Hover over Romans 1:20-22 for proof of God's existence, and over Matthew 5:27-28 for Judgment Day’s perfect standard. Then hover over John 3:16-18 for what God did, and over Acts 17:30-31 for what to do.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Arizona Atheist

<< Hmmm... interesting post. Well, what if the christian is wrong? What if allah is the one true god? Then the christian is just in as much trouble as the atheist. But since these imaginary people don't exist, no one has to worry about any of that anyway :- ) >>

Dear Arizona Atheist, I don’t believe you exist. I don’t believe anyone wrote your post. That may sound stupid, but that’s what the professing atheist does. Let me explain by quoting from a new book I have coming out in three weeks called, How to Know God Exists:

The DNA Factor

Think for a moment if you could ever believe that the book you are holding happened by accident. Here’s the argument: There was nothing. Then paper appeared, and ink fell from nowhere onto the flat paper and shaped itself into perfectly formed letters of the English alphabet. Initially, the letters said something like this: “fgsn&k cn1clxc dumbh cckvkduh vstupidm ncncx.” As you can see, random letters rarely produce words that make sense. But in time, mindless chance formed them into the order of meaningful words with spaces between them. Periods, commas, capitals, italics, quotes, paragraphs, margins, etc., also came into being in the correct placements. The sentences then grouped themselves so that they related to each other, giving them coherence. Page numbers fell in sequence at the right places, and headers, footers, and footnotes appeared from nowhere on the pages, matching the portions of text to which they related. The paper trimmed itself and bound itself into a book. The ink for the cover fell from different directions, being careful not to incorrectly mingle with the other colors, forming itself into the graphics, title, and author name. There are multiple copies of this book, so the book then developed the ability to replicate itself thousands of times over. With this thought in mind, notice that in the following description of DNA, it is likened to a book:

If you think of your genome (all of your chromosomes) as the book that makes you, then the genes are the words that make up the story…The letters that make up the words are called DNA bases, and there are only four of them: adenine (A), guanine (G), cytosine (C), and thymine (T). It's hard to believe that an alphabet with only four letters can make something as wonderful and complex as a person![1]

To liken DNA to a book is a gross understatement. The amount of information in the 3 billion base pairs in the DNA in every human cell is equivalent to that in 1,000 books of encyclopedia size.[2] It would take a person typing 60 words per minute, eight hours a day, around 50 years to type the human genome. And if all the DNA in your body’s 100 trillion cells was put end to end, it would reach to the sun (90 million miles away) and back over 600 times.[3]

[1] Kids Genetics, GlaxoSmithKline http://genetics.gsk.com/kids/dna01.htm.
[2] Denton, Evolution: Theory in Crisis.
[3] “Genome Facts,” Nova Online .