In6Days: Creation & Science
     Foundations of Our Faith
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  3 Laws & 3 Observational Principles

   

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 and all life forms were either created by God in six days approximately six thousand years ago or by natural processes which claim a 13 billion year history.
Because these events were historic, in the past and without empirical evidence, both explanations of origin, order, and complexity are matters of "faith", and only one can be true.
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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.

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.
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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)

The Principles and Laws of Science

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.

"matter, on its own, does not organize itself to higher order."    The Natural Sciences Know Nothing of Evolution,
A.E. Wilder-Smith, PhD

The laws of Science divide fact from fiction

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: The 1st Law succinctly states that whatever is "here" has been "here" and the origin (beginning) of all matter, energy, space, and time remain a mystery to even the most advanced intellect. Solutions to the origin of the material world can only be contemplated with the answers being unavailable to scientific inquiry.

The disorder in the universe always increases.
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.

Cell Theory refers to the idea that cells are the basic unit of structure in every 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 living organisms.
Princeton University: Cell Theory

Comment: Cell Theory, a foundational Law of Biology, strongly casts doubt on the validity of evolutionary beliefs and will be discussed in the section: Principle #2: The Origin of Life

Applying the principles of science

The evidence for the early history of the Earth and the origin of life (or Solar System, or Universe), lies buried in the ancient past. Scientists in many fields 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 belief 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 enlarge

Our entire environment consists of molecules and cells formed by the 103 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: