Following The Evidence #28

The probability of winning the first division Lotto in Australia is one in 62.8 million. However, in Australia you have a 1 in 107 chance of dying in a motor vehicle crash during your lifetime. If you are a woman, you have a 1 in 250 chance of having twins from a natural pregnancy. You also have a 1 in 135,000 chance of being struck by lightening. Frivolous facts? Yes, but they lead us to ask a far more important question. What is the probability that God exists?

There are seven sources we could identify to build a framework for our questions. We could use reason, sensory perception, intuition, feeling, experience, history, and experts. However, all of these are insufficient! Over the next few days, we will build a case for the probability of God. A case that will see the odds improve the more we dig into the subject. By the time I am finished you will see an absolute certainty that God exists 1-1.
The Bible invites us to test the claims that He is the creator. To do that we must apply the test of probability. There is nothing random about the way particles hold together at the atomic level and design is the only answer. The fine-tuning of constants in the realm of physics (e.g. the laws of gravity) are, according to the experts, statistically impossible. Yet it is happening. Design is evident. The idea that the universe could happen by chance is even more statistically impossible.

The probability of a protein molecule can be formed by on its own by chance processes is 10/190. That is far into the realm of impossibility. Unless God is involved as Creator, none of these things are possible. This is exaggerated by the probability of a cell coming about by chance. The probability of gathering together, at one time, 2,000 protein molecules that would be necessary to start life is one chance in 10 to the power of 5 billion (Not my figures but those of chemist Harold J Morowitz). Yet apparently, life formed in the face of such impossibility. How?

Fred Hoyle states that “a commonsense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there is no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”

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