Thursday, December 1, 2011

Believe in Creation? Boy you’re an Idiot! (Part 1)

I totally agree that the creation of the universe is awesome!

Believe in Creation/Creator? Boy you’re an Idiot!

Yes, this is what almost every proponent evolution thinks of you. It does not matter if you hold advanced degrees; if you believe in a Creator, every atheist, Darwinist, and evolutionist, with a GED is smarter than you! Why? Because all of the evidence is on their side…isn’t it? Well, not exactly…

Every honest evolutionist, to their credit, will admit that they are not exactly sure how the universe came into existence. This includes the great theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking. In Hawking’s latest book the Grand Design (which is a very good read) he readily acknowledges the “perceived order” within the universe. Hawking of course states that all of this could have happened naturally (by natural laws), thus there is no need for a God/prime mover. Hawking wisely makes reference to observable laws such as Law of Gravity, and the fact that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. By these laws and observations Hawking concludes: "Because there is a law such as gravity, the Universe can and will create itself from nothing." Very interesting statement! My question is: can a Law create or produce anything?

Newton himself admitted that the Law of Gravity does not explain what gravity is or how it came to be. Nor does this law create the gravity. A law presupposes an agent; it also implies a power and an order in which that power acts. Without this agent, and without this power, which are both distinct from the law itself, the law does nothing…the law is nothing. Newton’s laws of motion which can describe the first few cannons of a pool ball on a pool table, never once caused a pool ball to move in the whole history of the universe. People with pool cues do that. The truth is: the laws of physics are not only incapable of creating anything…they cannot cause anything. So in the case of observable law, like the sun rising in the east, presupposes the existence of the sun and the earth. Hawking said that "It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the universe going." Of course that brings up another couple questions: “Where did the Blue Touch Paper come from?” And “Who/what lit it?” According to Hawking the answer is M-Theory, which is an extension of String Theory which address the basic substance of the universe where 11 dimensions are identified. The interesting thing I found was that the more Hawking talked about these vibrations within 11 dimensions- the more his explanation seemed to support a creator than disprove a creator. Of course that is my opinion. Nevertheless, I would encourage you to read Hawking’s book because he is definitely a brilliant man; maybe so brilliant that he’s closer to a creator than he realizes.

Question: Do you feel Science and God are mutually exclusive?