My sister, her husband and I are all people who believe in evolution and the Big Bang. I discovered yesterday, though, that we also all believe in some variation of intelligent design. My brother-in-law believes that something, someone or some species seeded the universe with DNA (perhaps several times over) and then let evolution take its course. My sister is a deist, although not religious. She believes that there is some God-like figure out there who got things going. I hesitate to put the name “God” to whatever it is that existed before the Big Bang, but I find it hard to believe that our universe is an accident. There are too many things that seem to resist the notion of random evolution.
Basically, the more the three of us know about the wonders of our world, the more we find it impossible to believe that it all happened by chance. So maybe there’s also a reason for Barack Obama, the OWS crowd, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Michael Moore, Janeane Garofalo, the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Gore, and . . . oh, never mind. Some things really do run counter to the possibility of intelligent design.