Ending the day of Saturday, May 24th, and looking ahead to Monday, May 26th for the new Venom record entitled “HELL”, I would like to ask a question to all my atheistic readers: let’s try to understand them.
Some of us have been christians, muslims, et cetera, and then… grew up. We realized, whether wrong or right, that life doesn’t require fairytales to explain, nor does the complexity of it, or existence of the universe at all. I concede that I myself do not know everything. I also concede that science doesn’t. But we (science and I) do know quite a lot.
For example: did you know that sandcastles, airplanes, and likewise are absolutely nothing like human DNA? Did you know that they’re made in no way similar to how we’re ‘created’?
Well, let’s forget all of this science hogwash, and take our journey into the realm of creationism.
To get us started, here’s a video I’ve outright stolen from a reader who commented earlier on my post about the absurdity of the banana argument. I think we can all enjoy it.
If you will, pretend that the claims in this video made sense to you, an atheist, as opposed to the creationist version of you.
Why does it?
Is it because the human body is as good of a machine as an airplane? Is it because the human body is as flimsy as a sandcastle? Is it because the cells that run our body couldn’t have evolved independently and later became a part of our own body?
I wasn’t a creationist all too long ago, so I know easy answers to all of these. You do too probably. But if you want to get into the creationist mindset, you have to follow these arguments and consider them, whether valid or not. Still, the question really persists: is the human body complex in the same way as an airplane? Is the human body complex in the same way that sand on a beach formed into a sandcastle is?
The final question may be most interesting: if so, what is the logical conclusion?
Regardless, the airplane has specific parts that humans designed using products found in nature. Arguing that a tornado going through a junkyard could do that is absurd, because it takes many many humans being very very specific with our products. Whereas humans are made of the same biological material as any other being and having bred through use of available resources that didn’t need to be refined.
The sandcastle is formed up of billions of grains of sand that we’ve added water to in order to make them stick to eachother, and is put there by hand in amazing designs of human-built workings. Sometimes you’ll get someone making a sand human as opposed to a candcastle, but they’re never as sexy as me!
On the other hand, consider that the human body is so much more complex in every way than either of those. Yet there are lower creatures in complexity all the way back to single celled organisms. Does that mean we’re designed because we’re more complex than what we can create ourselves?
I don’t think so. Humans are poorly adapted because we took control of our surroundings at an interesting time during our evolution. We’ve got bad backs, we’ve got arthritis, we can get skin cancer easier, et al.
This supports evolution.
Humanity has made massive strides in technology in the past one hundred years, but our bodies are still amazingly complex in comparison. Evolution has taken millions upon millions of years to get us how we are, so it’s quite the amazing process and experiment in complexity itself.
Sort of related is that today as we visited the gravesites of those long since past on both sides of my family, I reached a sort of zen inspecting the various bugs to be found. No, I didn’t get up close because I don’t like bugs, but just seeing them and how they’re adapted to various ways of life sort of made me feel a connection to them. Not in some bogus spiritual way, but in a ‘we’re family’ sort of way.
Looking back upon what Darwin realized so long ago, it would be quite easy to overlook if one weren’t looking. Of course the roots of evolution go back so much further than him, but it’s just amazing that anyone could take as much time to look at things and understand that they are adapted for different ways of life.
I live that every day, and it keeps me in constant awe.
When I felt we had a creator, everything was as-is with no variation other than god’s plan for each animal and species of animal. It was underwhelming to an extent, just like everything else. Truly, it seems, that everything around me has strangely become more beautiful since my conversion from the faith, when everyone around me feels that I should be the opposite.
Anyone else feel like this or am I all alone?
Anyhow, so many blogs today because I’ll be in Ohio tomorrow. My parents are going to my dad’s sister’s church in the morning and I decided to go up there (though not to church) for the wonderful sights. Maybe it’s that atheistic zen I’ve been talking about, eh?
Think about it, guys.