Fixing America In 500 Words Or Less


Chapter 67

DOES SCIENCE REALLY
KNOW WHAT IS TRUE?


       Less than 600 years ago, the vast majority of scientists believed the sun goes around the earth.  Even after both Copernicus and Galileo died, many scientists still insisted the old Ptolemaic model was correct.  If we examine the evidence with any fairness at all, what humans call “science” has a historical track record of constantly changing it's mind regarding even the most fundamental of concepts.

       According to historian Will Durant, medical research was set back several decades because scientists refused to accept basic evidence for human blood circulation.  Until very recently in historical terms, most scientists believed disease spontaneously arises.  Two decades into the 20th Century, the majority still believed in an eternal static universe containing a single Milky Way galaxy.

       Since the mapping of the human genome and other recent evidence, there are currently significant revisions taking place in biology, astronomy, physics and virtually every other scientific field.  Many if not most scientists today believe life existed prior to the earth itself.

       Emerging theory among various astrobiologists goes something like this: What causes life came out of the big bang, is refined in stars, is constantly re-seeded from supernovas and other cosmic events, finds it way around accretion disks of newly formed stars and from there, ends up on innumerable planets and space-rock debris.

       Then, as conditions allow within newly formed solar systems, life probably arises on untold zillions of planets, most likely in many exotic forms unknown to us.  At least one scientist has proposed exotic forms of life may hover on giant gas planets, needing no solid surface to survive.

       Additionally, many geneticists have begun to openly challenge fundamental natural selection theory, contending that reproductive survival is only one of several reasons why living forms change.  How to define “species” is still debated; the term itself is a human construct, part of an invented system artificially classifying life according to our very limited view and understanding of a much larger cosmic process.

       The modern evidence overwhelming demonstrates that all of life is created to adapt and change within an ever changing grand design Cosmic reality, very far over our collective heads.  And, though what we define as “species” arise and die out, life itself marches on, in spite of great cataclysmic events here on earth and, much larger and far more destructive events within a space/time continuum called “universe”.

       On the other hand, today there is zero evidence life ever has or ever will “evolve”, in the sense of life somehow magically self-designing from scratch. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica article “Evolution”, modern science doesn't know how, when, where or why life first arose on earth, or what form it took.  Life is created to adapt and change so life can survive within ever-changing universal environments.

       For all we know, life may have existed prior to the universe we live in.  And, life may continue to exist forever and ever, long after our current universe passes away.  Does science really know what is true?  You decide.


FOOTNOTES:      

There is no intention within the following notes to dispute the irrefutable fact that life is constantly adapting and changing.  Based on the modern 21st Century evidence, the processes and functionality of life are perhaps more fairly and accurately described as "life in transition" rather than evolution.  Many scientists freely admit that science doesn't know how, where or when life began even on earth and most definitely, science doesn't know how, when or where life originally came to be within the larger universal reality.  As such, it is grossly dishonest to pretend that life somehow magically "evolved" and self-designed from scratch, a highly misleading and grossly dishonest position of many modern scientists and educators not shared by Charles Darwin, as if they somehow would know.  One might fairly ask, how does either this or any other lie represent a reproductive or any other advantage?

If life existed prior to our own sun and solar system, as many modern scientists have proposed, then quite obviously human beings have no way of knowing how, where or when life originally came to exist.  What science doesn't know does not equal "random, natural, blind, unguided processes", a non-evidence based foundation-less superstition astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson randomly invents out of thin air in the television series "Cosmos".  What we don't know or otherwise fully understand does not equal no Creator, nor will it ever equal no Creator.  To pretend there is no God, probably no God or might be no God, is to embrace gross superstition, having no foundation in evidence.

As discussed in more detail further below, such claims require supporting evidence.  Unlike many atheists pretend, the true "default position" of science is, there is a physical reality called "universe".  The default question then becomes, how and why is there a universe? Atheists and agnostics don't get a pass on this fundamental question any more than the rest of us do.  When fairly adhering to the accepted rules of science and evidence, any and all claims in regards to the observable universal reality require supporting evidence.  Copernicus was required to provide supporting evidence for his claim that the earth revolves around the sun and likewise, atheists and agnostics, if they wish to be taken seriously at all, are required by the accepted rules of science and evidence, to provide supporting evidence backing up their foundation-less superstitions.  To pretend otherwise is to openly deny the known history of human civilization, science and reason.

Atheists like Richard Dawkins and agnostics like Neil DeGrasse Tyson often insist that science requires verifiable evidence.  Quite literally, millions of experiments can be set up demonstrating that the existence of energy and motion requires primary cause.  While on the other hand, neither energy or motion can be verifiably demonstrated to exist unto themselves.  If either Mr. Dawkins or Mr. Tyson were fairly adhering to the rules of science and evidence, they would side with the necessity of Primary Cause, which is overwhelmingly verifiable, rather than pretending there is probably no God or might be no God, neither position of which is either plausible, rational, reasonable or scientifically verifiable.  A common problem all atheists and agnostics share is one of lack of supporting evidence.  Neither atheism or agnosticism have any foundation in evidence and thus, they don't belong in a legitimate scientific discussion, other than to point out how truly non-scientific and baseless such positions are, nor do they have any value to either science or the human race.

Many modern scientists and other educated human beings say they believe in both God and evolution.  Charles Darwin himself stated "one can be an ardent Theist and evolutionist" and, Darwin several times credited our Creator with being behind the universal reality and processes of life.  Human beings can create computers and robotic machines that in turn, perform many functions on their own.  And, human beings can create lottery machines and other types of equipment which can in theory, generate randomness.  Modern scientist Francis Collins has proposed that perhaps God created a giant computer-like programmed universal machine, which in turn engages in random regeneration and otherwise, performs many functions on it's own. Whether or not this is true, it is a very safe bet to assume our Creator can do at least as well as we can do.

What human beings can observe or otherwise detect, including in the quantum reality, is a “result” of a theoretical big bang and thus by definition, is not random.  What may appear to be random from our view within the universal fishbowl, may not in reality be random from a larger universal and beyond view.  For example, seemingly 'random' sparks and dust particles, if observed by a being the size of an atom, perched on a spark plug inside of an automobile engine as the car is being driven down the road, would not in reality be random, as they would have a cause attributable to a larger reality.

Because we cannot see God and are otherwise trapped within three dimensions plus time inside of a much larger theoretical reality consisting of several more dimensions, there is no way of knowing with any certainty how much or how little our Creator interacts with creation behind the veil of our observable reality.  No scientist or other human being can fairly claim there is no God, probably no God or might be no God, any more than one can fairly claim the sun will disappear from the heavens tomorrow and the burden of proof remains on those claiming otherwise.  There is no evidence for the existence of energy. light, motion, universal or any other "laws", biological or any other processes, quad-zillions of parts within parts, conscience awareness, intelligence or the existence of life, perception, coloration or even something as rudimentary as human mathematics, without Primary Cause.  Atheism and agnosticism represent the greatest of all known human superstitions, having no foundation in evidence and thus, no value whatsoever.

While several other sources are quoted as well, the two main sources used for information discussed in the footnotes below are the Encyclopedia Britannica and Science Daily website. The reasons for this are, the Britannica is written by practicing scientists, educators and others who are considered experts in their particular field; important articles are extensively peer reviewed and often revised as new evidence and information becomes available.  And, the Science Daily website (linked below) posts many articles each week regarding the most recent emerging evidence and research available to the general public; research conducted by scientists from all over the world.  As such, it is not an "opinion" based website but rather, it merely posts and reports on various new findings and diverse opinions of practicing scientists from around the globe.  Neither the Britannica or Science Daily are infallible sources, nor are any other scientific, historical or other intellectual sources likely to be without error.

Unlike many educators and popular articles on science pretend, modern science doesn't know how life came to be.  According to the article "Evolution" in the Encyclopedia Britannica, in regards to evolution and current scientific knowledge for how life came to be, "many matters are less certain, others are conjectural, and still others, such as the characteristics of the first living things and when they came about, remain completely unknown".  Astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson agrees science doesn't know either how life arose on earth and more importantly, presumably how life originally came to exist within the larger Cosmic reality, which will likely remain a mystery far over the collective heads of humanity.

A minority of scientists today don't believe in the big bang theory, while more question the existence of dark energy.  Many astronomers and physicists suspect fundamental theories of energy, motion, gravity and light may be somewhat or very far off from what is actually true from a larger universal view; several have proposed very different ideas challenging mainstream views.  A Princeton scholar stated on NPR radio that there might be no such thing as "universal laws" and, that so-called "laws" of physics may differ throughout the universe depending on one's position in space; our perception of apparent "laws" being affected by the bending and distortion of the fabric of space itself.

In 2014, it was discovered that smaller galaxies don't behave as modern theories of gravity and motion predict.  According to one of the researchers, “This is a big problem that contradicts our standard cosmological models.  It challenges our understanding of how the universe works including the nature of dark matter.”  And, more radical ideas have been proposed, including bending and twisting the laws of gravity and motion.  He continues, "throwing out seemingly established laws of physics is unpalatable, but if our observations of nature are pointing us in this direction, we have to keep an open mind."
Smaller Galaxies Not Acting as Modern Physics Predict

Since the mapping of the human genome and recent emerging evidence, several modern geneticists are openly challenging the predominance of natural selection over other reasons why life adapts and changes, while other scientists suggest the long held evolutionary "tree" theory of life evolving from a singular source in the ocean may be entirely wrong.  Rather, life may have independently arisen several or many times in diverse places all over the earth. This is strongly supported by a discovery of multicellular macro and micro life existing in clay sediments 2.1 billion years ago, pushing the existence of complex life back 1.5 billion years longer than previously assumed by the long held Darwinian "tree" model of life arising from a singular source in the ocean, which it is fair to say has been significantly if not entirely discredited.

Scientists announced in 2014 that it now appears the early earth may have been much cooler and wetter than previously assumed and, earth may have supported life over 4 billion years ago.  Current evidence for microbes traces back 3.5 billion years and complex macro life may have existed much earlier than the 2.1 billion years currently known, evidence for which may yet be discovered.  Science doesn't know if viruses and/or microbes and/or, some other unknown original form of life arose in one place, hundreds of places or even "zillions" of places all over the earth.  Some scientists propose life may have arrived on "space rocks", again plausibly numbering in hundreds to "zillions" of original identical or nearly identical forms, which could also explain similarity of DNA.  To claim that all of life today arose from a singular source in the ocean, as many Darwinists continue to insist, is obviously at best, only one of several equally plausible explanations.

The truth here in 21st Century is, science doesn't know and the larger truth is, scientists may never know how life arose on our own planet, let alone how life first came to exist within the larger universal reality.  There is no evidence whatsoever that life ever has or ever will magically "evolve" from scratch from "random, blind, unguided, natural" processes, a non-evidence based gross superstition randomly pulled out of thin air on the television series "Cosmos", without a shred of supporting evidence provided, as quite obviously there is none.
Existence of Multicellular Macro and Micro Life 2.1 Billion Years Ago
Life On Earth May Be Over 4 Billion Years Old

Diverse scientists say life may have arisen in or near fresh water, in plain dirt, in clay, in caves, under the earth, even inside of rocks, or as one scientist stated, life may be able to arise "wherever there is a little wetness".  Others say either life or necessary ingredients for life may have been carried in on space rocks and at least one scientist has stated there may be life on giant gas planets like Jupiter and Saturn, hovering in the clouds and needing no solid surface to survive.  Suffice it to say, history clearly teaches that what science believes today, is more often than not, gone with the newly emerging evidence of tomorrow.

The majority of scientists today believe in what is called "dark energy", while openly admitting that dark energy cannot be scientifically verified and, it's existence may or may not be verifiable in the future.  Belief in dark energy is what is called an "inferred" position, one that cannot be verified by any known scientific or other method.  And yet some of these same scientists continue to openly deny the overwhelming evidence for God, even though there is far more evidence for our Creator than for dark energy, dark matter, black holes, invisible light, the sun being larger and warmer than the moon and the rest of what modern science believes combined.  For more information about dark energy and the meaning of "inferred" in relation to science and the scientific method, please Link Here.

Information available to the public at Science Daily and other sources clearly demonstrates that rather than being in general agreement, there is a great diversity and wide range of opinion regarding the theory of evolution and virtually everything else within the modern scientific community, often at the most fundamental of levels.  Below are extensive footnotes, links to recent scientific research and other material, supporting and otherwise, enhancing what is contained in the relatively short essay above.

