“He alone stretches out the heavens and treads upon the crests of the sea. He made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the constellations of the south; He does great things past finding out, marvelous things beyond reckoning.” Job 9:8-10
More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of, Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote. But more marvelous things has God worked into shape even before He made man, the apex of His creation. There is so much to be in awe of in how finely-tuned the universe is, in support of our existence. If we ever think we are unimportant, we just need to ponder on these amazing facts. There are just too many life-friendly constants, laws, and conditions, in the vast universe to dismiss as accidents.
If gravity and electromagnetism had been just one billionth of a gram slightly stronger or slightly weaker, planets, stars, and galaxies could not have formed. What is man that God made the sun the exact temperature we need to exist? Scientists have long been in awe of how the laws of physics, and biology have such finely tuned constants. Mathematical physicists and cosmologists Frank Tipler and John Barrow wrote in their 1986 study that a world with less than three dimensions would produce an aberration where the digestive tract of any higher animal would separate into disjoint upper and lower parts. Nerves and blood vessels and our other parts depend on the number of dimensions. In other words, so many things could go wrong!
Theologian and scientist Alexander McGrath said that if the ratio of the mass of the proton to the mass of the electron changed by only a small amount from 1,836.15267389 times, this would arrest the formation of many molecules, including DNA, the building blocks of life.
Although many believe that our biological fine-tuning is evidence of God’s masterful design, many scientists prefer to see it as a product of evolution. The arguments go on and on, but I prefer to see as Biochemist Michael Behe does, that the flagellum, a microscopic thread line structure that allows a bacteria to swim, is so complex that “it cannot be the outcome of consecutive small-scale evolutionary steps”. There has to be an intelligent designer!
How marvelous are Your works, O mighty God! I ponder in awe at what Your hands have made, including me! You know how many strands of hair I have on my head! You mind my tears and rejoice when I rejoice! Thank You for revealing Your love for us in the workings of the universe and in our human bodies! There is no God like You!