October 4th, 2014| Topic: RaMbLeS | 1


Some time in early 2013, a detective story, The Cuckoo’s Calling, was released, to excellent reviews. In light of the fact that it was a debut novel by a former British military man, Robert Galbraith, this was good news.

Except for a couple things: It wasn’t a debut novel. It wasn’t a man who wrote it. And “his” name wasn’t Robert Galbraith.

Her name? J. K. Rowling of Harry Potter fame. (Though, yes, she’s British.)

The Sunday Times art editor, Richard Brooks, unraveled the mystery by some detective work himself.

Working on a hunch, he discovered that both Robert Galbraith and J. K. Rowling shared the same literary agency. The two also shared a publisher. And mysteriously, no picture of Galbraith could be found. On the literary agency’s website, all there was was a black silhouette. “I was suspicious,” says Brooks.

Linguistic analyses commissioned by Brooks compared The Cuckoo’s Calling to Rowling’s other work, The Casual Vacancy. Both had similarities of style, vocabulary, and syntax.

Finally, Brooks went directly to the publisher. Was it Rowling? Finally, they confessed: it was.

All accomplished by catching the likeness of design. Design gives it away.

The traces of the Creator’s design are everywhere.

Since the creation of the world His unseen attributes—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen,
being understood through what has been made, so that they [we] are without excuse.
Romans 1:20

What a paradox: God’s unseen attributes are clearly seen. So there’s no excuse for not believing, because the evidence is all around us. Wherever we look. Everywhere!

Just look at the DNA we humans carry. It codes the information for everything about our bodies—the blueprint for pretty much everything that goes on inside us. Each cell in our bodies carries all this information in this tightly coiled structure called DNA. If you uncoil it, there’s about 6 feet of DNA per cell.

And we have 10 trillion cells in our bodies (a low estimate). So the total length of the DNA in our bodies is about 60 trillion feet or 11 billion miles. Or 50 roundtrips from the earth to the sun. That’s the total length of DNA in one human. One human!

One scientist calculated that the total information carried by this 11 billion mile-long DNA in each human is equivalent to 150 trillion GB (150 followed by 12 zeros GB) or 150 Zeta bytes. Mind boggling.

And all of this information is coded on DNA in “letters”—6 billion letters in each cell. The entire King James Bible has only 4 million letters, counting all the As and Bs and Cs and Ds and so on. We have 6 billion DNA “letters” in each cell!

And in each of these 10 trillion cells that comprise us, the DNA information is virtually identical. Talk about perfect reproducibility, carried out by an incredible replication mechanism that rarely makes a mistake, at most 1 letter for every 10 million letters copied. That’s like making 2 whole handwritten copies of the King James Bible and finding that you made only one mistake, one change of a single letter, like an M for an N, or something. Just amazing!

You can’t get away from it. The evidence of God is all around us—in cells, in nature, all over the universe, and even in our hearts. No excuse!

He reveals his glory in his creation! And for those open to seeing it, it is an amazing vision.

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalm 19:1


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