Because science continues to move at an ever more rapid pace, much of what is contained in these footnotes below is already in need of revision and, this will likely continue to be the case as new evidence continues to emerge.  Due to the complexity of modern science theory, similar and sometimes same information is repeated in more than one of the footnotes below, in order to hopefully maintain some clarity of content within the focus of each individual note.


NOTE 1 - The research described in the article describing how bacteria recycle DNA linked below, is one of a great many examples of how new evidence is challenging long held positions of Darwinian biologists.  This article is interesting not only for what it says, but also for what it doesn’t address.  Recent research has revealed that bacteria can recycle DNA, adding old scraps of DNA from external dead organisms to their own genome.  This has major implications for the entire theory of evolution for several reasons besides what is noted in the article.  According to a scientist quoted in this article, “That DNA from dead organisms drives the evolution of living cells is in contradiction with common belief of what drives the evolution of life itself."

This adds to the growing pile of genetic evidence indicating that what is called natural selection is only one of several reasons why forms of life adapt and change.  Besides what is noted in the article linked below, this new evidence adds a whole new wrinkle into theories of disease and disease origins and why disease exists and persists within a theoretically advantage driven system.  This discovery also tosses a big monkey wrench into long-held assumptions of “random” mutations.  For example, if microbes living within macro forms of life make changes to their own genome, this could and very likely would cause macro forms of life to in turn, adapt and change.  Such changes while appearing to be 'random' from our view, would in fact not be random at all.  And thus, what science has long assumed are "new" species resulting from "random" mutations would instead be an incomplete and misleading interpretation of the true reality.

If trillions of tiny organisms inside of us can incorporate changes into their own DNA, God only knows what seemingly “random” mutations might occur on up the chain of larger macro forms of plant and animal life; changes that in fact can be attributed to the actions of microbes living within larger forms of life and thus, seemingly 'random changes that are in fact, not random.  Leading DNA and disease expert Francis Collins has publicly stated that "modern DNA evidence alone overwhelmingly demonstrates design and not random processes."  And like Thomas Jefferson states in the Declaration of Independence, echoing from a Bible he apparently frequently read and seldom studied today, Mr. Collins goes on to say that similar base societal laws and similar and sometimes identical so-called "golden rules" spread throughout the historical human civilization record in both connected and non-connected cultures, demonstrate a designed shared human conscience.

Francis Collins, who describes himself as a "Darwinist" then goes on to say, similar base societal laws and similar and even identical "golden rules" are not what one would expect to result from random processes.  Many today claim to be agnostic, vainly imagining they can worm out of the scientific requirement of providing supporting evidence to back up any claim regarding the physical observable universal reality, as if they are fooling anyone other than themselves.  To say there is no God, probably no God or might be no God, is to claim the universe is either not created, probably not created or might not be created.  All three claims are required by the long established rules of science and evidence, to provide supporting evidence demonstrating a better explanation than Eternal Creator for what we can observe.

A "better" explanation, in order to remain within the bounds of reason, science and evidence, must be able to better satisfy origins and better explain all of the known observable evidence. A much better and more honest question is, why would anyone propose that the universe is not created or might not be created?  What fears do they have of being ridiculed by their atheistic peers, what best-seller list are they trying to climb and, what evidence do they have supporting such blind faith superstition?  Wouldn't such folks pretending to adhere to the rules of science and evidence, roundly and soundly criticize someone like Copernicus, if he had just proposed the earth does, probably does or might go around the sun and then sat down, without bothering to provide any explanation, reason, rhyme or supporting evidence? Who are such people posing as 'scientists' trying to kid and, why should we believe them or have any confidence in what they have to say?

We humans can design complex machines that in turn can perform many functions on their own.  Who is to say the great universal "machine" is not in fact, a result of deliberate conception, design and creation?  We humans can design lottery and other types of machines which theoretically generate random numbers.  Who is to say our Creator cannot incorporate random regeneration within a larger designed complex universal reality?  And, we humans often create with both practical and aesthetic design incorporated into the same building, pottery bowl and paper clip.  Who is to say that the colorful feathers of a peacock are not an example of both artistic and practical reproductive purpose woven into the same grand design?  Consider the extreme arrogance and narrow-mindedness of many modern scientists, who would pretend our Creator cannot do at least as well as we can ! ! !

These implications are fundamentally important to the entire theory and concept of evolution by natural selection, which has long assumed far too much without conclusive supporting evidence.  There is overwhelming evidence that all of life adapts and changes, while there is zero evidence that life ever has or ever will "evolve" from scratch from magically appearing "natural, blind, unguided" processes.  To observe the functions of life and changes within living creatures and then conclude they are “random”, requires a great deal of blind faith that many scientists criticize others for having.

True randomness not only remains unsupported by any evidence, it contradicts the entire notion of our universe beginning with a big bang.  If the universe began with a bang, everything that follows is by definition, not random, regardless of how much or how little the universe from there, may or may not be operating of it's own accord.  No one can say with any certainty how much or how little our Creator inputs behind the three-dimensional plus time veil hidden from our own ability to detect.  From lowly micro-organisms, ants, spiders and other insects, it is often the little creatures and small parts of matter acting like they supposedly should not, that manage to confound and humble the wise.
Bacteria Recycle Broken DNA

Modern science has discovered that microscopic algae function in a "quantum" way and has also discovered that plants appear to have a type of "molecular language" enabling them to communicate with each other.  How life came to be and functions is becoming more and more difficult to express in any kind of evolutionary or other rational human terms.  Science knows very little about the quantum reality, which is at the root of how both life and disease came to be and functions, as well as at the root of how the entire universe is structured and functions.

Current understanding of the quantum reality is similar to trying to piece together a very large picture puzzle when many and perhaps most of the pieces were missing, the rest lie scattered around in no particular rhyme or reason order and, there is no photograph of what the completed puzzle would look on the box it came in.  How the universe actually functions is simply irrational from a human perspective here in the 21st Century, although likely highly rational from the view of a much greater mind than our own.  As a molecular biologist stated a few years ago in a PBS Video, it is irrational to pretend science will ever have an accurate theory for how life either came to be or functions, given the complexity of the micro, atomic and quantum reality.
Quantum Biology
Molecular Language of Plants

EXAMPLE OF RECENT RESEARCH CHALLENGING CONVENTIONAL BELIEFS:

Science is so uncertain of what actually defines a true modern human being, that various scientists, archeologists, historians and others place the date anywhere from over 200,000 years ago to as recent as the emergence of farming (8-10 thousand years ago).  The majority opinion places the date somewhere between 30,000 and 80,000 or so years, but the majority opinion also once believed the sun goes around the earth and, any legitimate scientist will freely admit that what actually defines a true modern human being is highly arbitrary.  For example, the ability to conceptualize farming represents a major sudden advance on a global level and once farming emerged, large civilizations followed virtually immediately in evolutionary terms, giving rise to pyramid structures, mathematics, record keeping and other technologies significantly separating modern humans from earlier beings defined as "human" by most biologists.  In fact, some technologies from ancient Egypt are so advanced, scientists here in the 21st Century still can neither explain or replicate them.

It was recently discovered that due to what is called species "cross-breeding", every European alive on the planet today shares a common ancestor no older than 1000 years ago and, everyone alive today may share a common ancestor no older than the biblical Eve and perhaps, considerably younger.  Such knowledge wasn't possible prior to the mapping of the human genome and it represents such a radical shift in thinking, that most people heavily indoctrinated by standard Darwinian evolution refuse to believe we could all share a recent common ancestor; "most people" in this case however, does not include geneticists, archeologists and others who study such things.
Recent Common Ancestry for Europeans About 1000 Years
Recent Common Ancestry for Modern Humans Estimates

MORE EXAMPLES OF RECENT RESEARCH CHALLENGING CONVENTIONAL BELIEFS:

Discoveries in astronomy since the dawn of the 21st Century, including the apparent existence of innumerable "zillions" of exo-planets and the existence of molecules for life around newly formed stars and elsewhere in space, significantly challenge any kind of notion that life either first "evolved" or otherwise began on earth.  As noted in the short essay above, for all we know today, life may have existed before our current universe and, may continue to exist forever and ever, leaving scientists with no theory and arguably, no hope of ever having a conclusive legitimate theory for the origins of life, other than the "God did it theory" that Socrates, Aristotle, DaVinci, Copernicus, Shakespeare, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Jefferson, Paine, Darwin, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Einstein, Francis Collins, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, Bob Dylan and billions of other rational people have long assumed.
Organics for Life May Have Arrived on Space Rocks
Organics Probably Formed Easily in Early Solar System
Building Blocks of Life Found Around Young Star
Did Comets Contain Key Ingredients For Life On Earth?
Key Ingredients Necessary for Life May Have Come from Beyond the Earth
Evidence Comets Could have Seeded Life on Earth

Long-Held Assumption About Emergence of New Species Questioned

Evidence Natural Selection Theory is Inadequate

Several recent discoveries indicate there are vast differences between humans, apes and chimps, apparently largely controlled by supposed "junk" DNA, which many scientists are now saying apparently isn't junk after all.  False assumptions based on standard Darwinian evolutionary theory that about 90% of our DNA is so much "junk", likely set disease research back at least 50 years.
New Genes Spring, Spread from Non-Coding DNA
Junk DNA Functionality; Differences Between Humans and Chimps
Hundreds of Small Regions of Human Genome Key to Uniqueness of Humans
Human Brain Development Guided by “junk” DNA
Junk DNA Plays Important Role
Junk DNA Has Vital Role in Evolution of Human Genome
Plant “junk” DNA Proves to be Highly Valuable
Short DNA Strands Key to Cognition and Disease Development
Divergence of Humans from Apes, Apes from Chimps

Since the release of the information linked above, some scientists have now gone full-circle backwards, once again claiming that most human DNA is mainly "junk".  This isn't surprising, as science over historical time has often back-tracked on new ideas, only to eventually embrace them yet again.  Given that evolutionists insisted for a long time the human appendix is an example of evolutionary "junk", it is fair to assume that most likely in the future, scientists will eventually admit that ALL of our DNA does in fact, have a legitimate function and purpose, just as now today, the appendix has been conclusively demonstrated to have a valuable and legitimate purpose.

While it is true we can survive quite well without an appendix, we can also survive quite well without a finger, hand, arm or leg.  This of course, does not prove that all of our fingers, hands, arms and legs don't have a valuable and legitimate purpose for being attached to our bodies.  Because scientists today don't know of a purpose for some of our DNA does not at all demonstrate or even remotely indicate, that all of our DNA does not in fact, have a purpose. It is wise to remember that the majority of scientists once believed the sun goes around the earth, once believed disease spontaneously arises from rat excrement and, until the late 1920's, believed in a static universe containing a single Milky Way galaxy.

However right or wrong a new theory is about what caused the big bang, what is interesting about this article linked below, is that the scientists interviewed have publicly admitted that, because we are trapped inside of a 3-dimensional (plus time) view, modern science may be way off the mark regarding what is really true about the universal reality; that is, current theories of gravity, light, energy and time, among other things, may be anywhere from partially to entirely wrong.  The truth is, science doesn't know how the universe or life came to be, nor does science know very much about how either the universe or life functions, from a true and correct universal and beyond (logos) viewpoint.  And, if our universe has 10-11 (or more) dimensions, as Stephen Hawking states on his website, it is very likely human science never will have a true and correct explanation for the observable universal reality.
New Theory of What Caused the Big Bang

Genes Are Just Part of the Story

It was announced in 2014 that the efficiency of photosynthesis, the foundation for how life on earth obtains energy to survive, can only be explained by quantum mechanics and the processes cannot be explained by classical physics.  This strongly implies that science knows far less about how both disease and life itself functions at it’s most basic root levels than previously assumed.  The theory of evolution and virtually all of human thought is based on classical physics, which has for some time now been known to be inaccurate at basic root levels of how everything works, including gravity, light, motion, energy, evolution and life itself.  There is significant disagreement among quantum theorists over basic concepts and claims of quantum theory and as such, there is no agreed to theory for how either life or the universe itself works at root levels or from an accurate Cosmic (Logos) perspective.
Quantum Mechanics and the Efficiency of Photosynthesis

It was also recently discovered that DNA is encoded using at least a double code system (possibly more than two) and, that these codes operate in tandem yet independent of each other, as if someone were building a house while communicating in both Chinese and English and, both languages were necessary for the totality of the house to be produced.  In the 21st Century, the mystery of life has become far more rather then less complex and as such, creation will very likely always remain very far over our collective heads—human beings can logically no more understand how the universe works from a true correct view, than a microbe could be expected to grasp the existence and complexity of a human being and the computers, automobiles and other things we create.
Dual Code Language of DNA

According to biologist and militant atheist Richard Dawkins, all of life evolved from a singular source in the ocean.  Mr. Dawkins doesn't bother to qualify this statement as being an opinion not shared by all scientists but rather, he just states this in a video on YouTube to an unsuspecting public, as if it is an indisputable fact of science.  Some of Mr. Dawkins' peers over the past couple of decades have proposed that life, rather than beginning in the ocean, may have first arisen in or near fresh water, in caves, under the earth, in clay, in plain dirt and "where ever there is a little wetness"; one scientist even proposed life may have began inside of rocks and, several have proposed life may have arrived on space rocks.  Yet in spite of such claims, as far as I am aware, no living scientist has been brave enough to make the obvious leap and suggest that just perhaps, life may have arisen from all over the earth, rather than from an extremely coincidental chance singular origin in the ocean, as extremely narrow-minded Darwinists have long assumed.

