Intelligent Design


            As the Delaware River winds its way through the mountains along the Pennsylvania-New Jersey border it forms a gap aptly called the Delaware Water Gap.  At a certain point on Interstate 80, one can see the vague profile of a Native American face cut into the mountain by the forces of nature.  People look for the “Indian Head mountain” all the time.  Actually it only looks like an Indian Head from a certain angle and if someone had not long ago stretched their imagination to see it, people probably would not even notice it today.  It’s one of those, “Yeah, that does kind of look like an Indian.”

            Further west, much further, is Mount Rushmore.  It is clear from any angle that these are the faces of four American Presidents.  No one has to squint their eyes to determine what it is or who it is.  Unlike “Indian Head mountain,” no one would suggest that wind and rain carved the faces on Mount Rushmore.  It was done by an intelligent, talented man.

            When we look at the human body, with all of its intricacy, complex functions, and beauty, one is hard pressed to say that it happened by chance through an evolutionary process that took millions of years.  There is clearly as much indication of intelligent design in the human body as there is in Mount Rushmore, forcing us to conclude that we were created by an intelligent Designer.

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  1. Terri Galant, DC 06/03/2011, 6:40 pm:

    What I find even more amazing than the organization and complexity of the human body (even though I know it is more sophisticated and refined than the animal kingdom) is the intelligence that is exhibited in animal behavior. For some reason, it is easier for me to think that human beings can participate in their life expression by making healthier choices, hence experiencing a higher quality of life.
    However animals express such a high quality of life without reading health books, going to the gym or always changing their diet.
    Their lives are a pure expression of exactly what they are supposed to be. Everytime I observe any animal, I am always amazed by the perfection of the design and the variety. (Yes, even the “stink bug.”)

  2. Testing the waters, DC 06/05/2011, 2:52 am:

    Who are we to say that evolution over millions of years is not part of the intelligent design? And why can’t we be the intelligent designer each and every one of us and all of us? Why do we so often lean towards dissecting and separating all of creation into separate parts?

    Maybe it’s ALL one and a GREAT holy mystery and the experience of it all and the expression of it all is intelligent and we can be proud and humble simultaneously. To oversimplify very complex experiences often appears egocentric and controlling when really there are no simple answers, only more questions. To compare inanimate with animate is often not only oversimplification as much as it is inaccurate and unreliable.

    Regarding the animals, I thought we are an extension of animals, help me to understand? There we go, separating and dissecting everything (and patronizing). Maybe reading and exercising and evaluating our diet is perfection of the design and the variety? And pure expression of exactly what we are suppose to be and do?

  3. Bob Vano, DC 06/05/2011, 12:26 pm:

    That’s it! Maybe Mt. Rushmore is what leads man to think he can “do everything” without giving credit where credit is due. 🙂

  4. Bob Vano, DC 06/06/2011, 10:18 pm:

    Testing the water, DC,

    Feel free to give me a call – (724) 695-8090.

  5. Drew Johnson, DC 10/02/2011, 4:43 am:

    Can you be more specific? Are you saying that the observation of intricacy, complexity, and beauty in the human body leads inexorably to the conclusion that there is a supernatural entity that created us or are you simply using the term intelligent Designer as a metaphor for universal intelligence?

    • JStraussDC 10/02/2011, 12:58 pm:

      I see ui as a law or principle (the law of organization). That is where chiropractic philosophy begins…and ends. Induction would conclude that the law occurred by a Creator or by chance. The former answers the most questions (beyond our chiropractic philosophy) for me. If you choose the latter then yes, “intelligent Designer (is) a metaphor for universal intelligence”

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