In over 47 years of interviewing atheists regarding their knowledge of science to support the idea that God must exist, I have consistently found that these persons are lacking accurate knowledge concerning the scientific evidence for the universe.
The basic nature of the universe, earth, and human life, cannot be explained by any naturalistic process. Once a person understands the complexities necessary to begin and order our universe, it becomes clear that only an infinitely intelligent Being would be capable of engineering and orchestrating this magnificent universe and human life on earth.
The following are known scientific facts of the universe, not statements of ambiguity:
- Since time, space, and matter did not exist before the universe began, where did these things come from to make the universe?
- Since there were no physical laws before the universe, what force controlled the universe to exact a specific outcome to allow for life? Gravity, electromagnetism, entropy, and the distribution of matter, all require precise control at the beginning or the universe would have collapsed back upon itself. If not God, and seeing that the laws of physics did not exist, what force acted upon these imperative forces to cause then to be set precisely where they needed to be in order to sustain life, 13.7 billion years later?
- The universe began with an extreme low state of entropy. Mathematical Physicists, Sir Roger Penrose said that the only possibility that this could have taken place is if an intelligence acted upon the expansion to cause a low state of entropy. Given the conditions that were present at the commencement of the universe, scientists would have expected a very high state of entropy. How is this possible if the universe evolved on its own?
- The ratio between gravity and electromagnetism during the first picosecond of the universe was precisely set. If this balance was increased by only 1 part in 1040, there would never have been life on earth 13.7 billion years later. Cosmologist Paul Davies determined by calculation that a 1-in-1040 chance is equal to shooting and hitting a coin from Earth, at the far side of the universe. No natural or evolutionary force could cause this to take place, what caused this extreme low state of entropy, if not an infinite intelligence?
- The mass difference between a proton and an electron is 1:1836. This means that the proton is precisely 1,836 times larger than an electron. Despite this difference in size, both have the exact same electric charge. If we were to alter this electric charge by one part in 100 billion, every atom in the universe would self destruct. Since this mass/electric charge could not evolve, it must be precisely set first before life can begin. How could an evolutionary process achieve this precise ratio the first time?
- Our universe contains the precise physical constants that have the exact values that are required to allow for complex structures, such as galaxies, stars, planets, and people to exist. There are 209 physical constants that exist in the universe, and are so finely set that human life on earth could not exist without them. How did evolution dial these constants in to the precise settings necessary for life and sustain them for 9 billion years, until the earth was formed? Evolution cannot produce precise settings all at once, yet all 1,978 of these constants had to be in place at the same time, before life could begin. Explain how this happened if not by an infinite intelligence?
- Despite several failed attempts, no scientist has ever been able to prove that life comes from anything except other life. Animals, plants, all organisms—all life comes from their own kind. In the only case of a claimed spontaneous generation of life, Louis Pasteur proved that this experiment was a hoax. By scientific evidence, Pasteur proved that life only comes from life which existed previously.There have never been any provable exceptions to this basic law of life. Not long after Darwin published his Origin of Species in 1859, Louis Pasteur challenged the idea of spontaneous generation. This hypothesis is the very foundation of evolution as the origin of life. Dr. Pasteur’s simple but elegant “swan-necked flask” experiments impeached the idea of organic life as originating from a non-life assertion. Since it is not possible for evolution to produce the first life, what process cause life to begin, if not God?
- The only evolutionary process that has been proven by scientists is that certain species when placed in harsh environments, have the ability to adapt themselves by certain changes that permit their continued survival. This type of limited evolutionary processes is assumed as evidence that greater evolutionary processes are also possible. Scientists know today that Darwin’s natural selection abilities, cannot create complex biological systems. Before life began to exist on earth, there was no biology, only chemistry. This chemistry has remained unchanged for all time. Everything that works today, also worked at the beginning.We have discovered that when chemical reactions are left unguided as they are in the natural world, the decomposition reactions and competing reactions out distance the synthetic reactions completely. Only by the introduction of an intelligent agent, such as a scientist, when they intervene in the process, and adjusts the reaction conditions precisely, is there progress, and even with help the progress is very limited.Science has proven that intelligence is necessary for human life to exist.These realities define chemistry as more than time and chance; it needs intelligent help with knowledge of the outcomes. Random chemical reactions are insufficient and really work against the pathway necessary to result in success. For these reasons, there is growing doubts among thousands of scientists today that the Darwinian paradigm can ever be proven reliable concerning evolution
- No intermediate species have been discovered in the fossil record, though several fraudulent examples have been presented.The idea that all life forms originated from a common ancestor has no scientific evidence to prove that this has actually taken place, other than the limited evolution of certain species for the purpose of adaptation. The creatures, plants, and organisms that exist on earth, all follow a predetermined course for their existence that is fixed and unchangeable.Every animal appeared on earth fully formed as they now exist, and only under certain rare circumstances has any animal or plant changed slightly for the purpose of adaptation. There is no evidence that any species has evolved itself into a completely new species outside their original species. Since evolution of species has been scientifically disproven, how did life originate if not from God?
