God in Teleological Perspective

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 “Natural selection is the blind watchmaker, bind because it does not see ahead, does not plan consequence, has no purpose in view.”-Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker

 

“The most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of the intelligent and powerful Being.”- Isaac Newton

 

Try to get something that has a complex design, and try to think on that design that no require of designer. Can you? How about this: Imagine that the universe came into existence with a complex design, and was fine-tuned without an intelligent mind behind it. Can you? If you are a theist, your answer is obviously yes. If you are an agnostic your answer will be maybe, and if you are an atheist your answer is definitely no. For the theists, they believe that there is a Higher Being that created and design the universe, and governs it. For the agnostic people, they just don’t know if there is a God out there that created or design the world, and governs it. For the atheist (specially the militant atheist), do not affirm God is either the creator or the designer of the universe, or intervene in it.  The universe they say has a design, but no creator require of it because the universe is always was and is and ever will be. One more question before we go on: Imagine that your life is design without purpose; would you consider just killing yourself because at the first place your life is without purpose? Now if you are an agnostic, I would suggest deciding wisely, or just doubting your doubts of God before you attempt to do it. But, if you are an atheist and don’t believe what life’s purpose is all about then go ahead. But before you do it, I urge you to stay and read this article through, and think of these contentions from William Lane Craig:

  1. If God does exist, then the universe has a design and life has a purpose.
  2. If God does not exist, then the universe has no design and life is without purpose.

In my journey towards life, I have realized that there are so much evidences that God exist than the he is not.The law of causality, the anthropic principle, the cosmological constant, the Newton’s gravitational constant, the Radiation constant, the language of DNA, the charge of photons, the rest mass of electron, speed of light, are some examples that the universe was fined-tuned. These are not the result of chance. The fine-tuned universe (effect) is not the result of chaotic random chance but caused by the Intelligent Mind because:

  1. Every design had a designer.
  2. The universe has highly complex design.
  3. Therefore the universe had a Designer.

This logical consistency is undeniable or inescapable, and it obeyed the law of logical argument. This argument is commonly called as Teleological Arguments, derives from the Greek word “Telos” (Telos), which means “Design”, and/or “Purpose”. This argument from design is one of the arguments of the existence of God because it deals with design and purpose of the universe and life within it. Isaac Newton (1642-1727) implicitly affirmed the validity of the Design argument when he marveled as he looked our solar system and saw the beauty of its design. He wrote, “The most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of the intelligent and powerful Being.”4 Yet it was William Paley who propagate the argument by using his commonsense assertion that every watch require a watchmaker. Imagine that you are walking along the street and you found a watch on the side of the road. What do you conclude is the cause od that watch: The wind and the rain? Erosion? Some combination of natural forces? Of course not! There is no question in your mind that some intelligent being made that watch, and someone accidentally dropped it on the street. The Scientist now comes out into conclusion that the universe  we live in was finely designed like watch, only except that it is even more precisely designed than the watch.

THE FINE-TUNED UNIVERSE The Anthropic Principle   I had stated in the first article that the universe has a beginning as the theory of General Relativity of Einstein affirms it, and therefore has a caused of its existence. The universe was not only caused, but was also designed. In other words, the universe was caused with a precise complexity of its design. The “Anthropic Principle or constant” comes from the Greek word “Anthropos” (Anthropos), which means “human’ or “man’. Many scientists believe that this principle is the accurate evidence that the universe was absolutely fine-tuned or designed to support human life on earth.

Oxygen Level on Earth: “Oxygen contains 21 percent of the atmosphere. That precise figure is an anthropic constant that makes life on earth possible.  If oxygen were 25 percent, fire would erupt spontaneously, and earth would burn. If it were 15 percent, then life on earth would be suffocated. However without oxygen, there will be no way of manufacturing water, air, and power on earth which is very important for life.”

Atmospheric Transparency: “It is essential for sustaining life on earth.  The degree of the transparency of the atmosphere is very constant. If the Atmosphere is less transparent, not enough solar radiation would reach the earth’s surface. If it were more transparent, we would bombarded with far too much solar radiation.”

