Wasted minds – Richard Dawkins and Bonnie Bassler

In the above video, Bonnie Bassler explains that she, “discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry — and our understanding of ourselves.”

My wife and I watched this video this morning and were struck by 3 things.

1. The fact that we are made up of 10 to 100 times more cells and bacteria that are NOT us than ARE us.

2. The unbelievable nature of the design of living systems. The “stealth bomber” of the ocean that does not cast a shadow in any kind of light penetrating the ocean surface was very intriguing to learn about. Read More

3. The unbelievable ignorance of this brilliant woman to ascribe all of this to “billions of years” of blind “chance” and be so completely blind to the Designer of all these systems. To think that all of this could have just “happened” is so far beyond credibility that the term “blind faith” could not be more appropriately applied to any other religion, for truly, evolution IS a religion.

How accurately the Bible records that, “professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.”

Now, speaking of unbelievable ignorance, did you know that Richard Dawkins, famed atheist, makes intellectual allowance for our being designed by a higher being? The amazing thing about Dawkins’ admission is what he believes the higher intellegence could be.

Thanks for reading.

-Tracy
The unashamed creationist photographer in Colorado Springs

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5 responses to “Wasted minds – Richard Dawkins and Bonnie Bassler”

  1. morsec0de says :

    “of blind “chance””

    The fact that you call it that indicated that you don’t understand evolution in the slightest.

  2. thirstyman says :

    Hi, Morse.
    Thanks for your comment. I appreciate it.
    Actually, having formerly been an atheist, an apologist for evolution, and an antagonist of the Christian faith, I believe I do understand evolution. At its core, evolution states that living organisms have uniformly arrived at the different species that appear as a result of meaningless and undirected chances and mutations. Since it is undirected, it therefore, is “blind.”
    The issue comes down to really two things.
    1. God is the Creator of all that we sense and observe (as well as those things we cannot sense or observe). While this cannot be scientifically proven, it is, however, factual. We have to remember that using a pure scientific philosophy, evolution has not been proven either, and it, therefore, remains a faith, just like a belief in a Creator.

    2. That God who created everything is also the God whom every person must meet and give an account to of the things done while he lived. The major point of judgment will come in regards to this question: “Have you obeyed God or disobeyed Him?” In light of the fact that the record shows that everyone has disobeyed Him, and we have each one gone our own way, we must either meet with His punishment, OR, we can ask Him to save us from that judgment through the substitutionary punishment of His Son, Jesus Christ.

    Everyone will answer to Jesus Christ as their judge. He took on the punishment for the sins of disobedient men and women (therefore, becoming our substitute), died a terrible death, and then rose again as a witness and proof that 1) He is God, and 2) He has the power to deliver from sin all who call upon Him. So, he is alive and will judge everyone. The required response on our part, as commanded by God, is to repent of our sins, turn in faith to God, and call upon Jesus Christ as savior and Lord.

    So, Morse, my hope is not that you will accept creationism. IMy hope is not that you’ll some day believe in Intelligent Design. My hope for you is that you will put your trust in Christ and live a life that glorifies God eternally.

    I know that this is a very brief synopsis of the whole message of scripture, but I pray that it is helpful to you.

    Again, thanks for your comments. I appreciate the dialogue.
    Write again if you would like.

    -Tracy

  3. thirstyman says :

    Hello, again, Morse.
    I got your last comment to this post, but this site is not designed to become a debate platform, but is rather intended as an encouragement for people of faith in the One True God. Therefore I have not posted your comment. Please don’t be offended by that. I am more than happy to engage you in a civil conversation about the charges you have made about my understanding of evolution, but would prefer to do that offline. I’m even happy to send you my phone number if you would like so we can carry this on in a regular conversation.
    I don’t doubt that you have heard my previous message before, and I hope that you are open to hearing more.
    Thanks for understanding about the purpose of this blog.
    Hope to hear from you.
    -Tracy

  4. morsec0de says :

    Ah, censorship. I shouldn’t have expected better from a Christian.

  5. thirstyman says :

    Hey, Morse. I guess if you want to view it as such, you would be right. But, I have done so because this blog is not intended to be a forum for debates from people who won’t carry on a civil conversation. It’s hard for me to grasp why you don’t understand that, other than to think that you don’t want to understand it but just want to have a platform for your ideas and agendas. Having a platform for your ideas and agendas is fine. But if it doesn’t fit in with the objective of the medium you’re trying to use, then censorship has to come into play.

    Try posting anti-Obama comments at http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/. Oh, I notice that Mr. Obama censors everyone but himself on that blog.

    So, censorship is only a bad thing of people we find distasteful do it.

    If you sincerely want to convince me of your position and are concerned for me that I am deluded in my philosophy, my Email is tbookman@gmail.com. Feel free to contact me and you can make whatever comments you would like to.

    Thanks for your posts!
    Tracy

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