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Why it was evolution again …out there busily creating order out of disorder. You know …like if you buy a new house and then landscape the yard around it, and then leave it in the hands of evolution for a couple of years. It just gets better and better doesn’t it? You don’t have to mow or cut or paint or repair, right? Blind evolution just makes it all improve over time …imagine what it might look like after a million years of evolution diligently working at it.
Well, in these discussions folks just might be getting my drift. To nail my argument, I might add that evolution fails to account for most of the higher laws of physics …particularly the sort of philosophical 2nd Law of Thermodynamics (the Law of Entropy) which simply stated tells us that all things when left alone (that is, in the hands of evolution) will tend toward a state of disarray. Your house, yard, car, all of it will tend to fail, wear out, degrade, rust and so forth without input from you, the intelligent manager. Without intelligent input and action everything runs down. To get that Blackhawk helicopter requires intelligent input (and a lot of taxpayer funding). To get a frog (far more complex than a Blackhawk helicopter) requires intelligent input from a Creator (and thankfully no taxpayer funding). And it is this Creator who has also built an orderly universe with all the necessary ingredients (ponds, streams, bugs, other frogs and Porsches) so the frog can not only be created but live a useful though somewhat risky life. God is the Intelligent Provider of input to our universe and He constrains its ultimate destiny. God created and modulates entropy. Col. 1:16 - 17 “For by Him (God) all things were created …and by Him all things consist (are held together)”. For this we can be temporally and eternally grateful.
Well …these discussions during my tenure at Sikorsky usually went nowhere. Why? Because to dump the evolution model and embrace the creation model requires something more than the brilliant technical logic I have lucidly (but humbly) postulated. It requires acknowledging the existence of God, and this is the stumbling stone that becomes the Mt. Everest no dedicated evolutionist can get over. One can almost hear their mental doors slamming shut. They just won’t go there. And that is the sum of it.
With all my heart I believe all of science stands upon this one idea. This idea …this fact: it is true science to believe in God. Why? Because all of true and accurate science depends absolutely upon orderliness in thought, in action and in all processes. And the intelligent Creator God is that very Author of all essential orderliness. Disorderly and random evolution guided only by impersonal time won’t hack it when you need to build a Blackhawk or a frog or a Porsche.p>In sum, Paul, I heartily cry Amen to your article on science and religion. Keep up the good work. br> — Ron Coddington /p> p> NEEDS HEADLINE br> Re: Rick Reigle’s letter (under “Expanding Faith”) in Reader Mail’s Why They Do It : /p> p>In response to Rick Reigle — I believe that God has some gifts given solely to those that are His children and some gifts for all of His creation whether they acknowledge Him or not. A common grace if you will. As a believer and a surgeon, I think modern medicine and much of technology falls into the category of a common grace. So your reasoning that if we really had faith we wouldn’t need modern medicine is flawed. Why shouldn’t believers avail themselves of the gift of modern medicine given by God to everyone? Why does using modern medicine somehow lessen our faith or God? Even secular medical research seems to support the fact that spirituality (their term not mine) positively affects outcome in treatment of disease. The best combination in treating illness is medicine, faith and prayer!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?