Even if none of the evidence is absolute proof, their great power stems from putting them together. In fact, they can be seen as a move that reveals a series of unexpected “leaps” within reality.
- The first leap is in vain: the very fact that something exists and nothing does, and that something appeared after it did not exist (the cosmological evidence).
- The second leap is a chaos to order: the emergence of a permanent law according to which all parts of the universe move (the evidence from the laws of nature).
- The third leap is inanimate to the living: the emergence of living organisms, which are the most complex works in the universe (evidence from design or complexity).
- The fourth leap is from life to consciousness: the emergence of consciousnesses in general, and of human consciousness in particular, capable of understanding the universe (the evidence from consciousness).
- The fifth leap is from consciousness to morality: the existence of moral intuitions that indicate the existence of absolute good and evil (the evidence from morality).
- The sixth leap is from an ordinary experience to an experience of religious revelation (the evidence from the revelation), and the seventh leap is the leap from ordinary human existence to the unique existence of the People of Israel, as predicted in the Torah (evidence from the history of the People of Israel).
- Atheists want us to believe that all these leaps happened by chance, that they are the result of inanimate particles of matter and blind natural forces and nothing more. In case the universe appeared, in case it has a permanent legitimacy, in case life appeared out of matter, in case they developed consciousness, in case moral sense appeared and so on. But how likely is it that all this happened by chance?