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Title: Who is the Designer? - (Englisch: Who is the Designer?)
Author: Werner GittClick here to get further informations
Passage: Genesis 1, 1 and Hebrew 1, 2 and John 1, 1-4 and Colossian 1, 16-17 and Proverbs 8, 22-30 and Psalm 102, 26 and Hebrew 1, 10 and Psalm 33, 6 and Mark 16, 16 and 1. Corinthians 15, 45 and Matthew 28, 18 and Hebrew 2, 3 and John 5, 24 (Psalmen)
Language: english
Category: Message
Keywords: Who is the Designer? The world we see around us Even a glance at the realm of living things reveals a vast range of highly goal-directed concepts-incredible design. The sperm whale, a mammal, is equipped to dive up to 3000 metres, without any risk of dying of the "bends" from its ascent. And the woodpecker pounds its head against a tree again and again without getting brain damage. Life usually requires a creature's organs (e. g. heart, liver, kidneys) to be fully functional. Organs which are still developing or are partially developed are for the most part worthless. As most supporters of Darwin's ideas would be aware, the idea of an organ developing in a given direction in order to meet some future goal or function is completely foreign to evolutionary thinking. Many migratory birds have an autopilot that guides them to their goal, regardless of the weather or whether it is day or night. The golden plover, for example, flies from Alaska to Hawaii for the winter. The 70 grams of fat required for the 4500 km trip are very precisely calculated, with a reserve of 6.8 grams providing for a possible headwind. The nautilus lives at the outer edge of a spiral shell which is divided into small chambers. These chambers are filled with different amounts of gas depending on how deep the shellfish is diving, thus ensuring that it is always in balance. Our modern submarines seem awkward and clumsy in comparison. Normally, these animals live at a depth of about 400 metres but at night they come up to about 100 metres. Some microscopic bacteria have built-in proton drive motors which allow them to move forwards and backwards. At a size of, believe it or not, just six millionth of a cubic millimetre, the Escherichia coli bacterium has more than six motors, a built-in power station to furnish energy, a computer-like system and a substantial number of chemical plants. A living cell is much, much more complicated and ingenious than any manmade machine. Inside cells, a vast range of program-directed chemical processes are all taking place at the same time, and all co-ordinated with one another. The DNA molecules inside living cells contain the greatest density of information known to man. Do you know how many paperback books it would take to contain the information stored in just a pinhead of DNA? 15 million million! If you stacked these books on top of one another you would have a pile 500 times higher than the distance from the earth to the moon, a total of 200,000,000 kilometres. 2 Our universe has some 1025 stars (=1 followed by 25 zeroes!). Even the longest human life would not be long enough to count them all. If we used a really fast computer, capable of carrying out 10 thousand million counts per second, it would still take 30 million years to count the stars! Any thoughtful person confronted with this handful of examples will want to consider the origin of all these ingenious design concepts. The theory of evolution, accepted by so many people, provides no reasonable answers because it attributes everything ultimately to matter-including the soul, consciousness
Pages: 5
ID: 24082
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