Chapter 6: How Things Are Created
Theorem for Creations of Mankind: All things created by mankind have the following basic elements.
- First―a purpose for the creation.
- Second―a design for the creation.
- Third―knowledge and skills are required to design and build the creation.
- Fourth― possible evidence the creation has been optimized.
If things were created by chance―without human involvement―none of these elements would be present.
To validate the theorem, many examples of creations by mankind are discussed (e.g., paper clip, bicycle, automobile, the lunar landing, and the development of rubber by Charles Goodyear).
- The conclusions drawn from the discussion are that nothing can be created without a Creator.
- A science fiction trip is discussed where a paper clip is found on a faraway planet, and the question is asked, could it have been created by chance.
- On the planet, the crew also sees a rabbit.
- Why, we ask, can someone readily acknowledge that a paper clip cannot create itself on a remote planet, yet instantly be convinced that a little rabbit―orders of magnitude more complex than a paper clip―just happened completely by chance?
To demonstrate that things cannot be created by chance, this book personalizes chance. Chance is given the name of “Chancey,” (With a “y” added at the end of chance, “fancy” and “Chancey” rhyme.) Chancey’s picture is also displayed.
- Chancey starts a landscaping business, “Landscaping by Chancey.” This chapter discusses whether Chancey can be successful.
- Of course, he cannot be successful―he doesn’t have any intelligence, can’t make a decision, can’t see, can’t hear, can’t work, etc.
- He is not alive.
- Something that is not alive cannot create anything.
- The book places Chancey into many different scenarios showing that he is incapable of creating anything.
- We find he cannot design a paper clip, a bicycle, an automobile, or a spacecraft.
- Yet many people become convinced that he can create the Universe, and all forms of life.
This chapter discusses: Why would someone choose not to believe in God?
- They will never know if they are correct.
- If they are right, when they die, it’s all over. They cease to exist. No chance to look up believers and tell them, “I told you so.”
- The only thing they can find out for sure is if they were wrong!
- When they die and see other people, they will know they were wrong.
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