Intelligent Design

MaynardSmithI would really like to know who gathered the following information but it is really by our old friend “Anonymous.”  According to atheists, life is the result of a series of propitious accidents and random mutations that just happen to be beneficial.  If they take the time to read this, they will attribute each example of intelligent design to unintelligent processes.  Whatever your belief or lack of it, this is pretty good food for thought.

God’s accuracy may be observed in the hatching of eggs.  For example,

  • The eggs of the potato bug hatch in 7 days;
  • Those of the canary in 14 days;
  • Those of the barnyard hen in 21 days.
  • The eggs of ducks and geese hatch in 28 days;
  • Those of the mallard in 35 days.
  • The eggs of the parrot and the ostrich hatch in 42 days.

(Notice, they are all divisible by seven).

God’s design is seen in the making of an elephant. The four legs of this great beast all bend forward in the same direction. No other Quadruped is so made.  God planned that this animal would have a huge body, too large to live on two legs.

  • For this reason He gave it four fulcrums so that it can rise from the ground easily.
  • The horse rises from the ground on its two front legs first.
  • A cow rises from the ground with its two hind legs first.

God’s wisdom is revealed in His arrangement of sections and segments, as well as in the number of grains. How wise the Lord is in all His works of creation!

  • Each watermelon has an even number of strips on the rind.
  • Each orange has an even number of segments.
  • Each ear of corn has an even number of rows.
  • Each stalk of wheat has an even number of grains.
  • Every bunch of bananas has on its lowest row an even number of bananas, and each row decreases by one, so that one row has an even number and the next row an odd number.
  • All grains are found in even numbers on the stalks

The waves of the sea roll in on shore twenty-six to the minute in all kinds of weather.

God has caused the flowers to blossom at certain specified  times during the day, so that Linneus, the great botanist, once  said that if he had a conservatory containing the right kind of soil,  moisture and temperature, he could tell the time of day or night  by the flowers that were open and those that were closed!

Design is evident.  Design requires a designer.

Many have decided not to believe and that is certainly their prerogative.  For myself, I choose to believe in a Creator.  Too much of what I see is inexplicable without Him.

In Romans 1 Paul writes, “…that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made…”

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3 responses to “Intelligent Design

  1. Terry Pickles

    I too believe in an all powerful God, but I wonder when we point out these amazing things such as the eggs hatching at certain times and the elephant’s leg joints, why we don’t also point out the insects that lay their eggs in other live insects so that the larve will have something to feed on when they hatch. What about the Praying Mantis that rips off the head of it’s mate if it catches it while mating. Who created the worm that lives inside the live cricket and grows inside the cricket until the worm, now the equivalent of a normal size garden hose inside a human stomach, is ready to come out into its’ human host. Then it penetrates the cricket’s brain and makes it do a suicidal dive into water so that it (the worm) can come out of the, now dead, cricket and wait until it’s human host appears. etc. Is this not a design as well?

  2. Kay Malan

    Thanks for sharing that with us. Think of it…it always takes two people to make a baby and each baby has ten fingers and ten toes, five in exactly the same order on each hand!

  3. Terry Pickles

    Hi Dwight, you know I don’t always agree with what you write but what you write makes me think and that’s a good thing. However, I noticed a disturbing comment to your “design” article which really made me think and I thought how sad that the writer believes what she writes. Kay writes the following: “Think of it…it always takes two people to make a baby and each baby has ten fingers and ten toes, five in exactly the same order on each hand!”
    I worked for over twenty years with adults who had an intellectual disability and more often than not also had a physical disability such as an extra toe or finger or they were born minus one toe or finger or they were minus a whole hand or feet. Or they were sightless. I can’t believes that Kay thinks that God only created those perfect children with the correct amount of fingers and toes. I don’t think that I like the kind of God who designs thing that are only perfect. but at the same time I don’t like the kind of God who designs the imperfect either.
    Psalm 139:13 (New International Version)
    13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    Does this mean that God occasionally drops stitches or is there an alternative?

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