1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was upon the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Genesis 1:1-3 NIV
The material world, including life, was either created by God or by natural processes. Because the Creation was historic, in the past and without empirical evidence, any explanation of order, origin, and complexity must be categorized as "faith."
The Laws of Science cannot explain the origin of matter, the order observed throughout the Universe, or the origin and complexity of life. The creation and issues regarding eternity lie outside the realm of science and technology.
click on image for a diagram of the brain
courtesy: Tellwut (www.tellwut.com) & Pinterest (www.pinterest.com) respectively
It is no exaggeration that the human brain is an impressive organ. .... Yet the
most complex structure in the known universe - as it is often described - is more
mysterious than the least-explored regions of the deepest ocean.
We each have something approaching 100 billion nerve cells - neurons - in the human brain (more than the number of stars in the Milky Way). Each of them can be connected directly with maybe 10,000 others, totalling some 100 trillion nerve connections.
The human brain is the most complex structure in the universe, April 2, 2014, Independent (www.independent.co.uk)
Actions occur in our world that require little detailed explanation and are accepted as fact. If an object falls from any height it quickly finds its way to the ground. An exhale in the breathing process is followed by an involuntary inhale of the oxygen rich air necessary to sustain life. The cycle of life holds few secrets: birth and death are well understood.The knowledge we attain is enhanced by fields of study that probe the complexities of life and the physics and chemistry of the material world. Scientific inquiry falls within two categories: the biological sciences, also referred to as life sciences, and the physical sciences, which include physics, astronomy, Earth science, and chemistry. We have come to trust, for the most part, that an honest interpretation of the evidence extracted by the scientific method is being applied objectively for the common good.
There exists a contamination of the truth, however, that presents itself in the guise of scientific inquiry. The field of "evolutionary belief" pervades all disciplines within the life and physical sciences. And yet, its methods of evidential interpretation rely on a subjective rather than an objective analysis. An objective evaluation of the evidence is often deliberately ignored when it may not agree with the pre-determined agenda that requires long ages and "naturalism." Despite the questionable methods used, evolutionary doctrine has a stronghold on the academic world and is presented in our classrooms as fact; proven and therefore irrefutable and unassailable.
The Laws and Principles of Physics define the interaction and properties of matter and energy. Two laws that are among the most significant to the Creation/Evolution debate, are identified below to provide a basic understanding of their function.
The total amount of energy and mass in the
universe is constant; energy and mass can be neither created nor destroyed.
1st Law of Thermodynamics
University of Illinois, Dept. of Materials Sciences and Engineering
Comment: When the 1st Law is correctly interpreted, the concept of a Big Bang as the creative and unguided force for the entire universe, including the Solar System and all life, requires an overly active imagination and a very loose interpretation of the evidence. The Law clearly states that matter and energy are constants that can be neither created nor destroyed. Any model for the origin of the universe and all life forms on Earth must address the fact that matter and energy had to be created at some point in order to even hypothesize a Big Bang. There are no existing Laws of Physics that address how all the matter in the universe initially came into being. It may be helpful to consider the first words of Genesis, "In the beginning God created ...."
The disorder in the universe
2nd Law of Thermodynamics op. cit.
Comment: The 2nd Law clearly states that everything goes from more complex to less complex. Therefore, complexity had to exist at origination in order for that complexity to decrease.
The laws of Physics explain how things work, but all efforts fall short when attempting to explain the origin of the material world, the order observed throughout the universe, the origin of life, and the complexity of life. Is it possible that another "force" is at work that cannot be understood by science?
The 3rd Law (or Principle) which strongly impacts the validity of evolutionary beliefs is cited below and will be discussed in the section: Principle #2: The Origin of Life
Cell Theory refers to the idea that cells are the basic unit of structure
living thing. ... This theory is one of the foundations of
biology. The theory says that
new cells are formed from other existing cells, and
that the cell is a fundamental unit of structure, function, and organization of all
Princeton University: Cell Theory
The evidence for the early history of the Earth and the origin of life (or Solar System, or Universe), lies buried with the ancient past. Scientists in many fields of study attempt to understand the past by analyzing what is observed today. Whether studied through an evolutionary belief or belief in a literal interpretation of Genesis chapters 1-2 in the Bible, the origin of the material world and all of life cannot be proven. There is a principle that an effect cannot occur without an originating cause; defined as the Law of Cause and Effect. The absence, therefore, of a scientifically determined "cause" categorizes both evolutionary science and Biblical Creation as matters of faith when attempting to understand origins: neither can be tested as being true or false based on the scientific method.
The basic structure of all that exists is defined in the Periodic Table of the (Chemical) Elements. click image to enlargeOur entire environment consists of molecules and cells formed by the elements (atoms) that have been identified to date. Even a cursory study of the atom reveals an engineering complexity that challenges us to ask the questions:
A belief in Creation by God or by evolution are both just that: "belief systems"; and both depend on a series of "miraculous." events that occurred in the past.
Conclusion: The Laws of Thermodynamics and Cell Theory provide no allowance for the evolutionary concept for "beginnings." A literal interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2, however, states by implication that science, as we understand it, had no part in the creation of the material world and all living creatures during the first six days of history. It could be said that when God finished His work to bring life, matter, and time into existence that He then formulated the principles of science as they are observed today.
I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last. Revelation 22:13 NKJV
Greater detail on the subject of Creation vs. Evolution is located in the Main Index section: Creation Study Guide and The Genesis Historic Narrative.
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