an Oblique approach....
One of my little sayings about life is: "Satan
will always offer you two clear-cut opposing choices,....
both of which are wrong." Example: 'eat the fruit and be as smart as
God' or 'don't eat it and be a dummy.' Another, 'turn that stone into
bread and prove that you're God's son ' or 'if you don't turn it into
bread I'll know you're a fake'. The choice between Evolution and
Creation is another example of this.
First though, let's define these two
terms; Evolution and Creation.
Evolution, for the purposes of this
discussion is the total development of life without any outside help or
Creation, in this discussion, is the
production of all life by God.
Evolutionists seem to maintain that if
they can produce life artificially, that they would, in fact, prove
that nothing miraculous is needed to produce life.
Creationists, on the other hand,
maintain that, no matter how much engineering and design a human could
put into assembling molecules, they could not produce life.
In this they both err.
Evolutionists, by personally designing molecular
assembly and structure, are in fact imitating the role of God. (and in
are using pre-provided, pre-engineered building materials, lego-bits,
as it were).
Creationists, by saying that no amount
of human engineering and effort can produce life , are saying that
the 'life-force' is a religious/special substance and not an engineered
force or effect. When in fact, everything God has made shows design and
law. Why would his life-force be ungoverned by law and undesigned?
So, if a human engineer could produce
life, it would in fact demonstrate the need of a designer. And that all
facets of life are thought-out (designed). Including the life-force.
Which brings us to a simple solution:
It can be illustrated in this manner; If two people were walking along
a path and one of them found a tiny watch gear, neither one of them
would conclude that random forces had produced this perfect little
gear, they would say "designed". If they continued walking and found a
complete gear mechanism they would say "even more design". And they
might even comment on the quality of manufacture and materials, not
even questioning the fact that it was designed and manufactured.
Continuing on, our peripatetic
perusers may find an entire watch, whereupon the one finding it says
"Wonderful! What a well-made watch." To which the second person
responds "No, the
dirt here just fell together that way". The one who found the complete
watch has simply continued to be intellectually consistent; complex
organization requires design and manufacture. Whereas the second person
being intellectually consistent.
You know where this is going. If the
increasing level of complexity in a physical object elicits the
unarguable conclusion "designer", then extreme complexity demands the
That is of course, unless Evolutionists
feel that life is not a physical object/effect. In fact, by
holding 'life' to a different set of proofs from any other physical
object they are treating it as a religious/special substance,
by a different route, into the same error as Creationists.
Life is in fact physical, and wholly
Forensic proofs of design and
manufacture that would hold up in any court for that complete watch
would by logical and legal necessity hold true for any complex physical
Evolutionist and Creationist both make
a fatal error in treating life as other than any other wholly
Creationists are setting themselves up
be in the same untenable position as the Catholic church was during the
Galileo Galilei episode. This, because the probability of man-made life
is very likely to happen, and probably soon.
And Evolutionists are /(will
be) exploiting this weakness (perhaps unconsciously) to their own
Evolutionists, by not evaluating
"living things" with the same objective scientific/forensic proofs of
design that the scientific/forensic method demands
of any other complex object, fail to be consistently scientific.
Creationists, by regarding and treating
"life" or "the life-force" as a religious/special
substance, actually deny "intelligent design" for "life" itself.
Neither Evolutionist nor Creationist
are self-consistent with their own core beliefs,
How very ironic.
Saying that life is wholly designed in
all of it's facets does not dishonour God, but gives true and due
recognition to the order of magnitude of it's design. (and maybe puts
us in our place.)
A truly fair man is universally hated.