There are approximately 11 million species of life on earth, including humans. According to many estimates, the human brain contains around 100 billion neurons. Did all of these, including the universe itself, begin by chance?
Scientists have claimed that given the right conditions, some sort of life form would eventually evolve. However, the same scientists who propose this theory are quick to point out its weaknesses. The respected astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle asks, "What are the chances that a tornado might blow through a junk yard containing all the parts of a 747, accidentally assemble them into a plane, and leave it ready for take-off?" Hoyle answers, "The possibilities are so small as to be negligible even if a tornado were to blow through enough junk yards to fill the whole universe!"
In his book The Intelligent Universe, Hoyle says, "As biochemists discover more and more about the awesome complexity of life, it is apparent that its chances of originating by accident are so minute that they can be completely ruled out. Life cannot have arisen by chance."
So, what is the option if we rule out chance?
Both creation and evolution require faith to be believed in. The dictionary tells us that faith is:
1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
2. Strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof.
The Bible tells us in Hebrews 11:1 that “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see”. The key difference with creation is that it has purpose and hope; creation provides a reward for faith, a hope for something more which gives purpose to our lives. Evolution requires faith but offers no purpose or hope.
“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” Romans 1:20