The recent furore over the research science paper, that got pulled because in the text it mentioned and repeated the idea that ‘a creator’ had some credit in the development of the human hand, got me thinking about the whole body and all its systems. I have read Behe and his argument for ‘irreducible complexity’. I found the book a fascinating read. There are other reasons for belief in God or a superior intelligence, ‘irreducible complexity’ is just one of them. The numbers can differ, this website claims there are 12 Body Systems.
But however many systems there are that make up a healthy living human, we are an incredibly marvellous structure which inspired the biblical writer to exclaim: “13For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well” (Psalm 139:14).
The psalm writer might not have known what we now know today about the creation of human beings, but it is affirming to read of hands-on scientists who address this subject. Reporting on Baylor University Medical Center surgeon Joseph Kuhn Brian Thomas tells us that:
“He then addressed Darwinism’s inability to account for the all-or-nothing structure of cellular systems, including the human body. As a medical doctor, Kuhn not only knows the general arrangement of the human body’s visible parts, he also understands the interrelated biochemical systems that sustain and regulate all of those parts. He recognized that the human body contains an all-or-nothing system in which its core parts and biochemicals must exist all at once for the body to function. In a recent paper titled “Dissecting Darwinism,” Baylor University Medical Center surgeon Joseph Kuhn described serious problems with Darwinian evolution.1 He first described how life could not possibly have come from chemicals alone, since the information residing in DNA required an input from outside of nature.2
“Biochemist Michael Behe named these all-or-nothing systems “irreducibly complex.”3 Removing a single core part from one of these systems keeps the entire system from working, and this implies that the system was initially built with all of its parts intact.
“This is exactly what researchers expect to see if God purposely created living systems, rather than if natural processes accidentally built living systems bit-by-bit-as Darwinian philosophy maintains.”
ICR followed up on this story, with an article titled, “Baylor Surgeon ‘Dissects Darwinism’.
What we should be aware of is that when the ‘opposition’ use intimidating language against the belief in God and creation, and refer to the argument between the two sides as ‘science v faith’, that there are many scientists, and hands-on scientists, who see their faith affirmed by their knowledge of science, as we read here of surgeon, Joseph Kuhn.