Sunday, March 22, 2009

I don’t know how, But I believe it!

Atheists will tell you that they don’t operate on faith. Ask them how the universe came into being or how the first DNA/RNA preloaded cell came to be and they reply, “I don’t have to know the answer to everything.”

“But do you believe this is how it happened?”


“Can anyone explain how it happened this way?”


“Is there any evidence to support your conclusion?”


“In fact what you believe actually contradicts known science, doesn’t it?”


“But you believe it.”


“So, you do have faith that it’s true.”

“No. Atheist don’t operate on faith. It's true that we believe stuff for which we don’t have any evidence. And it's true that we hold conclusion that are based on nothing but conjecture. But that's not faith.”

The following is from Michael Denton.
"Even today we have no way of rigorously estimating the probability or degree of isolation of even one functional protein. It is surely a little premature to claim that random processes could have assembled mosquitoes and elephants when we still have to determine the actual probability of the discovery by chance of one single functional protein molecule."

"Altogether a typical cell contains about ten million million atoms. Suppose we choose to build an exact replica to a scale one thousand million times that of the cell so that each atom of the model would be the size of a tennis ball. Constructing such a model at the rate of one atom per minute, it would take fifty million years to finish, and the object we would end up with would be the giant factory, described above, some twenty kilometres in diameter, with a volume thousands of times that of the Great Pyramid."

"Altogether the total number of connections in the human brain approaches 1015 or a thousand million million. Numbers in the order of 1015 are of course completely beyond comprehension. Imagine an area about half the size of the USA (one million square miles) covered in a forest of trees containing ten thousand trees per square mile. If each tree contained one hundred thousand leaves the total number of leaves in the forest would be 1015, equivalent to the number of connections in the human brain."

"The capacity of DNA to store information vastly exceeds that of any other known system; it is so efficient that all the information needed to specify an organism as complex as man weighs less than a few thousand millionths of a gram. The information necessary to specify the design of all the species of organisms which have ever existed on the planet, a number according to G. G. Simpson of approximately one thousand million, could be held in a teaspoon and there would still be room left for all the information in every book ever written."

"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. Is it really credible that random processes could have constructed a reality, the smallest element of which—a functional protein or gene—is complex beyond our own creative capacities, a reality which is the very antithesis of chance, which excels in every sense anything produced by the intelligence of man? Alongside the level of ingenuity and complexity exhibited by the molecular machinery of life, even our most advanced artifacts appear clumsy.

Denton, Michael, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis

Atheists will tell you that they don’t operate on faith. Ask them how this or that happened and they reply, “I don’t have to know the answer to everything.”

“Yet, When Christians operate on even less faith, you mock them, and criticise them.”

“That’s different.”

“How so?”

“I don’t know. It just is.”

“But the Christian’s belief in the origins of the universe or the origins of
the first DNA/RNA preloaded first cell don’t contradict known science.”


“Well, your belief that matter is eternal or self-created, or that inert gases “evolved” into life DO contradict known science. Yet you say Christian faith is wrong while your faith is right.”

“Atheists don’t have faith.”


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