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Building a Better Biology?

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Skeptics often complain about a perceived lack of optimal design in various biological structures, and think they can do it better. However, such complaints are long on rhetoric, but short on substance. Building a better biology is not as easy as some skeptics seem to think it is. CMI’s Lita Cosner responds to today’s correspondent with comments interspersed.

Erin writes:

Hello people, I am a Christian and I love science. I have a question, or series of questions I would like to run by anyone of you who are versed in the sciences, biology, and physics, and, who are fellow Christians. I enjoy your books and materials, as well.

The essential core of my question is this: We look at nature, the human body, and even evangelism, and we see alot of ineffeciency, at least what appears to be inefficient, to us. I see two classes of arguments put forth: The atheists will look at the world and say “The human body is inefficient, compared to “Theoretically Ideal” engines and mechanisms, and “I would design things better than your God”. The second statement put forth is that the human body and nature are very efficient, for the tasks they have to carry out. Its like: Human flesh is too easy to damage, and yet, the human body is also incredibly strong and flexible. When compared to electronic circuits, human neurons and neural synapses function at the slower chemical-reaction speeds, and yet, neurons, synapses, and the data processing systems of biology are much more intricate and powerful than artificial machines, in other ways. So which is it? Thats part of my question.

As a Christian, I know that the universe is young (ie a few thousand years old) and was created in six 24 hour days. I know that molecules to man Evolution is false, even though “micro evolution”: Change within a basic Kind, is real. I know that when God created everything originally it was perfect, good, and, the death and problems came with the fall of Adam and Eve. And, I know Jesus will return one day and restore and regenerate the universe.

When an atheist says “If I were to design a human body, I would have made it super efficient, not weak and frail like our bodies.” What should I say? The atheist engineer told me “I would have made humans able to get energy from solar power, which is all around us, instead of having to eat food meals or starve. I would have made human bodies with super strong and light carbon fiber skeletons and tougher polymer skins, so we would not be easilly damaged like proteins and bones are. I would have used some method other than blood and hemoglobin and a brain that needs oxygen to survive, this is a weak system.” You get the picture. How would you respond to this atheist? He also said: “While I deny your Gospel, I could think of a more efficient means to spread it, than what appears in your Bible. If I were God, I would write Gospel verses on the clouds every day in all languages, so noone could deny it, and, instead of having inefficient fallen humans do it, I would have angels appear and tell people to turn to Jesus, that would be more convincing.” How would you respond to him?

Sincerely,

Erin

Thank you

CMI Information Officer Lita Cosner’s responses are interspersed:

Dear Erin,…

My comments are interspersed below:

Hello people, I am a Christian and I love science. I have a question, or series of questions I would like to run by anyone of you who are versed in the sciences, biology, and physics, and, who are fellow Christians. I enjoy your books and materials, as well.

I’m glad you enjoy our resources.

The essential core of my question is this: We look at nature, the human body, and even evangelism, and we see alot of ineffeciency, at least what appears to be inefficient, to us. I see two classes of arguments put forth: The atheists will look at the world and say “The human body is inefficient, compared to “Theoretically Ideal” engines and mechanisms, and “I would design things better than your God”.

This shows a lot of ignorance on the atheist’s part, which I’ll get to more below. For now I’ll refer you to our Design Questions and Answers page which has a lot of instances where scientists have looked to nature to improve their own designs….

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