Engineering

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Intelligent Design Theory from the Point of View of a Physicist

00:06 | What is your area of research interest? 00:48 | What made you doubt the universally accepted neo-Darwinian explanation? 02:40 | Does the accumulation of minor mutations cause evolutionary changes on a larger scale? 04:00 | What is the difference between microevolution and macroevolution? 05:19 | Does intelligent design theory lead to the development of science?

The Designed ‘Just So’ Universe

What does it mean on a human level for an engineer to design a product? On a grand scale, what would it mean to say that the universe is the product of an intelligent designer? And what evidence is there to support such a claim? What features of the universe suggest that a "home" has been carefully crafted for our benefit? William Paley in his classic Natural Theology (1802) provided evidence from both the physical sciences and the biological sciences for a designed universe, but the strength of his argument for design was limited by the scientific understanding of his time, and was subsequently called into question by Darwin's theory of evolution. However, discoveries in astronomy and cosmology in the last half of the twentieth century have provided extremely compelling evidence for a designed universe. My purpose in this article is to provide a clear indication of what is meant by design and then summarize the factual basis from cosmology that our universe is indeed uniquely designed as a habitat for life in general and humans in particular. Read More ›
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Electric power tower showing structural complexity
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Is There Scientific Evidence for the Existence of God?

Introduction What is implied by the concept of “an intelligently designed universe”? What does it mean on a grand scale to assert that the universe is the product of an intelligent designer? In a scientific age that exalts rationalism and chance, what empirical evidence could possibly support such a claim? As humans contemplating the immense complexity of the cosmos, might Read More ›