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With apologies to Kierkegaard, there are two ways to be deceived. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. I prefer always to assume the Bible is right, while atheists always assume the scientists are right. Both positions are based on faith. Evolutionists have done a good job convincing people the theory of evolution has scientific merit; however, it is a wrong assumption and not a winning argument.
Evolution is like a blind man in a dark basement looking for a black cat—that isn’t there.
The Bible says that God is responsible for everything we see and don’t see, but evolutionists tell us He is not responsible for creation because He does not exist. If that’s true, how did this incredible universe originate?
Some scientists are willing to admit that they honestly don’t know. Scientist L. John concluded, “…the sad truth is that we do not know how the galaxies came into being.”
There are four theories of the universe’s origins: (1) It created itself, but then that is contrary to the first law of thermodynamics (that says no new energy and matter are being created), so a well-established scientific law disqualifies that possibility. (2) The universe has always been here, but that is contrary to the second law of thermodynamics that says everything is running down, and if the universe had always been here, it would have totally unwound and disintegrated. (3) The old Greek notion that the universe is not here. Everything is an illusion! That is contrary to the law of common sense, a law not understood by most evolutionists! (4) God did it!
Each person has a choice, and frankly, the ancient Greeks’ mental meanderings make almost as much sense as modern-day evolutionists!
Evolution could not exist without guesses based on inference and extrapolation, but they hold to the first position that the universe created itself. Many refuse to use those words since they make one look stupid, if not silly, and for sure not scientific. Some scientists have plainly declared that nothing created everything! Thinking people with common sense realize that absurdity; knowing nothing cannot do or create anything.
Such teaching is desperation, and they call it the Big Bang Theory (BBT), but it really wasn’t a bang, nor was it big! It also doesn’t rise to the level of a theory but only a hypothesis, guess, or assumption. Of course, the really Big Bang is God spoke, and Bang, it happened!
Space has proved in recent years to be dark, deep, and disturbing to scientists as they observe detailed space photos that scream, “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
The Hubble space telescope, launched on April 24, 1990, caused concern making some scientists “jump ship.” That new information from the Hubble pegged the age of the universe at 8 to 12 billion years while the “dense groupings of stars in a galaxy…are thought to be 16 billion years old.” That would make the universe a few billion years younger than some of its stars! Well, we know that isn’t true, don’t we? That’s like you being older than your parents!
The incredible new photos from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) are causing heartburn and loss of sleep for many big bangers in recent weeks. The photos from the JWST have generated the opposite of what the BBT should have produced. The new photos show galaxies that are too small, too old, too smooth, and less chaotic for their accepted (and assumed) age of 13.8 billion years.
Astronomer Alison Patrick said, “Right now I find myself lying awake at three in the morning and wondering if everything I’ve done is wrong.” Since the stars being discovered are thought to be older than the Big Bang, maybe the BBT should be renamed the Big Bust Theory or the Big Fizzle.
Some Big Bang theorists were shocked, and some were panicked by the photos from JWST. They appear to cast doubt on their myth. Based on the published literature right now, “the Big Bang makes 16 wrong predictions and only one right one.”
Not a very good track record.
This problem was admitted by Ken Croswell in a New Scientist article where he says such a young age “…suggests contradictions that would destroy the big bang theory.” Breaks my heart.
English astronomer Fred Hoyle coined “big bang” during a 1949 BBC broadcast, although he did not believe it. He taught the steady state theory of origins that teaches the universe has always existed. That’s almost as silly as the BBT, but it does not require a Creator, satisfying most scientists.
Unbelieving scientists pretend that God does not exist (they might as well pretend the sun doesn’t shine), so they have decided that creation could not have taken place and Genesis is not a scientific or historic source. All right, then how did the universe get here? It is here! Trying to deal with that reality, they desperately posited the Big Bang Theory; but I believe the BBT takes more faith than creation! (The Bible does teach a Big Bang in that this world will end with a Big Bang!)
According to a high school textbook, “…a fireball exploded 15 to 20 billion years ago. Then matter and energy spread outward in all directions, cooling as it expanded. After about 500,000 years, hydrogen gas formed. The gas collected into clouds which formed galaxies during the next half billion years. Now all that remains are galaxies and radiation.
“Within the galaxies, stars form and die and new ones form….Probably the most widely accepted theory for the origin of the solar system is the dust cloud theory. According to this idea, a dust cloud began to rotate….When the mass had swept up most of the material in an eddy, a planet was formed.” Proof? None!
Note that nowhere does the textbook tell the students where time, energy, space, and matter originated. Genesis 1 tells us when all four began. The Bible says, “In the beginning (time) God created (energy) the heaven (space) and the earth (matter).”
