Are We an Accident...or Not?
The question of cosmic origins and our place in the grand scheme of things has been debated for millennia. Why do we exist? Why does anything exist at all?
Today's popular narrative, based on advancements in science, is that it all happened by natural, random processes. Melissa Cain Travis points to powerful evidence that the opposite is true—that cosmology, astronomy, biochemistry, and other disciplines strongly support what she calls "The Maker Thesis," which explains the origin, rationality, and intricacy of nature and the human mind's capacity to comprehend it.
Our universe is made up of numerous complex systems of order that both interact and coexist with each other as if in a carefully choreographed dance. Follow along on a fascinating journey about how the structure of nature and the mind of man resonate in ways that point to a Maker who fully intended the astounding discoveries being made in the natural sciences today.
“The Oxford mathematician and science and religion scholar Dr. John Lennox is fond of saying, ‘Statements made by scientists are not always statements of science.’” (source)
“Granted, we are not able to prove (or disprove) God’s existence scientifically, so instead of asking whether or not science proves God, the correct question to ask is whether or not his existence makes better sense of the available evidence. The overarching argument of this book—the Maker Thesis—is that certain discoveries of the natural sciences (1) support the inference that there is a Mind behind the universe with whom we share kinship, and (2) suggest that this Mind intended the success of the natural sciences. In other words, the origin and structure of nature, as well as the existence of the scientific enterprise itself, are best explained by a divine Maker who made us in his image and desired our awareness of him.” (source)
“He realized that natural revelation, in order to function as revelation, requires creatures equipped to comprehend it.” (source)
“#3: A World Just Right for Complex Life and Scientific Discovery” (source)
“Human Genome Project (HGP) published a map of the entire human genome” (source)
Melissa Cain Travis is a professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, a contributing writer for Christian Research Journal, and a homeschooling mom. The author of three books in the Young Defenders apologetics storybook series, she is dedicated to exploring the science, theology, and philosophy behind the origins debate.