Nevertheless, this grand diversity of opinion clearly demonstrates the bias of Richard Dawkins presenting his opinion as established scientific fact, when in fact many of his peers do not agree.  If life arrived on space rocks, it could well have arrived on many space rocks rather than just one and, if life can arise in some or all of these places noted, then indeed it is more legitimate to conclude that life probably arose from all over the earth.  A recent report pushes back the earliest evidence for colonies of bacteria to at least 3.5 billion years ago, making it even more difficult to determine exactly how, when, where and why life first arose on earth. Just because scientists like most human beings, prefer things to be simple, neat and tidy rather than complex, it does not necessarily follow that they are.  As a molecular biologist recently stated on PBS, both the origins of life and how life functions in true reality, is so overwhelmingly irreducibly complex, it is irrational to pretend that science will ever have a legitimate theory of either evolution or any other theory of life.
Life May Have Arisen in Clay
Evidence for 3.5 Billion Year Old Bacteria
Mars May Have Supported Life

Scientists recently discovered that micro-organisms living several miles deep into the earth's rocky crust are often similar all over the globe, rather than significantly different as evolutionists might assume.  This similarity can be explained if life arose from many tiny identical or nearly identical forms, rather than from just one as the standard Darwinian "tree" model has long assumed.
Similarity of Microbes Living Miles Deep Under the Earth's Crust

Another example of opinion posing as scientific fact is demonstrated by astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson in a PBS video program.  In this video, Mr. Tyson looks into the camera and says point blank to his public audience, that our universe will continue to expand indefinitely forever and ever, until it becomes a charred out remains of it's former self, with no visible light anywhere.  What Mr. Tyson fails to tell his unsuspecting audience is that only about one third of astronomers agree with this theory.  Another approximate one third still believe the universe will eventually roll back into itself, creating another big bang and new universe, the dominant theory not long ago back in the days of Carl Sagan.  And another approximate one third of astronomers are either uncertain or have other theories besides these two.

If one might ask where this divisions of opinion by thirds comes from, it was stated in a different PBS video that was released around the same time.  Such grand divergence of opinion does not equal "science", regardless of how accurate or inaccurate Mr. Tyson's claim may be.  What is presented as "science" is not fairly called science when two thirds or even ten percent of current scientists disagree.  According to the Bible, the universe will "pass away" and also according to the Bible, the heavens will "roll back like a scroll" and, a new heavens and earth will come into being. One might conclude according to the Bible, that Mr. Tyson is part right and, one third of is disagreeing peers are also part right.  Perhaps we'll all just have to wait and see.

Rather than the universe collapsing back in on itself in a "big crunch" due to gravity slowing and eventually reversing it's expansion, a theory believed by many scientists at the time Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" was written, today there is a different theory, unlike Mr. Tyson implies, of what will cause the universe to collapse.  According to this theory, the universe could completely collapse at any time, rather than just in a way distant future:  Scientists Say Collapse of the Universe is Closer Than Ever.  According to the Bible, God will make a "short" work upon the earth, perhaps indicating in biblical language something unexpected and dramatic will happen out of the ordinary, either in our local vicinity or the entire universe; this current theory most certainly matches such a scenario.

To be fair to Neil DeGrasse Tyson, he does manage to virtually completely and entirely agree with the Bible regarding an entirely different space phenomena, although he may not personally be aware of this.  According to Mr. Tyson, there is a certain type of black hole unknown to science until the 1990's that, rather than like the more familiar kind residing at or near the center of galaxies, instead resides in dark voids in space where no visible stars are located. According to Mr. Tyson, this type of black hole contains an inner second event horizon that is like a "sea of fire", consisting of the fiery remnants of stars torn apart and devoured by the black hole.

To give Mr. Tyson a little help, we can turn to the Encyclopedia Britannica, which describes such a space object as a "bottomless pit".  And here's where this gets interesting:  According to the Bible, there is a "bottomless pit" located in "outer darkness", that contains a "lake of fire", from which no one can escape.  Some sources say that black holes are not a bottomless pit, while the Britannica distinctly describes them in this manner and, the Smithsonian online describes black holes as a "virtual bottomless pit"; Hubblesite.org also uses "bottomless pit" in describing black holes, as does NASA in an online PDF, as does the Science Center of Iowa in an online PDF.  Many other claims in the Bible that once seemed preposterous, such as the sun and stars not giving their light for a time, apparently due to a large volcanic eruption and another claim, of significant amounts of fresh water pollution occurring when the earth is struck by a large object from space and, claims of significant famine, disease and pestilence occurring because of either one or both of these cataclysmic events, are today considered to be "science" by modern scientists.
Smithsonian: Black Holes "virtual bottomless pit"
Hubblesite.org: Black Holes "bottomless pit"
NASA: Black Holes "like a bottomless pit"
Iowa Science Center: "a bottomless pit--a Black Hole"

Leading physicist and black hole theorist Stephen Hawking describes black holes as "bottomless", "black voids" in space.  Although Mr. Hawking recently has suggested that black holes as currently defined don't exist, this has been largely misunderstood by popular media. Apparently it is not that Mr. Hawking is saying that nothing exists where what is a "black hole" resides in space but rather, that what exists there is not in reality, truly a black hole, because according to Mr. Hawking, light and information may be able to escape by actually traveling faster than Einstein's established speed of light.  Whether or not science is accurate about the true nature of black holes, what the Bible claims regarding what is commonly called a "black hole" remains accurate as far as science knows and, it remains overwhelmingly far beyond chance coincidence astounding that an author 2000 years ago could precisely accurately describe the existence of a place located in "outer darkness", as a "bottomless pit" containing a "lake of fire", from which no one can escape.
Stephen Hawking: Black Holes are Bottomless Black Voids in Space
PBS Article Discussing Stephen Hawking's Recent Claims

In the television series "Cosmos", Neil DeGrasse Tyson takes a few swings at conservative religious folks who believe the earth is only a few thousand years old, while tip toeing rather carefully around the "God Question", a question militant atheist Richard Dawkins says is central to all of science.  Mr. Tyson chides such folks for not going by evidence, but then he randomly out of thin air invents "blind", "random", "unguided" processes in reference to evolution, failing to provide any supporting evidence or explanation as to why he would make such claims.  He never mentions that many scientists believe in both God and evolution, as if such a position isn't compatible with science, even though Charles Darwin himself said "one can be an ardent Theist and evolutionist".  It is no wonder our children and the public in general are confused.

In the next installment of Cosmos, Mr. Tyson states that modern science doesn't know how life came to be and, that scientists shouldn't be afraid to admit what they do not know.  This not only agrees with the Encyclopedia Britannica but also with many other scientists, who have publicly stated that how life came to be remains one of the greatest mysteries of modern science.  One might fairly ask why in the previous installment, Mr. Tyson says life came about by random, blind, unguided processes, if in fact neither he or the rest of his colleagues know how life came to be?  Why doesn't he just say science doesn't know and leave it at that, rather than inventing blind unguided processes out of thin air?  It is no small wonder that our children and the public in general remain confused.

Not very long ago, the majority of scientists believed that disease spontaneously arises from rat excrement.  Not content with learning anything from such a dubious misassumption, today many scientists would have us believe the entire universe spontaneously appeared out of nowhere, as if motion, energy, light, intelligence, conscious awareness, along with zillions upon zillions upon more zillions of parts within parts, all somehow working together to eventually produce life as we know it, just somehow randomly appeared--self-created and self-selected on up and beyond the big bang chain of events, from some unknown pre-universal, completely inexplicable and entirely coincidental, random chance starting point. Why would anyone draw such a conclusion and, what supporting evidence do they have?

Mr. Tyson seems like a nice enough man who sincerely wants to help save our planet and the people on it, but sincerity doesn't necessarily equal what is true.  Mr. Tyson says that "science is true" but if science is true, why is what science teaches today so much different than what I was taught in school?  I can't speak for Isaac Newton, but perhaps Newton might inquire of our science today, as to how a re-action can occur without any Primary action.  Newton might be puzzled as to why modern science would assume the least obvious rather than the most obvious, assume that somehow, motion can arise from non-motion, energy from no energy and, light from no light, rather than accepting what to him seemed to be obvious, that they neither can nor did.  Why would anyone assume such a least likely position and, what evidence do they have?

One cannot honestly hide behind claims of random appearing particles or random motion arising from non-motion within quantum fields.  Whatever can be detected in quantum fields or anywhere else in the universe, is a "result" of the big bang or however the universe came to be and thus, by definition whatever we can observe or detect within the universal reality is not random, nor can it rationally be demonstrated to be random.  Such apparent randomness has also been explained by some quantum theorists as particles traveling in and out of dimensions we cannot detect and thus, only appears to be "random" from our three-dimensional plus time viewpoint.  It gets more and more difficult to be an atheist or agnostic, the deeper down one digs into the bottomless black hole sewer such baseless inventions come from.

There is abundant evidence that human beings can design great buildings with many inter-connected parts having both artistic and practical functions incorporated within the same design; grand spiral staircases, carefully crafted columns, ornate light fixtures and much more.  Isn’t it then rational to assume our Creator can design peacock feathers, an infinite variety of living forms and the rest of the universe with both practical and artistic functions woven into the grandly designed cosmic whole building?  There is abundant evidence humans can create computers and robotic machines that in turn can do many functions on their own and humans can create lottery machines that theoretically generate random numbers.  Isn’t it fair and reasonable to assume our Creator can do at least as well?

Why isn’t this evidence fairly discussed either on Cosmos, in our mass media or in our university, high school and other classrooms?  Why aren’t our children and the public in general fairly taught the scientific opinions of the great many historical and currently practicing scientists who believe the evidence demonstrates creation by a Supreme Intelligence?  Why are modern educators and the producers of Cosmos, Time Magazine, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times afraid of the historical and current truth regarding the scientific conclusions of many historical and currently practicing scientists?  Some scientists believe the evidence demonstrates creation, some believe it doesn’t and some claim they don’t know or otherwise refuse to give their opinion.  Isn’t this the real truth and, isn’t the real truth what we should be teaching our children, if we want them to respect us and, if we want to truly be free?

The ancient Greek concept of “Gaia”, long considered to be mythology, is similar in many ways to what science has discovered in the 21st Century.  The Greek theory of Gaia proposes that living organisms on our planet interact and are dependent on the larger organism of earth, which itself is a living organism.  Science has discovered over several years of combined multiple satellite operations, that the earth operates very much like a very large, inter-connected living organism, even though it isn’t necessarily alive in the sense we normally think of a living being.

For example, large clouds of microscopic plankton in the ocean, the foundation for larger living things, are dependent for their existence on forces all over the planet, from earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, tornadoes and monsoons and, the resulting minerals they create like iron, sulfur and magnesium, to both cold and warm air circulation, which itself is dependent on various forces circulating around Antarctica; along with huge amounts of salt water brine pouring out of Antarctica deep under the ocean up past the equator to the northern Arctic regions and back again, all of which are dependent on the rotation of the earth and balanced intricate interactions between the earth and the moon.  As well as, all of life is dependent on our position in relation to the sun and the various layers of protection around the earth, including the magnetosphere, which is dependent on the iron rotating at the earth’s core spinning faster than the earth itself.  And, this is only a small fraction of the entire picture of how the earth working as an interconnected whole, is able to support life as we know it.

