Chapter 14 of Evolution, the Big Bang, and Other Fables, by A N Mack MD
Some things can’t co-exist. Like the immovable object and the unstoppable force. Like the light in a totally dark room. Like belief in evolution and accepting scientific reason. The practical application of scientific principles is antithetical to a belief in evolution.
But you say, “I thought science had proved evolution.”
Let’s start with a little history. Prior to Einstein’s wonderful discoveries, most scientists believed in a created universe. Then Einstein himself believed not in a Big Bang, but in a static, eternal universe. After that, we have seen expanding, shrinking, vacillating, and bouncing models for the universe. Currently, most scientists believe in a 14 billion-year-old expanding universe. But the status of cosmology is constantly changing. If that sounds like the science of cosmology is not settled… it is because indeed, it is not.
Interestingly, the current crop of atheistic scientists will say science is incompatible with religion, and especially with the Bible. Yet many of the most influential scientists of the past were Bible-believing Christians. These included Isaac Newton (mathematician, astronomer and theologian), Francis Bacon (father of the scientific method), Robert Boyle (founder of modern chemistry), John Dalton (atomic theory), Gregor Mendel (father of modern Genetics), and of course Lord Kelvin (who laid the foundations of physics). Perhaps you, like many, believe that we know so much more now, that we cannot any longer believe in “fairy tales” like the Bible. But what if it is the other way around?
Scientific beliefs, since they are always based on the latest newest technology, frequently change. They vacillate. They adapt and they adjust. Old theories are tossed out like garbage, like dirty smelly old socks. The new is always embraced and trumpeted to the public as though it were Eternal Truth. But therein lies the rub. If we depend solely on the latest scientific finding for our definition of Truth, our foundation is pretty shaky. You can guarantee that the scientists of the next generation will look back at us and wonder “How could they have believed that to be scientific? We know better now!”
If we choose to base our understandings of the meaning of life and the origins of the universe on science, then we should be absolutely certain that the scientific foundations of our beliefs are 100 percent firm. There should be NO room for doubt. Zero tolerance.
I can say with absolute certainty that the scientific foundations of modern science are not that firm. Scientists disagree on the age of the universe, the age of the earth, whether the earth is at the center of the universe, how big the universe is, and how and when the moon was formed. Scientists also disagree vehemently on whether evolution can occur, how it could occur, and if there is any evidence it has occurred. Scientists disagree on whether light is a particle or a wave, and on what causes gravity. Scientist have no idea what causes magnetism. Scientists have no idea what “dark matter” is, or what “dark energy” is, or whether they really even exist!
Still, in our schools and universities, with missionary zeal, our students are told there is no God. They are told the Bible is a fairy tale. They are told we are evolved from the apes. The foundations and underpinnings of their Christian faith are systematically destroyed. And our youth flounder and lose their way in heartbreaking numbers. Many look for answers in drugs or alcohol. Others look for wealth or power or success. But one thing they are encouraged NEVER to do is look to God’s word, the Bible. This is ridiculed and has supposedly been “proven” (by virtue of the latest fads in science) to be false.
But unfortunately, our youth, as well as our entire society, are paying the price for believing the irrational, wild musings and imaginations of secular atheists like Stephen Hawking and Richard Dawkins. These ungodly men have pushed their agenda with eloquence, but not with science. They have had a huge following, but that following has not freed society from the chains of belief in God, as they promised. Instead we see millions more now suffering under mental illness, drug dependency, sex addiction, and gender confusion.
Nevertheless, one thing is certain amidst all the uncertainty. Evolution did not happen. I believe it has been proven scientifically and statistically to be an impossibility. Not a single atheist has an explanation for the origin of life, other than to say “There is no God so it must have just happened somehow.” (Not so scientific after all.) For that matter, no scientist has ever offered any reasonable explanation for the origin of matter. “There was a big bang, and it happened.” Not at all scientific either, when you get down to it. Moreover, the inane suggestions of secular scientists that the big bang occurred as a result of a “quantum fluctuation” are not really explanations at all. A fluctuation in what? Something had to exist, in order for there to be any sort of fluctuation! In fact, when seen objectively, the Big Bang is patently ridiculous. (Much more on this to follow in chapters 17 and 18.)
