I find it so odd that as a teen I knew so much more about life than I do at this moment.
At least I thought I knew everything about life.
Funny how that is. How I and so many teens before me can be so utterly confident with so limited information.
But of course morning and evening pass, life kicks me in the teeth, and my outlook and capacity increase.
There is a biological reason for this (in part anyway).
You see the brain is not fully formed until about the age of twenty-five. Couple an under developed frontal lobe with an extreme lack of life experience you then have a prototypical American teenager.
Who unfortunately does not comprehend the possibility of an answer differing from what’s in his skull, despite evidence to the contrary.
This reminds me of a sampling of scientists from some of our top universities. Intelligent men who morph into petulant teens at the thought of “God”.
They may know trigonometry as I would know two plus two, but have one of their colleagues mention “Jesus” and they freak.
With the idea of the trifecta of money, research and time eventually dismantling the idea of a Deity, these thought leaders are waiting patiently until the fateful day when God could be finally set aside.
But alas we have the opposite occurring.
The more money, research and time spent acquiring information from the universe, the more we discover the universe seems to have an appearance of design.
A fine tuned design.
Design, my friends, necessitates a Designer.
(Spoiler Warning: the Designer is Jesus!)
To explain this appearance of design, it’s like the difference between the Grand Canyon and Mount Rushmore.
If you happen upon Mount Rushmore, your initial thought leads to an intelligence creating the monument.
Looking at the Grand Canyon, not so much.
Well, looking at the nature of the universe is like looking at Mount Rushmore.
Or finding a laptop on a deserted beach. Or finding a watch in an empty field.
Though there is no one around at the moment, we know someone left the laptop and watch. These items did not appear out of nowhere simply by chance.
The particular design exemplified by the laptop and watch necessitates a highly intelligent designer.
Design of this type in the universe is so evident, the smartest guys in the room are now contemplating a multiverse model for the universe in order to potentially explain the allegedly unexplained.
Multiverse? (More on that in a future article).
An example of intelligent design within the universe is GRAVITY.
Drop an apple and you see gravity at work.
However, drop an apple then take out your scientific calculator and see what happens:
The force of gravity is determined by the gravitational constant. If this constant varied by just one in 10 to the 60th parts, the universe would not exist.
What does this mean?
Imagine a “1” followed by 60 zeros:
One deviation in this number and there is no gravity. That means no universe.
To understand the infinitesimal amount this represents, follow this example:
Think of yourself, three of your closest friends and a random baby.
Now imagine how many cells the five of you (four adults and a baby) have within your bodies.
That is a lot of cells.
This is the number we are referencing.
Now imagine a dial with the same number of notches. (1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000).
If the knob were turned one notch in either direction, the resulting value would destroy the universe.
Not really “destroy” because there would be no universe in the first place if the current gravitational constant were in fact adjusted by just one of those infinitesimal notches.
As a side note, I have 92 other examples of this extreme fine tuning where a breath in the equation from either direction would make the universe an impossibility.
This is Design. Which requires the Designer.
Read the words of King David in the book of Psalms chapter 19 verses 1 and 2:
“The heavens declare the glory of God; The skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.”
| Rev. Daniel Gabriel |