THE UNIVERSE IS NOT A MACHINE
MAN has made a mechanical object called the robot that is outwardly just like a human being. It walks, talks, and works, but in reality it is just an electro-mechanical machine guided by a computer programme, not a conscious being. It acts in the same mechanical manner as any other computerized machine made by man.
Recently, a robot crushed a man to death at a Volkswagen production plant in Germany. The incident occurred at the factory in Baunatal, 62 miles north of Frankfurt, which assembles car components for other plants. The company confirmed the death on 1 July 2015.
The 22-year-old German worker was a technician installing a stationary robot. It was programmed to complete a series of tasks in the assembly process by grabbing parts and manipulating them. The robot grabbed and crushed the technician against a metal plate. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but later died of his injuries.
There is a conscious Being who controls the universe. Without such control,
no such system and organization could ever have been possible in such a perfect form.
A company spokesperson told the Associated Press that the robot can be programmed for specific tasks and that the company believes the malfunction was due to human error. Though the company uses some lightweight robots to work on the production line next to humans, a spokesperson told the Financial Times that this was not one of those robots. The type of robot that crushed the employee is usually kept in a cage. The man was working on the robot inside the cage when he was grabbed.
Prosecutors are still deciding whether to bring charges and whom they would pursue. (http://time.com)
In another incident, many years ago, a robot was commissioned for a London office to perform the work of an office-boy. When work on this robot was completed and it was brought to the office, the secretary of the office wanted to give it a trial run. She was examining its battery when it got activated. It started walking behind her! Then she began to run. The machine kept following her. The robot, now completely out of control continued chasing her, destroying office equipment in its path. With great difficulty the robot was brought under control.
Had the universe just been a mechanical object like a robot, there would definitely have been accidents in its functioning
Atheists of modern times hold that the universe is nothing but a huge machine. And that it has been working just like a robot, functioning in a mechanical way. But the highly organized movements of the universe for billions of years completely refute this theory. Had the universe just been a mechanical object like the robot, there would definitely have been accidents similar to those mentioned above.
The Quran says:
“The sun hastens to its resting place: that is the decree of the Mighty One, the All-knowing. And for the moon, we have ordained phases for it till it becomes again like an old dry palm-branch. The sun is not allowed to overtake the moon, nor does the night outpace the day. Each in its own orbit runs.”
This statement of the Quran has become an established observation and is sufficient proof of the fact that there is a conscious Being who controls the universe. Without such control, no such system and organization could ever have been possible in such a perfect form. o
After Night There is Day
The present is as temporary as the night. It is certain that the day
will follow and there will be a bright future. The best policy is to work
in the present and be sure that someday success will come your way.