Dr. Leonard Susskind is a renowned professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University and is credited as being one of the fathers of string theory.
He was asked to comment at a NASA panel discussion on the lack of design in the universe, and replied:
Dr. Susskind responded by saying: “I don’t believe the universe was designed by an intelligence. I believe the universe was designed the same way the incredible human being was designed. It certainly looks – and before Darwin – it looked like some designer must have, what else could possibly account for the complexity of a human being, the human brain and so forth. And we eventually found out what it was; it was random mutation, a bunch of carbon, oxygen, and other stuff for that mutation to work on and a little bit of everything evolved…so it was basically randomness, statistics and the laws of physics that led to our own design.”
To which Averick replies,
Where did the astounding machinery of a living cell – a pre-requisite for evolution – come from? The materialist Origin of Life researcher replies: “We don’t have the slightest idea, but we’re working on it. After all, science doesn’t know everything!” In case the reader is unaware, Origin of Life research – as would be expected – has been a complete failure for the past 160 years. A verbatim quote from Dr. Paul Davies of ASU, a world recognized expert in Origin of Life: “How? We haven’t a clue.” (Dr. Davies also hasn’t yet figured out where that assembly line came from.) In other words, Darwin did nothing to help us understand the origin of the frighteningly complex machinery of a living bacterium.
What is absolutely amazing, though, is that despite what he said at NASA Park, no one presents a better case for a Creator of life than Dr. Leonard Susskind himself!
In his book, The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics, he writes:
“It would be a bad idea to park your BMW in the rainforest for 500 years. When you came back, you’d find a pile of rust. If you left the pile of rust for another 500 years, you could be pretty sure it wouldn’t turn back into a working BMW. That in short is the Second Law of Thermodynamics…Both [the BMW and the rust heap] are collections of about 10 to the power of 28 atoms [a 1 followed by 28 zeroes], mostly iron. … More.
The rabbi then does the math on Susskind’s claims re the origin of life and things turn out pretty much as we’d expect.
It’s worth keeping in mind that, however else Darwinism functions, it function pretty much as a form of magic where the origin of vast, interlocking complex structures are concerned. And that’s not up for discussion.
See also: Post-modern physics: String theory gets over the need for evidence