Argument #2 = Design in the Universe
Premise #1 = All Designs infer a designer.
Premise #2 = There is great design in the universe.
Premise #3 = Therefore, there must be a Great Designer of the universe.
Henry “Fritz” Schaefer, Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry and Professor of Chemistry, University of Georgia (PhD Chemical Physics):
“Why are there so few atheists among physicists? Many scientists are considering the facts before them. They say things like: ‘The present arrangement of matter indicates a very special choice of initial conditions.’ (Paul Davies).
In fact, if one considers the possible constants and laws that could have emerged, the odds against a universe that produced life like ours are immense.’ (Stephen Hawking)…
As the Apostle Paul said in his epistle to the Romans: ‘Since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.’” (‘Scientists and their Gods (Science and Christianity, Conflict or Coherence?’,1999).
Frank Tipler, Mathematical Physicist and Cosmologist, Professor of Mathematics and Physics, Tulane University (PhD Physics):
“When I began my career as a cosmologist some twenty years ago, I was a convinced atheist. I never in my wildest dreams imagined that one day I would be writing a book purporting to show that the central claims of Judeo-Christian theology are in fact true, that these claims are straightforward deductions of the laws of physics as we now understand them.” (‘The Physics Of Immortality’, Doubleday, 1994).
Tony Rothman, PhD Theoretical Physics, Lecturer in Cosmology/ Physics, Princeton University:
“When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it’s very tempting to take the leap of faith from science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it.” (Casti, J.L. 1989. Paradigms Lost. New York, Avon Books).
For Deeper Study:
Book 2, chapter 2
On-line lessons 39-44
Live classroom 8