Intelligent Design is Not Very Intelligent
Copyright 2014 David Ben Ya’akov / The Delusion Resistance.
Back in the early 1980’s the whole of Christendom heralded the introduction of Intelligent Design Theory. Back in that day, Intelligent Design was the Biblical answer to the Theory of Evolution. Evolution taught, and still teaches, that life on Earth came about by accident when a lightning bolt struck a puddle of primordial goo which allowed amino acids to come together to make proteins which in turn (miraculously) became single-celled animals. Anyone with any sort of unbiased thought process realized that this was a far-fetched theory that bordered on some sort of Science Fiction Religion that people actually believed. I’ve written articles about Evolution actually being a religion because the process possesses all of the articles of a faith. In essence, Evolution is a secular faith that has been established to rival the Judeo/Christian Ethic, not unlike Monopoly Money that its adherents try to pass off as valid currency.
So when Intelligent Design came on the scene it was seen as a common sense response to Evolution. It was postulated that life and creation itself is just too complicated to have happened by chance, no matter how much time was ascribed to the process. Since such wondrous complexity existed there had to be a designer. The proponents of Intelligent Design used the complexity of DNA Code to justify that since there was a code, there has to be a code writer and complexity demands a creator. Christianity saw this creator to be Yahweh, the God of the Bible, and they were correct in this assertion.
There was one problem that arose that came upon Intelligent Design’s proponents that they probably never saw coming. A few of us saw the problem with Intelligent Design, but like so many fads that Christians tend to take on unswerving, people were not convinced that a potential problem existed. The problem that they never saw coming is that the mounting evidence against Evolution was not only noticed by people of faith, but it was also noticed by those who were strong in the Evolution faith. Now, when a problem comes up with a theory there are two things that a scientist can do. Ethically, they can throw out the problem theory and start over again. If they take the unethical road, they will tend to come up with other explanations to try to justify their faulty theory.
One has to understand that for many years the subject of UFOs, aliens, and other unexplained things were scoffed at by serious scientists. Most men of learning thought such things to be the fantasy of imagination or what they considered the lunacy of the supernatural. To believe in such things was akin to believing in a Creator God who made all things. It can be understood why they would ascribe such things to the impossible. Let’s face it, if you believe in the unseen you have to entertain the thought that an unseen God exists. If you come to that notion you have to come to the conclusion that there is good and evil and that sin might exist; and, that a penalty for sin might exist. In essence, there has to be accountability, and secular men cannot accept accountability to the Judge of The Universe.
As mentioned above, over the years men who honestly seek the truth know that there isn’t enough time for Darwinian Evolution to occur, and there is a big problem with genetic mutations being harmful and/or deadly to the creature that experiences the mutation. They know that there is a 99 percent chance that such mutations will not work, leaving 1 out of 99 mutations to actually work and that a scant 4 billion years could not account for Evolution, even if one mutation occurred each day from the beginning of time. Another thing that stymied scientists is that if mutations occurred throughout history to make the variety of species that we see today to be here, the process of evolutionary macro-evolution has ceased and has never been observed through the history of mankind.
Toward the end of the last century, there were great advances in DNA manipulation. Around the turn of the century, we were introduced to Dolly the cloned sheep, human ears that were grown on the backs of mice and reports that the DNA of animals and plants had been mixed. Scientists started to realize that if mankind could make such strides in DNA science, perhaps a civilization that is much older would have made the same strides in antiquity and could have advanced enough to spread DNA and creatures throughout the universe. Of course, this meant that scientists had to start believing that life could exist outside of the sphere of Earth and they had to start wondering if the UFO reports that they had scoffed at for years might actually be true sightings of craft from other planets, star systems and/or galaxies.
I’m sure that in a closed room somewhere one or more scientists came to the conclusion that the failure of Darwinian Evolution had their backs up against the wall. The could either admit that they were wrong and that perhaps Religion was the answer, or they could come up with another way for life to have come to earth; Panspermia was born. Sure, there wasn’t enough time for Darwin’s Evolution to occur on earth, but the process could be accelerated if more advanced beings brought life to earth and gave it a kick-start. It would also be beneficial to Evolution if those same beings would come back from time to time to bring more advances and complexity to the evolutionary process. Whereas before Christians had ascribed Intelligent Design to Creation by Yahweh, it was now viable for scientists to hijack Intelligent Design and agree that yes, there were creators, but the creators were only aliens that were far more advanced with a history that reached perhaps millions of years farther back into antiquity. The aliens were now the gods and science say that we are their children. Now science could start to scrap much of Darwinian Evolution and use alien evolution as their modus operandi. No one had ever observed Darwinian Evolution, but millions of people had seen UFOs and millions claimed to be abducted by these aliens. Oh, and guess what, these aliens adopted the notion that they were the creators and that they did just what the scientists had postulated.
As I wrote in another article, there was a problem in the Christian Community already where Intelligent Design was concerned. Some mistakingly believed that it was okay to use Intelligent Design to verify the Gap Theory and the Day-Age Theory. In this, they believed that Yahweh used epochs of perhaps billions of years to make the world and all that is in it. They ignored that Yahweh stated that He did everything in six literal days. They also made another mistake in that Scripture is clear that sin and death entered the world because of Adam and Chava. If Yahweh used billions of years and the dying out of species then there was death on the earth before sin and death actually existed. Also, the days of Creation don’t mesh with the evolutionary model. For example, the plants were made a day or two before the sun, moon, and stars. Photosynthesis could not have occurred without the sun, nor could pollination occur without the pollinating animals which were created a day or two after the plants. Evolution says that first there was earth than there was water. Genesis says that there was water and then land came forth from the water. There were too many problems.
I see Intelligent Design as a deliberate tool of the enemy to do two things. First, it is a solution for the evolutionists to explain their warped theories of existence. Second, it is being used as a tool to attempt to meld Creationism and Evolution. It is a melding that will never work for believers as it waters down scripture to accommodate a dualistic belief to appease both camps. Of course, this only works to pervert believers because scientists would never believe in anything that might resemble having to do with Yahweh.
It is imperative for believers who seek Yahweh’s truth about the matter of Creation, not to adhere to or entertain Intelligent Design. It was an idea that was never very good and it has been perverted in order to cheapen Creation. We are told repeatedly in Scripture not to entertain the doctrines of this world. We are to think on Scripture only. We are told not to change Scripture, every, and that people who do such things are in store for some bad things in eternity. Believing in Intelligent Design is serving two masters, which we are strictly told not to do. We aren’t supposed to try to convince the world of Yahweh’s existence using their devices, but by using Scripture and living Holy lives. It is my hope that all true believers will heed His warnings, obey His Will and prosper through His blessings.