PUBLISHED IN LIVESTOCK WEEKLY
I have not been posting here lately. I have been preparing essays that I have submitted to the Methodist Reporter but they won't answer much less publish.
My Livestock Weekly has let me publish comments and I am posting one that ran in November:
WRITTEN FOR THE NOVEMBER 18 EDITION OF THE COMPUTER AND THE COWBOY
We are spending millions of dollars on the assumption that we evolved from a Big Bang many billions (currently 13.5 billion) with our solar system evolving 4.5 billion years ago. The Washington Post on 11/7, reported, "The scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence went global this weekend as observatories in 13 nations on five continents trained their telescopes on several promising star systems." ..... and now with a global network of astronomers who agree that SETI constitutes solid and important science, Drake said he has never been more optimistic about ultimately finding intelligent life beyond Earth." SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. This has been going on for years and noone has contacted us yet.
While waiting in a doctor’s office I read a Discovery magazine that had a story on how biological scientists are looking in outer space for the radio signals of atoms that form in the far reaches of space and have found what they consider organic molecules like formaldehyde but are still looking for living molecules that contain RNA or DNA. Their problem is that living organisms contain DNA that is a complex information system with the information in a large book encoded. This complexity is not possible from any natural forces that we have ever seen. It could only have come from a Creator or Intelligent Designer if you don’t want to admit there is a Creator.
Let me review the current theories of how we got here. The current dominant theory is the atheistic assumption that there is no God and therefore we must have evolved and a complex folklore has been constructed that a singular event called the Big Bang occurred forming simple atoms that have banged into each other forming more complex molecules and with billions of years needed because the probability of this happening is impossible postulated the years needed to be enormous. This is supported by the time it takes light to cross from distant galaxies must indicate long ages.
The atheistic scientists were so strong in their publications that those believing in a God have come up with corresponding belief folklore that God used evolution to create the universe and our world. Then microbiology came along with the "irreducible complexity" concept based on the finding of information included in DNA and RNA that forced the idea that only an Intelligent Designer could have formulated such complexity. This approach was attacked by evolutionists as "creation in disguise" and has been rejected although the Christians who supported the concept believed in the multi-billion years of time.
Since the publication of THE GENESIS FLOOD by Whitcomb and Morris in 1961 there has been a lot of scientists who have decided that the scientific evidence supports the idea that the earth and universe was created in 6 24 hour days less than 10,000 years ago and has been formed by cataclysmic geological events including a world-wide flood that destroyed all air-breathing humans and animals except those saved in an ark.
We all agree that the earth originally had all of the earth in one place on the globe and it divided into the current continents. The question is when this happened. We have trouble believing that it could have happened just a few thousand years ago, but I can’t prove that it didn’t.
And remember that any computer model is based on the assumptions that are put into the model. If the assumptions are wrong the output will also be wrong. I hope all of your models have the right assumptions.
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Copyright C. A. Rodenberger 2010 596 words