In God We Trust
| Volume I, Number 4
Liberal Worldview (continued)
Miracle of Life
The brain produces neurons at an astounding rate in the womb. By birth there are one hundred billion. During the nine months of gestation, that averages out to between four and five thousand new nerves each second. Four to five thousand phenomenally complex axon-elongated cells constructed each second, each one racing out to find its target organ. These are guided on their journey by a trillion (a thousand billion!) structural glial cells. Don’t just gloss over these fantastically huge numbers. Each cell houses all the complexity we discovered earlier: nucleus, DNA, mRNA, tRNA, ribosomes, motor proteins, ion channels, and on and on. And all are being manufactured at the rate of five thousand per second. (1)
By all accounts human life is an extremely rare and low probability phenomenon in the universe, requiring highly ordered, highly strung, highly tensed, highly stressed, highly specific, highly complex and highly unstable arrangements of informational, material and energetic elements. The magnitude of the complexity of a single living cell, the brief and tenuous nature of life itself, the fine line that separates health from disease, and the rapid rate at which the body will decay after death, all testify to the relative instability and low probability of human life.
Given the seamless continuity between cause and effect, we predict such and such will happen with absolute certainty.
Today they say it a little differently:
Given the quantum discontinuity between cause and effect, we predict such and such will happen with overwhelming probability.
The probability of finding dust in the universe is very high. The probability of finding living cells in the universe is relatively very low. Stated otherwise and all things being equal:
Matter and energy as living cells = less probable state
Matter and energy as dust = more probable state
Atheists like Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett associate the appearance of life on earth with randomness and the ontology of the universe. Paradoxically, the ontology of the universe makes general selections in favor of more probable states (dust), not less probable states (living cells)! So how come it has allowed such a huge sample of mind-bogglingly complex life forms to exist on earth for millions and millions of years? In answer to this question atheists would likely posit “parallel universes,” “directed panspermia,” or “undiscovered causes.” In answer to the same question, believers would posit the overruling Providence of God; i.e., the thing that has created and sustained life on earth is the local “intervention” (or as C.S. Lewis might have said, the local “interference”) of the Creator in the normal course of His creation.
Roe v. Wade
There is a way which seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 14:12)
The newly published book In God We Trust by Victor Shane was written to explain all of this in greater detail, exposing the sham and error that underlies atheism and arming those of you on the forefront of the culture war with the rational wherewithal to restore this great nation to the dignity of her origins in God.
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(1) Gerald L. Schroeder, The Hidden Face of God (New York: Touchstone, Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2001), p. 111
What is America’s culture war really all about?
Who are the warring factions and what do they really want?
What set of beliefs drives the ideology of the conservative right?
What set of beliefs drives the ideology of the liberal left?
How do these beliefs divide America when it comes to:
As the culture war reaches its boiling point, In God We Trust by Victor Shane provides answers to the above questions along with winning strategies intended to restore America to the dignity of her origins in God.
“Most great movements of history have launched only after one great book has stirred the hearts of men. Such a book is In God We Trust by Victor Shane which makes the moral argument for America’s third great religious reawakening. When the battle is ultimately won and civilization is successfully defended, history will remember the book that started it all.”
—Rabbi Daniel Lapin,
American Alliance of Jews
“Though Victor and I have different understandings of the details of religion, Victor being a devout Christian and I being an orthodox Jew, clearly in his book, In God We Trust, we share identical views regarding the desperate need for a return to the Biblically based moral code that once prevailed in American society and upon which America was founded. Victor has put into words the concerns and desires of the silent majority of Americans which must cease to be silent.”
—Gerald Schroeder, PhD.
Jerusalem, Israel www.geraldschroeder.com
Copyright © 2008 Victor Shane