the argument from complexity (question from an atheist)
I've been reading for a long time, but have finally decided to register after a continuous point has been brought up in my debates. Kirk Cameron said it on the O'Reilly factor (boo!), and it was his "proof" to an existing deity in less than 60 seconds. Basically, this is what he said:
"I'm looking into a camera lens that is so spectacular and extraordinary, that it had to have been designed. The human eye is more of the same, a magnificent thing that has to be credited to a higher power".
Now I'm not asking about the eye analogy, I've seen documentaries on the evolution of the eye, and am very certain of it's credibility. My real question is, what is your response to this point that is often brought up in religious discussions? Ever since my teen years, it was an argument I always heard, "are you saying that your body full of cells and a solar system filled with magnificent unexplainable complexions wasn't created by something?" The short answer, of course not! The detailed answer, you explain.
"Part of the broader task of Christian scholarship is to help create and sustain a cultural milieu in which the gospel can be heard as an intellectually viable option for thinking men and women."
-~William Lane Craig~-