Science, Engineering, and the Wisdom of God: Systems Approach to Nature Uncovers Vital Affordances Suggesting Superior Ingenuity


A diversity of systems in nature combine and conspire to provide a multitude of interdependent affordances culminating in complex life. Affordances, which originated in psychology and are now being used effectively in both design engineering and reverse engineering, are simply relationships that provide capabilities. These vital nested affordances are suggestive of a remarkable ingenuity that pervades the entire realm of nature, and encourages appreciative wonder, repentance from self-reliance, and trust in the Maker’s redemptive plan.