Science has also discovered that the size and position of Jupiter for example (not covered in video linked below), is necessary for life to exist on earth and possibly, all of the planets and their moons in their specific sizes and arrangements effect the ability of life to exist on earth, as well as life possibly existing elsewhere within our solar system.  The earth is in a much more intricate dance balance than previously understood, both within it’s own operations, within the larger solar system and, within the galactic whole.

Astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson, in a recent segment of Cosmos, demonstrates how utterly complex life may be “seeded” in the larger universal reality, in a grand Cosmic interactive dance between supernova’s spewing out chemical elements necessary for life; creating large molecular clouds giving birth to new stars and solar systems; planets moons, and asteroids passing through molecular clouds as their respective solar systems circle their galaxies, perhaps picking up necessary ingredients for life along the way; asteroids seeding planets with life; particles in turn created by space rock impact, bounding off into space carrying ingredients from planets already sustaining life, back into space to in turn, seed other planets. A grand cosmic interactive creation of life very far over the collective heads of humanity, far to complex to even begin to adequately describe with words on a page.

And the key phrase coming from Mr. Tyson is “may be”; science more and more has no idea whatsoever how life came to be or, how life functions from even a larger earth perspective, let alone a larger cosmic view.  Just one of the innumerable necessary things for life to exist on earth, includes the delicate balance of earth in relation to the sun, the moon and the rest of the planets in our solar system.  Rather than decreasing, odds in favor of deliberate design keep astronomically increasing, the more that science discovers:
NOVA Video: Earth Operating as an Inter-connected Whole

According to both Jesus and all of the known historical and scientific evidence, what causes greed, hatred, irrational fear, envy, prejudice, stress, tension, murder, rape, theft, false witness, inequality of wealth, slavery, war and other human oppression, arises from what is within all people (source; Encyclopedia Britannica; "Human Sexuality" and related).  Children can be observed on a school playground ostracizing and being deliberately mean to other children.  This carries over into adulthood, where adults typically join groups of "like minded" individuals, ostracizing and shunning others from our perceived superior grouping.  The Mensa Society for example, openly practices human segregation, banning everyone from their club of self-anointed intellectually superior individuals who doesn't score 150 or higher on a so-called 'intelligence' test; a test that doesn't contain a single question about how to help humanity or otherwise make life on our planet a less stressful and more pleasant experience for us all.  This isn't surprising in a nation that views loving our neighbor as ourselves as a "religious" idea forbidden to be taught in public schools.

One might fairly ask, if we humans have no inborn obedience problem, why are there police, jails and Nobel prizes for adults, ethics and morality classes taught at major universities and gold stars, trophies and other enticements offered to both children and adults, enticing us to act as we perceive we already should be acting in the first place?  And one might fairly ask, why do both children and adults need to be threatened with punishment and enticed into being what we perceive as "good", while we are what we perceive as "bad" quite easily on our own, often in spite of severe threat to our physical health and well being and, in spite of threats of punishment, jail time and even execution?  Why is there a song entitled "We Shall Overcome"?  What exactly is it that we trying to overcome and, why?  If you don't believe in sin, try doing what you think is good all the time and, see how well you do--a simple test clearly demonstrating what scientists, educators and others continue to openly deny. Changing terminology and calling sin "negative behavior" or the "seething mass within" (as the Britannica calls it), in no way, shape or form changes the resulting stress, tension, hunger, pain, suffering, sorrow, death and other human oppression that sin causes.
Do Chimpanzees and Baboons Only Think of Themselves?
Evidence for Staggering Differences Between Chimpanzees and Human beings Keeps Growing

One Example of Many Challenges to Dark Energy Theory

Apparently according to the Bible, the universe is surrounded by water and an "expansion" divides the waters above us from the waters on earth.  This cannot be disproven by modern science, as we cannot "see" beyond the theoretical big bang and can only theorize what may or may not lie beyond the universe.  Interestingly enough, other than apparently claiming the universe is surrounded by water, the rest of Genesis One agrees with modern science as far as modern science knows, given that the "days" of creation refer to periods of time, which some scholars say is a more accurate translation (see Note 9 below).  According to the late Carl Sagan, there was a theory proposed by two scientists some time ago that the universe is surrounded by water, which would help explain the abundance of hydrogen and where it came from.  Recently, several scientists proposed an alternative theory to the big bang, that the universe formed when cracks appeared in a primordial liquid analogous to water.  And, if the universe is surrounded by water, this explains the existence of hydrogen coming out of the big bang prior to the existence of stars (deuterium, lithium and helium could have been created by the extreme heat from energy acting within a large cosmic ocean of water).

One of Several Alternative Theories to the Big Bang

Evidence Earth Originally Covered with Water, as Genesis Claims

Recent Scientific Evidence for the Great Flood of Biblical Fame

Both religious and secular sources claim there is evidence for the Garden of Eden, now underwater, discovered by recently improved NASA satellite imaging technology.
Lost River of Eden (confirmed in a separate History Channel video documentary)
Evidence for Garden of Eden

Unbiased surveys conducted by Rice University taking a large statistical sampling of over 2000 American scientists of all kinds, combined with surveys conducted by the University of Chicago and elsewhere, report that about 50% of American scientists, 75% of American physicians and 80% of American educators believe in God.
Rice University Survey
Chicago University Survey

Unlike many modern educators and others pretend, belief in God as taught in the Bible, is an evidence-based view, the same as belief in invisible light and black holes are evidence-based views.  According to the Bible, faith "is the evidence of things not seen" and, we believe in the invisible God based on the overwhelming mirrored evidence of God's visible creation, the same as modern scientists believe in invisible light and black holes, based on the observable evidence that invisible light and black holes create.  There is no rational difference between belief in God based on the mirrored physical evidence and belief in invisible light based on the mirrored physical evidence, except in the twisted imagination of self-contradicting atheists.
Romans 1:20

Militant atheist Sam Harris in a video on YouTube, anoints himself as being on the "side" of science and reason, while lumping everyone who believes in God as being on the same "side" as Pat Robertson and conservative religion, as if Jesus, Aristotle, Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Darwin, Einstein and Francis Collins all agree with Robertson and unlike Harris paints himself, are on the "side" of gross superstition, not to mention far grosser hypocrisy.  This is a common trick used by atheists to confuse evidence-based belief in God with religion in general and, religious fundamentalism in particular.  Harris and other athiests like Daniel Dennett waste countless hours talking about religion, which anyone with even a rudimentary education is aware has no relevancy to either the existence of or true nature of God.  What human beings claim about the shape and nature of the earth has no relevancy to the actual shape, nature or existence of the earth.  Likewise, what human beings claim about the existence and nature of God does not change what is true about either the existence or true nature of God.

Modern atheists who attempt to marginalize belief in God by equating God with religious and other dogma, openly demonstrate a lack of rudimentary understanding, vainly imagining they are fooling the rest of us as to why they can't instead, provide a better explanation than Eternal Creator for their own existence.  A book written by militant atheist Richard Dawkins implies by it's title, that Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, Paul, Socrates, Aristotle, DaVinci, Copernicus, Galileo, Shakespeare, Newton, Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Locke, Jefferson, Paine, Darwin, Tolstoy, Schweitzer, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Francis Collins, Paul Simon and millions of noteworthy human beings of demonstrated intelligence and accomplishment, are all delusional, while Mr. Dawkins himself is on the "side" of logic, science, reason and the enlightened few and far between.  One would suppose each one of us can make our own decision as to who in fact, is most likely a victim of delusion.

It is not true that natural selection theory is wrong about reproductive advantage being why life adapts and changes.  Rather, the evidence indicates reproductive survival is only one of several reasons why all of life adapts and changes.  The word "natural" in natural selection itself represents human assumption and bias rather than science.  Labeling a process "natural" and referring to environmental reality as "the natural world" doesn't prove anything, other than that scientists like other human beings, are prone to bias and assumptions having no foundation in evidence.  Because there is only one universe, there is nothing that rationally compares to it.  But for purposes of discussion, if we view the universe as a giant computer, we can understand, based on our own human ability to create computers, that the universe represents a grand cosmic designed "machine", operating far beyond human ability to fully grasp and comprehend.  It is impossible to know how much or how little our Creator inputs within the grand Cosmic scheme of things, while on the other hand, there is no evidence at all that either a computer or the universe can magically exist unto itself.  All evidence known to humanity points in the other direction, that parts within parts working in combination together require intelligence, conception, design and creation and, cannot magically exist unto themselves, as the bottom-line gross superstition of atheism requires one to blindly believe.

Apparently even Richard Dawkins understands the superiority of the teachings of Jesus, as a photo of Mr. Dawkins wearing a t-shirt with the words, "atheists for Jesus" printed on the front, was at one time displayed on his website.  According to historian Will Durant in his epic volume, "Caesar and Christ", the teachings of Jesus as found in the four "gospels", represent a singular advanced mind, far greater than any other mind known in human history.  And as the writings of Durant clearly imply, to not study the Bible and the history and cultures surrounding the Bible, is to have no understanding of ancient history, Western history, American history, human rights, civil rights and essentially, no understanding at all.  How is it a reproductive or any other "advantage" to our children, for American education to ignore the greatest mind in human history?  Why did Jesus insist there is a God and claim that God told him what to teach us, if there is not one and, why did we crucify our greatest teacher?

The universe is known to be a whole lot more complicated today than was understood prior to the 21st Century.  In 2007, it was discovered the universe contains a very large void.  One theory proposed because of this discovery, is that all of the super-clusters in the entire universe encircle a very large black hole, similar to how large but much smaller black holes by comparison, reside at the center of galaxies.  If this theory is correct, then there is no need for the existence of dark energy to explain why the universe appears to be expanding faster than modern physics predicts it should.  This very large void known as the “Eridanus Supervoid”, is much larger than the Virgo Super-Cluster our own Milky Way galaxy is only but a small dot in comparison to.  This void is much larger than a typical super-cluster, the largest known structure in the universe. 

The “Eridanus Supervoid” is a good example of how little science actually knows about the universe.  The various explanations given at the link below, many of which are very different from each other, indicate that science doesn’t really know very well at all about how the universe works from true perspective.  What seems correct from our view here on earth has often been proven incorrect later on as more evidence is discovered and no doubt much of what seems correct today, will later be proven wrong by future generations of scientists.

It would be beneficial for us all if modern scientists and educators were a little less arrogant and a little more humble about it all.  The truth is, we don't really know very much about what is really true from true universal and beyond perspective; that is, from God's view.  Can a virus within a microbe trapped within a human being's small intestines, say there is no human being on who it depends on for survival and far less so, can human beings say there is no Creator, on who we depend on for the very breath of life itself?  The size of the Eridanus Supervoid in comparison to the Virgo Super-cluster of galaxies we ourselves live within:
Scale of Universal Sizes
Link to various explanations for the very large Eridanus Supervoid

According to the Britannica, Freud believed that human babies are born "blank".  However, modern psychologists working with infants have discovered that like the Bible says and Jefferson echoes in the Declaration of Independence, babies are already "hard-wired" with a moral sense at birth.  To be fair, not all scientists agree with these findings.  What may be more likely true, is that humans are born with an innate moral conscience that develops over time along with the rest of our brain.  It is well established that the human brain continues to develop long after birth into and beyond our teenage years, rather than representing a "completed" package out of the womb.  A complete understanding of the human mind, human consciousness, intelligence and awareness still today remains severely lacking and, obviously it is difficult to test and fully understand what is going on in the minds of very young infants.

According to various studies, babies as young as three months old in various tests display choices based on perceptions of goodness as opposed to meanness (infants younger than this are extremely difficult to test).  And again like the Bible says, babies appear to have inborn tendencies towards selfishness and bias, ostracizing humans who they perceive as being outside their own group.  Such tendencies are clearly displayed on grade school playgrounds, where children are often cruel and mean to other children, accepting some while rejecting others for being the "black" kid, the "Jewish" kid, the "fat" kid, the "uncool" kid, the "ugly" kid, the "weak" kid, the "stupid" kid and similar superficial reasoning.  However "moral" our perceptions may already be at birth, it is beyond dispute that young children clearly make selfish, moral verses immoral and related choices.

