Who Made The Universe?
Sir Issac Newton, a British scientist. Once had a skillful
mechanic make him a miniature replica of the solar system,
with balls representing the planets geared together by cogs
and belts so as to move in harmony when cranked. Later,
Newton was visited by a scientist friend who did not believe
One day as Newton sat reading in his study with his
mechanism on a large table near him, his infidel friend
stepped in. Scientist that he was, he recognized at a glance
what was before him. Stepping up to it, he slowly turned the
crank, and with undisguised admiration watched the heavenly
bodies all move in there relative speed in there orbits.
Standing off a few feet he exclaimed, " My, what an exquisite
thing this is! Who made it?".
Without looking up from his book Newton answered,
"Nobody!". Quickly turning to Newton, the infidel said,
"Evidently you did not understand my question. I ask who
made it?". Looking up Newton solemnly assured him that
nobody made it, but that the aggregation of the matter so
much admired had just happened to assume the form it was in.
But the the astonished infidel replied with some heat, "You
must think I am a fool! Of course someone made it, and he is
a genius, and I would like to know who he is.".
Laying his book aside, Newton arose and laid a hand on
his friend's shoulder. "This thing is but a puny imitation
of a much grander system, whose laws you know, and I am not
able to convince you that this mere toy is without designer
and maker; yet you profess to believe that the great original
from which the design is taken has come in to being without
either designer or maker!". Now tell me by what sort of
reasoning do you reach such an incongruous conclusion?
Minnesota Technology; Oct. 1957
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