Ralph Muncaster was a strong skeptic. Upon taking a challenge he tries to see if there is evidence for God. What he finds is that the world is an extremely complex place with many components necessary for life to exit. He finds that the probability for all of these factors to even intitate life on earth would be statistically impossible. He compares life evolving by chance to winning the lottery 270 times in a row , with buying one ticket each time. He also addresses biblical profacy. All of the prophacy in the bible has come true, especially the prophacies concerning Jesus. I am, however, skeptical as to how he came up with the statistical probabiltiy that these prophacies can be fullfilled. But, the probability that all of these fazctors comming together by chance cannot be ignored.
People really do not understand how evolution and natural selection works. A trait does not appear just because the organism needs it. Biological traits occur by chance. Natural selection is based on reproductive fitness. If a trait is present in an indivisual that makes it more reproductively fit then that indivisual will have a higher chance of contributing that trait to the next generation of offspring. Traits do not appear in some indivisuals just because they are "needed". If the environment changes to the point that requires a more adaptive trait, then those with that trait will have a higher reproductive fitness. If that trait is not present in the population then the population can eventually become extict.
The conditions on this planet are just right for life. We are not too far or too close to the sun. We get just the right amount of solar radiation. Even the tilt of the earth's axis is necessary for life. Ralph Munchaster gives a list of all of these factors.
Great Book! Highly recommend it to others especially is you have a doubting family member. :-)