Kerby Anderson made this comment: “And we recognize that as we look at nature, that diversity, that design, that order just can’t come about by chance. We’ve never seen a tornado go through a junkyard and construct a 747 jet. We’ve never seen an explosion in a print factory producing Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary. The more order and complexity and design that we see in nature, the more it argues for a Designer that brought it into being.” Do you think his illustrations about the 747 jet and Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary are valid? Explain why or why not.

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      Dana
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      I think those illustrations are valid because when you think about people arising from an explosion in space…that is as extreme as 747 jet appearing from a junkyard. Entropy is the beliefe that things in nature go from order to disorder, thus according to that principle of science Kerby Anserson’s illustration makes sense.

    • #95316441
      Randall
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      Yes, they are valid. For the idea that something arose to order from an explosion or some other act of chaos or randomness to be truly scientific, it must be verifiable, reproduceable in a laboratory etc. We have never seen something of higher order come from calamity. Never. Yet scientist expect us to buy it though it doesn’t pass the scientific method which is the very reason they dismiss creation.

    • #95316301
      Shauna
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      I think that this illustration is a perfect comparison for nature. When we think about the complexity of living things, the simplest code, the base of life that keeps everything going and growing, DNA, yet we cannot explain how it came to be, how this massive molecule is so stable and precisely what is says and where it came from, it would be just like a storm putting together a 747. We are just beginning to understand the complexities of life, the base code that is passed on from generation to generation of all living things and yet we cannot create it from scratch or even completely read it.

    • #95311977
      Gwyn
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      I think that Kerby Anderson’s illustrations about 747 jets and Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary are valid. God is the God of order, putting all things into just the right time, place, and space. Life is not a random selection of events, things, and people…it is ordered by an intelligent Creator.

    • #95311650
      Audrey
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      Kerby Anderson was just trying to make a point that order can’t come about randomly like with a tornado or explosion. Order comes from an intelligent being, God.

    • #95306692
      Frank
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      I don’t know because the illustrations is so confusing as Mr Anderson made but i think maybe Mr Anderson was made his point that things made by chance and purpose.

    • #95301416
      Susan
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      I do like his examples because it shows the absurdity of the claim that our being, our universe, our world came into existence out of chaos. Our world could not come about by an explosion that happened by chance.

    • #95296651
      David
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      I agree that a more simplistic example could have been used as anything and everything could not evolve into something it is not. I would rather see an example of nature creating something that it is not.

    • #95293862
      Cory
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      I don’t think so. I found those illustrations quite funny. I understand what he was trying to say, but I’m sure that are better illustrations that could have been used to make his point.

    • #95292155
      Karla
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      I think that Mr. Anderson proves his point in that things are not constructed or created by chance and for no purpose. And that things cannot evolve into something they are not.

    • #95283803
      Patricia
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      I think the 747 jet and dictionary illustrations are valid in one way. I would maybe use different examples of things in nature that weren’t necessarily built with man’s intervention. To change his illustration, I would say we’ve never seen a hurricane go create a tree, or a snow storm produce a mountain.

    • #95282869
      Brennan
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      While I do believe that these examples are valid I do not think that they help the argument of a creationist. The tone of the argument is so childish that it is easy to be offputting to a non-believer. I believe that there are many more scientific arguments that bear much more weight and a better tone than these two.

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