Logic and Design: How logical are we?
(Daisy Wang翻译)

I have been personally involved for decades in writing medical grant proposals, receiving grant awards, advising others on grant writing, and reviewing proposals, and I can safely say that probably I have been involved in more than 1000 grant proposals. And what is glaringly obvious is that grants hinge critically on excellent logic and design, without which the grant proposal basically fails.

The medical grant proposer has to present his or her logic and design lucidly, which will reflect whether the study itself is viable, and whether the proposer can execute it. And what is even more important, but often forgotten, is the ultimate basic unspoken assumption, that the body itself has to be totally logical and perfectly designed, for the proposal to work. It cannot be functioning “randomly” or “by chance.”
医学基金申请者必须清晰的写出他或她的逻辑和设计,这将反映出课题本身是可行,以及研究者是否能够实行该课题。其中,最重要的,我们又常常忘记的, 最基本的是潜在的假设,假设主体本身一定是完全符合逻辑的并且有完美的设计,申请的课题才会实行。课题不能正在 “随机的”或“偶然的”运行。

For example if, at the end of the study, the result is contrary to our hypothesis, we know immediately that it is not that the system is wrong, but that our study concepts are wrong, and we have to rethink the investigation. We cannot blame the system. The system is always logical and well designed; it is our thinking that might not. Without a doubt, if the human body has no logic and no design, any research on it would be impossible.

It is quite clear that in the body, anything, everything, anywhere, and everywhere embodies this perfect logic and design. It is inescapable. The system is infinitely complex, invisibly complex, instinctively complex, impossibly mathematically complex. All these super complexities point to a super intelligent and logical design, and thus a super intelligent and logical Designer.

Almost a miracle versus it’s a miracle…which is it?

In a great article in Newsweek on “how human life begins,” many years ago, the author goes into great detail about how complexity pervades the system, and how beautiful the whole system is, so much that the author claims that the entire complexity is “as beautiful as the Sistine Chapel!” The widely acknowledged most wonderful artwork of Michelangelo is the art work in the Sistine Chapel. Whether the author meant this or not, the center of the Chapel actually depicts the classic account of creation by God of man. God is shown dramatically with outstretched hand reaching out to man, to create him and to make contact with him, in the origin of origins account.
几年前在《Newsweek新闻周刊》上有一篇很好的文章,关于“人类生命是如何起源”,文章作者详细了解这个系统每个细节都是那么复杂,整个系统是那么的绚丽,笔者宣布,全部的复杂性是“同西斯廷教堂一样华美!” 大家公认,米开朗基罗最精彩的艺术杰作是在西斯廷教堂穹顶的作品。无论作者是否是这个意思,小教堂的中心实际上描绘的是经典的上帝创造世界。在最初的起源,上帝很明显的伸出手,伸向人类,去创造他,去接触他。

The author is so impressed by the sophistication in nature and how human life could begin with such complexity, that she exclaims in her enthusiastic article, “that it is almost a miracle!” However, for me, I thought that the most interesting thing of this article was that the editor rephrased the sentiment, in the editor’s box, as “it is a miracle!” Many might not even notice this, but the difference between it is “almost” a miracle and it “is” a miracle is literally astronomical, and all findings point to the latter: perfect logic and design is pervasive, a truly miraculous finding.

“The beginning of life is like the Sistine Chapel”: the main feature of that chapel is Michaelangelo’s Creation account