Accidents And The Universe: Can Complexity Result From Chance?

One day I walked through the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy, and looked up at the ceiling where the majestic art of Michelangelo was painted. I beheld and enjoyed this beauty, but I do not believe that anyone named Michelangelo painted it. I think that someone detonated a stick of dynamite near a wheelbarrow filled with paint and the results are the painting on the ceiling.

I went to a factory where they build the 747 aircraft. I listened to the supervisor of the factory tell us how many hundreds of engineers and designers planned this incredible airplane. I heard how proficient craftsmen put all of the components together to build the 747. I don’t believe this airplane was created. I think that it is more likely that a category 5 Hurricane blew threw a junkyard and the results were this aircraft.

These Conclusions Sound Ridiculous Don’t They?

The idea that such a beautiful work of art could happen by accident. The thought that one of the most technically crafted aircraft ever to exist, happened by natural circumstances, is preposterous.

Despite these crazy answers for things we logically know were created by intelligence, how is it that some people believe that the universe came into existence by natural processes, or happened by accident? The universe is the most complicated and sophisticated machine ever to exist. How is it that any intelligent person could think that it happened by accident?

The answer is obvious. It didn’t. No complex structure ever came about by chance. If you examine the processes that were necessary to make the universe possible, you will quickly understand that it could not have happened by chance. In two of my books, “How Intelligence Acted Upon The Universe,” and “A Universe From God,” I detail the scientific evidence which proves that our universe was created, not a product of chance.

Paul wrote in the first chapter of Romans that God specifically created the universe as evidence that He exists. David wrote in Psalms 19 that the universe speaks to us everyday that God exists.

For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God. ~Romans 1:20 (NLT)

The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word; their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world. ~Psalms 19:1-4 (NLT)

When people say that “there is no evidence for God,” they are either not telling the truth or they are extremely misinformed.

The fact remains that if God exists, there would be evidence of His Being. The universe was created for us so that we would know with certainty that God does exist and He loves us.

The excuses that people give for a universe existing by accident or the result of a natural process, are without any scientific evidence to support these ideas. I have written extensively about these asserted reasons for a universe that does not require God.

What The Scientific Evidence Does Prove

In 44 years of researching the origin of the universe, I have never found any scientific evidence which proves the hypothesis that the universe came into existence by itself or as a result of another universe before it. Every hypothesis that scientists give as an explanation for the universe by a natural process, is not supported by any scientific evidence. All of these ideas are based upon mathematical calculations and exist merely as conjecture.

The evidence that does exist for the universe is that it exists because of intelligent actions which took place from -430th of a second, at the beginning of the universe, and have continued throughout its entire history.

If you sit down at a table where a radio receiver is placed, you will notice dials that are set to specific parameters which allow you to hear radio frequencies with discernible sound. In order for music or spoken words to be heard over airwaves, we must preset these dials to precise settings.

When we think about the intelligence which made the universe possible, we also see these precise settings which determined whether human life will be possible on earth. Scientists describes these precise setting as “Physical Constants,” or “Anthropic Constants.”

When the universe began, all of the evidence that we have today, proves that there was nothing prior to that moment. There was no matter. There was no space to place matter in. There was no time to mark its duration. Some fringe scientists want us to believe that there were prior universes which existed before our own, that caused our universe to begin. Although there is no scientific evidence to prove there were any other universes before ours, these individuals insist that we should trust them and believe something that we cannot see.

Currently, we do not have the ability to see beyond our own universe and discover whether there are any other universes. All of the evidence we can test and observe, proves that our universe is the only one in existence.

Those who ask us to believe in invisible universes as the cause of our own, at the same time, scoff at those who say we should believe that an invisible Being created the universe we have. There is very little difference between these two assertions, except that a Being as the source of the universe is provable, and a universe from a previous universe cannot be proven.

