Wednesday, January 21, 2009

There is no God?

This is a video about finding out what an anthill looks like beneath the surface. The structure is astounding, but the line in the video that is more astounding is almost an aside: The complexity of the structure looks like it was designed by an architect, a single mind, but it is the product of the "collective mind" of the ant colony. I don't know if that was meant to be more amazing or less than a "single mind". Either way, the implication is being able to design something so complex is just an "instinct" that has somehow evolved and is somehow communicated among billions of insects across what is relative to their size, miles of distance between them, with brains the size of 6 point font "period" that die quickly and are replaced... It seems to beg the question: What did the first and only ant that evolved do and did it come with all of this "instinct" built in somehow...if not, how did it survive until the specie "ant" evolved further and got its "ant act" down? Beats me, but I'm sure someone has it figured out.

One person sees random chemicals and another sees God. Go figure. Enjoy.

3 comments:

Trevor-Peter said...

Well, this sluggard's feeling sheepish. Back to work!

Mairs said...

Wow! Have you seen Expelled? To think the intellectual community is quick to disregard intelligent design when things like this exist in the natural world!

Kirk said...

Nice post, s-p. This is so true. I do not--cannot--believe that all of life evolved accidentally. It is impossible to conceive that this happened on its own.

"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." Romans 1:18-20