Case-Making 101: Is There Evidence In the Universe For The Existence of God? Part 2 Teleological Evidence

by Teri Dugan

Recently I was showing an “Anatomy” video to my high school students and I heard the Narrator say (concerning the mechanics of the human hand): “This is evolution’s grandest design.”  What took me aback was not only the assumption that our hands have evolved, but the Narrator’s use of the word ‘design.’ How can a random process like evolution that is non-living and non-thinking be praised for its design? Isn’t design an intelligent action that has intention and purpose?

Evidence for a Theistic God who created the universe by Intelligent Design is supported by Teleological Evidence:  Evidence from design in nature and the cosmos.

Premise #1

Whatever has the appearance of design must have a designer–A building must have a builder; a painting or sculpture must have an artist; and a computer must have a programmer.

*Premise #2:

The universe has the appearance of design:  Mathematics, engineering, physics and the fine-tuning of our Universe are all elements with evidence of design.

Premise #3:

Therefore, the Universe has a designer.

*Evidence for Premise #2

Evidence of Design in Mathematics:

Fibonacci Sequence: By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence are 1 and 1, or 0 and 1, depending on the chosen starting point of the sequence, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two…

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