In other chapters, we deal with the false, illogical and impossible “primordial soup” model, and with the scientific proof that the universe could not have originated in a “Big Bang” (If you believe that pseudo-scientific postulate, stay tuned).
For now, just consider this quote about mutations and evolution by Lee Spetner. “But all these mutations reduce the information in the gene by making a protein less specific. They add no information and they add no new molecular capability. Indeed, all mutations studied destroy information. None of them can serve as an example of a mutation that can lead to the large changes of macroevolution. … Whoever thinks macroevolution can be made by mutations that lose information is like the merchant who lost a little money on every sale but thought he could make it up on volume.” (1)
John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
(1)Dr. Lee Spetner, Not by Chance: Shattering the Modern Theory of Evolution, pp. 159–60
Modern atheistic scientists behave in a manner that is a lot like the stories told of lemmings. What does a lemming do when you tell it there is a cliff? It keeps going. What does an evolutionist do when he finds abiogenesis (life magically appearing from non-life) is impossible? He makes up a scientifically and statistically impossible story about lightning and “pre-biotic soup”, and keeps believing in evolution.
What does a lemming do when he sees the ocean? He keeps going, runs over the edge, and into the ocean. What’s an evolutionist do when he finds the geologic strata are much more readily explained by a Global flood and are NOT by theories of hundreds of millions of years? He doubles down on “his side” of the evidence and keeps on believing in spite of the facts.
In all the old stories, the lemming keeps on running to its own death and destruction, in spite of evidence it may see directly in front of its own eyes. In the same way the evolutionist keeps on believing that his way is the only way to interpret the facts, even when the Bible often provides a better explanation for the findings in geology, biology, astronomy, and physics than uniformitarian assumptions (the belief that all rates of biological, geological, and chemical change have remained constant) .
How does an evolutionist explain the origin of the universe? He makes up a term he calls a “quantum fluctuation”. (There was nothing, then for some reason something happened to nothing and everything appeared.) Now I challenge any “scientist” to explain what that is, where it came from, and why anyone should actually believe that over the Biblical account of creation!
The one thing that unifies modern atheistic scientists is their complete refusal to accept the possibility of a Creator God. So is it any wonder that their often irrational, unscientific, biased studies always support the outcome that there was a Big Bang and suddenly “it just happened”. They believe there was no God, no Creator, because human scientists in their pride have said so. And so some of us have believed, at least until the facts about the earth and life and genomics and geology began to show HUGE holes in their logic.
Stephen Hawking said, “Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge” (1) And he also said, “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” (2) Yet atheistic scientists for the last 100 years have consistently turned away from any new knowledge, fact, or scientific finding that does NOT support their presuppositions about the origin of life or the Universe. In this, modern science has condemned itself, by not applying the scientific method fairly and rationally to all areas of study.
I would think Hawking’s seemingly rational quote “One can’t predict the weather more than a few days in advance,” would have attributed a little more humility to the man. But instead, he pretended he KNEW when and how the universe began, and postulated in a grandiose fashion that “There is no heaven or afterlife” (as though he KNEW this). He bragged, “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” (3) How insanely prideful and conceited! How tragically misplaced was his faith in scientism!
And this is one of the men modern scientists consider a hero? Does the reader know that NONE of Hawking’s predictions have been verified? None of his black hole radiation has been measured. The explanation from the Guardian, in bold headlines, is this: “We still don’t have the technology to verify Stephen Hawking’s big ideas.” (4)
And yet like lemmings, professors at colleges and universities gleefully follow his inane and unprovable “scientific discoveries” as though they are “the gospel truth”… and sadly, perhaps to the atheist community they are.
Evolutionists and atheistic scientists have an ethics problem. They are, quite honestly, unethical.
