Aliens, the Multiverse, or God? — Science and God

Aliens, the Multiverse, or God? — Science and God

Aliens, the Multiverse, or God? — Science and God

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Even staunch Darwinists have acknowledged that life in the universe displays an appearance of design, rather than being created out of random chance. If that’s true, where did that design come from? In other words, does a design require a designer?

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Does a design require a designer?

Keep that question in mind as we look at some new scientific discoveries about the origin of life and the universe.

Since Charles Darwin published his theory of evolution in 1859, many scientists have denied that design requires a designer. Darwinists have long claimed the mechanism of natural selection could generate the appearance or “illusion” of design without being directed or guided in any way. 

Recently, however, even staunch Darwinists have acknowledged that living things may have certain features that display evidence of actual intelligent design—though their ideas about who designed life on earth are, well, a bit out there.

Some prominent scientists have proposed that space aliens designed and then transported life to Earth. Evolutionary biologist and noted atheist Richard Dawkins has even floated this idea, suggesting that extraterrestrials may be responsible for a possible “signature of intelligence” in life. 

Indeed, no less a scientific genius than Francis Crick, who helped discover DNA, also proposed the idea that ET’s seeded life on earth to set the evolutionary process in motion. If true, we have an intergalactic Johnny Appleseed to thank for starting the chain reaction that has taken us from inanimate matter to Shakespeare.

So why have these scientists considered this seemingly far-fetched possibility? Because they have encountered a big mystery they can’t explain. It turns out that even the simplest living cells aren’t simple at all, and that discovery has made it extremely difficult to explain the origin of life. 

Recall from biology class that Crick and his partner James Watson discovered the structure of the DNA molecule. When they did, they also realized that the chemical subunits in DNA function like letters in a written language or digital symbols in computer code.  As Bill Gates has explained “DNA is like a computer program, but far, far more advanced than any software we’ve ever created.”

….which kind of suggests a master programmer. 

Could such an intelligent designer have been an alien as Crick and Dawkins have suggested?

Perhaps. But there are problems with this explanation. Big ones.

First, the spaceship theory does not actually solve the problem of the ultimate origin of life. In fact, it dodges the whole question of where this super smart alien came from. How did he evolve? How did the first life—and the genetic information necessary to produce it—first arise on his planet?

But there is something else the ET hypothesis does not explain. Modern physics has revealed evidence of design in the very fabric of the universe. Physicists have discovered that the fundamental physical parameters of our universe have been finely tuned, against all odds, to make our universe capable of hosting life. 

Even the slightest alterations in the values of key factors—such as the strength of gravity or electromagnetism or the masses of elementary particles—would render life impossible. 

We live in a kind of “Goldilocks universe” where the fundamental forces of physics have just the right balance and the properties of matter have just the right characteristics and configurations to make life possible.

To illustrate this idea, the late Cambridge physicist Sir John Polkinghorne imagined a universe-creating machine with numerous dials, each representing some critical parameter.  The various dials each have an almost infinite range of settings. Yet all are set just right.

Not surprisingly Polkinghorne and many physicists have concluded that the improbable cosmic “fine-tuning” of our actual universe points to a cosmic “fine-tuner.” 

As legendary Cambridge astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle argued: “A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect” has “monkeyed with physics” to make life possible.

Could this super-intellect have been an alien?

Not a chance.

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23 thoughts on “Aliens, the Multiverse, or God? — Science and God

  1. Nerys Ghemor

    Personally, I don't see a reason that even multiverses, aliens/panspermia, etc. would rule out a created universe. Science doesn't bother my faith at all; honestly, it just increases my wonder at the great things God has created. The magnitude of it always grows rather than diminishes. 🙂

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  2. Ed Rosen

    The Creator created our universe. He is the God of the Bible.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  3. David Brown

    The dismissal of multiverse theory presented here is exceedingly weak. A single sentence, claiming that the multiverse would also require fine tuning of… something. I would say prove it, but the claim is too vague to even begin to do that. He also falsely claims that multiverse theory was concocted to avoid God as an explanation. It's actually trying to explain the results of the double slit experiment. As in, what is the mechanism behind a wave in superposition becoming a particle with definite properties when entangled with other particles in our universe, and what becomes of the parts of the wave representing the other infinite possibilities. Also, slipping multiverse theory into a video primarily about aliens is just an attempt to discredit by association.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  4. A J Thomas

    What a BS ….
    Any Engineers or physicist or biologist who agree with this ?
    Intricate design doesn't mean it's designed by a individual..
    Millions of years of changes in our Genes based on numerous factors .
    In such a way that we share our DNA with fruits & Animals ( high to low % ).

