(more disjointed thoughts anticipating severe editing at a later date)
I first began to seriously consider that the universe was created when I began to understand improbability Vs impossibility. The naturalistic atheist position is one of clinging to improbability. And each day, the evidence of naturalism becomes less and less probable. At the time I first read The Genesis Question, there were only about 70 extrasolar planets discovered (planetary bodies outside of our solar system). As of an article a few weeks ago, there are over a thousand, and I expect that there will be ten times that many in the next decade or so.
From a Creationist perspective, I can anticipate that the likelihood of discovering another planet capable of supporting life will become less and less likely with each new planet discovered. The naturalistic atheist needs for each of those planets to not only possibly support life, but also be the potential origin point of life on Earth. And every day the Drake Equation keeps shrinking the likelihood of discovering aliens a little bit more.
For those unfamiliar with the Drake Equation, it is basically a fantastical nerd theory on how likely we are to encounter intelligent aliens. (@@equation plus Michael Crichton’s critique).
Yes, the universe is vast, yes galaxies contain trillions of stars and has existed for billions of years. But that appears to be the sole defense of the atheistic naturalist. With billions of stars with billions of planets and billions of years to work with, that is practically infinity, isn’t it? Ask a mathematician. No, it is not.
For those NASA scientists that proclaim with certainty that they will no doubt discover life on a planet that may or may not exist because it is within a certain orbit of another star, I would ask some simple questions.
How rare is our solar system?
How rare is our sun?
How rare is our moon?
How rare is planet?
What requirements does that planet need besides water to sustain life?
Because even if there is a 10% chance, like the early proponents of the Drake equation assumed even though that was pure fantasy conjecture, it means that there is a 90$ chance that this planet that may or may not exist does not have a single microbe on it. Or water. Or enough gravity to maintain an atmosphere or hydrosphere. Really, it is a pretty blatant, desperate grasp at a straw. Almost as desperate as hoping the hot iron will cool when plunged into water.