Perhaps they can be forgiven their lack of ethics, because it has been pointed out many times by many authors that if we humans are indeed the product of molecules to man evolution, then there is no substantive or foundational reason that men should be ethical. If we are merely the product of a billion generations of survival of the fittest, then our only ethical and moral imperative is to survive at all costs. We may lie, steal, rape, kill, abuse, and destroy, as long as it makes ourselves or our offspring more likely to survive. That is the real true state of ethics for evolutionists.
Second, if atheists are correct and we are all here as the result of some cosmic accident, then there is no moral authority to our choices and decisions. One moral choice is just as good as another. Each person can argue for their own moral choices in the public square, but in reality, not one can claim to be “truth” and not one can be claimed to be false. If there is no first cause (God) for all things, or if the first cause of all things is an accident, a fluke, a meaningless big bang, then all subsequent choices are equally meaningless as well. Morality is meaningless, futile, empty, and vain.
However (and even more importantly) I believe that atheists also have a very real and present ethical problem with today’s cosmology, because they have become such proponents for their latest viewpoints that they tell our youth that they “know” the universe is 14 billion years old. They say they “know” evolution is true. The National Academy of Sciences states evolution is a fact. (1) Stephen Gould and others insist it is an established incontrovertible fact. (2) Many modern Zoologists will tell anyone willing to listen that evolution is a firmly established fact, and it is indeed the foundation for all study of biology and the life sciences.
Yet tens of thousands of scientists and educated persons see things differently. The fossils that some use to “prove” evolution are just as easily used to prove creation. The geological strata that some scientist say are “proof” of evolution, are seen by some other scientists as being far better evidence for a cataclysmic flood as described in Genesis. So when you hear an atheist or evolutionist professing loudly and dramatically that we “know” the earth is 4.5 billion years old and “evolution is a proven fact”, it begins to appear that they are more interested in propaganda than in science. They prefer talking points to honesty.
In fact, if we are open and honest, the unbiased discussion of scientific exploration of the universe that began under notable Christians such as Galileo, Newton, and Keppler, has been hijacked and side-tracked by modern atheists. The six principles of scientific study have been violated on numerous fronts by atheists who place their distaste God above their scientific integrity. Why, because they have stated a priori, that they disavow any possibility of a Creator. But what about their version of “creation”?
Atheists accuse Christians of having “closed minds” when it comes to creation. But what about the Big Bang hypothesis? Is it really scientific? Let’s examine the Big Bang in light of the Six Principles of Scientific Thinking.
- Have important alternatives for the finding been excluded? No one has, (or at least in this life) is ever capable of excluding the possibility that God Created the universe.
- Can we be sure that A causes B? No honest scientist is SURE that the big bang occurred. They do not know where or when or how or why it might have occurred. In their own writings, we can find much evidence of their doubts and disagreements. So we cannot be sure that the Big Bang caused the formation of the universe.
- Falsifiability. Can the theory be disproved? Since the Theory of the big bang is purely hypothetical, and was not seen, and cannot be proven or measured, it is also true that it cannot be disproved.
- Can the principle be replicated in other studies? Of course not. No one can replicate the Big Bang. If it occurred (and I will later illustrate why this was impossible) it occurred once only. Never again to be “recreated” by humankind or by nature.
- Is the evidence as strong as the claim? The Big Bang Proponents claim that nothing existed (not even the concept of existence, or time or matter) and then there was some sort of a quantum fluctuation in the nothing, and “bang” everything appeared. Nonsense. Nothing plus nothing or multiplied by nothing equals nothing. Nothing fluctuated is still nothing.
- Occam’s razor. (Does a simpler explanation fit the data just as well.) Yes. God created the heavens and the earth. Simple.
So on all six principles of scientific study, it can be argued that the Big Bang fails! It turns out you have to accept either viewpoint on FAITH. And at least to my relatively unbiased interpretation of the facts, it takes a lot more FAITH to believe the atheist story, than the Bible story. And yet the atheists persist in their propaganda campaign to brainwash an entire generation of youth.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
(1) Is Evolution a Theory or a Fact? US National Academy of Sciences 2018
(See also blogs on “Differing with Dawkins” and “Bang… and Nothing”)