The Silent Scientific Revolution
March 6, 2012
A revolution is taking place in several scientific fields right now. But it’s a silent revolution, and you won’t hear or read much about it unless you search diligently for it. It’s silent because a lot of people don’t want you to know about it!
What’s this revolution all about?
It’s really pretty simple. When astrophysicists look into the farthest reaches of the vast universe around us, and into the mysteries of our Milky Way galaxy and the intricacies of our solar system, everywhere they look they see laws that have fine-tuned our planet for life.
So many things had to be just right, or none of us would be here! And the odds of this arising by random chance are so infinitesimally small as to be mathematically impossible!
On the other end of the size scale, going from solar systems to cells, microbiologists are finding things that just shouldn’t be (at least if one accepts the evolutionary viewpoint). They’re finding that cells, rather than being simple structures as long assumed, are actually incredibly sophisticated microscopic machines with multiple intricate parts carrying out complex and complicated tasks.
And DNA discoveries are even more amazing. Scientists are now coming to understand that DNA is an extraordinarily complex code of instructions for how to assemble every protein and molecule in every living thing. How did such sophisticated information evolve from nonliving matter—or before that, from nothing? Science offers no answers.
These astounding discoveries about DNA not long ago led one of the world’s most noted atheists, Oxford University professor Antony Flew, to state: “What I think the DNA material has done is that it has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements to work together.”
He went on to conclude: “The laws of nature . . . and the existence of the universe—can only be explained in the light of an Intelligence that explains both its own existence and that of the world. Such a discovery of the divine does not come through experiments and equations” (There Is a God, 2008, p. 75, 155).
What did he see that made him change his mind and conclude that the only logical, rational answer behind these discoveries is a divine intelligence far greater than ours?
We give you a taste in the March-April issue of The Good News, which should be arriving in your mailbox any day now (if you haven’t already received it). You need to see some of the evidence yourself. You need to see what some outstanding scientific minds are admitting, that the only answer is that a Creator God is behind the astounding perfection they see!
And there’s lots more to this issue as well—more food for thought to help you better understand your Bible and what’s going on in the world around you. We’re privileged to share this wonderful Good News with you!
Scott Ashley—Managing editor, The Good News