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Evidence for God: Design (Part 3 –Life on Earth)

In Part 1, we considered the order of the cosmos as expressed in the laws of physics as evidence for God, while in Part 2 we looked at fine-tuning. Here we focus on the existence of intelligent life. As in the previous cases, the contention is that theism provides the best explanation for the life we observe on Earth, including the existence of intelligent life.

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God and the Existence of an Ordered Universe: 7 Quick Points

1)      Consider the principle that there is some explanation for everything that happens or exists. This idea seems compelling. Scientists and historians examine the world believing that there are explanations for the facts they discover; they do not do so in vain.

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Evidence for God: Design (Part 2 – Fine-Tuning of the Cosmos)

In Part 1, we considered the laws of physics as evidence for God. Our focus here is on the so-called fine-tuning of the cosmos. The basic idea is that various features of the universe are ‘just right’ for the existence of stars, galaxies and life itself; had they been slightly different the human race could not exist.

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Higgs’ Caution and Dawkins’ Unfalsifiable Fundamentalism

 British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs has cautioned scientists that Richard Dawkins brand of atheism amounts to “anti-religious Fundamentalism”. To be fair to Dawkins, social scientists and historians might find this claim a little implausible. Historically, “fundamentalism” can describe several groups; Protestant Fundamentalism refers to

 …a movement that arose in the late 19th and early 20th centuries within American Protestantism reacting against “modernist” theology and biblical criticism as well as changes in the nation’s cultural and social scene.

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