Such inborn bias carries over into adulthood, where adults separate themselves into various often highly divisive groupings.  The Mensa Society for example, openly practices human segregation, excluding other humans from their exclusive club of theoretically intelligent people who fail to score high enough on a test supposedly measuring intelligence, a test that doesn't contain a single question about how to improve human behavior or otherwise, leave a less violent, greed-filled and polluted planet for our children to inherit (as if caring about our neighbor and our own offspring has no relation to human intelligence).  History is filled with the carcasses of human beings who vainly imagine they are better than other human beings, and vainly imagine it wise to divide ourselves into groupings as races, classes, liberals, conservatives and a myriad of other superficial divisions, as if we don't all fall short of what our own conscience dictates, as if we are not all collectively part of the global human oppression problem; again, just like the Bible says.
Do Babies Know Right from Wrong?
The Moral Life of Babies
Disputes Among Various Scientists Regarding Infant Morality

The fairly new science of geometric "fractals" has been used to demonstrate how a "random" section of the Amazon Rain Forest, where various trees, shrubs and other plants appear to be randomly strewn about, is instead a simple to complex systematic design that can be described in human mathematical terms.  The same is true regarding a typical mountain scenic view environment, including the mountains, waterfalls, rivers, all of the trees, plants, animals, insects and even microbes, anywhere within the larger environment.  There is grand Cosmic design everywhere we look, both inward and outward as far as microscopes and telescopes can see.  The structure of the universe, from the micro world on up through the largest macro scales, can be described in fractal geometric design mathematical formula.

Even if the science of fractals is completely wrong, the fact that it exists at all clearly reflects grand cosmic design, even though we fail to fully understand it.  Some scientists have publicly stated they are shying away from using the term “random”, because they think it makes them look bad.  Perhaps there is a very good reason why it makes them look bad.  Some scientists today, who would no doubt openly scorn the formerly held "scientific" belief that disease spontaneously arises, would have us believe the entire universe somehow spontaneously arose--it is no small wonder such scientists are worried about looking bad.

If we can describe the universe in rational terms, if human mathematics can exist at all and, if human mathematics can predict the existence of particles before they are discovered, which math already has, how can anyone pretend there is no intelligence behind the universal reality?  Why would any scientist or other human being today, who readily dismisses the once commonly held belief that disease spontaneously arises, embrace a far more foolish notion, that the entire universe magically appeared?  Have such scientists learned anything at all?
The Science of Geometric Fractals


NOTE 2 - Rather than changing the name of the theory itself, modern scientists and educators have rather cleverly taken up the misleading practice of continuing to call a supposed overwhelmingly agreed to theory "Evolution", while constantly tweaking and changing how evolution is defined as new evidence emerges.  So much so, that several scientists have recently stated biology 101 is in need of complete revision.  It is as if someone started out describing what is commonly called an elephant as an ant and, over many generations gradually tweaked and redefined their description until now, it is closer to how an elephant actually appears, but still very far away from being a complete and accurate description.  As one scientist implied a few years ago on PBS, it may be that the theory of evolution is more and more becoming the elephant in the room, out of sync with the rest of the furniture.

If life existed prior to the earth itself, as many scientists now believe, then of course life never has "evolved" on earth, as if it magically by some chance coincidence, somehow self-assembled from scratch into a conscious living being.  A few brave scientists long ago contended that what is called "abiogenesis" doesn't belong in a rational discussion and, based on the emerging evidence of theoretically zillions of planets harboring life, abiogenesis research more and more appears to be a huge waste of valuable time and energy that instead could be focused on eradicating horrible diseases and global mass pollution, not to mention being a complete waste of billions of taxpayer dollars.  One would suppose such theorists will eventually get over the obvious, that exactly how, where and when life actually began is so far over our collective heads, as to be like the rest of God's ways, "past finding out".

It is fair to say that the word "evolution" itself is misleading in relation to what the modern evidence actually indicates.  Educators often hastily sweep this under the rug, some publicly stating evolution simply means "change".  However, in the minds of many if not most average people, the word evolution does not equate with the word change, nor does it equate with "adapt and change", as if these are equally interchangeable ideas.  While there is overwhelming evidence life adapts and changes within an ever changing universal environment, there is no evidence at all that life ever has or ever will "evolve", as the word is commonly understood by most people.  One might fairly ask, why not call the theory "life in transition" rather than evolution, which more clearly and accurately defines what the modern evidence actually indicates (see Note 24 below, Life in Transition, for more details).

There is no reason to assume that our Creator defines a true modern human being in the likeness of Adam, the same as science define humans, nor can modern scientists make up their minds regarding what actually defines a true modern human being.  Estimates by various archeologists, historians, biologists and other scientists range from anywhere between 10-12,000 to over 200,000 years for when true modern human beings first emerged, while the majority opinion ranges from 30,000 to 80,000 years.  Quite obviously with such diversity of opinion, how science chooses to define a true modern human being is quite arbitrary and open to significant speculation, error and revision.

If a minority of archeologists and others are correct, what represents a true modern human being is fairly defined as arising around the same time as when farming rather suddenly emerged, very quickly followed by towns, city-states and nations displaying pyramid construction and much other significant intellectual advancement.  If true modern human beings are defined as arising from the emergence of farming forward, then there could well have been a literal Adam and Eve.  Since the mapping of the human genome, there is evidence that everyone alive on our planet today descends from a recent common ancestor, no older than Eve in the Bible and possibly considerably younger (see Note 20 below and Note 1 above for links to scientific research of recent common ancestry).

According to the Bible, God's "understanding is infinite" and, God "counts the number of the stars" and "calls them all by name".  Although there are estimates for the number of stars in the universe, such estimates are highly questionable, as the size of our universe remains unknown and, there are far more stars in our galaxy alone than was assumed only a generation ago.  Some scientists believe there are multiple universes and at least one scientist has stated there may be as many universes as there are stars in our own.  It is fair to say that stars are "beyond number", far beyond the ability of humans to detect and human mathematics to conceive of or comprehend.  And yet, it has been established by science today that electrons and other particles swirling around the nucleus of atoms are woven in intricate patterns, giving the various elements distinct properties, rather than just haphazardly swirling at random.

If a human being could somehow size down to the sub-atomic level and reside on a single lepton that was inside of an atom, inside of a strand of DNA, inside of a virus, inside of a micro-organism, inside of a human being's small intestines, such a tiny human residing on the lepton would be far larger compared to the size of an average adult human, than we humans are compared to just the known universe.  Our "window" into the universal reality is indeed so very tiny compared to what may be, that it cannot be fairly represented by a period on this page.  Yet, there are scientists prancing around the earth today pretending to be "almost certain" there is no God, as if they would somehow know and we should all just bow down and take their word for it, rather than seek advice from the real God who unlike such gross liars, is worthy of our awe, honor and respect.  It is no small wonder that the Bible says, "he who sits in the heavens shall laugh".

Such 'scientists' are living examples of why a common truck driver wouldn't waste his hard earned money having his children supposedly educated by such obvious practitioners of gross superstition. It is fair to say that rational human beings, whether a scientist, a truck driver or a motel maid, don't believe in either the "spaghetti monster" or magically appearing universes, while anyone comparing God to the spaghetti monster openly demonstrates themselves to be devoid of understanding of basic logic 1-A, reason, science and common horse sense.  Perhaps someone should have explained a long time ago to a certain militant atheist, that God by definition is Creator of the universe, while nobody in their right mind is claiming the spaghetti monster created much of anything.  How the ancient Greeks would utterly scorn such an infinitely proposterous lopsided apples and oranges comparison, before banning anyone making such a grade school juvenhile delinquent error in basic logic from the Academy for life.

Is science being fair to artificially divide life up into species and then claim that one species evolved from another?  Isn't it more honest to say that all of life is in a constant state of transition and, human beings arbitrarily decide how to classify life?  Is it fair to say that a bird "evolved" a certain type of beak, as if a bird induced change on it's own?  Isn't it more honest to conclude that all of life is created to adapt and change within the grand cosmic scheme of things and, change is occurring because life is created to adapt and change, rather than change being somehow magically induced by a random appearing process?  Does changing the word "creation" to "natural world" change the reality of how God creates the universe? Isn't it more fair to say that God may conceive of an entire universal space/time continuum, speak and then the grand observable Cosmic reality unfolds accordingly, that life abundantly arises in the ocean and on land on earth and, far more abundantly arises throughout the greater cosmic reality?  Isn't it fair to conclude that science is slowly catching up to what the Bible already says is true, rather than the other way around?


NOTE 3 - The contents of the essay above and footnotes below have no particular quarrel with Charles Darwin, who appears to have been a careful scientist trapped within the science knowledge of his own times, as is every scientist of every age in every generation, including our own.  It would be interesting to know what Darwin would say if he was alive today and had the current post-Hubble Telescope DNA knowledge of our science to compare against his own earlier conclusions.  Perhaps he would have long ago called for the exclusion of the term "evolution" from modern science textbooks, who can say for sure?

Unlike many modern scientists and educators, Darwin was humble enough to credit our Creator, not with being behind evolution but rather, with being behind whatever processes there may be, however right or wrong Darwin's own theory or any other theory of science or other theory may be. How the term "evolution" today is often used by far less qualified and less intelligent people, strongly implies there is no Creator or brains behind the universal reality.  In doing so, such superstitious charlatans merely open themselves up to the ridicule such a gross baseless assumption richly deserves.

There is no evidence that motion can exist without Primary Cause, while there is overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  There is no evidence that finite beings of intelligence and conscious awareness can randomly arise from scraps of matter, while there is overwhelming evidence that intelligence and conscious awareness, if not eternal, requires previous intelligence and conscious awareness in order to exist.  There is no evidence that parts within parts can magically self-assemble, while there is overwhelming evidence that computers, automobiles and anything and everything else containing parts within parts, requires intelligence, conscious awareness, conception, design and construction in order to exist.  If the modern "big bang" theory is accurate, there is no evidence for "random" anywhere within our universe; whatever we can observe and otherwise detect, including in the quantum reality where scientists often carelessly apply the term "random", is a result of the big bang and by definition, is not random.  There is no known rational explanation, other than Eternal Creator(s), for the observable reality we call "universe".

There is far more evidence for God than there is for invisible light, black holes and all of the the rest of modern science evidence combined, yet many scientists and educators continue to pretend there is no evidence for creation, as if they would somehow know and we should just take their blind faith word for it; as if Jesus wasn't correct regarding the blind leading the blind into an eventual common ditch of deception and destruction, as if our modern science and education doesn't continue to produce scientists who work for the global war machine and bankers and politicians of extreme avarice and even less intelligence, who continue to deliberately rob the common masses out of life, liberty, health, homes, jobs life savings and any hope of a pursuit of happiness, as if a so-called "age of reason" hadn't resulted in global imperialism and slavery, violent and bloody American, French, Russian, Chinese and many other revolutions and far more destructive wars, as if our science and education had not resulted in weapons of mass destruction and a pollution filled environmental nightmare for our children and children's children.


NOTE 4 - Scientists and educators today grossly misleadingly refer to the reality we perceive as the "natural world" rather than creation, as if changing terminology somehow changes reality.  Many educators and others say God is not a question for science, as if we could somehow just accept there is such a thing as a computer without having any theory as to how computers happen to exist and, still have a legitimate science of computers.  Scientists often grossly misleadingly use the word "evolve", stating that a certain species of bird "evolved" a different type of beak or, a certain species of frog "evolved" new skin coloration, as if a living form of life somehow induced change by it's own will and volition.  There is no supporting evidence to ever use the term "evolve" in this manner or for that matter, in any other manner in relation to how life actually functions in true reality. Teaching students and the general public that all of life is in "transition" and species "adapt and change" to ever changing universal environments, is far more accurate and less misleading, based on the current known evidence.

The term "species" is itself a human invention and neither changes or affects how the processes of life actually function; this is clearly demonstrated by the fact that life adapted and changed for billions of years prior to any concept of either evolution or species.  Whether a child calls all snakes simply a snake or, a scientist divides snakes up into many distinct "species", this is no way, shape or form changes how snakes came to be as they are or, how life otherwise actually functions in true reality.  And, calling what we perceive to exist the "natural" world rather than creation, does not change either how life came to be or how life functions in true universal reality.  Rather, doing so creates significant bias.

Suppose 100 birds all classified by science as being of the same "species", were living in San Pedro, California.  Now suppose someone caged 75 of these birds and the cage was placed on a ship heading for the South Pacific.  Now suppose the ship began sinking near three very different island environments, the birds were mercifully released from their cage before it sank and, 25 of the 75 birds ended up trying to survive in each of three different island environments.

