European Space Probe Lands on Comet, Heralded by Overheated Promises of Solving the Enigma of Life

The European Space Agency successfully landed its probe Philae on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko following a ten-year journey through space. Excellent. Now with that accomplished, let the overheated promises pour forth that the landing will solve the enigma of life's origins on Earth, or help reveal the existence of life elsewhere. Countdown: ...3, 2, 1. Go!

  • "Scientists hope the £1billion project will solve some of the greatest puzzles in science -- including the origins of life on Earth." (Daily Mail)
  • "Experts hope studying the inhospitable mountains and ice-filled craters of the comet will help to unlock the secrets of our how life started on our planet." (Express)
  • "Opinion: How comet mission helps in search for alien life." (CNN)
  • "Scientists hope that samples drilled out from the comet ... will unlock details about how the planets -- and possibly even life -- evolved, as the rock and ice that make up comets preserve ancient organic molecules like a time-capsule." (Reuters)
  • "Rosetta’s success will illuminate the origins of life -- it’s a billion well spent." (The Guardian)
  • "Rosetta has travelled four billion miles in its quest to find out, among other things, whether comets could have sparked life on Earth." (Telegraph)
  • "Another idea is that they could have 'seeded' the Earth with the chemistry needed to help kick-start life. Philae will test some of this thinking." (BBC)
  • "Some of the complex molecules thought to be the first building blocks for life may be preserved in 67P's ice." (The Verge)

European space scientists indeed deserve hearty congratulations for an amazing achievement. But as for unraveling the mystery of life here or elsewhere? Get real.

At best, closely examining a comet may illustrate a scenario whereby organic molecules were delivered to our planet, or to another. It can tell us nothing about the really vital question of how the information in life arose -- how those molecules became organized and arranged into complex living systems, the kind that successfully land probes on distant comets.

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FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds (Part 3) - Embryonic Development

Is the development process of bird embryo a highly engineered biological process, or simply a chaotic collision or molecular components?

In this sequence from Illustra Media's newest documentary FLIGHT: THE GENIUS OF BIRDS you will enter a fertilized egg to witness a bird's embryonic development. Spectacular animation and live action footage document the extraordinary 21-day process of organization and growth from a few cells into a chicken.

[NEW SERIES!!] "FLIGHT: The Genius of Birds" - Part 1

FLIGHT: THE GENIUS OF BIRDS is the first episode in Illustra Media's new series THE DESIGN OF LIFE.

This remarkable documentary explores the evidence for intelligent design as revealed through the biological systems and mechanisms that make avian flight possible.

Photographed in North America, England, Peru, Greenland, and Antarctica FLIGHT celebrates birds and the miracle of life in the skies.

Where Does the Evidence for Intelligent Design Lead Us?

"Follow the evidence wherever it leads" is what science and genuine seekers of Truth should be all about.  As Sherlock Holmes often stated in his fictional adventures:

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains (no matter how unlikely), must be the truth."

We have seen that this is indeed the case for the scientific theory of Intelligent Design.  After examining the evidences of Astronomy, Physics, Biological Machines, and the Genetic Code of information of DNA....what are the implications of our search?

Watch and find out....

The Evidence of Micro-Biological Machines

Is there any empirical evidence that living systems were designed or engineered?  If genuine design in living systems points to a designer, can we uncover any such design within living organisms?

MICRO-BIOLOGICAL MACHINES answer this question with a resounding "Yes!".  In this short clip, from Lee Strobel's "CASE FOR A CREATOR",  you will discover that micro-biological machines, such as proteins and the bacterial flagellum motor, betray an incredible amount of information and genetic design. 

Is the Earth Designed for Complex Life? - "The Case For a Creator"

Is there anything remarkable about our blue planet?  Are there any design features that we can detect that point to an Intelligence?  Do we see any fine-tuning in the arrangement of the various parts and components of our planet, that make biological life possible?

These questions, and many more, are the subject of this short clip from Lee Strobel's "Case for a Creator".  It is a great visual exploration of the scientific evidence pointing towards the existence of God.

THE CASE FOR A CREATOR is a remarkable film about Lee Strobel's journey from spiritual skepticism to a profound faith in the God who has etched his indelible signature upon every galaxy and living cell.

The Case for a Creator - Evidence in PHYSICS

Are the Laws of nature and the mathematical constants of physics set on a razor's edge, in order for life to be possible?  Is it true that the Universe we inhabit is finely tuned for complex life to exist?  

Join investigative journalist Lee Strobel, as he interviews many experts in the realm of Physics and Mathematics, to investigate what the degree of fine-tuning is within the Laws of nature and what the constants of physics can tell us about the structure of our universe.

Is it possible that these areas of science and mathematics point in the direction of a Creator....?

The Fine-Tuning of Physics - Intelligent Faith Radio, Episode #17

Are the Physics of the Universe Fine-Tuned with breathtaking precision? Is it really true that we live in this universe balanced on a razors-edge of mathematical specification in the Laws of Nature?

 If this is true, then what is the best explanation for this incredible fine-tuning of Physics' Laws and Constants: Chance, Necessity, or Design?