6. Precision is not an accident
Imagine a horse running across uneven terrain without a pause, weaving in and out among the other horses in the heard, seemingly effortlessly. Imagine a man made six legged robot slowly inching its way ungracefully across the same terrain. Inside the horse neurons are firing billions of times a second, smoothly coordinating the horse's graceful stride, powered by natural non-polluting energy converted by its digestive system from plants in the surrounding environment. The robots clumsy movements, powered by toxic chemicals, being guided by a skillfully written man made program or a man with a remote standing behind the bushes. The horse can react swiftly to changing conditions, to other horses, to men, birds, rain or snow, hills or slopes. The robot has no consciousness of anything. It could be in a lab, in a field or in a trash can and it would not know the difference. The horse stops to rest when it is tired, feed when it needs energy. The robot just stops.
It's not just the horse that we can look at, it is every living organism on the planet. From the molecules up, life operates with astonishing precision. An intelligently designed robot by comparison almost seems like a piece of junk. Yet robots represent hundreds of thousands of mind hours. Hours spent by people, thinking, designing, creating, utilizing their intelligence. The idea that life was intelligently designed was dismissed by many scientists over a hundred years before we understood what was really going on inside life, before we realized how a signal from the brain could travel to a specific muscle and contract it in unison with muscles all over the body. Intelligent design was rejected a hundred years before it was understood that proteins must be precise and are constructed by going through many stages of production and quality control.
Is life really so poorly designed that it had to have evolved? King David, who incidentally was not a scientist, discovered something that modern science (were it not stifled by the evolutionary paradigm) should have shown all of us some time ago.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.