After many generations, assuming they all reproduced normally, a scientist might then happen along and discover three "new" species of birds, classifying the now several hundred of each population as four "distinct" species; three "new" species on each of the three islands being traced back as having "evolved" from the original "species" left behind in California. Given this simplistic scenario, what is actually true is that the same part of life (or life form) has so dramatically changed due to varying survival circumstances, that science now artificially classifies it as four distinct different "species" of bird. While in true reality, it is the same bird, the same life form, which has adapted and changed in order to survive.

Although what is called "evolution" is far more complex than this deliberately simplistic example, it illustrates a much different reality than what the general public typically is taught and believes, due to the misleading term "evolution".  Largely because of this misleading term, the general media, PBS and other science videos and school textbooks, continue to paint a false picture in the minds of students and others.  Such media often contains extremely biased, non-evidence based conclusions, such as human beings are often said to be descended from the "ape family", which Darwin himself denied.  Even Richard Dawkins admits that apes and humans represent two modern life forms that didn't exist in the not too distant past.  It is just as accurate to say that apes "evolved" from the human family as it is to say that humans "evolved" from the ape family, although neither statement is accurate.

What most biologists assume is that somewhere over at least 6 million years ago, both apes and humans shared a common ancestor, an ancestor that was neither an ape or a human as we perceive apes and humans to be today.  This may or may not be true, as a true "missing link" has so far not been found.  If it is true, then both apes and humans "transitioned" from the same life form which was neither a modern ape or a modern human being.  The term "evolution" creates a bias of evolutionary "advancement" where none necessarily exists, which in turn creates the bias of human beings descending from apes, rather than the other way around.

Certain kinds of spiders weave a complex differently patterned web every day; most ants are arguably far less lazy than most human beings and an ant's neck can withstand over 2,000 times it's own body weight.  Is it fair to conclude a very recent "species" that, even after 10,000 years of moral instruction to the contrary, continues to create weapons of mass destruction, frequently go to war for no rational survival or any other good reason at all and, continues to severely pollute the environment of its own offspring, is more "advanced" than an ape, a spider or an ant or, even cockroaches, which have managed to survive and reproduce for over two hundred million years?

Rather than focusing on what modern science "believes", modern educators should be focused on a search for what is true.  If we want to be free, what matters is what is really true, as opposed to what is not and only assumed to be true.  Regardless of what we human beings believe or disbelieve and, regardless of which theories, ideas, formulas and terminology we invent to describe and explain what we can perceive, what is actually true remains the same.  This is not entirely true, because what we believe influences how we think and act, but it is essentially true in the larger universal reality.  Whether we believe the earth is spherical, square or shaped like a pyramid or, whether we insist the earth does not exist, none of this changes the shape of the earth or the fact of it's existence.  Other than influencing our actions and in turn other people and the larger environment around us, what we believe or refuse to believe does not change what is actually true.


NOTE 5 - THIS NOTE ENHANCES SOME OF THE SAME INFORMATION FOUND IN NOTE 4 ABOVE: According to a 2010 PBS video, a scientist recently was able to demonstrate in the lab that RNA might have been able to form by first two of the necessary four RNA nucleotides combining in warm fresh water.  It is theorized that the first two in combination may have been carried by wind up into the air and later fell like raindrops, eventually combining with the other two that formed separately, perhaps one at a time.  As such, life could well have arisen from all over the earth, as the Bible apparently says is true, rather than “evolving” from a singular source in the ocean, as evolutionary theory has long assumed.

According to recent theories, what causes life to form came out of the big bang, is refined in stars and finds it’s way around the accretion disks of newly formed stars, which are formed from stardust left over from super-nova and other cosmic events.  These accretion disks eventually form planets, moons, asteroids, comets and various other left over debris and, as conditions allow, life then arises on unknown "zillions" of planets (and perhaps moons, asteroids and other space debris).  According to some scientists, it appears what caused life to eventually arise on earth included both molecules found on the original earth itself and, other molecules transported to the earth on asteroids and comets.

After planets are formed, the essential four repeating subunits of RNA, called nucleotides, eventually form.  Although some viruses contain RNA only, according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, it remains unclear if or how any kind of life could survive without DNA.  As far as is known, neither RNA only or other viruses can survive without a host containing DNA and thus, viruses are believed to have arisen after both RNA and DNA existed.  Some scientists claim there is evidence life arrived on space rocks in an already living form and, there are many other theories besides what is discussed here.  A satisfactory explanation for exactly how life came to exist in the larger universal reality remains far beyond the knowledge of human science and very likely always will.  It appears virtually certain that life did not originally "evolve" or otherwise begin from scratch on earth and thus, any claim that life magically appeared without any creative brains behind the universal reality remains what it long always has been, nothing but gross superstition having no foundation in evidence.

According to the Bible, life came forth in abundance from the ocean and the land and, as demonstrated by newly evolving theory, life could well have sprung up from all over the earth; in the ocean, on land, under the earth, in caves and everywhere else there is a “little wetness”, as one scientist stated.  All of the known evidence indicates that God creates life woven within a grand universal design far above our collective heads, to change and adapt so that life itself can survive within ever changing universal environments.  From such changes, modern science artificially divides life into categories as species, genus, family, order, etc., on up to the highest classification of "life" itself. Such classifications are merely human constructs (inventions based on human perceptions) and have no bearing on the reality of how life either came to exist or functions.  This is self-evident by the fact that life continues to adapt and change today as it did long before human beings or any concept of science, evolution or species ever existed.

How we choose to classify life does not change how God creates life, any more than calling the shape of the earth spherical, flat or triangular in shape, somehow changes the shape of the earth. There is no evidence that species “evolve” from other species through some magically existing spontaneously arising process called “evolution”.  Rather, ALL of life has the ability to adapt and change, which is how God creates life so that life can survive.  What science comes along after the fact and classifies as a “species”, is an artificial human classification and has no bearing on the reality of life or how life functions, one way or the other.  And, though what science calls a “species” arises and dies out, life itself marches on, just as our wise Creator intended, so that life can survive in God's ever-changing universal environment.  Scientists and intellectuals need to grow up and get over the obvious fact that God is far greater and more intelligent than we are, far more so than ourselves in comparison to a bacterium or virus or, even a lepton.

Life is very likely far more complex and cross-integrated at root sub-atomic, atomic, virus and probably also higher levels, than science has long assumed.  And, modern scientists are recently waking up to that fact, as some have publicly stated on PBS that life is far too complex for human beings to ever fully comprehend and explain.  There are far more micro-organisms than visible macro-organisms and it is believed, far more viruses than all other known life forms combined.  Modern biological theory breaks down at virus and lower levels (atomic, quantum), which is where the explanation for how life arises most matters for a theory of "evolution" or any other theory to have any hope of being remotely accurate.


NOTE 6 - A secular non-creationist biologist in a 2009 PBS video discussing and detailing some of the most recent scientific evidence, stated that evolutionary theory as generally believed today will likely be mostly if not entirely discarded within fifty years.  And a secular molecular biologist in the same video stated that life is so overwhelmingly complex at the atomic and sub-atomic (quantum) levels, it is irrational to pretend that science can ever have a legitimate theory of life functionality and origins.  These were two currently practicing professional secular biologists merely trying to go by the evidence, stating their professional opinions in a public evolutionary science video.  This video was not produced by creationists, did not feature a single creationist, nor did it mention either God, creation or intelligent design.  More signifiantly, discoveries since then have caused many scientists and educators to call for a complete re-write of biology 101, underscoring what these scientists stated in this video to be correct.


NOTE 7 - It never seems to have dawned on many modern scientists, that just perhaps like God's human creations, God can create works of art that have both practical sexual reproductive and aesthetic design purposes in combination.  For example, human beings include non-essential aesthetic design in virtually everything we create, from paper clips to public edifices like the U.S. Supreme Court building; which has ornate columns that both hold up the roof and are also atheistically designed to be pleasing to the eye of the beholder, even though there is no practical reason for such design in holding up the roof.  Just perhaps, God is at least as capable of creative multiplicity in design as human beings are and just perhaps, the beautiful feathers of a peacock are created for BOTH sexual reproductive and aesthetic purposes in combination.  Who can say for sure?

Consider the incredible complexity of what science calls the “natural” world, where trillions of microbes, plants, insects, mammals and other living things react individually and differently within the same general environmental “scene” based on what kind of eyes, ears or other perception tools they may possess.  Just perhaps, a Being great enough to design the universe is capable of creating for both practical functionality and aesthetic purposes at the same time, given that such a comparatively lowly creature as a human being does so consistently on a daily and ongoing basis.  Even some species of spiders create a differently designed, yet practically functional web every single day of their lives.  Why wouldn't our Creator be at least as capable of combined artistic and functional design creation as a human being or a spider is capable of?  Like not being able to see the forest for the trees, atheistic science has become a victim of it's own narrow-minded egotistical foolishness.

As a side-note, it has never seemed logical to me why a great many organisms living deep below the ocean surface where there is no visible light, would represent a multitudinous rainbow of coloration, even when many of them don't have eyes and cannot either see or perceive color as far as can be determined.   Biologists provide satisfactory explanations based on Darwinian theory for why red is a dominant color among deep ocean marine life, but there seems to be no satisfactory explanation for why a large variety of other coloration can also be found. 

If the coloration of a male peacock arises and remains only as a reproductive advantage and if it would eventually disappear if it lost any and all reproductive reason for being there, why isn't all marine life below a certain depth mainly transparent, black, red or another singular plain opaque-like color, especially when it is located very deep into the blackness three miles or more below the surface?  Why does marine life at great ocean depths instead, vary from being sometimes transparent-like, to also often displaying not only red and black, which are explainable by Darwinian theory, but also a great rainbow variety of other coloration? 


NOTE 8 - WRONGLY ASSIGNED CAUSES OF WAR AND OTHER INTELLECTUAL BIAS:  In physics, bias created by Einstein's theories (though no fault of Einstein) is clearly abundant today, such as the fairly recent invention of "dark energy"; which essentially represents juvenile delinquent cart-before-the-horse science, postulating a non-proven entity invented solely in order to prop up existing theories.  Some astronomers and physicists suspect there may be no such thing as dark energy and that rather, existing theories of gravity and light may not be correct.  If the speed of light is not constant, as many modern scientists suspect, then virtually all current science theory may be way off the mark (see Note 12 below for some of the reasons why the constancy of the speed of light may be in question).

In biology, bias is seen not only in the writings of Richard Dawkins and other militant atheists, but also throughout the Britannica and practically every educational source, where nearly every subject related to science, history or human thought and activity in any way, is now seen through an artificial lens of evolution by natural selection, which has completely re-written former theories of animal behavior, to give just one example.  Animal behavior is viewed differently today than when I was in high school and very much differently than in the time of Darwin and even than in the first half of the 20th Century.  To be fair, some scientists object when they hear evolution applied to practically any and every discipline, such as the "evolution" of history, language, art, religion, psychology, morality and similar.  Such perceptions are a by-product of the theory of evolution, virtually absent from human civilization and thought prior to Charles Darwin.

Animal behavior is extremely important to human evolutionary science.  The Britannica under the heading "animal behavior", devotes some space comparing human behavior with non-human animals and insects.  Britannica admits that the science of animal behavior is essentially in it's infancy and there is far much more to learn than is currently known.  There are several conflicting ideas and thus, there's little unified consensus regarding how animals perceive, think and act.  A lot is assumed based on natural selection theory, rather than based on hard science evidence.  And, how animals typically act generally differs significantly from the human carnage of greed and avarice leading to every more war and rumor of war, splashed across the historical civilization map (see Note 13 and Note 14 for how the actions of of human beings gravely contradict modern evolutionary theory).

Quite obviously, it remains difficult for human scientists to think and perceive like a monkey, a dolphin, a bird or an ant.  Rather than any real "advancement" up a chain of from lower to higher, it might be more fair to say that all forms of life are more or less, equally "well adapted" within their own environmental needs; many insects and perceived "lower" forms of life are arguably more "well adapted" in some ways than human beings are.  It has been discovered that even microbes exhibit a type of individual choice and, it is known that the a small change in diet of a single termite can greatly affect an entire African eco-system.  There appears to be far more learned behavior among animals than what was once mainly dismissed as "instinct" and it may be true, that all forms of life possess some ability to make individual choices, rather than just being robotic-like creatures of genetic program and instinct.

