Alexander Fleming, Microbes, and the Signature of God

In the 1973 Doctor Who episode "The Green Death", Jo Grant spilled a certain powdered fungus on microscope slides Professor Jones was using. This happy accident resulted in a cure and was called serendipity. To recognize serendipity, one must have the necessary knowledge. 

Alexander Fleming was a Scottish microbiologist who conducted research during the two world wars. Some say it was serendipity, but he was guided through a series of Providential circumstances to discover penicillin. Staphylococcus played a major part in his story.

At first glance, it may seem that discoveries by Alexander Fleming were just luck, but they were the hand of God. A subject of his study shows God's signature.
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Not only was Alexander's work guided by God (which is something he himself also believed), but the bacteria he was studying, those "bunches of grapes", exhibited a signature of God. While many of Darwin's disciples foolishly insist that evolution is essential to medical science (a false claim), Fleming's discoveries had nothing to do with evolution. While several forms of staphylococcus cause infections, several are usually not pathogens. Many are actually beneficial to humans.
In logic and reasoning, a signature indicates the presence of an author; likewise, the characteristics of staphylococci indicate the presence of a Creator. . . . Similar to staphylococci, the life and works of Alexander Fleming show the fingerprints of Providence. The so-called “serendipitous” achievements of Fleming have contributed to modern medicine, convincing Fleming and others that God was at work in his life. Fleming recognized that his life’s discoveries and the “weaving” of events were more than chance; it was the invisible hand of God on his life and works.

To read the full article, see "Alexander Fleming & God’s Signature in Microbiology".

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