Testimony by a Western Scientist
The universe cannot create itself, then create the laws that control its existence. Nor can we attribute the emergence of life to a lifeless universe. Hence neither human nature nor human intelligence accepts the emergence of the universe or life without a Creator who continues to control it. Indeed material science is now rejecting it as well.
Russell Charles Artist, Professor of Biology at David Lipscomb College, Nashville,
“Many theories have been brought forward in the attempt to derive living cells from inanimate matter. Certain investigators are claiming that life has originated through the protogene, or through viruses, or through an aggregation of large protein molecules, which may leave the impression that at last the gap between the lifeless and the living has been spanned. Actually it must be admitted that all attempts to produce living matter experimentally from inanimate matter have failed utterly.
Furthermore, it is not by direct evidence that the one who denies the existence of God proves to a waiting world that a fortuitous aggregation of atoms and molecules is life, capable of maintaining and directing itself as do the cells described here. Not at all. He accepts this as a belief. It is his private interpretation of the facts visible to us all, that an accidental concourse brought the first cell into being. But this is to accept an even greater miracle than to believe that Intelligence called it into being!
I maintain that each of these single cells (each a system so intricate and
delicate that its complete functioning has so far escaped our study), and all
the trillions of them on this earth, definitely present a justifiable inference —
one of Mind, or Intelligence, or Thought, which we call God. Science both
admits and accepts this inference.
I believe firmly that there is a God.
The author did not start his investigations from a religious standpoint, but instead commented with an objective outlook, reflecting on the laws of nature. Yet he reached a conclusion that supports the truth as outlined by both natural inspiration and innate religious sense. When a truth exists, everyone who seeks it will inevitably come across it, regardless of what route he takes. It is only those whose receptive faculties have stopped functioning that cannot attain to the truth.
Those who deny God’s existence are people whose argument is in conflict with the
logic of nature, reason and universal existence. Allah says:
“Or were they created by nothing, or were they the creators [of themselves]?
Or did they create the heavens and the earth? Rather, they are not certain.” Suurah At-Tur 52:35-36
Source- In the Shade of The Qur’aan Volume_10_surahs_12-15 -page 256-7 By Sayyid Qutb
-Russell Charles Artist, `Trillions of Living Cells Speak Their Message’, a paper included in The Evidence of God in an Expanding Universe, ed. John Clover Monsma, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, New York,
1958, p. 124.