Moon-Earth gravitational interaction: “If the interaction were greater than currently is, the tidal effects on the oceans, atmosphere, and rotational period would be severe. If it were less, orbital changes would causes climate instabilities. In either of these events, life on earth would not be possible.”

Carbon Dioxide Level: “Right level of Carbon Dioxide on earth is essential for life on earth, and it is maintained naturally in the earth’s atmosphere. This is another anthropic constant. If the CO2 level is higher than it is now, the roaring greenhouse effect would develop, and we would all bun up. If the level were lower than it is now, plant would not be able to be able to maintain efficient photosynthesis and we would all suffocate.”

Gravity:  “If the gravity on the surface of the Earth was stronger, the atmosphere would retain too much ammonia and methane, which are poisonous. But if the gravity was less, the atmosphere would lose too much water.”

Scientists have come to understand that there is a great precision of the universe that sustains life on earth. The precision is so great, and if someone were able to alter any of these constant even in a single minute life on earth would be absolutely destroyed. The above examples are just the few of the wonderful discovery. There are more evidences that narrowly define constant which points to the Intelligent Designer.  Those five above are some of those evidences. Since the universe was fine-tuned, there must be an intelligent mind behind the universe, and who is the fine-Tuner of it as C. S. Lewis would say “the ultimate power of the universe is mind not matter.” Because, as he argued, “how could something like rock communicate to humans what they ought to do? This is really true because only a person can be able to communicate to another person, not to something impersonal. The primary essence of the universe is mind, and not matter. Darwinian Evolutionists argue that matter comes first before the mind. Mind, they say, is a development in term of natural law, or matter and energy. But, is there any observable evidence for that development? Is the process in which the matter and energy became mind? The answer is absolutely no, for there is no such development. Therefore if that is the case there is no reason to believe that the universe only exists without the certain purpose. The universe as many scientists affirm it to be design by the Intelligent Designer for the life on earth to survive. We can ask the why question to ourselves such as why there is life rather than no life? Why there is there is design rather than no design? The answer is simply because God Exist. Since God exist, then life has a purpose. The Bible states, “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing” (Isaiah 40:26), and “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handworks” (Psalm 19:1). In his great power, God made the universe with design! God Established the heavens (Prov. 8:27).  It means that God made the space with the time and with the matter. God design that as he made the sky above to be firm (Prov. 8:28), and “assign to the sea its limits…” (Prov. 8: 29). Whether you believe it or not, God is always exist and is preserving life on earth and actively saving those people who are lost, and seems life no purpose. God exist and whatever we believe about him that he never exist cannot change His existence. Our belief cannot change the nature of God and His existence. God never be missed something if a person denies his existence. Instead, it is another way around. A person who denies God will lose his life because he thinks of his life without purpose. Again:

  1. Every design had a designer.
  2. The universe has highly complex design (Anthropic Principle).
  3. Therefore the universe had a Designer (God).

Hence, since God exist life has origin, meaning, purpose and destiny.  The universe was design by God for the purpose of preserving life on earth.

for further information:

see the video on the link below:

The Wonders of Creation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7NjpxBlXhI&list=PL1B605C2DB35023E5

The Previage Planet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnWyPIzTOTw&list=PL61BE8DBE544FE20C

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2 thoughts on “God in Teleological Perspective

  1. Thank you for writing this blog. It’s amazing how many people out there with such intelligence believe this is all by chance. I was just listening to Astronomy Cast’s podcast number 166 titled “Multiverse.” They bring up the Anthropic principle but, unfortunately, the broadcasters dismiss God as the Intelligent Designer because that would mean science can’t prove everything. I wrote a blog entry on it if you care to read.

    http://szea426.wordpress.com/

    Thank you again for writing this!

    1. I am very pleased for your positive comment. it is my pleasure to discuss such issue today, not only because I am superior to the intellectuals, but because of my conviction as a servant of Christ to tell people that there are so much evidence about the existence of God. Thank very much. The Lrod bless you.

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