"A little science estranges a man from God. A lot of science brings him back."
— Francis Bacon
First, an article by Tom Willis and my comments interspersed in blue.
Creation - Evolution Which is Science, Faith, Myth? Simple, But True, Answers
By Tom Willis
In CSA seminars and in Real Scientists Just Say NO! (seepage 3 by following the link above),
we remind you that some 500 years ago science replaced deductive philosophy with induction,
verified by experiment and observation It is quite superior, but still, if you believe any scientific
theory, you do so on faith.
Real science is about the present operating character of the physical universe
and involves propositions that are precise statements of phenomena that are
thought to be universal, e.g., Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion, “Every action
force has an equal and opposite reaction force.” Thus the backward
action force of the jet and rocket exert a forward force on the bodies of the craft.
But, man has no way of observing every action force, or knowing whether
he even knows of every type of action force. Therefore, if you believe the
3rd Law, you believe on faith, because we are incapable of ever proving it to
be true. However, every observation of such forces has confirmed the 3rd Law
and none have proved it false. Therefore we classify belief in the 3rd Law as
a Category I faith, a reasonable faith that has been tested countless times
and is consistent with all relevant observations.
Category II faith is belief held with little or no evidence (most religions and “The Chiefs
will win the Super Bowl”). That Dan Gilbert believes the Cavaliers will win an NBA championship before the Miami Heat win one with LeBron James fits nicely here.
Category III faith is a belief held in spite of the evidence (If I persist in believing
“All cars are green” after you have shown me red cars is really delusion, even if I
call it “Science!”)
Likewise, Evolutionism is a set of beliefs ...(for instance, I have shown that all information comes from an intelligent source and is not material in form. I have shown Darwinists a red car and they cannot bear to admit it.)
1. That matter has either been here forever, or self-created in the past.
But neither belief can be directly tested and
both violate one or both of the 1st or 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. To be here forever, matter must violate the 2nd Law which clearly states that there would be no energy left in a universe that had been here forever.
There is a widely circulated belief amongst non-scientists that the Universe is simply expanding out and then contracting back into itself and then blowing itself up again. There are numerous problems with this idea, among them the fact that the known mass of the Universe is not great enough to pull the matter back from the current direction of known heavenly bodies, basically all of which are expanding out away from Earth. Also, the Second Law of Thermodynamics teaches us that all energy will have run down and out into entropy and there is no observable way to reverse the downhill process of energy to entropy. So if the Universe were to go on without outside interference it would experience heat death and that would end that.
To come into existence in real time violates the 1st Law:
“Matter can be neither created nor destroyed.”
A person may believe in cosmic evolution, but his conviction is blind faith, not science, because
it requires belief in things that have never been observed, cannot be tested, and violate the
most valuable laws of science that we have.
Do NOT believe the canard that the Laws of Thermodynamics do not apply to the Earth because the Earth is an "open system." The Laws were observed and formulated here on Earth and they apply here as well as all other areas ever observed.
2. That gravity is adequate to explain the existence of stars, galaxies and planets. But,
such phenomena have never been observed and belief in them requires suspension of
belief in the known fact that the gas laws are vastly more powerful than gravity and they
tend to push matter apart.
3. That Life formed spontaneously in nature. But, such belief violates 400 years of experiments
that led to the Law of Biogenesis (or abiogenesis depending on the commenter),
“Life comes only from life, and [reproduces] after its kind.”
Not one experiment in the history of man has come even close to producing life. Belief that
“Nature produced life” is not science, it is a Category III faith.
4. That, from “first primitive life” [all life is complex, there is no such thing as “primitive life”],
evolution produced the entire“Tree of Life.” This myth is “supported” only by experiments
that produce trivial change in existing life. Petrii dishes containing bacteria, for example, are lined up
and subjected to chemical treatment. Some or all of the dishes may end up with bacteria resistant to the chemical. Evolutionists shout slogans like “Evolution is just change, change is everywhere,
evolution is a fact.” The claim is absurd, Evolution is not “just change.” Evolution is the belief that bacteria can, and did, change into men, and anything/everything else!
In point of fact, no new information has ever been observed to enter or be formed within the genetic code of bacteria or any other organism. All mutations have been a result of pre-existing switches within the cell, loss of information via mutation or transfer of genetic information from other bacteria. Mutations sometimes seem to "add" a feature to an organism, such as the Citrate-eating bacteria that are actually missing a feature, for instance, that would make them less likely to survive in the wild.
In observational science, everything “changes,” you, your car, your son, your wife, all change,
but they do not evolve. We each also develop resistance to many bacteria over the course of our
lives, but do not sire apes, nor was your great grandmother an ape! From thermostats to humans,
science shows that some “adaptation” can be created into systems, but, major changes
are never observed, in houses, bacteria or men. It may be summarized this way: to get from
“simple life forms” to all the types of life we see today requires millions of new biological
structures, skin, scales, arms, wings, hearts, kidneys, etc.
Occasionally when we lose a structure, Man builds (Creates) a poor copy of the original,
e.g., an “artificial heart or arm.” But there is not one ounce of evidence that “Nature” has ever
produced even one new biological structure in the entire history of the Earth.
Evolution, unlike science, is never observed. It is pure mythology, a Category III Faith,
a belief held in spite of the evidence! Evolutionists may be intelligent and/or “well educated,”
but we all know such people can also be deluded! Empirical science shows the delusion followed
rejection of Truth (“Nature built life”) just as promised by God in 2Thess 2:10, 11.
"Meanings always represent mental concepts; therefore, we have:
Theorem 15: When its progress along the chain of transmission events is traced backward, every piece of information leads to a mental source, the mind of the sender."
This is of course false. Information is not material and it is apparent that the 'spark' of life itself is also not material. Lamarck is the guy that figured that if you lifted weights and developed strong arms, your children would also have big strong arms so his "science" was on the wishful side.
The German evolutionist Manfred Eigen expressed a similar view [E2, p. 149]: “The logic of life originates in physics and chemistry.” His pupil, Bernd-Olaf Küppers, paved the way for molecular Darwinism, but the present author has already responded to this materialistic view [G14, p. 90–92]. All such ideas have in common that biological facts are interwoven with subjective representations which cannot be justified scientifically. The information theorems formulated in this book, should enable the reader to distinguish between truth and folly.
The code systems used for communication in the animal kingdom have not been “invented” by them, but were created fully functional according to Figure 24. (See the article here.)
Theorem 28: "There is no known law of nature, no known process, and no known sequence of events which can cause information to originate by itself in matter."
Darwinists do the Ostrich in this case and hide their heads in sands of ignorance, pretending that the definition of information does not apply and that, for instance, a diamond contains information. Unless you etched a message on it, diamonds do not contain information. You may make any number of observations about the diamond and then you can produce information yourself that applies to your observation of the diamond. But nobody ever sat down to read a good diamond or studied a diamond before finals or got an email from a from a diamond.
To be a Darwinist in my opinion requires a Category III level of faith, because you must believe what you do in spite of the evidence rather than because of the evidence.
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to be a believer in a Creator. But to quote the greatest of 20th Century rocket scientists, Werner Von Braun:
"An outlook through this peephole [that manned space flight had opened] at the vast mysteries of the universe should only confirm our belief in the certainty of its Creator. I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science". - View Quote Details on An outlook through this peephole [that manned space flight had…
"My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge science to prove the existence of God. But must we really light a candle to see the sun?" - View Quote Details on My experiences with science led me to God. They challenge…