Proven Scientific Fact or Miracles of Faith
Of all the probabilities for the way that things came into existence, there are really only two possibilities ever seriously considered for the origin of things. These two "theories" are "creation" and "evolution."
This article will explore individual steps from the very foundational beginnings of evolution toward it's present climax comparing each step with the accepted rules of science.
Step #1 The origin of all non-living matter.
The question is, "Where did the non-living mater come from?" (Stars, planets, moons, solar systems, galaxies stars, planets, moons, dirt and rocks, etc.)
Presently, the most common theory is the"Big Bang Theory". This theory is the evolutionary origin of everything.
The key to evolution is time. If we go back in time far enough we eventually arrive at the point of the causative force. This is the point of origins and by definitions there can be nothing prior to this point and after this point there is something.
If we go back to a point where there is still something then we must ask the question, "Were did this something come from?" We must still explaln the origin of this something (Whatever it may be)."
In order for the "Big Bang Theory" to explain the origins of all things, it is necessary for it to start with nothing. Starting at this point in time, we cannot add any "thing" to this system because no "thing" has been "created" yet.
At this point if we added any "thing" to our system we must ask the question, "Where did this "thing" come from"? How did it come into existence? Evolution must start with nothing and show a cause for the creation of everything.
If we assume that this "every / thing?" that was created is an endless number, we can use the term infinity. If we assume that the number of things created is a very very large number so large that it is humanly innumerable, but is still finite, then we might say the number of things approaches infinity but is not equal to infinity.
The basis of the "Big Bang Theory" can be summarized this way, "With no help from the outside, "Nothing" by itself, caused a "Big Bang" which is the cause of all non living matter. This can be shown mathematically by the following formula. Nothing plus nothing, times nothing, causes everything.
This formula is the best mathematical
explanation of the "Big Bang Theory." Obviously this
equation goes against all the elementary rules of the
science of Mathematics.
Step #2 The origin of all living -plants
Now let me violate the laws of Mathematics by assumming the non-living mater has come into existence, it is time to investigate the living organisms coming into existence.
These living organisms are made out of the chemicals and randomly combined minerals that make up the non living matter previously formed. Somehow, raw chemicals randomly combined themselves together in such a way that they unintentionally invented or discovered the process of photosynthesis and formed the ability to use it.
These chemicals in a totally random unintentional way formed the first simple cell parts. The first cells eventionally came together to form more complex parts that we call cell membrane, DNA, RNA cytoplasm, mytoplasm, Nucleus, etc. These single ceils were able to process chemicals into forms that looked like living matter.
These first randomly formed cells were still dead. These perfectly formed cells next needed to be "zapped" with what ever it takes to become "alive". These cells randomly found a way to reproduce themselves differently to from more variities of plants. The assumption that non-living things give rise to living things is called "spontaneous generation".
"In the middle of the 1800's Louis Pasteur completely disproved the theory of spontaneous generation". But Pasteur proved conclusively that all living things come from other living things" (1965 World Book Encylopedia - "spontaneous generation & "Pasteur, Louis")
Step #3 The origin of the animals
Evolution assumes that at some point in time that plant life gave rise to animal life. Included in this assumption is that viruses, bacteria, plants and animals are interrelated. These forms of life are so different that at this point the "missing links" are still missing. Animals are different than plants in that they don't "eat" dirt to stay alive. Animals must eat life and life products like milk, leaves, seeds etc. to stay alive.
In order for these new animals to have enough food to sustain life, plant life must have been in existence long enough to be relatively plentiful as a food source. To accomplish the transformation from plant to animal life requires a total change of the chemicals and the chemical processes which govern the digestive processes, providing energy for this new type of life.
A partial or gradual change in either the chemicals or the processes would mean certain death to this new life form. Therefore, this change must be fairly instantaneous. The problem is that the theory of evolution requires that things change slowly over long periods of time. If this is the way the animals were formed we would expect to find examples of transitional forms of some type or another still alive today or in the fossil record. The problem is that no type of digestion has been found between photosynthesis and animal digestion. The conclusion is that this this step is a theory with all the observable scientific fads against it.
Step #4 Simple plants and animals give rise to more complex animals by random chance.
Advancement along the evolutionary trail is accomplished by simple celled animals over great periods of time and through countless random changes eventually becoming improved and more complicated. This is a direct violation of one of the observable laws of science called "The Second Law of Thermodynamics." This is summarized by the statement that the Protozoa (single-celled animals) gave rise to the Metazoa (multi-celled animals). Scientific evidence for this is still missing.
Another unsolved problem is that the simplest and smallest forms of life require the more complex forms of life to be in existence first. This is due to the fact that Viruses, Bacteria, and Rickettsiae cannot sustain life and reproduce without having a host that they live in. These hosts are always much more complex forms of life which, were formed millions of years later. This problem is much like the famous question, "Which came first the chicken or the egg?" Did these simplest forms of come first? The answer has never been solved scientifically.
There are three more steps to reach Man that I have not covered in this article:
# 5 The fifth assumption is that the various invertebrate phyla are interrelated.
# 6 The sixth assumption is that the invertebrates give rise to the vertebrates.
# 7 The seventh assumption is that
within the vertebrates, the fish give rise to the
amphibians, the amphibians give rise to the reptiles, and
the reptiles give rise to the birds and mammals.
Most of my friends who work in scientific fields (biology, chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, etc.), tell me that they believe in evolution but they don't believe in miracles. Miracles, by nature, do not follow the normal laws of science in nature. They are sometimes called supernatural (outside the realm of nature) Thus they are not reproducable by any normal methods.
The problem is that each of these evolutionary steps do not qualify as science for the same reason that miracles do not qualify. Each of these steps must be considered a miraculous jump of faith due to the fact that no one knows if or how they happened because no one has ever observed them. The process is not repeating themselves and are therefore only assumptions. In order for any assumptions to be verified scientifically, it must be repeatable.
It is claimed that evolution has been proven, yet, all of these mandatory steps have been assumed by faith. Thus evolution is a collection of unproved statements of faith. All of evolutions steps of faith are actually against the law of science called "The second Law of Thermodynamics." This fact alone proves scientifically that the steps of evolution are really leaps of faith because they are contrary to any known scientific fact.
Marshall Almarode 509-582-5627