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Dennis Prager has written an excellent article on science and intelligent design.  Couple of items:

Last week, in Nice, France, I was privileged to participate, along with 30 scholars, mostly scientists and mathematicians, in a conference on the question of whether the universe was designed, or at least fine-tuned, to make life, especially intelligent life. Participants — from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Berkeley and Columbia among other American and European universities — included believers in God, agonistics and atheists.

But it was clear that the scientific consensus was that, at the very least, the universe is exquisitely fine-tuned to allow for the possibility of life. It appears that we live in a “Goldilocks Universe,” in which both the arrangement of matter at the cosmic beginning and the values of various physical parameters — such as the speed of light, the strength of gravitational attraction and the expansion rate of the universe – are just right. And unless one is frightened of the term, it also appears the universe is designed for biogenesis and human life.


They [many atheist scientists as Prager puts it] have put forward the notion of a multiverse — the idea that there are many, perhaps an infinite number of, other universes. This idea renders meaningless the fine-tuning and, of course, the design arguments.

After all, with an infinite number of universes, a universe with parameters friendly to intelligent life is more likely to arise somewhere by chance.

But there is not a shred of evidence of the existence of these other universes. Nor could there be since contact with another universe is impossible.

But Prager argues and I think he is right, that you cannot use science to prove which religion is right.  At some point you have to believe in something.  Examine the Bible.  It is the book that says in Psalm 34:8: “O taste and see if the Lord is good.” (KJV).  The Bible says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith…” (II Corinthians 13:5 [KJV]).  What about the verse that says:  “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God:” (Romans 3:23 [KJV]).  No human book would flatter man like that.  At some point you have to decide:  Jesus Christ is Lord or He is not.  It’s my prayer that all who read this blog will make the right decision.  For more information on how to receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord go here.


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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