CSI: Creation Scene Investigation
The popular T.V. show C.S.I., with its multiple spin-offs, has commanded the attention of millions of viewers across the country. But make those same initials, C.S.I., stand for “Creation Scene Investigation,” and you confront a fiercely controversial and intriguing field of study.
Do a search for the keywords “intelligent design,” and you will understand what I mean. I can only cover the main points here; you will have to study it for yourself if you want “to go deeper,” which, as the founder/operator of “DeeperStudy.com” I would heartily recommend.
- We live in an orderly universe. It is so orderly that things operate according to what science calls “laws,” such as the law of gravity, the second law of thermodynamics, etc. This orderliness must have come from somewhere. The presence of design implies a Designer. Order, an Orderer.
- In the present, life never spontaneously arises from non-life. We stake our lives on this truth every time we open and eat canned food. Life never comes from non-life. It is inextricably linked: life come from Life.
- In the present, definite and apparently fixed gaps exist between different kinds of plants and animals. Different kinds cannot interbreed, or when they do, their offspring is sterile or deformed. As far back as fossils take us, we find the same thing. The plants and animals change in the fossil record, but the gaps remain.
- In the present, a huge gap exists separating human beings from all other animals. Humans seem to be unique in their ability to conceptualize, to communicate by means of language, to store and pass on complex knowledge, technology, etc., from one generation to the next.
Just as the Crime Scene Investigator makes inferences and deductions about the past based on what he or she finds at the crime scene, so Creation Scene Investigators can draw inferences and make deductions about the past—specifically the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the cause for the diversity of life, and the origin of human beings—based on what they find on the scene.
The Crime Scene Investigator’s purpose is to find the perpetrator, if any. The Creation Scene Investigator may also find a Person—the Divine Creator of everything and everyone. As Paul told the philosophers of Athens, “He is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27). He is there, He is not silent, He wants to be found.
Steve Singleton, DeeperStudy.com