by Thomas Fretwell

God’s creative power can be clearly seen by looking at the things he has made. Perhaps one of the most obvious examples is to examine the part of the human body which makes vision possible, the eye.

Even the naturalist Charles Darwin conceded that “to suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.”

Still, having repudiated the concept of divine design, Darwin appealed to the “absurd” to account for the eye’s origin through natural selection and random mutation.

Your eye is essentially an extremely advanced organic video camera with incredible sensitivity. The eye has a black interior to prevent light scattering, a self-focusing lens and adjustable diaphragm to control the light. The retina is a light sensitive layer that can adjust to a wide range of brightness just like modern digital cameras, yet far more advanced.

eyethey are processed and the necessary adjustments made. The eye is also capable of self-lubricating and self-cleaning through a reservoir of eye-washing fluid secreted through the lachrymal glands under the upper eye-lid. The tears produced contain special enzymes that keep the eye clean and clear of things that may cause infections.

These amazing design features are only a few of the intricacies found in the human eye and are better explained as the result of a Creator than the product of natural selection.

“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made the them both.” (Proverbs 20:12)

Thomas Fretwell
Thomas Fretwell

Thomas Fretwell is an associate speaker for Creation Ministries International and a tutor in Theology at Kings Evangelical Divinity School (UK). He has BTh and MA degrees in Theology from the University of Chester. He serves as an elder and youth minister at Calvary Chapel Hastings.

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