Paul Davies: The Best 5 Minute Video for the Argument from Design

Written and collected by Zia H Shah MD, Chief Editor of the Muslim Times

A small quote from the video: “It is extraordinary to ground the rationality and logical nature of scientific inquiry on ultimate absurdity.”

Paul Davies ultimately calls all five possible explanations for our universe, towards the end of the video, including attributing everything to an absurdity, promissory triumphalism, multiverse, religious or God explanation, and his personal best that sounds like pantheism as ridiculous, all of them without exception.

This is an important video in my view in as much as it puts to rest all the atheistic explanations for our universe.

If all of these are equally bad according to the best theoretical physicist, who has written several books on the subject, then each and every Monotheist, who finds revelation to the prophets, in the form of the Bible and the Quran as evidence of God, is perfectly justified to put the two streams of reasoning together, the physics and the scriptures, and conclude that indeed there is a Transcendent God, the Creator of our universe, who is beyond time, space and matter, who has also revealed himself to the prophets.

To me the complexity and organization speaks of a Creator God.

There is also the personal experience of thousands of saintly persons and their individual testimonies.

Such a belief in God then also puts our life and our emotions into order, so no need to choose any other “ridiculous,” explanation for our universe.

This video reminds me of two verses of the holy Quran:

In the creation of the heavens and the earth and in the alternation of the night and the day there are indeed Signs for men of understanding; those who remember Allah while standing, sitting, and lying on their sides, and ponder over the creation of the heavens and the earth: ‘Our Lord, Thou hast not created this in vain; nay, Holy art Thou; save us, then, from the punishment of the Fire.’ (Al Quran 3:190-191/191-192)

Suggested Reading

The anesthesia of familiarity: There should be a Creator of Our Universe

Ten Raised to Five Hundred Reasons for Our Gracious God

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