I am a graduate engineer with a PhD in Civil Engineering
I have been designing and building things for over 55 years
I know with absolute certainty that even simple structures, such as a dog kennel, do NOT self create themselves in the way postulated by the theory of evolution as espoused by many
I know that even to produce a dog kennel from timber a person needs basic instruction, certain tools and an experiential framework that allows one to conceptualize this thing called a dog kennel, design it and build it
I also know that most people will do a pretty scrappy job of their dog kennel -- particularly first time round
I have it that you and I as human beings are massively more complex than a dog kennel
We are massively more complex than an Airbus A380 aircraft which is one of the more technologically complex machines on the planet today and it is clearly apparent that the Airbus A380 could ONLY come into existence as the culmination of thousands of man years of experience in all the different facets of the design and construction of an advanced aircraft
AND the Airbus A380 is the consequence of decades of iterative and progressive design elaboration from the first Wright brothers aircraft an "evolutionary process" if you will because engineering design is, of necessity, an evolutionary and progressive elaboration way of doing things -- so I have NO difficulty with an evolutionary creative process because MOST of what Darwin and others claim IS VALID
That said, I hold that anyone who has designed and built even something as modest as a dress or jersey, a dog kennel, or whatever, will vouch of the fact that it needs guidance from others, or books of instruction or trial and error before one gets it right and that the second one is easier and better than the first one, and the third better than the second, etc
So, I hold that YOU know from experience that the world we live in with all its complexity is the consequence of evolutionary structured engineering thought, design and construction and that, by extension, our bodies and those of the animals and plants around us HAVE to be the consequence of evolutionary, structured, experienced and HIGHLY CREATIVE thought and action by some form of super engineer
They CANNOT be the result of some form of random self creative process
Yes, this leaves us with the problem of "where did this super engineer come from" but that is a more honest question than an argument that assumes that a universe as complex as ours housing a solar system as complex as ours housing a planet as complex as ours and housing human beings, animals and plants as diverse and complex as ours self created themselves with their extreme precision
The REAL problem boils down to the extreme foolishness of claiming that "the bible says this was ALL created in seven days of 24 hours each" -- which is a translation error -- the word "day" relates to a "period of indeterminate duration"
Versus the extreme foolishness of claiming that this all self invented and self created itself
Which brings us to the closing question "if this all self created itself where did the stuff come from that it is made from?" versus "if this massively intelligent super engineer exists, where did He come from?"
I submit for your consideration that the answer to the first question is the SAME as the answer to the second question because there IS only one valid question, "where did the Creator of all this come from" to which He replies "I am self-existing, I have ALWAYS existed" which, since i can pinch myself to see I exist, has to be the most relevant answer and one which I choose to accept having had innumerable experiences that validate that He DOES exist
If you are NOT sure, ask Him to help you to see that He is real and then suspend your disbelief to see what happens -- IF you search sincerely I have COMPLETE confidence you WILL find Him for He DESIRES to be found by you AND to have a deep personal relationship WITH YOU!!
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