Daily Apologetic: Founder of NASA Space Program Speaks In Favor of Creation

“The following is an excerpt from the book, The Collapse of Evolution by Scott M. Huse; I found it to be quite pertinent to today’s Creation vs. Evolution debate. This is a letter written by Wernher von Braun, father of NASA’s space program, to the California State Board of Education, on September 14, 1972:

Dear Mr. Grose:

     In response to your inquiry about my personal views concerning the “Case for DESIGN” as a viable scientific theory for the origin of the universe, life and man, I am pleased to make the following observations.

     For me, the idea of a creation is not conceivable without invoking the necessity of design. One cannot be exposed to the law and order of the universe without concluding that there must be design and purpose behind it all. In the world around us, we can behold the obvious manifestations of an ordered, structured plan or design. We can see the will of the species to live and propagate. And we are humbled by the powerful forces at work on a galactic scale, and the purposeful orderliness of nature that endows a tiny and ungainly seed with the ability to develop into a beautiful flower. The better we understand the intricacies of the universe and all it harbors, the more reason we have found to marvel at the inherent design upon which it is based.

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