Is There a Creator? Part 1


Video Overview
This presentation attempts to answer the question “Is there a creator”. In particular, we examine the existence of life. Can evolution provide a full explanation of the existence of life or do we need to consider the notion of a creator that ultimately designed and created life?

Video Transcript

Video Summary

  • If a rock formation like Mt Rushmore were discovered on Mars, most people would imagine that someone/something created that formation.
  • If a wrist watch were discovered on Mars, most people would imagine that someone/something created that watch.
  • If a martian were discovered on Mars, most people would NOT imagine that someone/something created that martian, even though it is many orders of magnitude more complex than a rock formation or wrist watch.
  • Evolution appears to be a plausible explanation for the existence of life.
  • According to the theory of evolution, the building blocks of life are single cells.
  • A single cell suffers from irreducible complexity. It cannot be further subdivided into smaller parts.
  • A single cell is like a very complex and sophisticated factory performing over one hundred trillion tasks. In comparison, flying to the moon entailed on the order of one hundred thousands tasks.
  • Today, the theory of evolution can’t adequately explain where that first cell came from as it is MUCH more complex than first imagined.
Motivational Insights
The answer to the question of a creator greatly impacts our view of…

  • Why are we here?
  • Why am I here?
  • Is there a Heaven?
  • Is there a Hell?
  • Is there a before life?
  • Is there a after life?
  • Does morality matter?
References

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