Evidence for Intelligent Design: Short Summary (Draft)

(Reading time for main argument: 1m 19s)

A popular myth about this universe is that there is no God that designed and maintains it. They say the well-oiled machine spontaneously emerged from and stayed stable using highly-chaotic, chance events. The scientific method says we must work from real-world observations to theories explaining them. We never observe precise, useful, and orderly things emerging from chaotic, destructive events.

Your own experiences confirm that. The fireworks and storms you watched did produce some beautiful, short-lived patterns. No machines, living beings, or universes came out of them, though. They usually leave less order from exploded casings to debris the storms blew everywhere. In all of human history, we've had probably billions of observations from artists throwing paint on boards to games involving chance to fireworks shows on July 4. In all this time, we've seen no spontaneous emergence of orderly, well-maintained designs from chaotic systems.

On the contrary, all deliberate, well-engineered tools and designs were made by humans. We can compare the universe to those designed and chaotic things to see which it looks like. In the universe itself, dozens of components must work and interact just right for it to exist. Same for life itself. Many are more precise than anything humans have engineered.

The other problem is that everything wears out due to the laws of physics. Anything we build needs intelligent maintainers or active preservation. The universes' precise machinery must stay stable for every second of the day for all of human history. If it doesn't, all life and the universe dies off. What we see must be intelligently designed and maintained, not endless accidents.

Famous, non-Christian scientists admit all of this (see 1, 2, and 3) about the universe. They still refuse to admit the obvious cause. Instead of Occam's Razor ("God did it"), they push ideas like string theory that ignore these observations to build on imaginary things we can't even measure or test. That's not science. If it was a God, is there one whose attribute and writings predict or match what we've observed?

Let's see what the Bible teaches and predicts in its writings. It says God spoke the universe into existence from nothing, stretched it out (expanded it) around our round planet, made its laws fixed/reliable as a symbol of how He provides for us, created its astronomical features for us to marvel at, made our unlikely Moon to remind us of Him, made everything look designed so we'd seek Him, and made it unnecessarily pleasing to the senses for our enjoyment. The Word of God's theory from thousands of years ago not only matches, but predicts, many real-world observations. Many scientific theories came and went in the same time. Trust in the Word of God, not man.

He gave us His Living Word to guide, equip, protect, and redeem us to Him. I hope you enjoyed pondering the workings of His beautiful universe. His Word says He made it to focus us on and have a relationship with Him. I encourage you to read what His Word says about that. My Gospel takes 3 minutes to read. Read it with a humble, open mind asking God to tell you it's true. He says He supernaturally makes us know it's different and true to bring us to Him. After reading it, you can check out the Evidence page for even more confirmation.