Skip to comments.Some Intelligent Design Quotes From An Atheist: Fred Hoyle
Posted on 06/22/2020 7:30:25 PM PDT by JAG 5000
I am an atheist, but as far as blowing up the world in a nuclear war goes, I tell them not to worry.___Fred Hoyle
Life cannot have had a random beginning ... The trouble is that there are about 2000 enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10^40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.___Fred Hoyle
There is a coherent plan to the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for.__Fred hoyle
The notion that not only the biopolymer but the operating program of a living cell could be arrived at by chance in a primordial organic soup here on the Earth is evidently nonsense of a high order.__Fred Hoyle
Once we see, however, that the probability of life originating at random is so utterly miniscule as to make it absurd, it becomes sensible to think that the favorable properties of physics on which life depends are in every respect deliberate ... . It is therefore almost inevitable that our own measure of intelligence must reflect ... higher intelligences ... even to the limit of God ... such a theory is so obvious that one wonders why it is not widely accepted as being self-evident. The reasons are psychological rather than scientific.___ Fred Hoyle
A junkyard contains all the bits and pieces of a Boeing 747, dismembered and in disarray. A whirlwind happens to blow through the yard. What is the chance that after its passage a fully assembled 747, ready to fly, will be found standing there? So small as to be negligible, even if a tornado were to blow through enough junkyards to fill the whole Universe.___Fred Hoyle
It isn't the Universe that's following our logic, it's we that are constructed in accordance with the logic of the Universe. And that gives what I might call a definition of intelligent life: something that reflects the basic structure of the Universe.___Fred Hoyle
Source: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/199992.Fred_Hoyle __________________
Who was Fred Hoyle? "Sir Fred Hoyle (24 June 1915 20 August 2001) was an English astronomer who formulated the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis . . .He spent most of his working life at the Institute of Astronomy at Cambridge and served as its director for six years." Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_Hoyle
"Would you not say to yourself, "Some super-calculating intellect must have designed the properties of the carbon atom, otherwise the chance of my finding such an atom through the blind forces of nature would be utterly minuscule. A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests that a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with chemistry and biology, and that there are no blind forces worth speaking about in nature. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question." Fred Hoyle
I am an atheist, but as far as blowing up the world in a nuclear war goes, I tell them not to worry.___Fred Hoyle https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/199992.Fred_Hoyle
Thank you. Never heard of these.
I want to see the plane thing tried :-)
Search for quotes by Christopher Hitchens on Islam.
Will an Iraq war make our Al Qaeda problem worse? Not likely. The death toll is not nearly high enough... too many [jihadists] have escaped.
Islam makes very large claims for itself. In its art, there is a prejudice against representing the human form at all. The prohibition on picturing the prophet who was only another male mammal is apparently absolute. So is the prohibition on pork or alcohol or, in some Muslim societies, music or dancing. Very well then, let a good Muslim abstain rigorously from all these. But if he claims the right to make me abstain as well, he offers the clearest possible warning and proof of an aggressive intent.
He sounds more agnostic, than atheistic.....
Thanks for the posts.
Hoyle was a devout “steady-stater” who agreed with Einstein that the Universe had always existed in its present form and would for eternity. When Hubble demonstrated that the Universe was actually expanding Hoyle realized that running the clock backwards would result in a beginning to the Universe. He coined the term “Big Bang” theory as a derisive joke to characterize this theory.
Unfortunately for him, astrophysics has confirmed the Hubble expanding Universe model which is actually accelerating due to dark energy. He wasn’t right on the steady state model but he did inspire a very funny TV comedy.
If he saw current protesters he might reconsider.
Correct me if I'm wrong but wouldn't that come in conflict with the laws of thermodynamics?
The more science understands the absolute complexity of a single cell the more impossible life occurring randomly becomes.
I’ve been telling everyone that questions the existence of a God or Creator, that, it’s virtually impossible for the existence of even the most minor of particles to have come into existence out of nowhere or out of nothing.
Atoms and even the subparticles, have been intelligently created.
Then, there is the existence of the rules, which had to come from something that’s infinitely intelligent, the rules being the mathematics that govern how things interact with each other. Gravity and magnetism and the speed of light and every other property exhibited by each and everything in the universe, was designed by a super-creator.
People look at the simple things that occur in nature, such as the leaves of trees turning to face the sun to collect sunlight. To them, that’s a natural occurring force, but, somebody or creator, designed it to be that way. Nothing has every occurred or came into existence, without the design of the creator.
(I’m done creating my simple essay.)
I read his book THE BLACK CLOUD over 60 years ago. He still did not convince me that GOD does not exist.
My own analogy is to take a Panasonic CF-54 laptop computer with Windows 7 installed and crush it into power, add the powder to a beaker filled with sea water, and then bombard this “primordial” laptop soup in the beaker with lightening while shaking the beaker. My question is: how many trillions of year of shaking the beaker will it take before the Panasonic CF-54 laptop computer with Windows 7 evolves? Would we initially get a resistor to form, and then an integrated circuit next, followed by a CPU chip, then a motherboard, then a hard drive (or SSD), then a LCD panel and keyboard?
Dark matter = Theology
I’m not an atheist, but the idea of DNA being assembled randomly by evolution is a false argument. Mutations are random, but evolution is not. It’s a process of favored selection.
Probablity theory and the universe being entropic (slowly decaying into energy) without energy being put in to reverse entropy and complex information system theory bury the simple cell evolutionary creation theory. Evolutionists cannot accept that Dwarwin did not understand that the simple cell is a very complicated double helix molecule, and that they are wrong to promote this part of his theory it in modern times.
Francis Crick - one of the discovers of DNA realized that it didn’t “just happen”. At one point he figured that it must have been designed. But, not believing in God - he figured it was created by aliens and then shot out into space. (Perhaps a dying planet that wanted to preserve their race?) I think he reigned that idea in after awhile? Maybe not.
A few years(?) ago I recall an article that talked about “shadow DNA”. Something about how the information in a DNA strand contains twice as much code as they thought it did. Or maybe what they thought was “junk DNA” that serves no purpose actually does.
So it is even MORE complex than Crick and others thought.
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