How Science Proves We're Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Tim focuses on the impossibility of life existing by chance.


I don't have enough faith to believe that happened by chance.

Right? And this reminds me of a famous clip from that great – I'm

not recommending this movie – "Dumb and Dumber." Now, for those of you who don't know

the story, Lloyd Christmas, he met Mary in an

airport, and he spends the entire movie trying to reconnect with her because

he's fallen in love with her. Kind of love at first sight. And he travels

across the country and finally meets Mary face-to-face, and he declares his

love for Mary and asks Mary what are the chances of them getting together, and

here's what she says.

"What are my chances?" "Not good."

"You mean, not good like one out of a hundred?"

"I'd say more like one out of a million."

"So you're telling me there's a chance."

Alright. You see, here's the thing, guys. Here's the thing. You can offer these

kind of probabilities that literally are incomprehensible, one part in 10 to the 164th

power. That is incomprehensible. But someone could still say, "Well, it could

happen by chance. It could happen." And I mean, honestly, I don't want to be–

but it sounds to me like this. What she's saying when she says one in a million

is, "You don't have a chance, Lloyd," right? That's what she's saying. You have no

chance. And that's what we're talking about here. Remember, the amino acid

that we built was a hundred– the protein we built was 150 amino acids long. That

isn't even realistic because the average size amino acid– protein, excuse me, is

more like three times that size. Okay? And so it turns out that even the simplest

life has about three thousand different proteins. We tried to

make a small one. Three thousand different proteins.

It's estimated that the human body contains over two million different proteins

inside it. Two million different proteins, okay? And then we get words like this, "For

you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise

you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul

knows it very well." Right? And we often think, well that's just like– no, get out

your microscope, and you can see you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

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Tim Barnett