I believe one must understand science (to some extent) in order to fully appreciate Christianity. The amazing existence of "life" is the greatest proof of God. Science can do many things with what God has already provided, but cannot produce life on it's own, free of one of God's creations.
Chris is using the premiss (that God exists) to prove that God exists. IOW, Life proves that God exists because science must make do with the life that God provided.
It is my faith that made me become more interested in science. The fact that we see no new comets, but know they deteriorate at a rate which means by "old earth age" estimates we would have none proves the Bible true and therefore the existence of God.First, I don't know what Chris means by new comet. Comets were created with the solar system. They are the left over "planetesimals". In astronomy, when we say new comet, we mean a comet new to the inner solar system. Comets that travel through the inner solar system do deteriorate pretty fast (in astronomical time scales).
What Chris does not seem to understand is that most comets orbit the sun at very great distances and never come closer than Pluto to the sun. In these outer reaches of our solar system these comets deteriorate very slowly.
However, every now and then something happens. Maybe two comets collide and slows one of the pieces down enough that it falls into the inner solar system. Maybe a big planet or something out there perturbs the orbit of one of these "comets" and it is slowed down enough that it falls. That's what we'd call a "new comet".
The fact that we don't see new stars created, but know they couldn't still be around unless they've been created 6500 or less years ago proves the Bible true, and therefore the existence of God.Nope! I have layed on my back in my mother-in-laws horse pasture many a night with binoculars looking at the Orion Nebula. There's a bunch of stars forming in there.
The fact that a baby's heart starts beating, and we have no clue why it begins, (or at least why what causes it happens at that particular time) proves the impact of a Creator who still lives!If we don't understand something, we just say, "Goddunit!" and that's it. All that actually proves is that we don't know why the heart starts, not that there's a God that dunnit!
The arrangement of the planets, the spacing, rotation, and revolution times prove that a designer who purposefully made this place capable of supporting us exists.Douglas Adams tackled this with the puddle parable. Maybe, we're the ones that are adapted to live on this planet.
After all, no matter what your belief on "macro"-evolution, or Creation, you have to say that SOMETHING was here eternally. Something was here before us, before the earth, before life began.Sure, but that doesn't mean that that something was God.