Hello once again!
And how are all you fine people out there this week? I am well, a little stuffy in the nose from allergies but otherwise, I’m just fine. It is so interesting to me that so many people just can’t wrap their brains around how scientific the Bible is. Let’s take one more look at the Ham/Nye science debate.
During the debate, Nye made a factual statement that there are billions of stars in the heavens, but was confused at how the light from the distant stars get here in 6,000 years? If you recall from earlier posts, creationist physicist Dr. Russel Humphreys developed a new cosmology theory that states the universe is not infinite (as the ‘big bang’ theory states) but rather has boundaries. This means that there would be an across-the-board gravitational pull toward the center, with earth being in the center. So clocks on earth would run at a different time than clocks at the edge of the cosmos (just as clocks at the top of a tall skyscraper run faster than those on the ground floor), being effected by gravity where the pull is stronger toward its center.
This also means that at one point the universe was ‘gathered’ closer together (scripture backs this up too). So when the “edges” of the bounded universe “touched” the earth, an observer on earth would see light moving toward them from outer space appearing to travel much faster than the speed of light and galaxies would even appear to rotate faster. But if the observer were in deep space, the light would appear to be traveling at the speed we know today – the speed of light. The differences would be in the different gravitational effects happening either closer or farther away from the center of the bounded universe.
As the universe spread out, the stars took their events with them. So the light bringing information from the distant stars astronomers see today, did happen, and is recorded in the light beams traveling at light speed. As you can see, this discover-this new cosmology, goes along with God being a God of order. It show His intelligence in His design, and His wisdom.
“The end times prophecy found in 2 Peter 3 also tells us scoffers will deny God made the heavens mature, and Nye provides a case in point here. The fact is scientists in labs have been able to bring light to a dead stop then release it; other researchers have sped light impulses to 300 times the speed of light. I think if man can alter the speed of light so can the Creator of that light. Also, at a time when only 1,500 stars could be seen with the human eye, God compared the numbers of stars in the heavens to the numbers of grains of sand on the beaches. Today, with powerful telescopes, real science finds that the numbers of stars in the heavens to the numbers of grains of sand on the beaches. And God’s Word is true, word for word and cover to cover.”1
Nye stated that the secular scientific community will throw out any idea that is not defensible or doesn’t work. So lets take a look at Darwinism vs. real science:
The real science of the Law of Biogenesis states that life can only come from life, it cannot come from non-living material….thus, evolution (which is all about life coming from non-life) could never have begun.
The First & Second Laws of Thermodynamics makes evolution and impossibility. The first law states neither matter nor energy can be created or destroyed though it can change form, the total amount of matter/energy in the universe remains constant. The second law states quality [not quantity] of matter/energy deteriorates gradually over time--everything goes from a state of order to disorder unless energy is added. This is completely opposite of what evolution states making it a scientific impossibility.
Mathematical probability shows Darwinism NEVER could have occurred. This is because Darwin said evolution happened by chance. However chance is a mathematical equation. And there comes a point in time in the mathematical equation when chance can no longer happen. It is like finding the winning lottery ticket on the ground….there is a very small chance that it could happen. However there is NO chance that you could find the winning lottery ticket on the ground every day for the next thousand years. That equation no longer becomes viable. It is not an option because there is no chance that could happen. The chance of evolution happening is equivalent to the latter--finding the winning ticket on the ground everyday for the next thousand years. No chance.
These are just a few ideas the secular scientific community has come up with that are not defendable nor do they work. There are many more. So why are they still around? Why hasn’t the secular scientific community thrown them out? Is Bill Nye a liar?
“Nye claimed what keeps the USA ahead is to embrace natural science (meaning ‘billions of years’ leading to Darwinism). FACTS: In 1962 America’s public schools rated in the top 10% worldwide in science, math & overall education. Then, in 1963, we removed prayer & creation & began teaching kids they evolved without God. Today, America’s schools rank in the bottom 20%. The Bible Word warns us to avoid false science and today we’re reaping the fruit for not doing so.”2
Scripture cannot fail, it is the Word of God, Who is a supernatural, intelligent Designer, Who created this universe and therefore understands it better than anybody. And He left us explanations and instructions. Take the very first sentence of the Bible, Genesis 1:1...In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Do you realize how profound this statement is? Put it into modern scientific terminology and you will get a clue: God created time (the beginning), space (the heavens), and matter (the earth); God created time, space, and matter.
Something to ponder.
Until next time, take care and enjoy God’s creations!
This week in the night skies; “Thursday, March 20 Spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere, and fall in the Southern Hemisphere, at the equinox: 12:57 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (16:57 UT). This is when the Sun crosses the equator heading north for the year.
March 14 through the 23rd. For skywatchers in the New York City region and certain areas northward, the faint asteroid 163 Erigone (eh-RIG-uh-nee) will black out 1st-magnitude Regulus for up to 14 seconds a little after 2 a.m. EDT Thursday morning. This is the best asteroid occultation ever predicted to cross such a heavily populated area. And, anywhere from the Carolinas to Nova Scotia to Manitoba, it's also worth watching to see if Regulus might be occulted by a yet-unknown satellite of Erigone!”3
In the southern skies; “A new, potentially bright comet has been discovered by a team in Brazil.Currently only visible from the Southern Hemisphere. C/2014 E2 (Jacques) is currently somewhere between magnitude 11.5 and 13 (the predicted ephemeris values are around 14.5, but this is incorrect). It may get to be as bright as magnitude 8, or even a bit more. At the very least it will be an easy object in small telescopes, if not binoculars.
It is just outside the orbit of Mars at the moment, and is already showing a nice little tail and a decent coma, despite substantial interference from Moonlight. For the next few nights viewing will be difficult with the nearly full Moon close to the comet, but after Tuesday the comet rises before the Moon and will be better to see.
C/2014 E2 is moving rapidly, it is currently skimming between Hydra and the Milky way, and there should be some nice imaging opportunities. From now to approximately 25 May the comet will be well placed for imaging. After this it is too low in the evening twilight.”4