Hello and welcome once again to another series of Proofing God Exists. In this discussion, I want to re-open once again about God ‘s creation. In this case, I want to talk about how the universe was allegedly created for humans to live in.
So, let us evaluate the argument that is promoted by theists here. Theists argue that life is we know it is made in condition as such humans could live into. The reason why so far there are 7 billion of us in the world is that God made the Earth sustainable for us to live into. All the food, drink, and resources are provided for humans as a survival kit to live on Earth. It also argues that if Earth were to be positioned to be further away, it would not be sustainable for humans to live in.
Let’s take one of creationist’s argument, Ray Comfort. If you are not familiar with him, you can view his profile here. Ray Comfort explains that how banana is made with three ridges on the back and two ridges on the front, fit perfectly to human’s palm to grab. He also argues that the lid on the top of the banana makes it so easy for humans to peel off the banana without squirting its content. The rest of the argument can be observed here:
What Ray Comfort seems not to understand is that the banana that he used to demonstrate as a proof that God exist is a product of human’s cultivation. The original banana is stubby and filled with so many seeds inside. It is in fact by the process of forced evolution that we could get the banana edible and seedless as of today. And if banana was indeed a fruit that is meant for humans to consume because of the easiness in doing so, then what about coconuts and pineapple which are no meant for human’s hands to open the content inside.
Now let’s move on to how the universe is a perfect sustainable life for humankind. The argument that is put on the table is that God has designed Earth to be the only habitable place for humans to live into and one slight modification on the distance could cause all life to deteriorate.
When pursuit of knowledge is disregarded, one may believe to such notion. However, scientifically speaking, habitable zone can be calculated by the distance of a star where an Earth-like planet can maintain liquid water on its surface and potentially therefore, an Earth-like life. Take the fourth planet from the red dwarf star Gliese 581 that exist outside our Earth which is 20 light years distance from Earth. Due to its distance from the star, this planet maintains as a habitable zone to be close to have an Earth-like life. Although observation has yet to produce hard evidence of a life form on that planet, the knowledge of how this planet composed has led to a pursuable research of life other than Earth. However, maybe now you are complaining to my inclusion of a pending observation as a legitimate backup for my argument so let me purpose another complementary question for perfect creation for a sustainable life. If God is is powerful and has the ability to create everything that he deems fits, then he can create life forms that could survive by drinking uranium. Then, wouldn’t be a perfect creation something that is bias and could not be confirm?
It’s very easy to confuse something is God made when you don’t have sufficient knowledge about it. Human’s brain is susceptible to find a quick answer that is suitable for him when he encounters something that is unknown to him. Therefore, God is immediately put into the equation because he wants his assertion to be confirmed with his belief.
This is the exact opposite of how science works. We work by being sceptic first and find every contradicting evidence there is to find. Until the evidence has confirmed our theory, then it can be assured that the theory is reliable to be hold.