The Complexity of Life
The human brain is one of the most sophisticated constructs in existence—even we can’t figure out how it works, or why we have consciousness at all. Even simpler biological structures, like our eyes, are incredibly complex—far too complex to have sprung up from simpler forms of life.
The very complexity of life, then, points to a creator.
Evolution is a bad word within many religious communities, but science has proven that it does happen over generations. Biology adapts to its surroundings in various ways, slowly introducing change to every living thing. Evolution is not incompatible with God—He had to have given all life the ability to change and survive, after all.
But the certainty that all life arose from non-biological materials rather than having been created is incompatible with God. And as we’re about to see, this idea is also incompatible with science.
Someone who claims Darwinian evolution as the source of all life might say that structures like brains and eyes came about through numerous, successive modifications that kept happening over time—the single-celled organism slowly becomes a human being over millions of years.
But the chances of so many systems—eyes, brains, organs, and much more—coming together and working together so perfectly are almost nothing. Evolution cannot explain our complexity.
A creator, however, does. The mass of interacting parts that make us human speak of purposeful design, not mere cosmic accident.