- The term “Kind,” means a higher taxonomic level, such as genus, or even family. When Charles Darwin described finches with a common ancestry, he was correct. The error was in his assumption that the changes which occured between species were the result of evolution regarding the production of a new Kind.In the changes from one type of finch to another, no new information was added to the genome. Instead, a reshuffling of the existing genome was taking place with different genes being activated to cause these changes.One useful example that has been presented to explain this process is in the use of a piano with its many keys, to explain how these genetic processes take place. The genome is similar to the keys on a piano. The sequence in which the keys are played is similar to the activation sequence of genes. According to which keys are played, a different sound is produced. According to how the sequence of activated and expressed genes are presented, determines the variant species produced by the sequence selected.In the example of the piano, the tune will be different depending upon the keys that are played, but the music is still that of a piano.In Kinds, there is a completely different kind of music being played by a different instrument.In genetics, Kinds are completely different animals, just as a piano and a trumpet are different instruments. Both a trumpet and a piano can play unlimited combinations of sounds, but the sounds they produce will always be either a piano or a trumpet.If we wanted to make a different kind of music, or Kind of animal, we need a different instrument, or different genome. Animals cannot evolve from one species into another, but there is a huge capacity for variation within each species. This type of evolution has been observed and it is true. The type of evolution that has never been observed and is not true is the production of a completely different animal with a different genome from an existing animal and genome.This defines the origin of human life as the result of forethought, engineering, and intelligent actions necessary to produce human beings. This is verifiable science that proves God must exist. Only an intelligent mind can produce technical working machines with the complexities we see in human beings and the universe itself, the most complex machine in existence.
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When different species attempt to produce fertile offspring by breeding, the resulting offspring are always sterile. When donkeys and horses breed, the result is a mule which cannot reproduce itself. This is due to the massive differences between donkeys and horses in their DNA as distinct species.
The difficulty in accomplishing the same outcome between apes and humans is not only difficult, it is impossible. Although attempts have been made several times to impregnate a female ape with a human sperm in order to produce a hybrid ape-man, this procedure has limits that are impossible to overcome. This is due to the impossible conflict that exists between the incompatibility of human and ape chromosomes and the genetic instructions necessary to create a hybrid.
Chimpanzees and human beings sharing 95% of their DNA sequence and about 99% of their coding DNA sequences. Because of this close proximity in these two, many have assumed that the boundaries are not impossible to cross.
One of the biggest obstacles in creating an ape-human hybrid is that humans have 46 chromosomes and apes have 48. Even in the event that a zygote should form, this difference in chromosomes will not permit the chromosomes to pair together correctly in order to cause pregnancy.
Finally, there is at least a 40 million base pair difference between the code of apes and humans that further make the chance of creating a living missing link impossible.
Chromosomes alone are not the key in this regard. The genetic code that is necessary to instruct cells on how to form living tissue, organs, and body parts is the key to making it possible for an ape and human to produce offspring. The genetic code for an ape is lacking 40 million characters.
Making human and ape genetic code compatible is a bit like trying to use the operating system of an iPhone to run a nuclear submarine. The genetic code of an ape is lacking the key instructions necessary to make a viable being between ape and human. This has never happened before, and it never will happen. Understanding these things, how could an advanced life form such as man, exist at all if not by the creation of an infinite Being?
These are questions of science that science cannot answer by a natural or evolutionary process. The universe presents us with scientific evidence that it began and proceeded by advanced knowledge for how every process must begin and continue. These processes were initiated at one zeptosecond and had no chance of success by trial and error. Gravity and electromagnetism had to be set precisely in this zeptosecond or the universe would have immediately collapsed back upon itself and ceased to exist. This singularity alone is proof that an intelligence outside time, space, and matter were engineered and controlled in this process to exact a specific outcome.
This is scientific evidence that proves Intelligence (God) was necessary for the universe to exist.
Scientific Statements Found In The Bible:
The Bible presents us with scientific facts of the universe—precisely as they have existed since the beginning of the Cosmos. These facts of science were not placed into the Bible in order to prove that the text was scientific, but simply as comments about God and what He has created. By the inclusion of these statements, we see that the author of these texts must have known attributes of the universe, before these facts were known to science.
- In the beginning there was nothing, when suddenly, the universe came into existence (Genesis 1:1).
- Time, Space, and Matter came into existence at the same precise moment (Genesis 1:1).
- The universe is expanding since its inception and is being “stretched out” (Jeremiah 10:12) also: 2 Sam 22:10; Job 9:8; 26:7; 37:18; Ps 18:9; 104:2; 144:5; Isa 40:22; 42:5; 44:24; 45:12; 48:13; 51:13; Jer 10:12; 51:15; Eze 1:22; Zech 12:1.
- The number of stars in the universe are so great in number, they cannot be counted (Jeremiah 33:22).
- The Sun follows a circular course through the universe (Psalms 19:4-6).
- The Earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22).
- The Earth hangs in empty space, suspended by gravity (Job 26:7).
- All matter in the universe is made up of invisible material, consisting of Atoms (Hebrews 11:3).
- The invisible physiology and function of the human body, understood by God before medicine understood these facts (Genesis 17:12).
- The universe will end by a massive heat death (2 Peter 3:10).
No other religion or god of this world has ever conveyed through the writings of their scriptures such detailed knowledge of the universe, prior to the scientific discovery of these facts. How is it that the God of the Bible knew all of this scientific information about the universe, earth, and the physical nature of man, hundreds of years before science discovered these things?
No atheist can answer these 10 questions apart from a universe that was created by an intelligent Being. These are questions of science, not faith, yet the premise that science eliminates the need for God, cannot explain how the universe began and why it exists as perfectly engineered for life.
These attributes of the universe which have made life possible on earth, cannot be explained by any naturalistic processes. There are only two possible causes for the universe; it came into being on its own, or it was caused. Because science cannot define how our universe came into existence from nothing by any scientific process that can be proven apart from mathematical calculations, this leaves us with the only remaining solution for our universe, it was caused to begin by a source of incredible intelligence.
This intelligent source is the only scientific answer for the origin of the universe.
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