Frequently, you go stumbling through the Internet and see some web sites thinking they are the grand master of intellect. They proceed to ridicule and minimize those of religion, and then by a very ignorant and vague series of “proofs” proceed to demonstrate the “superiority” of the scientist or atheist.
I find these comparisons quite humorous. They say ignorance is bliss, but those trying to “prove” those of religion are the ignorant ones brings me the most laughs.
Since those of the scientific community like to use facts to “prove” their case, let’s do so here:
The scientific community says the universe, as we know it, started with a big bang. Unfortunately they don’t explain how it happened, why it happened, and what brought it about. They also lack the ability to explain what was before. So far, a believer in the divine has no problem with HOW the universe came into being. They just simply say it was part of a grand plan by a grand intelligence.
The scientific community says intelligence couldn’t possibly be the author of such specific order, beauty, and majesty. It’s all accidental, or coincidence.
Let’s concentrate on our own solar system. Science says it’s all a great big series of coincidences. Let’s cover these “coincidences”:
- The location of the solar system. It’s on an outer arm of the Milky Way galaxy in a relatively calm location, away from star birth, far away from the chaos and radiation of the galactic center. It’s far away from violent gamma-ray bursts and other sources of deadly high energy radiation. Interstellar traffic is also calm. Being out so far also means a lower velocity of orbit around the galactic center. The solar system is pretty well protected.
The Sun. Our star, Sol, is a magnificently tame and stable star with a fairly long and stable life span and a much smaller radiation output and relatively calm demeanor compared to other smaller and larger stars. Perfect for cultivating life.
- The system itself. Science is observing more and more planets around stars and so far has not found anything even resembling our solar system. It’s almost as if our solar system was the result of design. Typical systems have their gas giants close to the star and most planets are in quite eccentric orbits. Our solar system has remarkably stable planetary orbits with the planets arranged in a “convenient” order of size, which has the side effect of protecting the third planet.
- The Earth is very unusual. It has a moon exactly one tenth the size of its planet (a veritable impossibility), and its orbit and distance is perfect for maintaining just enough tidal forces on the earth to keep it temperate enough for life. These tidal forces help with the internal core to constantly generate an unusually strong magnetic field, which protects its inhabitants from stellar and interstellar radiation, and is usually reserved for gas giants. These tidal forces also churn the oceans to generate flowing currents, which cause air currents, which cause hot and cold areas to be cooled and heated respectively, thus tempering the climate.
The Earth’s continental positioning “coincidentally” allow for the tidal oceanic currents to flow around the earth in a beneficial manner, which also causes atmospheric currents to flow in a beneficial manner as well. If the continents were in a different position, then the oceanic currents would stop and the jet stream would greatly change its course resulting in very hot and very cold localized regions and almost no temperate zones, as well as out of control weather.
- The Earth just happens to be in exactly the right orbital distance from its star for these temperate and life giving conditions to exist. Of course, all purely coincidental. Any closer and the Earth cooks. Any farther, and the Earth freezes. Note, this distance is measured in millions of miles, not feet.
- Back to the Moon. It’s tidal forces, keep the Earth’s mantle and core hot. This causes land to be renewed, rain to fall, carbon to be broken down by the oceans.
- The life itself is quite “coincidental” as well. You have plants, from trees, to algae, that process carbon-dioxide and turn it into oxygen. Quite a “coincidental” symbiotic relationship to the other “accidental” forms of life which take in oxygen and expel carbon-dioxide.
- Then there is the size of the planet Earth. Any larger and gravity would overwhelm the ability of life to stand upright, and make chemical processes more difficult in almost every aspect from volcanism to photosynthesis. Any smaller, and our atmosphere disappears, and the ability to maintain a constant livable climate also disappears.
- Oh, let’s now consider the unusually diverse number of minerals and chemicals at our disposal. Scientific observations have shown that single minerals and chemicals tend to congregate on a per planet basis, usually based upon their weight. Yet, we have everything from gold to hydrogen on our planet. We even have the benefits of fossil fuels as if someone knew we’d need them.
- The land to water ratio also happens to be perfect, or “coincidental”. Too much water and storms take control and wreak constant chaos. Too much land and temperatures rise without enough cool air to control it.
- Oh, then there’s the tilt of the planet causing seasons, which make for excellent ways to grow crops and renew the land. They cause rain and snow to fall, erosion to happen. Which nourishes the oceans and nourishes the land. This also helps with maintaining the climate.
- Then you have the variety of life. Science claims it’s all accidental, and all “evolved” from one single organism. Yet, science can’t seem to show HOW it happened.
Ask any mathematician about the beauty of the mathematics involved with the various objects in the solar system, especially the Earth and Moon.
I find it humorous that the scientific community, which claims things don’t exist unless they can be reproduced in a laboratory, yet accepts so many “theories” as fact without this reproducible result. Einstein had relativity to explain the very large, but it fails to explain the very small. You have quantum mechanics which attempts to explain the very small, but falls apart with the very large. Nevertheless, both cannot truly explain the universe around us. They are just convenient explanations that “fit” for our needs.
I find it laughable when these “geniuses” fill in blanks for things they do not understand and then people build their lives around it trying to prove it is true, or end up realizing they wasted their lives on a theory that was a lie. Does “dark matter” mean anything to anyone??
As I see it, I see far more evidence in the environment around us, both on Earth and off, that not only overwhelmingly proves that a grand intelligence was behind its planning, but that there is also great beauty in it not just chaotic perfection. To see people ignore the obvious and say there’s no such thing as a God shows me not only a closed mind, but one incapable of just looking and seeing the truth of it before their very eyes. Everything from the genius of life and its complexity to the genius that organized the solar system to be a home for us, is more than obvious to the eye. You can see it. You can feel it. You can smell it. You can eat it.
It’s not magic or hocus-pocus that is God. God, is the grand architect. Everything you consider as “science” he created. Those magnificent laws in all of their perfection and mathematical beauty came from God.
How can anyone see the veritable number of so-called “coincidences” that resulted in this Earth being the grand location for life and deny it all being part of an intelligent design is just fooling themselves. What science is learning is that for this to truly happen accidentally is even more and more impossible. The odds are against them. It would have be the culmination of trillions of “coincidences”, all with incredible odds in and of themselves, to achieve what we now enjoy.
Sure, there are some religious people without any understanding of the beauty and intelligence of God, and think him to be some sort of “magical” being. God is perfect. Perfect knowledge, perfect in exercising that knowledge which gives him great power, yet he does it out of perfect love. Quite unusual for someone with absolute power. Imagine, knowing all of the secrets of the universe. This alone causes a great paradox for science. If science were to know absolutely everything about the universe, both big and small, life and mineral, energetic and dormant, man and woman, they would be as God.
The paradox being in order to prove there is not a God, you must become God to do so.
Science, hasn’t been able to disprove God. They have only been able to expose those with false beliefs in a false God. Even the Bible itself shows such things happening. To disprove a “religion” does not disprove the existence of God. Doing so is impossible.
However, one cannot expect to prove the existence as well, if the one insisting on proof refuses to see with their own eyes the truth of it all exposed to them plainly day after day. The order of things cannot help but prove the existence of an intelligence behind its design. Look at how much intelligence is merely trying to grasp its understanding now.