Look at the world. Its a complex biosphere with many creatures and organisms
which we haven’t even discovered yet. This world and its life forms are so complex we
haven’t even come close to solving all its mysteries. All that we humans can do is offer
suggestions and theories, but nothing concrete. In this equation we can’t even answer the
most important question. How was the Earth formed? We offer theories but in the end
they are nothing more than theories. Suggestion to a reason which we can’t understand.
Why are we here? What is our purpose? If man is looking for a purpose, then is he saying
that there is a reason he is here? What good would a purpose be if you have no reason for
having it? What is your motive? Who are we trying to impress? I guess you can say the
Earth is here because we just got lucky. In the right place at the right time. There is no
reason for it, it just happened. On the other side of the coin is the possibility that someone
or something is behind this, an intelligent designer.
In the “Design Theist’s Argument”, discussion we touched on two premises. Lets
talk about “Premise Number One”. This premise is that the world is like a machine. A
machine consist of parts, which work together. This is how we usually can tell something
is a machine. The world is broken into parts then. What are these parts? To Believe this
premise you must believe the parts exist and be able to tell that they’re there. Can we
depicted different parts? Is the ocean a part? Is the air a part? What about the soil? Lets
see, if these thing are a part of the whole machine, being the Earth, then if we take one
away the machine will not work properly. If we took away the air would it make a
difference? Of course it would. Trees and animals need air to breath. Without air things
would begin to die off, change, break down. So by removing the air we have in a sense
taken away part of the Earth, right. By taking away that part of the Earth, the “machine” is
broken. If you look at the Earth in this sense, it is a machine by definition.
Premise number two says, “Machines do not appear by chance, but are intelligently
designed.” With this in mind remember we said the Earth is like a machine, so if machine
don’t appear by chance someone must have created the Earth. Who could have done this?
If we stop and think about what we have learned as kids, that the Earth was created by
God. Is that really so hard to believe? Is it easier to believe in chance? Look how well the
environment works together. Everything depended on eachother, just like parts in a
machine. Everything fits together. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the World is
perfect, not even machines are perfect. They all have glitches. All I’m saying is that things
work too well to be just by chance. Does a 747 get assembled by all the materials just
being there? It requires designers and builder. Without these designers and builder you
could leave those materials there for billions of years and you still wouldn’t have a 747
built. So if the Earth is more complex, than a 747, then how can we say it just made itself?
I consider myself to be a pretty open minded person, so I can see where people
who say that the world is not a machine, are coming from. You say the world isn’t like a
machine. The world may not be like a machine, but try and come up with another example.
A machine is a pretty good example, but I see that you could say a machine doesn’t grow.
Things on the Earth, that are natural, grow. They change size and looks. Machines can’t
gain mass or grow, for they aren’t human. Some people take the phrase, the world is like a
machine, too literally. They get offended because the feel like we are more complex then a
machine and that humans are better than machines. I thinks if they were to take the saying
as an example or look at the similarities, then they would not be offended. Another
argument would be that having parts doesn’t make you a machine. Again I feel that the
example is taken too seriously and literally.
People opposed of the idea of an intelligent designer have a hard time believing
that an intelligent mind would create such a sad and lonely world, full of starvation and
abuse. The fact that an intelligent person would let people be abused and mistreated
mystifies them. If you were intelligent enough to created this world, you could surely leave
out all the suffering. Is it right to have twelve year olds working all day in a factory and
very little earnings? Maybe the Designer didn’t create the suffering. The reason people are
suffering could actually be part of our own doing. If you design a machine and it breaks
or ruins something because of misuse, is it then the designers fault or the user? Do you
really believe that you are a puppet and someone else controls you every move? I thinks
I feel that we have cause the suffering. We are the reason twelve year olds are
making shoes for the wealthier to buy. I also pose the question that if we notice the
suffering, and it bothers us, can we not see a purpose to help eliminate the suffering. If
you already do not believe in an intelligent designer why then should you believe the
problem will fix itself. Some say, well maybe we don’t have a purpose. Why then do so
many of us search for one? If we didn’t have a purpose why would we search for one?
There is purpose though. Our minds need to find this purpose, so that it will be satisfied
that it is accomplishing something. If we feel the need to find purpose then purpose must
The world is so complex. There are so many unanswered questions, but we
question. Therefore the answers must be out there. All the thoughts about why things exist
and how they got here are so complex that someone or something must have came up
with this design we call life. If we truly thought the Earth happened by chance we would
probably just accept that solution, but we don’t. Then the answers have to be out there
known to someone or thing. An intelligent being. You can argue that there is no intelligent
designer, but in doing so you forfeit your purpose. Life would be meaningless, but we
search for reason therefore there is. All I can do is question. I offer you only what I see as
true. I can not make up your mind, only allow you to have something to think about, but
one day we will all know the truth. The truth is out there.