The Eyes Have It

Dr. Doug Borchman

Dr. Doug Borchman

Dr. Doug Borchman is a scientist who has studied the human eye for many years. Though formerly an atheist, Dr. Borchman has come to believe in a God who created the world and wanted to have a relationship with him. Borchman says, “I believe God gave us science to show He exists. One hundred years ago, we didn’t have the tools to see all this. Science tells us there must be something else. It takes an intelligent designer to produce the level of complexity in our world. The cornea, lens, retina, nerves, connections are ridiculously complex. There is so much to know. For an eye to be able to see, all the basic components must be present at the same time and work together perfectly.”

Charles Darwin, the founder of evolutionary theory, understood how difficult it is to apply evolution to the eye. He said, “…that the eye…could have been formed by natural selection seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.”

Dr. Borchman knows that the work of time, chance and the laws of physics can’t explain how such a fascinating thing as the human eye was formed. He knows that the best explanation is that God created us, and he often talks to church groups about creation. Borchman says, “Science is not a stumbling block to belief in a Creator. Rather, it tells us there must be something else. What’s incredible is this Creator God wants to have a relationship with us.”

“For 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, so that men are without excuse.”—Romans 1:20.

(For this post, I relied heavily on an article written by Ruth Schenk in the May 16, 2013 issue of The Southeast Outlook, which is published by Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY.)

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2 Responses to The Eyes Have It

  1. I am totally with you, a helpless thought factory. They keep me up at night! I really like this post. I didn’t want to take up your time with the whole post…so here’s a clip I was reminded of reading you. On the glorious things that make us human (by His order and design):

    Our very body proclaims that life is change. We live in constant flux, each of us a sentient network of innumerous biochemical activity, electromagnetic charges, neurotransmission – all in collaboration even to help you with the simple and sophisticated task of reading this thought. About every four months, a red blood cell expires and is displaced by a new one. A cease in modulation in a major part of our structure or the whole would mean paralysis or death. There is a coherence to the changes. The bodily vicissitudes are not random but often follow cycles. Of time, weather, season.

    And I can’t resist sharing this poem SIGHT….because what I was thinking while writing it as a college student was that the reason we were given physical eyes is precisely to understand that we ought to be LOOKING UP:

    Keep on in the passion and words!

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