Monday, December 18, 2006

God or Science: An Intellectual Discussion Of The Age-Old Question

Ok, I know, I know.... MySpace is the eternal hell of the internet teeny-bopper meat-market frenzy. Yeah, and many of you net-whores have a page there, so get over it. It's like the mall: Everyone complains about commercialism but goes there anyway, because that's where everyone else goes.

Anyway, a friend of my boyfriend, Michael , wrote this great piece and I thought I'd share this little morsel of intellectualism with the rest of you:

----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: Hollywood's Kid A
Date: Dec 17 2006 4:15 PM

Do I believe in God?? Do I believe in Science??

I warn you this is long, but let me know what you think. I am open to all questions good or bad. I know I joke most of the time but this is not a joke.

Someone asked me recently if its hard to be a scientist and believe in God.


So I wanted to share my answer with others.

Professors laughed and threw evolution in my face, I doubted at times myself.

"How can God exist without proof?" they ask...

But the proof is there you just have to see it.

My answer is:

My faith in God is science law based.

The Laws of Thermodynamics State (in brief):
1. Matter can not be created nor destroyed but can change forms.
2. "In all energy exchanges, if no energy enters or leaves the system, the potential energy of the state will always be less than that of the initial state."

Law two is commonly referred to as the law of entropy.
Entropy is a measure of disorder.

Everything we know in the universe as we know it follows these rules. Even at the atomic level. From an exploding stick of TNT to throwing a deck a cards in the air, to displacement of water and air molecules. Nature follows these rules. NOTHING ORGANIZES ITSELF. (look at your laundry and your sock drawer, have they ever randomly separated by chance when you take them to or from the dryer?)also no stars or trees geometrically line themselves up .

So, nature follows these rules.

This brings me to evolution.

Evolution-is defined as the process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state.

I do believe in evolution, but it only helps to prove my point.

That if nature favors disorder and chaos, what is this force that drives the organization of cells to become small organisms then to become more complex organisms, form tissues, organs, organ systems to become more complex beings such as plants, animals and humans? Why didn't things just stay like they were, random bits of matter floating round?

Furthermore lets break that down.

Biologist have the Cell Theory.

Part of the cell theory states that ALL CELLS come from PRE-EXISTING CELLS, meaning CELLS arent randomly generated from any random matter.

So let me just clarify a few points before moving forward:

1. If matter cannot be created nor destroyed, where did this universe originate? Big Bang, you say? Well that takes matter. To say the Earth and Universe originated from nothing would defy Thermodynamics law #1

2. Cells arise from pre-existing cells, where did the first cell come from?

3. Evolution is a organization process that defies the second law of thermodynamics.

Alright...Maybe, I've lost everyone but..

Let's pull this together.

Genesis 2:7 (don't quit just yet... Please)

"God formed man from clay of the earth and breathed life into his nostrils and the man became living"

In 1953 two scientist Miller and Urey wanted to know exactly what kind of environment would be needed for life to begin.

It is thought that the Earth billions of years ago was made up of a boiling turbulent environment and a few primative gases methane (CH4), ammonia (NH3), hydrogen (H2), and water (H2O). These gases, lots of lightning, boiling water and clay made up the primative Earth.

So Miller and Urey designed an expirement. In a closed environment, with these gases, and lots of electricity and let it run continunally. After one week they found that 10-15% of the carbon had formed organic compounds and 2% had formed amino acids. Amino Acids are the the building blocks for proteins and proteins are the building blocks of cells.

Wait theres a little more:

In 1961, Juan Oro found that amino acids could be made from hydrogen cyanide (HCN) and ammonia in an aqueous solution. He also found that his experiment produced an amazing amount of the nucleotide base, adenine. Adenine is of tremendous biological significance as an organic compound because it is one of the four bases in RNA and DNA.

So there you have it. The building blocks of life layed out before you. DNA ....

To get to this point A LOT has to happen by chance!

And I firmly believe none of this happened by "chance".

To defy even the ONE previously mentioned laws does NOT happen by chance, let alone THREE.

Lastly the simple separation between man and the next intelligent animal suggest that there was a separation in development. but I'll leave that alone for now.

Gensis 3:4-5
"You certainly won't die!" the serpent told the woman. "God knows that when you eat your eyes will be opened. You'll be like God, knowing good and evil."

I believe science is still primative to our understanding of the truth, what we have now is simply an explanation. The problem with humans is we think we already know everything, when in fact 10 years from now, we will see how much more there was to learn.

I have many more reasons. These are my main reason I believe there is a God.

Maybe you don't believe in God or Science. But I believe the greatest lie the devil ever told was to convince man that He did not exist.

Many go on with their lives as if nothing matters, living for themselves and failing to see the bigger picture at work.

Genesis I:1-2
"In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earths.
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep water. The spirit of God was hovering over the water."

This is my Christmas to MySpace.

1 comment:

Andy said...

Merry Christmas Shanna to you and your family