Recent decades have been witness to an explosion of a different type of IT (information technology). Not the explosion that Microsoft and Apple have been part of, but rather an explosion of discovery in the realm of ancient bio-nano-technologies. It’s the stuff God engineered in each of our cells, tissues, organs and biological systems: in the human body and millions of other kinds of creatures.
“… what may be known of God is manifest … For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power… so that they are without excuse.” (Romans 1:18-20)
Much was already obvious long before Paul wrote the epistle to the Romans. So much can be known about the Creator by looking at the beauty and order of Creation on the macro scale.
In the last few decades, scientists are learning more and more about the engineering of living organisms. Researchers are discovering so many ingenious solutions and patents, that a whole new area of research has been spawned, called “bio-mimicry.” Engineering companies are saving years of expensive R&D by harvesting the “ideas” that were engineered into life. Velcro is a copy of burr seeds which stick to your pants. Airplane wing development is still informed by bird wings.
As an engineer, I personally seek to picture the creatures around me as a landscape full of crawling, swimming, running and flying bio-robots. They are all in fact elite technology autonomous machines capable of incredible functions, and far surpass every technology mankind has developed.
Atheism on the Decline
Many objective scientists, and even philosophers, those who are aware of biological discovery, are making the Romans 1:19 deduction, and turning away from an atheistic worldview. We live in a Romans 1 generation – a time, more than any other in history, when open thinkers should be able to logically comprehend the existence of the “Intelligent Designer” by looking at the world that is manifest around us.