An atheist friend of
Sir Isaac Newton visited the famed scientist shortly after Newton had constructed a
mechanical model of the solar system. The man walked over to it, turned the crank and the
planets and moons moved around in their orbits.
"How wonderful!" the man
exclaimed. "Who made it?"
"Nobody did," answered
The astonished visitor protested that
this marvelous machine had to have been made by somebody, to which Newton
"Now isn't it amazing. I tell
you that nobody made this simple toy, and you don't believe me. Yet you gaze at the
intricate design of the solar system and dare to say that no one made it."