolutionists as they puzzle over certain facts.

“How will we prove that a complex mechanism,” John asks irritably, “made up of many parts took thousands or millions of years to come together without an intelligent mind?”

“We don’t have to prove anything, moron!” replies Harold rolling his eyes. “As long as you’re a scientist with a respectable list of university degrees behind your name, people will just drink up anything you say!”

“This woodpecker problem gets to me!” John insists. “My grandmother always taught me to be honest.”

“John!” Harold tries to smile. “Be practical!. You can’t bring morality or ethics into science!”

“Are you saying that complex features like the woodpecker’s beak just came together, voila!?”

“We’re not trying to tell you anything, dummy! If you don’t believe evolution, the only alternative is supernatural intervention; that an intelligent entity organized complex living structures, like the eye, a bird’s wing, etc. If it goes outside natural phenomena, that would entail FAITH, not science!”

“Evolution of the beak is too complex to have come from nowhere!” John stands up, wiping his brow. “Besides, none of it’s been observed and seems to me like mere speculation. Well, I’ll accept evolution by Faith, if you say so. Seems like we’re starting a new religion!”

Stephen, who has been quiet all the time, throws up his hands. “Don’t be absurd, John!”

“Absurd? Seems to me that this evolution theory we’re foisting on people is absurd to say the least.” He begins to stare through the window at a bird in flight. “Has it been observed? Is it testable? The claims are too weak to be acceptable to honest minds! That’s what I say!”

“You’re getting soft now, John. No one ever saw God!” Stephen sighs, utterly exasperated.

“Whatever!” John mumbles under his breath.

Evolutionists are therefore dumbfounded.

The late Dr. Luther Sunderland, an Associate Fellow in the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics, was a scientific expert in design engineering, involved for 30 years with the research and development of automatic flight control systems. One day he stumbled upon something that caught his attention as he explored the woods.

“Wow!” he may have exclaimed, fascinated at what looked like the skeleton of a woodpecker.

Later he wrote, “The woodpecker’s skull has been more effective in convincing scientists of the inadequacies of the evolution theory than perhaps any book in the author’s library. Other birds have hyoid (i.e. u-shaped) bones also, but it would seem obvious that some sort of miracle would be needed to get them rooted in the right nostril.

Another prominent evolutionist on the staff of a prestigious scientific magazine, confided after examining it, “There are certain anatomical features which cannot be explained by gradual mutations over millions of years. Just between you and me, I have to get God into the act too, sometimes!”

Yet another scientist, while examining the bones of a woodpecker's tongue under a microscope commented, "It is very easy to tell the difference between man-made and God-made objects. The more you magnify man-made objects, the cruder they look, but the more you magnify God-made objects, the more precise and intricate they appear." www.creationism.org/heinze/Woodpecker.htm

As a boy, capable of thinking for myself, I considered carefully the anatomy of man, (what some people call the apex of God’s creation), the exquisite design of the human body. What would life be without hands and feet? I could not write or fight, nor could I walk, run, kick or jump. When I learned that the muscles of the heart contract down on the contained blood 60 to 70 times a minute, night and day, year in and year out,1 throughout my whole lifetime, I could not believe that it was all an accident!

My eyes were wonderful cameras, permanently set in my body. The pupil of my eye through which light enters, dilates and contracts according to the amount of light needed for vision. Every camera carries a light meter in order to adjust the camera to the light rays. My eye has its own built-in light meter. Did the parts just come together by mere chance? Hardly so!

Interestingly, when writing on “Difficulties on Theory” in The Origin of Species, Darwin made sure to confess that “To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest degree.”

From a very early age, whenever I gazed into the clear blue sky and at the beautiful mountains and hills of my native land, or watched the waves of the Caribbean sea as they crashed upon the shores, awe and amazement overwhelmed me. I thought, “What would life be without beauty?” Thank God, He gave me eyes to appreciate His wonderful creation.

As I contemplated these things I asked myself the question: Is there not a cause? Could so vast and wonderful a universe have originated itself? Scientists and philosophers agree that something cannot appear from absolute nothingness. Any opposing conclusion violates a basic scientific principle: causality! Without this first law, science is impossible!

The Psalmist David. wrote: “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man, that You are mindful of him?”
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