Monday, May 17, 2010

Arguing Against Intelligent Design Based on Flaws in the Human Body

I believe it's true that we are "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139:14). There are simply amazing things about the sophistication of our bodies and how they work.

But there are also some odd things that don't seem to be a match with the idea that a perfect God perfectly designed us. The way our eyes are wired, creating a serious blind spot. The imperfections in our chromosomes. There are others. This article is just one where biologists challenge the idea of Intelligent Design because the designer apparently made some goofs.

I have a good friend who writes about this, and reminds us that we live in a fallen world:

"I have often argued with my church friends that if we fail to take into account the Fall, then we are unrealistic in our creation argument (see Rom 8). Thorns, carnivores, parasites, retroviruses, inefficient splicing, cancer all point to a fallen world. No wonder that man used to live so long and doesn't anymore. When my kids asked me about that last week, I said that they should not buy the argument that the way we count years is different. No matter how you count them, we can all sense that when spring rolls around, it is a new year! Even if you're off by 25%, it is still a long life. Instead, the Fall continues to take its toll until as the physicist will tell us, the world winds down."

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