Too complex to have been self created
What I like about laws of nature is that they would apply equally for equal conditions anywhere in the universe.
If an object behaves in a certain manner in the village, if you can replicate the conditions in the city, the behaviour will be the same. If an object experiences a force of gravity on Earth, it will also experience a force of force of gravity on Mars or on Haumea, a dwarf planet orbiting on the distant fringes of the Solar system. The only difference is that the magnitude of the force will be different on the various bodies because their masses are different.
The Moon is bound to Earth by a force of gravity and because it is in motion, it keeps revolving around the Earth, with gravity acting like a centrifugal force keeping it bound to Earth.
Human have mimicked the behaviour of the Moon by sending artificial satellites which also orbit the Earth like the natural satellite, the Moon, does. We have thousands of artificial satellites orbiting the home planet although we are unable to see them with the unaided eye.
There are numerous other natural processes which human mimic. The camera, for example, has been fashioned around the eye. It lets in light through lenses like the eye does and that light forms an image, just like how the eye works.
Since the dawn of human civilisation, humans have been wondering how birds and other cretures are able to take to the skies and achieve flight. After several unsuccessful attempts man was eventually able to make aircraft. When I was a boy, my peers and I used to sing a song which went like “Azungu nzeru, anapanga ndege: sikanthu kena, ndi nzeru zawo” (beause of his intellectual prowess, the white man made an aeroplane).
This tune contains two assertions worth everybody’s serious considerations. First, the tune recognises that an aeroplane was made. Secondly, it recognises that whoever made it was an intelligent being.
I love and respect scientific enquiry but I find it hard to accept that while a plane was made, a bird, which the plane mimics, was not made but rather it developed by a chance meeting of certain molecules. I do not fully subscribe to the theory of evolution. Thankfully, it is still a theory not a law.
There are some natural phenomena embedded in the evolution that I subscribe to. One such phenomenon is what is called natural selection. I have no qualms about it at all. What natural selection says is that if any organism is disadvanteged in its environment it either has to change or it will get wiped out.
When the industrial revolution started to take root, there was an abundance of smoke in the air in the UK. As a result of the smoke, trees and other objects standing outside houses got contaminated with soot and became black. White butterflies were more easily spotted against the background of black surfaces than their black counterparts. Therefore butterfly predators quickly picked out white butterflies and devoured them. As a result white butterflies became extinct. This is a good example of natural selection and noone can argue against it.
But to state that living things developed by themselves because the right molecules came together to form them is stretching the imagination a little too far. For one thing such an assertion contradicts one of the fundamental laws of Physics, namely that left to themselves things naturally go towards a state of greater disorder. The scientific jargon used is that entropy (state of disorder) increases rather than decreases in a natural set up.
For another, the human body is so complex that to claim it came together by forces of evolution demeans it a great deal. I have given the allegory of the monkey before. If you let a monkey sit at a computer and let its hands reach the keybound it can strike the keys as it wants to, but will not come up with something resembling a Shakespeare play or George Fredrick Handel’s music. These are powerful pieces of art requiring a high level of intellect to be put together. Similarly, it is foolhardy to believe that we just came about by an accident of unguided nature.
I urge everybody to search within their body functions and appreciate how complex and efficient our bodies are, with each part having been carefully designed to function efficiently and effectivey. It takes one part of the body to malfunction a little for us to appreciate how vital that part is.Would it be vital by accident? I do not think so.