Intelligent Design

(Reference Parables of the Deer chapters 63,68, and 70.)

 

For what can be known about God is plain to them because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. Romans 1:19–20

 

Many animals have a vomeronasal organ (sometimes called the 6th sense) that enables them to analyze pheromones (chemicals produced by members of their species). By curling his upper lip (flehmen response), pheromone scent molecules are drawn back to the buck’s vomeronasal organ under his upper lip, allowing him to determine the presence or absence of estrous from a doe’s urine, and how long ago the urine was passed. Could such a marvelous organ be the result of random chance, or does it point to an intelligent based design?

 

David Hume and Immanuel Kant are perhaps the most widely recognized critics of the classical arguments for the existence of God. Yet both of these men admitted they were most impressed by the teleological argument that Paul presents in Romans 1:19–20. The Teleological argument is essentially that the necessity of a creator God’s existence is undeniable because of the amazing order and apparent design in everything we see. The more sophisticated people and sc ...

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