The Scientific Case for Design
The universe is a vast and mysterious place. From the smallest
sub-atomic particle, through the intricate nano-technology of the living
cell, to Planet Earth, the Solar System and the furthest galaxy, our
universe is stunningly beautiful and exceedingly complex. And it poses
Where did it come from? Why is it here? What
is my part in it? Most generations across history have, largely by
intuition, perceived that the natural and living worlds point to an
intelligent source and have found meaning in it from that viewpoint.
The rise of modern science from around the 18th century
has uncovered deeper secrets of the universe and discovered an amazing
array of forces, structures and connections as diverse as those found in
quantum physics and the genetic code. In uncovering how natural and
living systems function, science has hugely broadened our understanding
of the cosmos. However, it has also posed new questions and only
deepened the mystery of the universe.
With science has come ideological naturalism which insists that
everything about the universe is ultimately explicable in purely
physical terms. That philosophy, allied to neo-Darwinism, purports to
give a comprehensive worldview which excludes the possibility of
However, the new evidence about design makes that an unsustainable
position. The findings of intelligent design theorists significantly
change the scientific landscape.