The Case for a Creator
by Lee Strobel

An attempt to prove God exists by appealing to the authority of theistic scientists instead of by appealing to the authority of the Bible. Strobel went around interviewing experts in various sciences who told him that the latest evidence in their field points to intelligent design rather than Darwinism. The problem is that Darwinists can appeal to atheistic scientists in each of the same fields.

Strobel provides footnotes that point to scientific studies that presumably support the generalizations of his scientists. But who is going to look up the information? And who could understand it if they bothered to look it up?

The Darwinists are faulted many times for not providing a detailed explanation for how natural processes could have produced this or that, but none of the theistic scientists ever offer a detailed explanation of how a creator could possibly have created this or that same thing.

The best argument for a creator is the fact, if it is a fact, that scientists on the other side in some cases acknowledge the data that Strobel’s scientists allege and come up with desperate theories such as punctuated equilibrium or the idea of multiple universes to accommodate this data. When scientists on both sides acknowledge the same data, the data favors intelligent design:

  1. The Big Bang theory
  2. The Cambrian explosion with its lack of transitional forms and sudden appearance of all kinds of species fully formed
  3. The information in DNA.
“Science, you might say, has discovered that our existence is infinitely improbable, and hence a miracle.” p. 42

“The multiverse idea rests on assumptions that would be laughed out of town if they came from a religious text” p. 144-145

Year Read: 2007

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