When was the last time you had your eyes examined? You might not realize it, but they are the subjects of great scientific debate. Evolutionists claim if Intelligent Design is true, then the designer (God) would have created organisms that were best designed to carry out their purpose. (In other words, they should be flawless.) Then they point to two errors in the design of the human eye which no engineer would have allowed in its construction. First, there are nerve and blood vessel connections which block light-sensitive cells in the retina, causing light which enters the eye to be scattered. This reduces our vision. Second, the nerves in the eye pass through the retina to carry information from the light-sensing cells to the brain. This causes a one-millimeter blind spot in both eyes.
Evolutionists use their theory to excuse what they see as a lack of perfection in the eye. (They believe the eye is a work in progress, so we shouldn’t expect it to be perfect.) The facts tell a different story. The human eye is made up of about 40 different parts which work together with the brain to help a person see different colors, measure distance, and tell the difference between light and dark. All 40 parts of the eye have to work together perfectly, or it won’t work at all. This sounds to me like the eye was perfectly designed all at once, rather than gradually put together over millions of years. In the millions of years it took to get it right, humans would have gone extinct because they wouldn’t have been able to see without fully-formed eyes.
God isn’t an engineer who works within the laws of physics, biology, and chemistry. He created these laws, and He has a right to use any design He wants in His creation — even if it goes against what we think is best. He can do the same in our lives. God is able to take circumstances and people we would have never put together and use them to accomplish His purpose. Trust your Engineer to do what’s best for you today. His eye for design will guarantee the finished product turns out right.
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder