A friend sent the above video with the following comment, I thought I share it with all.
“I have been thinking… after watching this TED talk [see above].
It explains how very complex and beautiful forms can be made by a series of very simple rules (in the case of this talk its folding ratios) repeating many times (like fractals). There is the obvious comparison to nature here, where the simple rule can be cell division for example and the beautiful complex form could be a living organism.
However, if you watch the video (from 3.40 to 3.55) he explains, how over 99.9% of the folding ratios actually lead to 'the geometric equivalent of noise'. The 'designer' had to choose a very specific set of rules (in this case by trial and error) to produce the beautiful, ordered forms.
You can probably see where I am going with this.
Atheists claim there is no need for a creator as, although the world looks very complex and beautiful, it has just come about by the repetition of very simple rules over a very long period of time. This argument does not only apply for cell division but it is inherent in everything in nature e.g. crystal structures, geological formations etc… in all these cases we see beautiful, complex forms produced from the results of simple rules repeating over a long period of time.
However, it would be interesting to see if we changed the 'rules' a bit, what the outcome would be. Would it always results in beautiful forms or would , as shown in this TED talk, most of the time result in noise/disorder. If so, it would follow there is a need for a creator to set the right 'rules' to results in the beauty and order we see in the world or the probability of selecting the right rules randomly would be very low.”