    A piece of banana 🍌 has more similarly to our DNA .
    Ok a being who has life who has emotions & finally talking 👄.
    Ohh yes its no God like what humans think but its just a mortal being & no way it has hands in design of everything.
    Believe in what you must but this is not something you find excuse to have people reinforce their belief & contribute to the immense pool of wealth of Church's. I don't stand against it but can't stand listening to this.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  5. Common Sense Fishing

    The presence of a God does not rule out the existence of aliens. Duh. We think we're so special that God created a universe this huge and we're the only life forms. Ha. Narcissistic much?!

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  6. Common Sense Fishing

    What's more likely a God who could have spoken to the whole world. Yet chose Jewish people created life etc. And got the creation backwards. In genesis light came last. In reality it would have been first. Second according to abrahamic religion everyone not believing would be burning in hell. So God forgot to tell native Americans, South Americans, Australian aboriginals and thr rest. But just told the Jewish people.

    That or we were seeded here by aliens? Also all the different people who believe in beings from above etc and the drawings and hieroglyphics.

    I believe in God. But not necessarily the Bible word for word. There are things the Bible cannot explain or gets wrong.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  7. Darth Umbris

    It ultimately comes back to a creator deity/deities who set up everything in existence. But aliens and the Multiverse exist from such creator(s).

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  8. Brian Casey

    A collection of scientists were discussing the origin of the universe without conclusion, so they said let's go ask the philosophers, they usually are giving us answers to why. So they went down the hall to the philosophy department and sat discussing and arguing. The best they could come up with were ideas that science fiction writers had been entertaining people with for many years. Finally one fellow said there is another door down the hall simply marked Answers, so they all went down the hall entered the room where a group of folks were singing. The singers stopped and invited them to join the chorus of praise to the One with all the answers. The befuddled scientists asked, "who are you"? The singers answered we are the theologians, we were praising God for you to finally show up.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  9. Frank Hansman

    Panspermia (the notion that aliens seeded life on earth) is no different than ancient pagan gods. Creatures, which is to say beings who arose AFTER the beginning of creation, greater than humans making us and planting us on earth is a song once sung. How is ET showing up to jumpstart life on earth any different than Marduk, Zeus, Nu Wa, Napi, or Olorun forging human life? Because one is magic and the other is science? Hogwash! What is magic but a science yet discovered? Gods, angels, devas, star-brothers, Fae, elves, etc…. seriously, how are any of these concepts truly different than the concept of an ET alien?

    Multiverse theory is Nihilism in scientific form. If there are infinate universes and some are very similar to ours with you in that universe making slightly different decisions than you made in this one, then nothing matters. Nothing has a point to it. Why prosecute a murderer? They didn't murder in this universe over here. Why love your mom? You in another universe will, and even if you do in this one, then you in another universe won't. Multiverse theory, if true, would mean everything in meaningless. "But then we could make out own meaning." False. You are meaningless in a multiverse, therefore any meaning you create would have no substance to it. No meaning. It wouldn't mean anything and continually leave you unfulfilled.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  10. Dodie Odie

    "Be still, and know that I am God." -Psalm 46:10

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  11. Gorka Garbayo

    I’m all for exploring any theories about the existence or non existence of god, but not by cherry picking statements from others for most of his two videos in a row, and not make a single compelling argument. Good touch at the end by advertising his book 👍

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  12. Andrew Wilson

    i'd favour sequential universes rather than parallel ones. After our universe dies out it will contract in with a big crunch. Then another at some other time will begin with a big bang. After countless occurrences one will form with the conditions necessary to support the evolution of a life form capable of raising this question.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  13. Greg Finzer

    Every knee shall bow every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  14. Davide Conte

    Ahhh… another great video for the youtube poopers. Thanks!

