Intelligent Design: Argument from Teleology

Intelligent Design: Argument from Teleology

Daniel R. Fredrick

What calculation sewed the Sea Holly
Into the Mediterranean grains
Near Bodrum? Or gave the sailfin Molly
Sight? And who computed how many veins

Were needed to stitch the gar's swim bladder?
And will the Mother of Millions reseed
Herself in coming ages, as matter
Of long habit, as all flora concede?

Truly! The faithful cry ex nihilo!
(Even pagan scholars sense Demiurge).
But brazen scientists balk and bellow,
Laughing with Hume that an infant God, urged

By his own shame of a botched first attempt,
Has abandoned this world in great contempt.