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Believe: Design – Sat – 21-06-05

Take a moment to look at your cell phone. Isn’t it a marvel of design and engineering? Do you realize that if certain things in it were changed just a bit, it wouldn’t work? There are a lot of antennas and other sources of interference within your phone. Engineers spend hours to place them in the smallest, most compact design in order to isolate the signals. Otherwise they would disrupt the functioning of other parts of the phone.

Did you know the earth and the universe are the same? If you change a few things, just a bit, then life would not exist. For instance:

  • Change the oxygen level in the atmosphere – too much and things would burst into flame; too little and we’d suffocate.
  • Change the rotation of the earth – if it took more than 24 hours, half the planet would be burning hot while the other half was freezing. Speed the rotation up and the winds would howl like a constant hurricane.
  • Change the rate of expansion of the universe — just one millionth slower, and it would have collapsed without forming stars. It if expanded faster, galaxies would not have formed.

There are 122 such constants that have been discovered.* Tweak them a bit and we don’t exist. We look at a cell phone and know it was designed. When we see these facts about the universe — and that they are just right for life — how can you not think it was all designed by God?

*Norman L. Geisler and Frank Turek, I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2004), 98-106.

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Believe: Design – Sat – 21-03-06

I recently purchased a new vehicle. It’s a lot like the vehicles I’ve had for many years. It has four tires, a metal body and safety glass windows. The engine runs on gasoline, uses motor oil and has an air filter. It is connected to an automatic transmission to drive the wheels.

But this vehicle is also very different. It is the first car I have owned that connects to my home Wi-Fi to download updates! It has a global positioning system that can display a map in the dash. The car actually has some sort of vision. Place it in cruise control and it adapts to the speed of vehicles in front of it, speeding up or slowing down. It can even apply the brakes! It can also watch the road and steer itself between the lines, which is great, but it still requires me to hold the wheel and beeps at me if I don’t! I can even use an app on my phone to lock it, start it, locate it in a parking lot, or view a health report!

I really appreciate all the man-years of engineering that have created and improved automobiles! They are a product of intelligent design and quality manufacturing!

Like my car, our fantastically complex world is also the product of intelligent design, God’s design. When you see the complexities of nature, I hope you are reminded and I hope you stop and give praise to God as well!

Bumper music “Landing Place” performed by Mark July, used under license from Shutterstock.