Monday, July 2, 2012

What is Science?

Science began six-thousand years ago, when the first man, Adam, was given the dominion mandate, and told to classify the animals and give each of them a name in the garden of Eden. He became the first counterpart to Carl Linnaeus (1707-1778), and he began to take dominion of his world. After him, came Tubal-Cane, and his brother, Jubal. They begin to conduct experiments with metal.
After the flood highly advanced civilizations continued to invent things, to build things, to make massive structures which were not only geometrically correct, but also visually stunning things such as observatories, nunneries, and other things, from Stone-Henge, to buildings in Egypt, to Babylon. Something in man has been made by God to wish to investigate, to learn, to find, to search, to take dominion.

From Galileo  to Werner-von-Bran, there is one thing that all scientists, (real scientist that is) have in common, it is not just the same method of experiment, research, test, test, and then test, it is embodied in one thing, and one thing only. Science is the act of taking dominion, in the fear of God.

The fear of God. It is what has been lost over the last few hundred years. Charles Darwin forgot to tremble a little bit when he was at the Galapagos. He forgot to worship the Creator, not the creation.

Romans 1:23 says “For they turned the truth of God into a lie, and worshiped the creature more than the creator, who is blessed forever, amen.”

Romans also says “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

If you are going to be a scientist, there is one thing that you must remember as you take dominion, to tremble. As you look at the shark, tremble, not at the shark, butatn the God that made it. The God that made the great white, with his blood vessels, his DNA, his brain, his teeth.

The scientific method can only be used on things that are demonstrable, repeatable, and that can be proven true or false.

Evolution is not science. Evolution, is the idea that long ago and far away, in some far off land, something exploded, a primeval soup developed, and man came. This is the big bang hypotheses. Evolution is non-demonstrable, and none observable, an idea like this cannot be proven false, it must be proven true.

For evolution to happen, there must be six stages, in this order.

·         Cosmic Evolution. (Space, time, matter.)

·         Stellar Evolution. (Stars and planets.)

·         Chemical Evolution.

·         Organic Evolution. (Origin of life.)

·         Macro Evolution. (Changes of dogs to cats.)

·         Micro Evolution. (A finch with a long beak growing a short one, or, in other words, changes within a created kind.)

I will begin with the first one, Cosmic evolution. Where did the space, time, and matter come from? What exploded in the ‘big bang’? Where did the state of ‘nothingness’ come from? Where did the empty space for the explosion to take place in originate?

What of the planets? How did the vacuum of space, without gravity, crush the planets into balls? Were they gas clouds? What made them lump into different planets, rather than one huge one? And also, if there was an explosion, why did the matter not distribute itself equally from a central point, rather lumping into galaxies with millions of miles of void between?

What of the chemicals? How did helium break down into hydrogen? Where did oxygen come from? What of water? How did swirling dirt or gas turn into all of the elements?

However, above all, they have the problem of life. Dead things cannot make live things. A rock cannot have a child. A fern cannot give birth. According to the law of Bio-Genesis, a law discovered by Louie Pasture, dead things cannot come to life. It is an impossibility.

As for monkeys changing to humans, or whales to sharks, or birds to dinosaurs, how? Well, here is what they say, “When a fish is swimming around in the ocean, and it breeds with another fish, it might have baby fish with little fragments of bones, and that fish might have little fish with a few more fragments of bone, until, eventually, in the far distant future, a fish has a little fish with complete legs, and then they begin to develop part of a lung.” And here is (after all of their other problems) one of their greatest problems. What is a fish to do with only a part of a lung? How is it to breath under water, when it cannot yet fully breath above water? This is what is called Partial Growth Syndrome, when an animal is not fully developed. When the dinosaur was supposed to be changing into a bird over thousands of generations, what happens when the day comes when it is half bird, half dinosaur, half legs, half wings, completely useless? Who feeds it? Who cares for it? If the world is as they say, with survival of the fittest, how is a little worthless humming-bird more ‘fit’ than a T-Rex?

There is an argument for this called Punctuated-Equilibrium, which means that the changes were not slow and gradual, but immediate. “So, since we cannot prove they happen slowly, let us make them happen quickly.” This is somewhat like saying “As far as we can tell, elephants do not swim across the ocean, therefore, that must mean they do it so quickly we never knew it happened.”

The last article of evolution happens. It is changes within kinds. (I prefer to call it Variation.) It is the breeding of animals, such as dogs, to make a Great-Dane, or of horses, to make a racer. However, these small changes can never change from part to whole. No amount of mutations (however beneficial, although we are unaware of a single beneficial mutation that exists), can change a  finch into a toucan, even though it may give him a longer or shorter beak. Although the changes may become permanent through natural selection (the fruit is different one year so that only birds with certain type beaks can eat it, thus the others die out and leave only the birds with the larger beaks alive) it does not make a bird in any way different from the information already within him, nor does it guarantee that the bird that survives will be better than the one that died. The next year the rain patterns may change, making it difficult for long-beaked finches to get their beaks inside of the fruits, thus, they die out, and leave nothing. Natural Selection is a process of elimination, it does not guarantee the best will survive, only the best in that area. (If there are two plants, and one of them is superior in every area except that it cannot stand overwatering. If these plants are overwatered, the weaker one, which can stand overwatering will be the only one that lives, the stronger one will die, and the weaker genes passed on.)

Science is not the act of staring at the stars and philosophizing, it is the act of looking at the creation and trembling. Trembling before a God that is so big, he can make a raindrop, or he can make a universe. And even to the see that massive expanse of universe, he has to humble himself to find it. I will give the last word to Johannes Kepler, the father of modern-day astronomy. “Science is thinking God’s thoughts after Him.”

Through His Strength We Will Conquer,

Andrew C. Abbott

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