The Intelligent Designer - or how science accepts the idea of a Creator

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Before going to sleep, I love taking my laptop to bed and I watch documentaries about the universe. I am hooked on them. Recently I've run into an astounding scientific documentary about the Big Bang and the origins of life.
I must have watched it like 5 times. I must confess, it really changed my perception on everything. Science has actually reached the conclusion that BEFORE the Big Bang...there must have been an Intelligent Designer outside space and time.
I am not a fanatical religious person, I've never been, I don't even go to church that much, but I've always been a believer in a higher power. To have that confirmed by actual science, I find it INCREDIBLE. Science has finally admitted that, for Life to have appeared on its own - as a matter of chance - the probability of  that is of 10 to the 164th power (we're talking of a chance in trillions and trillions...10000000000000000000000000000000000 etc..). Leaving religion aside now...doesn't that make you cry? Don't you feel just a little bit less lonely?Anyway I've attached here the documentary, take some time and watch it, believe me, it's worth it. It's not about religion, it's about science.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOFoEfgiihs


17 comments:

Botanist said...

Oh dear, I'm afraid I'm going to risk upsetting you here, but I'm sorry to see you've been misled by the Intelligent Design propaganda.

I'm afraid this is absolutely about religion and nothing to do with science. Religious fanatics in the USA have become increasingly sophisticated in dressing up Creationism to masquerade as science in order to get it introduced to the classroom as "fact" rather than faith.

Intelligent Design does not make any testable predictions or hold itself up to experimental scrutiny, which is the scientific process, and it's an outright lie for them to claim that "science" accepts the idea of a Creator. In fact, there is huge anger right across the scientific community at these attempts to mis-represent science.

Please note that I'm not trying to debunk the ideas here, or to dispel any sense of awe. All I'm asking for is openness and honesty in the debate, and not hold true scientific inquiry hostage to the dishonest ID agenda, which is bad for science and disrespectful to true faith.

unikorna said...

I am not talking ab religion here...but there are a few question to be asked....what was before Big Bang?

Linda R said...

I also believe in a higher being. It would be interesting to learn what happened before the BIG BANG..

Hugs~

Elephant's Child said...

My jury is out on this one. I am a believe in randomness. I marvel in it, but there doesn't have to be a reason...

Botanist said...

Well said, unikorna, you may not be talking about religion, but Intelligent Design most certainly is. Don't be fooled!

Having said that, what came before the Big Bang? We'd all love to know that and it's a great question to ask. Science has lots of ideas, but does not claim to have the answers. The reason is that all the ideas (including the idea of a Creator) are interesting speculation but nobody has yet come up with ways to test them out. That is what distinguishes science from faith.

In fact, one of the bitter pills true scientists have to swallow is that some questions may forever remain unanswerable by science. In other words, science - unlike religion - doesn't pretend to have all the answers.

unikorna said...

I am really not talking about religion here Ian...I am just enthusiastic that scientist left this little door open...for a possibility..You should leave it too...

Maureen | Orgasmic Chef said...

Interesting post. I'm open to the possibility but for me, the jury's still out.

Bouncin Barb said...

I believe there in life after death. I believe there is a greater/higher power. I also believe that we will never know the answer to this mystery.

Launna said...

I think we always wonder at the great marvel of how we all began... I also don't think we will find out anything while we are here... It is always interesting to think of though :) <3

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Now that is awesome!
I don't believe in religion, I believe in God.
Sad to see people who fight that belief.
There is a video you can watch online called Evolution Versus God. I think you'd appreciate it.

Judith said...

This makes SO much sense to me! Random coincidence isn't very believable in fiction, and less believable in creation. And there's still a lot of flexibility. I like that:)

Tamago said...

The documentary sounds interesting! I'll go watch it!

Lady Lilith said...

Lol. I also like a good science movie. The universe is filled with stunning images. Before I saw your post, I was actually looking at videos of solar flares and aurora borealis.

Alida said...

I am fascinated by the universe and by the mystery of creation too. Nothing would make sense without a God behind everything. X

Polly Dot said...

Absolutely everything concerning both space and life on Earth is so difficult to comprehend. There are so many suns, so many planets but not so much intelligent life. We are all living miracles. We live on a miraculous planet and it would be a little churlish if not unwise of us to assume that there definitely isn't a higher being out there somewhere that has influence on our very existence.

I am in agreement with you Petronela - to think that we just came out of a magicians hat with a swirl of a cape and a puff of smoke is a little unlikely to say the least. To rule out the possibility of something out there no matter what your beliefs is perhaps like walking on a tightrope without a safety net - if you fall then there would only be one outcome!

Furtheron said...

"I am not talking ab religion here...but there are a few question to be asked....what was before Big Bang?" Now there IS a question.

I remember some years back listen on the radio to the big switch on of the LHC at CERN. In the end for any lay person something of an anticlimax - some wiggly line appeared on a screen and they all cheered. What no explosion? No moving of the earth? No immediate God consciousness throughout humanity joining our thoughts together? No a line...

anyway - an highly respected scientist was commenting from a studio in London (I now work in the same institution as him - he really does understand this stuff) he is as anti intelligent design and in particular the teaching of it alongside science - as demonstrated in him leading campaigns against how some natural phenomena are presented by the National Trust and others. He explained the experience is to get as close to the big bang as we can, a few billionths of a second after it. The interviewer asked - "What happened before the big bang?" His answer which was priceless was "I can't answer that I'm only a scientist you need a religious expert to answer that I'm afraid". The interviewer was floored and he continued "I can only tell you and experiment with real certainty what happens in this universe, I can conjecture outside of that but only really as well as any other can"

Annalisa Crawford said...

I've never been completely convinced it all 'just happened' and especially when you see the number written down like that. But - as with two people separated at birth bumping into each other in Walmart - if it hadn't happened we wouldn't be talking about it. I'm happy to consider all sides, and I'll definitely be coming back and checking out that video!

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