Why Design the Universe in 6 Days?

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An engineering perspective

by Thomas Purifoy Jr.

Although there are many reasons to accept the Biblical record of creation in six days, one of the more interesting ones is from an engineering perspective: if you’re going to make something that is exceedingly complex with endlessly interconnected systems and sub-systems, the most logical way to do it is to put all the necessary pieces together, fully-working, at one time.

During the planning of the film Is Genesis History, I knew I wanted to interview Stuart Burgess about this topic as soon as I read his excellent book Hallmarks of Design.

Stuart is one of the top mechanical engineers in the United Kingdom, currently part of the faculty of the University of Bristol. He’s worked with Jaguar, Triumph, British Aerospace, and the European Space Agency. He worked on the ENVISAT earth observation satellite by designing the solar array deployment mechanism including inventing a new type of gearbox – the double action worm gear set…

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