Once any theory becomes “mainstream”, it tends to artificially “color” and influence emerging ideas forward.  Thus, human science, history and other intellectual pursuit contains a significant amount of bias built on previous bias, built on even earlier bias, built on still earlier bias and, stretching on back into the mists of historical time.  For example, similar to how Einstein's theories are based on the assumption that the speed of light is constant, modern evolutionary theory is based on a long held assumption that reproductive advantage is the singular primary drive of all species, including humans and, the fundamental "engine" that drives changes in all living things.  As some brave historians and even a few scientists have pointed out, this does not at all seem to agree with how human beings behave in the known historical record.

If this fundamental assumption is wrong or only partially correct, as some historians, geneticists and others contend, then such an error is likely to distort everything else that evolutionary theory influences.  Recent evidence discovered since the decoding of the human genome indicates that reproductive survival advantage is only one of several reasons why forms of life adapt and change (see Note 1 above).  And in the historical record, we find an insatiable drive of human greed causing people to act in all manner of irrational ways contradictory to reproductive survival.

According to the Bible, human beings have at least two primary drives or one "dual" primary drive, which can perhaps fairly be called singular, because our reproductive and irrational sub-conscious motivations (i.e., "irrational" equals against human rights and reproductive survival) are so interlaced and entwined at root levels, they are essentially inseparable from any fair observational level.  The Bible, in agreement with modern behavioral science evidence, says what we perceive within our own conscious minds and the actions we can observe in other people, are "results" of deceptive and "desperately wicked" motivations from deep within us.

Many modern intellectuals, entirely contradicting the known scientific and historical evidence, blame religion for war and other human violence, as if an external entity invented by human beings could somehow be the root cause of human oppression, rather than blaming human beings ourselves for our own actions.  If religion caused war, there would have been no such thing as the American, French, Russian, Chinese and many other revolutions and, no such thing as WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War or the recent war in Iraq.

Agreeing with the known historical and scientific evidence, a key teaching of Jesus is that murders, thefts and other anti-human rights actions originate from within individual human beings; see Mark 7:14-20 and Matthew 15:16-20.  According to the New Testament James, agreeing with Jesus and modern behavioral science evidence, war and other human violence comes from irrational desires at war with ourselves within our own beings; see James 4:1-2.  And according to the Old Testament Jeremiah, "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked"; Jeremiah 17:9.  And again, modern science has 'discovered' that human surface motivations are deceptive as to our true motivations at sub-conscious root levels, which the Encyclopedia Britannica refers to as the "seething mass within" (compare "desperately wicked").

Jesus, the authors of the Bible and the historical and modern behavioral science evidence agree, that greed, hatred, irrational fear, envy, prejudice, stress, tension, murder, rape, theft, false witness, inequality of wealth, slavery, war and other human oppression, are caused by what the Britannica refers to as "the seething mass within" individual human beings and, what the Bible calls "sin".  Changing the word sin to "negative behavior", "social maladjustment" or "seething mass within", does not change the resulting slavery, hunger, violence, pain, suffering, sorrow, death and global mass pollution that results from what is within us.  After thousands of years of moral and other education to the contrary, many scientists today continue to work for the global war machine and, educated bankers, politicians, lawyers and Wall Street brokers continue to bilk the common people who Jesus loves, out of jobs, home, health and life savings.  For more information, see Romans chapters 1-2 in the New Testament and "Human Sexuality", "Freud", "Jung", "Psychology", "Animal Behavior" and related articles in the Encyclopedia Britannica.

There is no evidence war is caused by either "religion" or "belief in God" (which are not the same thing), as many rather poorly educated modern people claim.  War can just as logically and fairly be attributed as being "caused" by science and education, pointing to the weapons created by science technology and idealism like "freedom and democracy" resulting from human education.  Since the invention of cheap printing, modern idealism like capitalism, communism, socialism, anarchism, fascism and nationalism, over which very much blood has been spilled, has gradually replaced religious excuses for war.

From the so-called "Age of Reason" forward, because of mass decimation of human knowledge previously reserved primarily for priests, the wealthy and scholars, excuses for war have been gradually shifting away from religion towards intellectual idealism and, this gradual historical shift is still in process here in the 21st Century.  War and other violence in recent history has often been fomented using both religion and intellectual idealism in combination.  While religion played a relatively minor role in the major wars of the 20th Century, as well as in the American, French, Russian, Chinese and other revolutions, emanating from a so-called "Age of Enlightenment".

Belief in God and institutional religion are often carelessly lumped together into a highly deceptive historical misrepresentation by modern intellectuals who should know better. Religion, science and education are all three often wrongly used as "tools" to foment war and other human oppression, but there is no evidence any of these three are the "cause" of war and other human oppression. Both modern science and the Bible agree that such oppression is actually caused by a deeper problem within all human beings.  War and other violence is a "collective" human problem arising from what is within human beings and emanating outward into both individual and collective group actions.  Historically, war at the surface bottom root level, including in particular the oft poorly understood European Crusades, is ALWAYS about either protecting property and other forms of wealth or, taking property and other forms of wealth and, war is almost always about both.  War differentiates from self-defense in that war is about the protection and taking of property, whereas self defense is about protecting the physical being of our own self, family and/or immediate group.

Human greed erupting on the surface as war and other violence, is caused by deeper problems within us tracing from both conscious and sub-conscious levels.  Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that Jesus and the Old and New Testaments agree a lot more with both the historical and modern science evidence, than do Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris and comedian Bill Maher, who should perhaps stick to comedy.  Like Jesus, Mr. Maher is adept at making fun of conservative fundamentalists and in this, he is doing God and the rest of us a favor.  As I've inquired of the so-called Skeptics Society, why limit one's targets to the obvious easy television sham religionists and those who purport to bend spoons with their minds, rather than being more like Samuel Clemens and, making sport of puffed up intellectual demagoguery posing as 'science', as well?

So-called "religious" wars like the Crusades very clearly have their roots in human greed; various popes, kings, nobles and wealthy merchants teamed up together to take back valuable land and key trading positions which had been seized previously by Muslim invaders and various Crusade leaders and common foot soldiers were promised much "booty" to the victors.  There isn't a single war in human history that can't be traced to human greed at it's roots, just as the Bible long ago stated and, just as now modern science is beginning to grudgingly agree.  Reasons for why radical Muslims flew airplanes into buildings in the 21st Century United States, have their roots in the fact that the United States armed Israel to the teeth at the extreme peril of Israel's Islamic neighbors, while U.S. corporations earned billions of dollars in the process.  U.S. corporations were earning vast sums from both WWI and WWII long before the United States entered either conflict and, one of the consistent habits of Adolf Hitler was to seize much gold, art and jewels wherever his armies invaded. According to Britannica, in the days of Charlemagne, it was accepted standard practice to go to war simply for the sake of taking other people's "stuff", without even bothering to justify it for any other reason.

War has long historically been and will likely long be, about either protecting property or taking property and almost always, it is about both, in regards to any and all "sides" involved. There are great profits to be made in direct literal and other forms of human slavery, such as wealthy capitalists profiting handsomely off of so-called "illegal" aliens and homeless day laborers, in our own sick 21st Century American society.  Note how the sincere religious beliefs of millions of common people have been twisted to justify everything from the American Revolution to the recent current U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  And also note how the intellectual idealism of democracy, capitalism, socialism, communism and anarchism, is like religion, used as a "tool" of U.S. warmongers to stir up the often sincere masses of common citizens to support our "manifest destiny" battles for a few gold, oil and other dollars more, all wrapped up neatly in a red, white and blue blood-drenched bow of "patriotism" and "self-defense".

The known history of Columbus, Cortez, the United States expansion West and the Klondike Gold Rush overwhelmingly demonstrate that the Bible is correct and modern evolutionary theory is only half right at best (see Note 14 below for more details).  Perhaps a few abiogenesis theorists should spend a little more time in comparative analysis of the Bible against the human civilization historical reality and, a little less time lying to our children about how we and the rest of the universe happen to exist.  According to Richard Dawkins, the universe is exactly as one would expect it to be if there is no God, representing "nothing but blind, pitiless indifference".  If this were remotely true, there would be no concept of human rights, no laws against murder, rape, theft or false witness and, no such people as Moses, Isaiah, Jesus, Gandhi, Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Albert Schweitzer, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther king, Jr. or Cesar Chavez in the historical record.  Rather, we would all act far worse than the worst tyrants of human history and, humanity would have long ago ceased to exist.

Similar base laws against murder, adultery, theft and false witness are found all over the historical map, as are similar and often identical so-called "golden rules", clearly demonstrating like the Bible says and, like Thomas Jefferson and the modern scientist Francis Collins echoed, humans clearly possess a designed shared human conscience.  Parents who care about their children don't give them rules, instruction and guidelines because they don't care but rather, because they do.  And, our Father in heaven likewise, didn't give humanity a conscience, instruction and rules to live by because he doesn't care but rather, because he does care.  If God didn't care about us, he wouldn't care how much we murder, rape, steal or lie and, we would have no conscience dictating otherwise.

(These three paragraphs below are repeated from Note 1 above.) According to the Britannica, Freud believed that human babies are born "blank".  However, modern psychologists working with infants have discovered that like the Bible says and Jefferson echoes in the Declaration of Independence, babies are already "hard-wired" with a moral sense at birth.  To be fair, not all scientists agree with these findings.  What may be more likely true, is that humans are born with an innate moral conscience that develops over time along with the rest of our brain. It is well established that the human brain continues to develop long after birth into and beyond our teenage years, rather than representing a "completed" package out of the womb. A complete understanding of the human mind, human consciousness, intelligence and awareness still today remains severely lacking and, obviously it is difficult to test and fully understand what is going on in the minds of very young infants.

According to various studies, babies as young as three months old in various tests display choices based on perceptions of goodness as opposed to meanness (infants younger than this are extremely difficult to test).  And again like the Bible says, babies appear to have inborn tendencies towards selfishness and bias, ostracizing humans who they perceive as being outside their own group.  Such tendencies are clearly displayed on grade school playgrounds, where children are often cruel and mean to other children, accepting some while rejecting others for being the "black" kid, the "Jewish" kid, the "fat" kid, the "uncool" kid, the "ugly" kid, the "weak" kid, the "stupid" kid and similar superficial reasoning.  However "moral" our perceptions may already be at birth, it is beyond dispute that young children clearly make selfish, moral verses immoral and related choices.

Such inborn bias carries over into adulthood, where adults separate themselves into various often highly divisive groupings.  The Mensa Society for example, openly practices human segregation, excluding other humans from their exclusive club of theoretically intelligent people who fail to score high enough on a test supposedly measuring intelligence, a test that doesn't contain a single question about how to improve human behavior or otherwise, leave a less violent, greed-filled and polluted planet for our children to inherit (as if caring about our neighbor and our own offspring has no relation to human intelligence).  History is filled with the carcasses of human beings who vainly imagine they are better than other human beings, and vainly imagine it wise to divide ourselves into groupings as races, classes, liberals, conservatives and a myriad of other superficial divisions, as if we don't all fall short of what our own conscience dictates, as if we are not all collectively part of the global human oppression problem; again, just like the Bible says.
Do Babies Know Right from Wrong?
The Moral Life of Babies
Disputes Among Various Scientists Regarding Infant Morality


NOTE 9 - NOTE ON PHILOLOGY, HISTORICAL AND BIBLICAL TRANSLATION:  Philology, the science of human language, a discipline carefully applied by careful historians, is unfortunately often carelessly ignored by many educators and prominent media voices.  It is well known among scholars that both Hebrew and Greek, like English, contain many words with multiple meanings.  Thus, when Hebrew and Greek are translated into English, often one meaning of a word is arbitrarily selected over the others.  This problem is multiplied because translators, like scientists, historians and all other human beings, are limited by the scientific and historical evidence and knowledge of their times.  Several translations in KJV reflect the scientific knowledge available in the late 16th to early 17th Century, rather than necessarily being accurate translations.

One of the most glaring examples is the English word "firmament" found in Genesis One in the King James translation, which in the late 16th and early 17th Century, apparently was referring to the heavens stretched above the earth.  However, the Hebrew word "raki'a" literally means "expansion", a concept of the universe very familiar to us today, but which obviously made no sense to the KJV translators.  Because the KJV translators had no way of reconciling "expansion" in regards to the universe within their own 16th-17th Century science experience, the Bible has been ridiculed for centuries, rather than applauded for being the first and only known source in human history prior to the modern age, that got it right. Today it is universally believed by scientists and educators that the universe indeed is an expansion that is still expanding.  The odds of this single biblical claim alone being a random chance coincidence has been calculated to be in the multiple trillions to one.

