Okay, so in the first 3 blogs I sort of of set the stage for the challenge at hand. But now let’s take a step back and remind ourselves of the plain truth which we are here to defend. The purpose of TELOS is simply to illustrate that purpose is everywhere. It surrounds and abounds. It really is rather strange to even have to write a book defending the reality of purpose.
But here we are.
So let’s indulge in the pleasure of some exquisite examples of purpose.
In the first chapter of TELOS I described several vivid examples, that include the wariness of the wise whitetail deer, the uncanny steadfast determination of the salmon fry that swims 5000 miles across the Pacific ocean and back to spawn and die, and the wonderfully fastidious behavior of chipmunks storing acorns well ahead of winter, in order to have the food necessary to survive that long cold season.
Now here is another of my favorites:
She has journeyed 1000 miles to return to the sandy beach of her origin. She is a leatherback sea turtle. 10 years ago her mother deposited her egg under the sand on a remote beach in Central America. Originally she was just yolk and egg white. But the force of Telos within her drove those substances within the egg to their completion of a fully formed baby turtle. Once formed she broke out of her cell and dug up through the sand. What force drove her to come up and breathe fresh air and make her mad dash to the ocean? How did she know that her only hope for survival was to run to the sea as fast as possible? All around her, other hatchlings were being snatched up by jackals and sea birds. Maybe only 1 and 20 would make it to the sea, and only one in 100 would make it to maturity. It took her 10 years to reach sexual maturity to be able to mate and reproduce. For 10 years she has been bobbing around in the ocean eating seaweed and shellfish, slowly getting bigger and stronger. She is the only reptile who spends almost all of her lifetime in the ocean. There she has to very carefully modify her internal physiology so that the saltiness of the ocean does not destroy her. That internal osmotic balance of salt and water is spectacularly unique.
Driven by Telos her amazing capability to swim around the ocean as a reptile, navigate 1000 miles and reproduce is in many ways beyond our comprehension.
The atheist scientists want us to believe that it was just a series of accidental unintended mutations that finally ended up creating this incredibly complex creature. Well actually sea turtles have been around for 200,000,000 years. So, when did their precursors have the millions of years necessary to evolve beforehand?? No one knows.
The only real answer is that they were put together by the organizational power of Telos.
Stay tuned. I will have even more fantastic examples to demonstrate in my future blogs.