We are told a fireball came out of nowhere and exploded, but the students were not told what caused the explosion. Explosions don’t just happen. Where did the hydrogen gas come from? That book should be listed as “mythology,” not science.
I would also like to know the origin of the scientific laws under which the universe operates. You know, like gravity, inertia, laws of planetary motion, etc. Who had the power to originate such laws? Also, did they precede or follow the Big Bang?
While many people assume the BBT is an accepted fact, some experts are not convinced the theory is valid. J. Trefi says that one problem with the Big Bang is “how the galaxies could have formed in the time allotted for this process.” Leslie, author and scientist, agrees by saying it “is hard to see how galaxies could have formed in a universe which is flying apart so fast.”
How did order come out of an explosion? Does that happen if a large firecracker goes off inside a television set? Why and how could it happen in the universe? Leading British astronomer Paul Davies wrote, “The greatest puzzle is where all the order in the universe came from originally.” Order does not come from an explosion.
Davies wrote in a New Scientist article, “Everywhere we look in the universe, from the far flung galaxies to the deepest recesses of the atom, we encounter order….” Nobel Prize winner Max Planck agrees: “There is evidence of an intelligent order of the universe.” Einstein seemed to concur, suggesting that the “high degree of order” was somewhat of a “miracle.”
Famous astronomer Alan Sandage confessed, “I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos. There has to be some organizing principle. God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence, why there is something instead of nothing.”
One does not have to be a scientist to understand that obvious problem.
If the universe is the result of an explosion, how does it run like a Swiss clock? This was a comparison made by astronomer Johannes Kepler whose laws describe planetary orbits. Why, if the planets resulted from a big bang, do Venus and Uranus revolve backward, and why do at least six moons (out of 60 in our solar system) rotate around their planets opposite to the other moons? How could the same explosive thrust produce objects revolving in different directions?
It is no surprise the Big Bang has started to fizzle!
Astronomer Hoyle says that a “sickly pall now hangs over the big bang theory.” The Big Bang has fallen with a big bang! Eminent scientists who reject the BBT include Nobel Prize winner Hannes Alfven, astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle, astronomer Jayant Narlikar, astronomer N. Chandra Wickramasinghe, astronomer Geoffrey Burbidge, physicist Allen Allen, physicist Hermann Bondi, physicist Robert Oldershaw, and physicist G. de Vaucouleurs.
American physicist Eric J. Lerner penned, The Big Bang Never Happened: A Startling Refutation of the Dominant Theory of the Origin of the Universe. That sums it up succinctly.
It is mind-boggling to think how rejecting the BBT would impact academia. Professors, scientists, and writers would have to repudiate a lifetime of work, remove their books from bookstores, refuse future royalties, and, if they possess any character, refund their salary for teaching lies to gullible students.
Alas, they would also lose tenure.
Probably the biggest problem the Big Bangers have was voiced by A. Krauskopt and A. Beiser: “A number of scientists are unhappy with the big bang theory….For one thing, it leaves unanswered the questions that always arise when a precise date is given for the creation of the universe: Where did the matter come from in the first place?” (Emphasis added.) That is the question that evolutionists simply can’t answer unless they are willing to whimper, “God.”
On Pat Buchanan’s national talk show, I debated Eugenie Scott, atheistic scientist and president of the National Center for Science Education and major creationist critic. Reluctantly, she admitted that maybe God started it all! I had debated her earlier, and she was not willing to make that concession.
There are various theories as to the beginning of all things, but they can be distilled into two theories: God created everything according to the Bible record, or He did not. Under the column “He did not,” you can place the day-age theory, gap theory, theistic evolution, the Big Bang Theory, steady state theory, etc. Either He did, or He did not act according to the Scripture.
For those who believe that the Bible is the Word of God and that it means what it says, there is not an iota of doubt: God created the universe and everything therein in six 24-hour days! God very clearly tells us in John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” That passage is very clear, isn’t it? All things means all things.
Now, either believe God or not, but don’t play around with the facts. Maybe unbelieving scientists should look again at the Book that says, “Let there be light.” It was not an explosion or expansion but an exclamation: Let there be light.
In Acts 17:24, Luke tells us again that, “God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.” That is an affirmative statement that leaves no room for doubt. “God that made the world….” Did He or did He not?
If not, the Bible is untrue, unreliable, and unnecessary, and if the Bible is true, evolutionists are untrue, unreliable, and unnecessary. And should be unemployed.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 20 books, the most recent, Reflections of a Lifetime Fundamentalist: No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets! The eBook is available at Amazon.com for $4.99. Other titles at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D., and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles and click here to support his work with a donation.)
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