Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Bizarre or Beautiful?

If you found a watch in the desert would you assume it had just evolved or that it had been made by a man? Sure, it's possible that the particles just randomly combined together to produce a fully-functioning watch, but...

There was an article in the NY Times Magazine this past week, titled "Unintelligent Design," that basically challenged this proposition. "While there is much that is marvelous in nature, there is also much that is flawed, sloppy and downright bizarre," concludes the author, who then goes on to say that intelligent design seems like a fairly foolish idea. I thought it was kinda funny because it's all just a mindset; I look at the world, believe everything is here for a purpose, and therefore find purpose in what's here; the author looks at the world, sees things that don't make sense to him, and assumes it's all folly.

I guess it all depends on where you're coming from.


At 3/1/05, 11:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look at the Meforshim on the beginning of Tehillim 104 - 'oteh or kasalmah..." Does the grandeur of light (which is portrayed here as HaShem's garments) hide His glory or does it manifest His glory (after all if His clothes are so awesome, how much moreso Himself)?



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