No explanation for reason and logic
MR Churchman's letter (Your Say, May 6) describing a vegetarian cheetah chasing a high-speed carrot made me chuckle; as apparently he does when he reads the Biblical account of creation.
I am surprised, however, that he uses modern scientific evidence for an expanding universe to support his anti-God theory; 700 years before Christ was Born Isaiah wrote that God "sits enthroned above the circle of the Earth" and "stretches out the heavens like a curtain, and spreads them out like a tent to dwell in." (Isaiah 40:22). The idea of an expanding universe is therefore not new; it's just taken scientists a little time to catch up with God's revelation in the Bible.
Mr Churchman struggles to see how animals (and humans) could have once been vegetarian because, as he says, the digestive system would have to have changed rapidly. I can only point him to the many vegetarians today who seem to cope perfectly OK. Another fallacy in his letter is that he claims to follow "demonstrable empirical evidence"; whilst this scientific method works in the present it does not necessarily work for finding out what happened in the past (forensic science) because, as even evolutionists agree, the climate of this planet was very different at the beginning.
If Mr Churchman wishes to believe that he came from a single-celled creature that evolved from a rock then that's fine by me; but can he explain the irreducible complexity of the universe, where the intelligence in DNA came from, where reason and logic comes from. If we live in a random chance universe how can everything be created from nothing (big bang theory). Whilst he's at it can he also tell us why we are here, how should we behave, what is our purpose and what happens after we die?
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