I noticed that your analogies have a remarkably similar construction to the analogies of William Paley, the father of the “intelligent design” argument. By noting the way certain things like computer code and music are structured as plans that have a purpose, you made the argument that in this way, DNA also fits the mold of a plan in that it determines our physical features. Considering this, why is it that DNA codes for unpurposeful tissues in the body, like male nipples and armpit hair? If it is true that DNA was God’s creation, why is it that useless structures are in the human anatomy?
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Human Knowledge: Foundations and Limits
Especially is God revealed in His rational creation, man, who having been created in the image of God is the highest of God's works on earth. It is for this reason that the Christian school gives emphasis to the "humanities": the study of man's language, his literature, his artistic achievements, the record of his history, the logic of his mathematical reasoning, and other forms of his personal and cultural expression. But the natural sciences are not disregarded. The glories of the vast universe and the myriad wonders of man's earthly habitation testify that their Creator is a God of order, of beauty, and of power (Ps. 19:1; Rom. 1:20). The perfect suitability of man's physical environment to his needs and the fact that God committed the earth to man to subdue and enjoy (Gen. 1-2) witness to the goodness of God in His love for and delight in His human creation. Though the study of nature has often displaced the study of nature's God, even to the point of man's worshiping the creation rather than the Creator (Rom. 1:25), nevertheless God Himself pronounced the material universe "good" and established its laws and processes as means of accomplishing His will for man (Gen. 1:31). The Christian school curriculum includes astronomy, physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and related subjects because they provide a knowledge of God's nature and His work in this world. In the curriculum of the Christian school, the voice of creation joins with that of the written revelation in praise of the glory and goodness of God.
From Evolution to Creation: A Personal Testimony
For example, Hitler saw in evolutionary theory the scientific justification for his personal view just the same as social Darwinists of the nineteenth century did for their terrible abuses. There's no question that evolution was behind all Nazi thought from beginning to the end. And yet few people were aware of that, and Hitler even sucked up a quasi-Christian commitment from the church of the state of his day. Erich Fromm wrote, "The religion of social Darwinism belongs to the most dangerous elements within the thoughts of the last century. It aids the propagation of ruthless national and racial egoism by establishing it as a moral norm. If Hitler believed in anything at all, then it was in the laws of evolution, which justified and sanctified his actions and especially his cruelties." How does that work? Evolution is the survival of—what?—the fittest. Hitler was just playing out the evolutionary role. He was the fittest and so he massacred everybody else, under the evolutionary thesis that he was perpetuating the strongest and he was aiding in the development of the super race. That was all borne out of evolutionary theory. In the biological theory of Darwin, Hitler found his most powerful weapon against traditional, against religious and Christian values. He singled out the idea of biological evolution as the greatest weapon he had against traditional religion, and he repeatedly condemned Christianity for its opposition to evolution. He hated Christianity. In fact he said, and I quote Hitler, "I regard Christianity as the most fatal, seductive lie that ever existed." And , , was basically Hitler's evolutionary theory working its way out politically, and was the justification for the destruction of the masses who threatened the continued evolution of the super race. In , Hitler wrote, "He who would live must fight. He who does not wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist. I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature. Nature likes bastards only a little." And finally he said, "All that is not of pure race in this world is trash." And so he destroyed the Jews, he destroyed the blacks, he destroyed the Gypsies and he was aiding natural selection and fulfilling the evolutionary biological dream. The head of the Nazi Labor Front said that Hitler's massacres expressed, and I quote, "The highest and best in manhood." Julian Huxley, a biologist and evolutionist, wrote in 1964, said, "Evolution is the most powerful, most comprehensive idea that has ever arisen on earth." And you know what? He's right. It is the single, greatest, satanic lie the world has ever known because it eliminates the need for a creator. People can avoid God altogether, particularly the biblical God.