The Many Miracles of Evolution By Ray Comfort<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
It was Stephen Hawking, who said, "It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us." Atheists' beliefs vary as much as atheists themselves. Still, they all hold a fundamental belief that unifies them. An "atheist" believes that there is no God and that man came into being without any intelligent design. If there was no designer, then an atheist owes his existence to random chance, over millions or billions of years, of course.
While some believers in evolution deny that evolution is a random process, if it's not unplanned, then it's planned. And if it is planned, then there is Someone doing the planning.
Let's be a fly on the wall as man evolves as an unplanned being. We will give him a generic name, just to make it easier for us to refer to him. Let's call him "Adam." As a fly on the wall, we are there when Adam takes his first breath. It is fortunate that, when his lungs drew in the air that surrounded him, the air was there. If there had been no air, he wouldn't have been able to breathe and he would have instantly died. But for some reason it was there, presumably at 14.7 pounds per square inch.
But it's more miraculous than the air just being there. It was fortunate the air was made up of 78.09 percent nitrogen and 20.95 percent oxygen-the exact mixture that his lungs and blood needed to survive. Without that oxygen Adam would have gasped, and his first breath would have been his last. What a miracle of chance that oxygen existed in just the right percentage to maintain Adam's life, and the life of his wife, whom we will give the generic name "Eve." She needed to be around to procreate the Adamic race. It's another amazing miracle that she evolved (with lungs) by chance over millions of years to maturity, at the same time as Adam.
It was also an amazing coincidence that gravity existed at the time of their evolution. Without it, the first man and his first mate would have spun off into the infinitude of space. But for some reason it evolved and matured at just the right time to keep their feet firmly planted on the Earth, which also evolved.
Another fantastic happenstance: the fact that Adam and his companion not only evolved a thirst for liquid that they had never tasted, but the needed life-giving water also evolved for them at just the right time. Without its quenching ability, they would have dried out and died out.
Another incredible twist of Providence was that light existed. Somehow the sun evolved and set itself at 93 million miles away from Planet Earth. Without light, Adam and Eve wouldn't have been able to see each other, to come together for procreation, so that they could bring forth offspring after their own kind. But the light wasn't just for them to see each other. Without it, they would have starved to death, because the food that had evolved could not have existed without photosynthesis. A process which itself evolved over the years.
Bear in mind that an atheist believes that all these miraculous coincidences took place by chance.
But he doesn't just believe that man and woman came into being without a Creator, but that all of creation did-amazing flowers, massive trees, succulent fruits, beautiful birds, the animal kingdom, the sea, fish, natural laws, etc. His faith is much greater than mine. I could never for a moment believe that all these things happened by chance. Never in a million years. But the believing atheist does, and he amazingly looks down intellectually on those that maintain that all this incredible creation wasn't an accident at all, but the act of an incredible Creator.
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