If we can scientifically prove that intelligent forces acted upon our universe at its beginning, and have continued throughout the history of the universe, then we can prove that a Being capable of such intelligent acts must exist. There is nothing which exists in our present world that is of any technical nature, that came about by accident. Every person on earth understands that when they see a new iPhone Xs, there were intelligent beings who made this device possible.

As I stated previously, the universe has been described by men such as Gottfried Leibniz, as the most complex machine that has ever existed. Despite this reality, some people want us to believe that it came about by accident. Despite the technical capabilities of Apple’s latest iPhone, it is only a small fraction of the complexity which exists in the nature and function of the universe. If we cannot accept that a smartphone could exist by accident, how is it that we can accept that our universe exists by accident?

Precise Settings Demand Intelligence

Some of the highly technical settings that exist for our universe which make life possible on earth are the fine balances which we observe in necessary physical properties of the universe.

Most people have heard of gravity and electromagnetism, but few know that these two must be perfectly balanced before our universe could exist in the first place.

How is it that during the initial moments of the universe that gravity and electromagnetism knew where to precisely set themselves? Had these two been altered by 10^40, the universe would never have continued. All matter would have collapsed back upon itself, before it ever had a chance to expand as it has, into galaxies, stars, and planets.

Some people insist that gravity and electromagnetism evolved this way. The problem is that the universe only had once chance to begin in a precise way that would permit life on earth much later. In the process of evolution, it is impossible for anything to precisely set itself correctly the first time. It often takes millions of failures before a successful mutation exists.

If the universe did not begin with a precise balance between gravity and electromagnetism, it would have destroyed itself. The fact that these two were precisely set where they must be for the universe to be successful, it an indication that an intelligence acted upon this setting to make it a reality.

More than the setting gravity and electromagnetism correctly, this intelligence knew ahead of time what this setting must be, even before the universe began. It knew what would happen should this balance be altered even slightly, 10^40. There was no trial and error in the commencement of the universe. It began correctly and continued correctly, throughout its entire history.

Okay, you say, we got very lucky with gravity and electromagnetism, but this does not rule out that they happened by chance.

Here is something that many people do not know: There are as many as 200 of these precise settings that took place in the early part of the universe which were also specifically set.

Change any one of these 200 physical constants by as little as 10^40, and all life on earth today would die. What is the chance that nearly 200 events could precisely set themselves the first time, without any evolutionary process of hit and miss?

Only Two Possibilities For The Origin Of The Universe

You can see that the entire idea of evolution as an answer to the question for how the universe came into being, is impossible. Either the universe caused itself or it was caused, there is no alternative. If we can scientifically prove that the universe could not exist by accident, then the only alternative is that it was caused.

The power and intelligence required to produce a universe like the one we live in, is only explained by the God of the Bible who asserts that He created it because of His love for us.

Your Journey

If you are like me and you have many questions about the universe and you want to discover the answers for yourself, you can find some of these answers in material I discovered when I began my own search for truth.

In my book, “How Intelligence Acted Upon The Universe: Observable Facts Of Science,” I take you through the scientific evidence which proves our universe was engineered by a mind. These processes are described in great detail from a scientific, evidentiary basis, but in a way that anyone can understand.

My similar book, “A Universe From God: The True Origin Of The Cosmos,” is a journey into evidence which proves that only the God of the Bible is capable of such a masterful creation.

One final book that may be of interest to you, describes Jesus as the God who created the universe, and made it for a purpose; to allow you to know Him. See; “Why Jesus Is God, And Others Are Not.”


Categories: A Universe From God, Atheists uneducated observations, Evolution of Species, How Intelligence Acted Upon The Universe, Jesus is God, Origin of the Universe, Physical Constants, Reliability of the Bible, Religion vs. Relationship, Robert Clifton Robinson, Salvation through Jesus, Science and the Bible, The Creation of the Universe, The earth is the Lord's, The Laws of God, The Nature of God, We must see our need, What happens after death?

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