Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Friday, March 17, 2006

Intelligent Design

A few weeks ago I commented that the expression “Intelligent Design” was the understatement of the ages. I realized then, that there are educators, courts, and legislatures in the country that think the expression is an over statement or absolutely false. In any case, the concept is not allowed to be taught.

Further reflection has caused me to think of the alternatives to Intelligent Design.

1. No design at all, Chaos, disorder, cacophony.

2. Design, but obviously not intelligent, sort of like a preschooler’s

3. Apparently intelligent, but no design. Sort of like an astrophysicist
playing with legos that do not fit with each other.

4. Neither intelligent nor designed. Time plus chance plus nothing. Sort of
like 6 billion people (all of us) winning 6 billion different lotteries,
each with a probability of 1 billion to one.

There are probably other alternatives then these mentioned, but being a man of little faith I will stick with the understatement, “Intelligent Design.”

1 comment:

Heather said...

I am so thankful that I am intelligently designed. And carefully cared for every day.