Human Design Blindly Echoes Design in Nature

"Gears" from a plant hopping insect look designed

“Gears” from a plant hopping insect.

Scientists continually tell us that certain features found in nature are not “designed” but are the product of unguided evolutionary development. In his book The Blind Watchmaker biologist Richard Dawkins curiously has to remind his readers and warn them that some things in nature may appear designed when in fact they are not. He wrote that, “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.”

A recent article posted by Christian apologist, Melissa Cain Travis, offers some compelling reasons that nature is in fact, designed. Many of these designs are copied either unconsciously or consciously (via the science of Biomimicry) by humans. The most reasonable inference is that these designs come from an Intelligent Creator.

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  1. John Fortunato says:

    If I’m to believe as a Christian that the story of Genesis is true and the earth is only 10,000 years old, then how can you explain the dinosaur’s that roamed the earth millions of years ago? I continue to struggle with this issue. There is fossil proof that these animals did exist, and that they lived millions of years ago not 10,000 years ago. I appreciate any comments on this subject.

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    • Melissa Travis says:

      John Fortunato October 23, 2013

      Hi John, thanks for your question.

      There are several different interpretations of the Genesis text that fall within the bounds of orthodox Christianity. I myself hold an ancient-earth view, and I accept that dinosaurs roamed the earth millions of years ago. I have no difficulty reconciling the biblical account of creation with the findings of current geology, paleontology, or astrophysics. Young-earth creationists would disagree with me on this, but many conservative Christian scholars and leaders share my perspective. Please note that this view is not the result of reinterpreting Scripture to satisfy demands of modern science. Rather, it arises from reading the Genesis account within ancient-near-eastern (ANE) context and taking ANE literary and linguistic issues into consideration. If you are interested in learning more about this approach, I highly recommend the work of Dr. Richard Averbeck of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has an excellent essay in the recently-published anthology entitled Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation. Another outstanding book is Seven Days That Divide the Word: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science by Dr. John Lennox from University of Oxford. If you would like to know more about how the findings of modern science actually lend wonderful support to Christian theology, a great website to explore is http://www.reasons.org. The bottom line is, the original creation of the universe, the earth, and first life cannot be dated using Scripture. Therefore, there need not be any intellectual conflict. I hope this is helpful to you.

      Blessings!
      Melissa Cain Travis, M.A.
      Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics
      Houston Baptist University
      http://www.sciencereasonfaith.com

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