Recent developments in cosmology, genetics, paleontology, physics and bio-molecular science have resulted in a significant shift within the scientific community towards belief in a theistic first cause for the origin of the universe. Although this paradigm shift is not yet reflected in popular media, the concept of intelligent design is gaining significant momentum within academic circles.
Dr Robert Jastrow, astronomer, physicist and founder of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, states, “Astronomers now find that they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover…. That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact.”
Dr. John D. Morris states, “Any living thing gives such strong evidence for design by an intelligent designer that only a willful ignorance of the data could lead one to assign such intricacy to chance”
Dr Paul Davies, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Adelaide University, states, “The physical universe is put together with an ingenuity that is so astonishing, with physical constants that are so impossibly perfect, that I can no longer accept it as the product of brute chance”.
Dr. Fred Hoyle, astrophysicist and mathematician, Cambridge University, states, “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.”
Prof. E.H. Andrews states, “The fossil record now constitutes a severe embarrassment to the theory of evolution.”
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