A chasm exists between all physical objects fashioned by human hands and those made by God. That which is made by us may appear to exhibit genius in design and construction, but a closer inspection always reveals much crudeness. The automobile is a good example of a human masterpiece of functional design. However, a close inspection reveals many small flaws—e.g., imperfections in the shaping of the metal parts—in its manufacture that eventually spell its destruction, most often in less than a decade.1

With God’s creations this is not so; increasing magnification always reveals added dimensions of design, detail, and function. Examination of a beautiful Swiss watch with a scanning electron microscope shows the metal parts of the finest craftsman to be crudely machined with minute flaws and imperfections everywhere.

Conversely, pictures of the natural world taken with the scanning electron microscope reveal that the more closely the natural world is examined, the greater the functional complexity and symmetry of design appear. The microscopic cells of plants and animals are chemical factories more elaborate than, and producing products of a quality that far exceeds, any constructed by humans.

The complex macromolecules making up organelles reveal even more detail and are beautiful examples of the design found throughout the submicroscopic world. This is likewise true of the subatomic particles that make up the atoms in the macromolecules. The finest of human creations seem shabby when compared with those designed by the Master Architect.

Modern research tools such as the scanning tunneling electron microscope have vastly opened up the world of nature, revealing a design that is not apparent at a lower magnification. The color scheme, design, intricacy of composition, and patterns that high magnification reveals are similar to those found in the natural world by the naked eye, but they are far more complex.2

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