Life Could be Evolving Right Now! And so could Robots!
April 10, 2019
Religious Story Telling
The article linked to the picture below is a typical example of a myth created by those trying to propagate the naturalistic faith position. The article states, "Proxima-b, only 4.24 light years away, receives 250 times more X-ray radiation than Earth and could experience deadly levels of ultraviolet radiation on its surface. How could life survive such a bombardment? Cornell University astronomers say that life already has survived this kind of fierce radiation, and they have proof: you." So in their mind, because we exist, evolution must be true. They start with a conclusion and will take any observation and force it to support their belief.
What is actually observed?
The article states what we actually observe with high levels of radiation - "High levels of radiation cause biological molecules like nucleic acids to mutate or even shut down". In other words, actual science and observation shows that radiation destroys the genetic information required for life. Their faith actually runs opposite to observation! This is what I call and blind and irrational faith.
Why not robots?
Because of what we are discovering about genetics, we know that life is insanely complex. The genetic programming is more advanced than anything humans have been able to build. The so-called simple bacterium is far more complex than the robotics being engineered today. So wouldn't it be more plausible to wonder if robots are popping into existence out of nothing around the universe? As far as mathematical odds go, it would be far more likely for robots to form randomly than life and they would be able to withstand radiation much better. For that matter, it would be even more likely that buildings or pizza would pop into existence before either life or robots. We should have a universe filled with buildings and pizzas!! Of course we know this idea to be ridiculous. Why? Because robots have a robotics engineer, buildings and architects and construction workers, and pizzas have pizzaiolos (pizza makers). If there is design, there is a designer and life is THE most complex system known to man by far.
What does the evidence actually support?
The naturalist could then say, you are starting with the conclusion of God/intelligent design and forcing the observations into that belief. But is that true? Do we see complex genetic programming, sophisticated molecular machines that read, build, and repair genetic information, intricately designed systems in life such as photosynthesis, the cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system. The answer of course is YES! Observation points overwhelmingly to design. Unlike macro-evolution, intelligent design is a reasoned faith based on observation.
Click the image below to read a scientific article to support this statement.
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