The eye. Beautifully complex. Evolutionists marvel at millions of years of evolutionary change, creationists struggle to fathom something as complex as our vision to be anything but intelligently designed.
A car is designed, do you really believe that it could come about without a deity at the wheel? No. But if a car is the best God can design, humans are already on the same level. It is easy to marvel at natures complexity and even easier to forget how much it can still be improved on.
Theism to me, involves praising God as if he is perfect, without expecting perfection. To look at the eye, created by infinite wisdom whilst not questioning why we become crippled with pain if we step to close to an onion. Or why we go blind. Or why it takes so long for our eyes to readjust in the morning after a mere few hours sleep.
But back to complexity. We need complexity to improve on current models. Your watch is so much more complex than your ancestors sun dial. We also need complexity to manipulate nature in our favour. Is a space-shuttle sticking to the laws of gravity? Heck no, it rebels like a spoilt teenager. We don’t create such laws, we are governed by them.
If we are to name God as the govenor, he shouldn’t have to obey the laws of nature. God creates them. So why the need for such complexity? It’s a lot of effort, especially if that effort isn’t needed. What is the point in all of the various, fragile components making vision possible for example? Why not create an eye without the need?
When Christians claim the moon was put in orbit perfectly to control the tides, I scratch my head in confusion. So God decided to create a nature that required a gravitational pull from elsewhere, therefore deciding to plonk a giant rock at his chosen distance to accomplish this? Why does an omnipotent being need to rely on a giant paperweight to maintain order?
When I hear arguments on the topic of complexity, it makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. From a theistic perspective, not so much. I’m more willing to hear an argument of design from an extra terrestrial race, and this is why. Alien life would still need to work with natural laws. God would be above that.