At the 1998 Science
and the Spiritual Quest conference at University of California at Berkeley,
funded by the Templeton Foundation, more than 20 scientists, including
testified that science either led them to God or was not an obstacle to
faith. Science and the spiritual quest
are just ways of interpreting
the universe both physical and
Dawkins, Department of Zoology, Oxford University, UK,.The
Blind Watchmaker, W.W. Norton, London, England.."There
is nothing inherently progressive about evolution."
The progress of evolution
to the spreading of its theory among intelligent people.
Dawkins also points out that
our genes have
an intelligence in them that was created. ...New Scientist Magazine.(newscientist.com),
July, 2000, page 52. All cells
The Extended Phenotype.(1999),
Cox and Wyman, Reading, Berkshire, UK, chapter 3, page 30,."I
think all evolutionists agree that it is virtually impossible to do a better
job than an organism is doing in its present environment.".(too
bad the biotech industry doesn't
'The necessity of Darwinism',.New
Scientist, vol. 94, April 15, 1982, p.130."The
a thing is, the less can we believe.('the
less can we believe' means he wants us to be open for belief of some of
it, perhaps referring to the stuff that doesn't make sense and would be
hard to accept as worthy of belief; so where is he leading us to?).that
to this 'statistically improbable thing').just
happened by blind
this part, he is saying, is statistically probable as it wasn't based on
blind chance or, to put it another way, this improbable thing isn't based
on blind chance or would take a big stretch of imagination to believe it
just happened by a thing called blind chance).
the obvious alternative to chance is an intelligent Designer.(a
smart choice). The answer, Darwin's
answer, is by gradual step by step transformations from simple beginnings.(here
he is into ethereality),
from primordial entities.(our
to be forefathers such as australopithecus
simple to have come into existence by chance.(his
thinking is that the
vast complexity of life is by chance; what appears as simple is nowhere
near simple when it comes to life; the most complicated robot is simple
when comparing one with a human).
"Each successive change.(here
assuming changes were a result of evolution).in
the gradual evolutionary process was simple enough.(what
is 'successively simple enough'?; is forming
one protein molecule simple enough?),
relative to its predecessor.(so,
he is saying, that earlier it wasn't that simple, but became simpler through
successive stages), to have arisen
the simpler it is the more chance it has, really? I guess then not
much chance for the incredible complexity of
But the whole sequence of cumulative steps constitutes anything but a chance
these successive stages which, remember, were simpler, were still too complex
to have arisen by chance), when you
consider the complexity of the final end product relative to the original
starting point. The cumulative process is directed by nonrandom survival.(now
we see evolution's mysterious god behind it, calling the shots in a process
directed by this god of 'nonrandom survival' toward an increasingly complex
being, ending of course, with man; if it's 'non random, then there's intelligence,
but really, even randomness, though it may appear that way on the surface,
underneath there is mathmatical pattern; it's just that we don't
at this time understand such amazing complexity designed and implemented
by Creator-God which evolution refers to as the misnomer
'nonrandom survival'; looks like a switcheroo
to me swinging allegiance to evolution's god).
The purpose of this chapter is to demonstrate the power of this cumulative
selection as a fundamentally nonrandom process.".
Hey, our civilization is
built upon much 'unsaneness'.
Thankfully some people like Dawkins are at least thinking about things,
which helps the rest of us hrough the collective
Dean L. Overman, Washington
lawyer, Mensa Society member and corporate advisor to Vice-presidents Nelson
Rockefeller and Walter Mondale, author of.A
Case Against Accident And Self Organization, calculates
mathematical probability of life emerging by accident as.nil:."The
mathematical calculations are overwhelming against accidental processes
using the first form of living matter."
Overman states that the laws
of physics and chemistry together cannot account for the incredible complexity
of genetic information stored within the simplest form of life, E. coli.
He states that particle.astrophysics
show there had to be extraordinary
fine tuning at the beginning of the universe for life to continue.
The slightest variation would have doomed life from the start. He concludes
that if life transcends the laws of physics
and chemistry, then the cause of life is more than a physical thing and
is in fact a Person itself.(Creator-God).
Wolfram has something to say about that.
Lynn Margulis is Distinguished
University Professor of Biology in the Department of Geosciences in the
University of Massachusetts, Amherst and has been a member of the National
Academy of Sciences since 1983.
Professor Margulis says that
history will judge neo-Darwinism
as "a minor twentieth century religious sect
within the sprawling religious persuasion of Anglo
nationality or descent).biology".
She challenges biologists
to have a single unambiguous
example of the formation of a new species by the accumulations of mutations.
Her challenge goes unmet.
Professor Margulis states."neo
Darwinism which insists on the slow accrual
of mutations, is in a complete funk".
Brief History of Time.(1988),
commenting on unraveling the cosmos:."If
we find the answer.(to
the question of why it is that we and the Universe exist; and the
answer is), it would be the ultimate
triumph of human reason, for we would then know the
mind of God...The odds against a Universe like ours energizing out
of something like the Big Bang are enormous. I think there are clearly
religious implications...If the Universe is completely self-contained,
with no singularities or boundaries and completely described by a unified
theory, that has profound.implications
for the role of God as Creator...There may be only one or a small number
of complete unified theories, such as the heterotic
string theory, that are self-consistent and allow the existence of
structures as complicated as human beings who can invest into the laws
of the Universe and ask about the nature of God.".More.
the fallacy of creation out of
nothing, page 110. Here
Stephen comments on God and mathematics.
There was never
nothing except the nothingness.
was God. Stephen Hawking's own pages: hawking.org.uk
January 6, 2000, Stephen Hawking."Earth
is by far the most favored planet in the solar system....By far
the most complex systems we have are our own bodies."
On God creating,
Stephen said that before the Big Bang
there was no such thing as time and since God needs time for creating,
He couldn't have created the universe, because time would have to be essential
for this work. Obviously Stephen isn't adept
on this question:.Mark
9:23 "Emmanuel said unto him, If you can believe, all things are possible
to him that believes." Mark 10:27
"...for with God all things are possible.".But,
the Creator is beyond
time and space.
the evidence shows that god was actually quite a gambler
and the universe is a great
casino, where dice are thrown and
roulette wheels spin on
every occasion. Then we shall...be able to take part in the discussion
of the question of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find
answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason, for
then we would know the mind of God.".This
was Einstein's quest as well.