Stephen E. Jones

My Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Design:
Seven clues to the work of an Intelligent Designer

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Here are my "Seven clues to the work of an Intelligent Designer in nature", (who I personally believe to be the Christian God). I haven't got time to flesh them out or support them, but I will eventually. This was posted to my Internet discussion group, CreationEvolutionDesign for debate http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CreationEvolutionDesign/message/5008

  1. That there is something rather than nothing. The atheists often cite Occam's Razor as a reason for rejecting Intelligent Design/Creation by God on the grounds that it is not the simplest explanation. But the simplest explanation would be that there was nothing!
  2. That the universe is fine-tuned for life. The atheist is forced to extraordinary lengths to deny this, e.g an infinite number of universes, etc.
  3. That our human minds are pre-adapted to understand the underlying mathematical laws of the universe: "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible".
  4. That living things do in fact "give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose" (Dawkins, 1986).
  5. That no naturalistic theory of the origin and evolution of life is adequate.
  6. That the vast majority of human beings always have (and still do, even in advanced Western societies where naturalistic evolution has been compulsorily taught to the exclusion of Intelligent Design/Creation), reject fully naturalistic evolution and believe in some form of Intelligent Design/Creation.
  7. The existence of the Israel, the Bible and Christianity are facts (indeed among the most important facts of human history) for which there is no adequate naturalistic explanation.

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Created: 6 May, 2003. Updated: 6 May, 2003.