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  15. StevenDonna Lammar

    I'm tired of hearing this Alien theory because of what you said. It doesn't provide the true answer of where all life originated, I only provides a possible answer to how life came to be on earth. By adding Alien life to the mix they just added a whole new can of worms o the equation, now you must ask; where did their lives originate from. The truth is they don't care. This has never been about finding the true answer to the origin of human life, it's just a tool used to denounce the existence of an All powerful All knowing Creator.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  16. Jesse Fontenot

    I enjoy and appreciate Meyers work but no amount of science will support our claim. Ours is a supernatural claim. Our instrument is faith. Creation testifies his glory. Dismissing that is a faith problem not an equation to be solved.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  17. Kyle Boyce

    After being formally trained in biology at a 4 year state university between 2003-2007, I can tell you I have heard all of the naturalistic arguments scientists use to currently attempt explaining how everything came to be. One of my professors admitted "God is scientifically unapproachable as a concept." I certainly agreed with that statement, and it was obvious to me that in the world of academics, you are never permitted to utter the phrase "God did it". An impartial, honest scientific observer should conclude that the universe itself seems to hold an intrinsic property of intelligence built within. To go from non-living matter all the way to sentient beings like Shakespeare…is it really possible for non-living matter to spontaneously give rise to a being that contemplates and ponders on its very own purpose and existence? There are some very seemingly convincing naturalistic arguments that appear to make it possible to eliminate intelligent design as a possibility. But further inquiry reveals that they all fall apart when seriously critiqued mathematically in terms of probability. To go from a bacterium to a mouse, to man…requires the synthesis of new information that did not previously exist. There aren't enough quadrillions of years in the universe to account for these things. It becomes as absurd as expecting that a random number generator, given enough time, could eventually produce a meaningful computer program. The problem is that many super-intelligent biologists have all accepted the axiom that random mutation plus natural selection really can create new information. Nobody dares openly critique or criticize this axiom if they want to keep their job or tenure. I'm sure many scientists privately would like to point out that the emperor has no clothes. I concluded that for many folks in the academic world, evolutionary theory is much like a pillar of faith in a religious belief system. If one has a preference and ideological commitment to Atheism, then they are confined to accepting a naturalistic theory like evolution, no matter how weak it starts to appear as a solid explanation.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  18. Jari Kosonen

    Maybe in the 4 dimension the 3 other is the "now" and in 5 dimension the 4 others is the "now".
    So in 5 dimension all things is happened already.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  19. Newcenturion100

    Sorry but the idea that life on earth was designed by other life doesn't preclude the existence of God. We can clone, we have even created DNA. Soon, if not already, we will be able to create life as per our "design". Maybe God created the universe. But we will design and create life. Aliens creating us doesn't preclude the existence of God.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  20. Neologian

    I love PragerU but to trot out I.D. (intelligent design) and the AP (anthropic principle) as is they were something new or profound is just plain silly. These arguments have been around for years and years and their key assertions have been thoroughly dealt with. Just saying something is "designed" then asking where the "designer" is has always been a circular argument that simply assumes the very thing it pretends to prove. It's same thing with making the analogy of DNA as "code" then asking who was the "coder".

    Meanwhile the anthropic principle amounts to little more than a puddle marveling at how the pothole it sits in seems perfectly fine tuned to fit the exact shape of the puddle. What a miracle!! Look at this hole and how finely tuned it is for my existence! Surely this hole was designed so that I could be here as I am….if one single contour, one single element, one single property of this hole was even SLIGHTLY different I could not exist as I do….so clearly this hole was made with ME in mind!! The anthropic principle is just the puddle saying "The hole HAD to be this shape otherwise I could not be here!" which is nothing more than the puddle getting things precisely backwards.

    Too many people use the anthropic principle to argue that the Universe must be exactly as it is because we exist the way we do. And that's not only untrue, it's not even what the anthropic principle says, and it gets things perfectly backwards. I like to picture such people as puddles marveling at their pothole…..because their thinking is just about that deep.

    You can do better than this Prager U.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  21. S

    Who’s to say that the laws and tuning of physics would be any different in another universe?

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  22. John Grytbakk

    "A design does not require a designer". …..what a brain-dead thing to claim.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply
  23. Jonathan McEntire

    The rejection of God is not logical, it's volitional and emotional. Man trembles at the mere thought of an omnipotent God and the fact that all of his thoughts and actions will be judged by Him one day.

    December 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm Reply

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