Friday, August 25, 2006

Isomorphic Instantiation


Isomorphic Instantiation is a term that describes what happens when a complex, man-made technology is subsequently found to exist in nature. One such example is echo-location. It's the means by which bats find their way in total darkness by sensing the echo resonance of their own high-pitched chirps bouncing off cave walls. It is different in no substantial way from advanced submarine sonar systems that can identify the class and displacement of ocean-going vessels miles away.

Another such example is what we know as Light Emitting Diodes or LED's. LED's are a form of electro-luminescence that occurs when narrow spectrum light is emitted from a semi-conductor which has been electromagnetically stimulated in the "forward direction". Among other uses, this technology has put nickel-sized lights on the key chains of many Americans. These lights can last ten years without a need for replacement batteries. Yet, this same technology was found to exist in a form of southern butterflies.

Additionally, bacterial flagellum that serve to propel bacteria through a liquid medium, are no different than outboard motors that have spelled death for so many large-mouth bass.

There is no shortage of examples of this observation of advanced design in nature. A wasp that build himself an echo chamber to attract a mate. Ants that farm other species of insect, or grow their own crops for food. There are hundreds of known examples, and many yet to be discovered.

All of these are evidence of our all-knowing God who designed machines of unimaginable, incomprehensible complexity. Scientists have only begun to understand the full inner-workings of single-cell creatures such as amoebas. What hope do they have of fully understanding our own human bodies?

If they were honest, scientists would make their lab verse:

Pss.139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

2 comments:

Throwback 13 said...

* Your picture reminded me of a Teddy Bear with wings, upside down. That made me wonder how long would it take for a teddy bear to evolve into a real bear?
* Just thinking through my hat?
* ... Joel

Anonymous said...

Wow, people like you are terribly frightening.