Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Case for Intelligent Design Pt.1

I have decided that I will split up my final essay, which was completed a few days ago, into three parts. The first part contains the faculties of irreducible complexity, the second part comprises of the second law of thermodynamics with the big bang, and the final part will consist of the lack of transitional forms of the fossil record. I hope you enjoy it as you experience the wonders of God's astounding creation.

For over a century and a half, the debate between evolution and intelligent design has begun to develop widespread acclaim across the world. Charles Darwin, the founder of the evolutionary theory, wrote a book called On the Origin of Species… that claimed that a certain species evolved into a completely different species (like a fish to a bird). This claim began to develop widespread controversy, but it was not as big an issue as it is today. With the scientific technology that we have today, one can easily provide direct and factual evidence for the case of an Intelligent Designer. Has the universe and all the elements within creation evolved or is the universe magnificently created by an Intelligent Designer? The evidence is found, in favor of an Intelligent Designer, based on the faculties of irreducible complexity, the laws of nature, and lack of transitional forms in the fossil record.

First, irreducible complexity, in itself, provides overwhelming evidence for an Intelligent Designer. A medical doctor by the name of Geoffrey Simmons wrote an excellent piece from his book, What Darwin Didn’t Know, that lays the groundwork for the argument of irreducible complexity. This is what he wrote: “Imagine walking past the fanciest Ferrari ever made and assuming that only evolution was responsible for its existence. There is parallel logic. First came the wheel, then the cart, the wagon, the unicycle, the bicycle, the Model-T Ford, a sedan, a convertible, and then a Ferrari. It should be obvious to any passerby that this car was man-made, not derived from a series of mutations (accidents)… and yet many people believe that the human body, a considerably more complex machine, came about, in part, through a series of lucky genetic accidents (Simmons 29).” What are those people thinking? DNA, the brain’s amazing complex system, the numerous amount of counterchecks and balances, the eye. Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Darwin even said that the eye gives him a cold shudder. He knew that the eye was designed so complexly that it could possibly become a road block to his theory. Even Darwin acknowledged that. This brings us to one of the most amazing structures in the human cell— deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA).

DNA is the foundation of life. All of our body’s information is stored within the structure of this incredible double helix formation. However, what is most amazing about this structure is it’s repairing agents. According to Henry Morris the founder of the Institute for Creation Research, “DNA is destroyed by a variety of agents, including ultraviolet light, reactive oxygen species, alkylting agents, and water. Note that even water is one of the agents that destroys DNA (Morris 83)!” If DNA can be destroyed by water and the body is 75% water, what protects DNA from being destroyed? DNA repair genes. There are about 130 known human DNA repair genes that protect the DNA within the hostile confines (for DNA) of the cell (made of primarily water). With that said, DNA repair genes are vitally important to the survival of the cell. It is impossible to have one without the other.

If evolution was true, both of them would have had to evolve simultaneously to the exact second or even further millisecond. What are the chances of that happening? One in infinity. DNA would be completely destroyed in the cell without any of it’s many DNA repair genes and the evolving of DNA repair genes without DNA is a scientific impossibility. Both of them must have been created or evolved simultaneously. It is impossible to have one without the other. This can be said of many things throughout the body and throughout the universe. The heart can’t pump without it’s electrical conducting system and life would not have been possible on earth without the exact degree rotation and placement from the sun. You cannot have one without the other. End Part 1

I will post Part 2 sometime tomorrow.




7 comments:

Bethany said...

Wow, that is really cool Joshua! I love seeing the facts that show that creation is right and evolution is wrong.
Thanks for posting this! I'm looking forward to the other 2 parts.
~Bethany~

J.J. Biddinger said...

Wow, you must've spent a very long time on that. You must enjoy writing. =)

Joshua said...

Bethany,
Yes I am too and guess what, they are pieces of factual evidence. Not some hokey-dokie theory like evolution that claims unreasonable pieces of misinformation. We have evidence on our side, logistically and factually. God is so awesome. Praise Him!!

Your brother in Him,
Joshua :)

Joshua said...

J.J.,
Well, let's say I put in about five hours writing that section of the paper alone. I am a complete perfectionist. My papers must be perfect or something is wrong, but that usually never happens. I tear out my work over and over and over again. When I start writing my first draft of some paper, I use up about seven sheets of paper. I love to write, but writing is not my strongest point. Mathematics is. I love math, but that is a topic for some other time. TTYL J.J.

In Him,
Joshua :)

J.J. Biddinger said...

Josh,
I'm the complete opposite! First of all, I strongly dislike math/algebra. It's too hard and complicated. Secondly, I usually don't re-write my work - I get so anxious and just want to publish it! I should edit more, which I sorta like to do. I'm undecided. =)

Anyways, you are a good writer.

God bless,
J.J.

Joshua said...

J.J.,
I can understand why you don't like math because many people despise math in general. I like it because I enjoy the challenge of accomplishing Calculus, which I will start in a couple semesters, and I enjoy doing it period. I also want to be great at math; so then I would be able to help and teach my kids in the future. I am thinking long term as well as short term. So, if one (or more) of my children ends up taking Calculus in the future, I will be able to help them. That goes with Algebra, Trigonometry, and everything else. I just love math.

Editing is a good thing. I still haven't finished the final part of the Cross of Christ series and it has been sitting in my drafts section for nearly two months now. It is about half way done, but I would like to finish it up once school is out. School is over in one more week. Finals here we come. O.K., I think I have talked enough. Thanks for the comment J.J.. :)

Nakwana Leofman said...

I do not believe that we evolved from apes because it is as you say impossible for that to have happened. Most of the different peoples of the world tell the story with a Creator in it. Good luck with your Calcus! It sounds like you are going to have some fun with math, which is my favorite subject as well.