I read the most amazing book the other day. It was all about how 15 billion years ago all of the matter and energy of space was contained at one point. Suddenly it blew up. The fragments of that infinitesmal point filled all of space.
It explained how those fragments, as they hurtled outward, accidentally formed themselves into bunches of rocks and stars and rock stars and planets and suns. It explained how the first life on our planet was these little spores that parachuted down from heaven in seed pods from other planets. I guess those planets were impregnated with life from seed pods from other planets–even though we haven’t discovered life on any other planet but ours in the whole universe yet.
It said–but it didn’t explain how–our sun angled itself just right and at just the right distance from our planet to keep us all alive.
This book told how those random bits of exploded material account for everything from DNA and the laws of physics to the Taj Mahal, Shakespeare and Teletubbies. In that itty-bitty speck were corneas, dreams, fingernails, beer, skyscrapers, romance, artichokes, lipstick, the Curiosity Rover and our senses of sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing and humor.
Anyway, it explained in such a profound, powerful way how bumble bees and tortoises and magma and silicon and reality TV and shoes and ships and sealing wax and cabbages and kings all developed from those chemicals that came out of nowhere and were just sitting there–
It was an incredible book. The letters actually formed words and the words formed sentences and the sentences contained thoughts and the whole thing was arranged almost as if it were deliberately intended to communicate something.
Dang, all them theorems and arguments and evidence made so much sense it almost seemed as if they were designed. It was all I could do to keep from thinking the book had actually been conceived and put together by an intelligent being.
But–naw. . .
(See Richard Dawkins interview on the “appearance” of design in the human body: http://support.discovery.org/site/MessageViewer?em_id=4042.0&dlv_id=9422 )