Remaking America by George Shollenberger, Idea 100 + XI (Intelligent Design, IV)
At Moses time, the way our mind works was unknown. Thus, man did not know that a person can converse with himself or herself. Knowledge of the human mind was not growing until Greeks, such as Plato and Aristotle, began to investigate the mind in the 4th century B. C. Hundred of years later, Jesus Christ referred to the human mind as something ‘within’ us. (See Mark 7:23) Thus, when Moses began to write, he believed wrongly that God inspires his thoughts because a monotheistic God is infinite and cannot communicate any words to us.
Moses major contributions to the development of the Intelligent Design are as follows: (1) ‘creation’ in the Book called Genesis, (2) ‘freedom’ in the Book called Exodus, (3) ‘organize people’ in the Book called Leviticus, (4) ‘relations of organized people’ in the Book called Numbers, and (5) ‘morality of humans’’ in the Book of Deuteronomy.
In the Genesis, Moses says that the Intelligent Design produces the creation in six phases. In the 7th phase God turned to other godly actions. These actions of God are still unknown. In the 6th phase, he says wrongly that humans are created perfectly. Since humans are free, they decided to develop knowledge in the Garden of Eden. However, in order to explain the origin of evilness, Moses says that the development of knowledge is immoral. This explanation is wrong because man must develop knowledge of transporting life from planet earth to other planets because suns die naturally.
Moses effort to ‘organize people’ under God was noble. And his effort to record ‘relations of organized people’ was also noble because knowledge of families is necessary to develop and improve medical care for humans. Finally, his work on ‘morality’ in Chapter 4 of Deuteronomy led to the famous Ten Commandments. Interestingly, Moses thoughts on freedom and morality are new and still exist today because man’s freedom is not absolute. Instead, man’s freedom exists and grows only if God's moral laws exist and grow.