Another glaring example is found in the story of Noah, which is often ridiculed unfairly by many who don't bother to study the evidence for themselves.  The Hebrew “kol eretz” (or “erets”) is translated in KJV as referring to the whole earth in the story of Noah.  But in the story of Abraham, found later in the same book of Genesis, the KJV translation refers to a local region and not the whole earth.  And, the translation often refers to country, region or land, such as the “land” of Israel elsewhere in the Bible.  A great many documentaries, scientific and other writings can be found addressing the historical and scientific evidence for a regional flood.  See Biologos Foundation; Language of Noah and the Flood for more information.  When the Bible is accused of being inaccurate today, rather than representing legitimate historical or scientific criticism, it is often a matter of translation choice among words with multiple meanings and a matter of interpretation of the translators, who in the case of the KJV, are trapped within the limited knowledge of the late 16th Century.

Other times, what was once assumed to be mythological in the Bible, such as the stories of Solomon and David, now have strong supporting evidence.  History has repeatedly proven hundreds of times, that claims found in the Bible once thought mythological and often seemingly preposterous exaggerations and otherwise scientifically absurd, are now here in the 21st Century considered to be historical and scientific facts.  Historians are well aware that the vast majority of history is not preserved and thus, lack of historical evidence doesn't prove non-existence, nor does lack of current evidence equal mythology.  This is not just true regarding the Bible, but also true regarding Egyptian and other surrounding ancient cultures. Archeologists have found Egyptian granite artifacts that cannot be duplicated today using the most modern advanced electronically powered high-speed diamond-tipped hardened steel drilling equipment and yet somehow, they were made more than 2,000 years before the New Testament.

Another Genesis example requires a little more explanation, but is yet again an example of the Bible being ridiculed and unfairly dismissed.  The Hebrew "yowm", which is translated as "day" in KJV and most modern Bibles, can also refer to an indefinite period of time or an entire age or epoch.  The Hebrew words for what is translated in KJV as "evening" and "morning" have multiple meanings and, the literal Hebrew rendering is somewhat ambiguous in the syntax it is arranged.  According to astrophysicist and scholar Hugh Ross, "a long period of time is clearly acceptable with the definitions of yowm, ‘ereb, and boqer", which in KJV are translated as "day", "evening" and "morning", respectively.  Link here for a Detailed analysis of multiple meanings of "Yowm", which is translated viariously in the Bible as referring to a day, an indefinite period of time, a year, age, season and evermore.  This plainly illustrates how human language and the true intentions of the original author can be easily misconstrued and mistranslated from language to language, culture to culture and source to source.

As Mr. Ross points out, the first part of Genesis Two, unlike the rest of the chapter, is a continuation of the same thought sequence as Genesis One and, says the following as translated in KJV: "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens."  Note that all six "days" of creation are referred to here as "the day" singular, obviously referring to a longer period of time than 24-hours.  More importantly, the Hebrew word "toledah" translated as "generations" in English Bibles, refers to a lengthy period of time that is neither a day or a week.  "Generations" as used in Genesis Two in the plural, implies no particular time frame and, could refer to anywhere from several human generations to billions of years:  Hugh Ross Website.

The book of Daniel, as translated by KJV, uses the same phrase "evening and morning" to describe a period of time stretching more than 2,000 years, indicating that to ancient Hebrews, this was an acceptable method of describing a lengthy period of time.  A discussion in regards to this usage in the book of Daniel and to how it may apply to the story of creation can be found Linked Here.  The Bible also says elsewhere, "For a thousand years in Your sight Are like yesterday when it is past and like a watch in the night." which in spite of what religious fundamentalists would have us believe, implies that passage of time has no particular meaning to our eternal Creator, who is neither bound by time, human science or our way of thinking.

This is supported in the Exodus account of Moses, where God is revealed as "I AM", which is underscored later by Jesus, who says "before Abraham was, I AM".  Unlike every other ancient "god", Eternal Creator more and more matches the unfolding modern evidence.  In spite of untold forests of trees and reams of paper wasted trying to come up with a better scientific explanation, "before Abraham was, I AM" remains the ONLY known explanation in all of human history that satisfies origins, satisfactorily explaining both our own existence and the existence of the larger the observable universe.  It is more than fair to say, until they have a better explanation than Eternal Creator for their own existence, atheists remain well outside the boundaries of evidence, science and reason.  It is fair to say that atheism remains the greatest of all known human superstitions, having no foundation in evidence, reason, rhyme or common horse sense.

Legitimate historians are aware that the true intention of language when spoken often doesn't translate very well over historical time within the same language, generation upon generation of language change and corruption making it difficult to accurately translate ancient Hebrew even into modern Hebrew, let alone into Greek and much later, into modern English.  Other than the Dead Sea Scrolls, there are three primary sources for the modern Old Testament, one from an ancient Greek translation, one from a Jewish translation made long after Genesis was probably first orally handed down and, one based on a Samaritan translation known as "paleo-Hebrew".  Thus, one can begin to see how arguing about the meaning of ancient words that are known to have multiple meanings, rarely results in a satisfactory conclusion.

Although unclear, the phrase “evening and morning” in Genesis may refer to the beginning and ending of an indefinite period of time, rather than to a literal 24-hour day.  Unlike we typically view things in th modern age, it is scientifically correct to say "evening and morning" rather than the other way around, as first there was darkness and then there was light.  What is unclear should always be stated as being unclear, rather than as being an indisputable fact, one way or the other.  This remains a lesson often lost on modern scientists and educators eager to prove that science is “true”, rather than as is far more often the case, just an educated guess as far as can be determined, based on the current known evidence.

There are many other examples in the Bible where the KJV translation has caused entire fundamentalist religions to arise out of bad translation, rather than being fairly based on what the Bible actually says.  For example, the KJV translation of the book of John, "in the beginning was the "word", is a very poor translation of the actual Greek word "logos", a philosophical concept apparently well-known in the world of John, but largely unknown today.  This poor translation has resulted in many Christian fundamentalists equating the Bible with God, claiming that Jesus is the spoken "word" and the Bible is the written "Word".  Suffice it to say, "logos" is neither correctly or adequately translated as "word", nor does either John or any other author of the Bible remotely imply that the Bible is on an equal plane with God.  According to the Bible itself, the universe was created by the word of God's mouth, which most obviously does not equate the Bible with the word of God.  Apparently according to the Bible, the word of God is a powerful living entity, powerful enough to cause our universe to come into being.

The discipline of "philology", as used by historians, often represents an attempt to understand the intentions behind words spoken in a particular historical time-frame, rather than wrongly assuming that word definitions found in a modern dictionary necessarily apply to ancient texts.  For example, it being difficult for a camel to go through the eye of a needle as referenced by Jesus, was apparently a well known scenario to the people he was talking to.  Many if not most scholars agree this is apparently a reference to when travelers arrived at the gates of a large city like Jerusalem, they had to unload baggage off of their camels so the camel could squeeze through a small opening in the wall, known as "the eye of the needle", which was purposefully constructed for security reasons.  Another example is the famous "lilies of the field" teaching of Jesus, apparently referring to a common weed flower, similar to a dandelion in our own American cultural experience.  Thus, making this a far more powerful statement than commonly understood today based on the poor translation of "lilies" found in KJV.

As an outside example unrelated to biblical times, modern educators who unfortunately like most of us, aren't always careful historians, often broad-brush the American founders as being "deists", when in fact virtually all of them ascribed to some form of Christianity, while several but by no means all of them had deist leanings.  More importantly, as far as history knows, every American founder believed in a God who interacts with creation and the affairs of humanity, which is not how deism is commonly defined today.  A pro-active God is clearly displayed in the writings of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and many others, while there is no hint of separation of God and state to be found.  Separation of "church" and state obviously refers to separation of institutional religion and state, based on the choice of the word "church".  Thomas Jefferson's family belonged to the Church of England, a recognized Protestant brand of institutional religion in the 18th Century.

It is fair to say that not allowing discussion of God and design in relation to the evidence in a 21st Century public science classroom, is the opposite of what every American founder believed in and fought for.  And, because 50% of American scientists, 70% of American physicians and 80% of American educators claim to believe in God, it remains a gross violation of the most basic human and civil rights and, an open shame and disgrace before God and the rest of the modern global community.  The First Amendment and freedom of speech clearly meant to the American founders, that both educators and students who believe the evidence demonstrates design and, educators and students who do not, as well as everyone else anywhere and at any time within the borders of the United States, are free to say so, without fear of any economic or other penalty.


NOTE 10 - MYSTERY OF THE VIRUS:  Little is known about viruses compared to science in general, even though they are the majority living entity on earth (a virus is not properly classified as an organism because it can't survive independently of a host).   Viruses are not necessarily harmful to host organisms and viruses may be overall more beneficial than harmful.  Based on various information contained in a recent video on the science of viruses, even though the video itself did not conclude this, it may be true that all of life on earth began as something like a virus and adapted and changed over time from that level.  A virus is essentially a little ball or cylinder of DNA; some viruses contain a single strand of RNA only. As such, life may begin as something like a virus or pre-virus at a biological root level.  And as such, life may well have arisen from all over the earth and, be complexly cross-integrated at root levels, thus only appearing to have arisen from a singular origin from our view looking backward.

According to Britannica, it is currently generally believed viruses evolved after host cells rather than the other way around, but this is not conclusive because some viruses consist of a single RNA strand and contain no DNA.  One current evolutionary theory is that DNA evolved from RNA to allow for more complexity and thus, RNA viruses may not have appeared after a DNA cell host existed but rather, prior to an existing host.  One might contend they appeared at the same time because as far as is known, a virus cannot reproduce without a host, but such a conclusion is irrational if one “evolved” from the other; a scientist can't fairly have it both ways any more than a conservative religionist can.  Thus, even though a virus as far as science knows, cannot reproduce apart from a host cell, a certain type of RNA virus-like pre-organism could be a foundational element of life. According to Britannica, “other possible progenitors of viruses are the plasmids (small circular DNA molecules independent of chromosomes), which are more readily transferred from cell to cell than are chromosomes. Theoretically, plasmids could have acquired capsid genes, which coded for proteins to coat the plasmid DNA, converting it into a virus.”

Viruses are so prevalent in all living things, it may be impossible to separate the rest of life from viruses at any kind of legitimate scientific physical (non-atomic) root level.  Thus, the true origins of life may always remain an unsolvable mystery.  If life can arise from a type of virus-like pre-organism or pre-virus, pre-organism, then it may well have arrived on “space rocks” as some scientists believe. As such, tiny organism or pre-organisms may have been “seeded” all over the earth and thus, life may have sprung up from hundreds, millions or “zillions” of original sources, rather than from a singular origination point in the ocean, as long assumed by most Darwinists.

Consider the overwhelming molecular complexity of much smaller atomic and sub-atomic parts which make up what constitutes a virus and even what constitutes RNA within a virus and, consider how or why sub-atomic parts could or would somehow magically or otherwise formulate into a strand of RNA and/or DNA, which is somewhat infinitely larger by comparison.  Then consider modern science doesn't really know how RNA, DNA and viruses came to be; if or how an RNA virus could exist without a DNA host or how DNA could exist without first evolving from RNA or, how RNA could exist independent of the existence of DNA. As one can begin to see by such lengthy sentences of circular explanation, life may be irreducibly inter-entwined and complexly overlaid and inter-mixed beyond all hope of separation, rather than what would by comparison be, the simplistic Darwinian “tree-model” of evolution currently generally assumed to somehow, in some currently unexplainable way, have coincidentally "self-designed" from a singular origination source in the ocean.  Perhaps scientists should be reminded that most adults eventually stop believing in magic.

Some followers of Richard Dawkins might contend that it IS explainable how life came to be. But if it was truly explainable, there would only be one single universal general consensus theory of abiogenesis, rather than the pile of spontaneous generation trash heap contradiction currently pretending to be a legitimate theory of science.  Abiogenesis, which is arguably nothing more than an “ivory tower”-cloaked term for spontaneous generation, in current reality represents a great many different often contradicting theories in the plural.  Whenever several contradicting theories exist among current practicing scientists, it is a safe bet that in reality, SCIENCE DOESN'T KNOW, which historically has almost always proven to be the correct conclusion, as any legitimate historian will verify.  From a fair historical analysis, what is “rock solid” science today is tomorrow, gone with the winds and shifting sands of evidence.

Human beings may be intermixed with fish, insects, reptiles and everything else many times over, back, forth, crossways and every which way, rather than evolving up a simplistic chain from a singular origination point.  Virtually all of science historically moves from simple to more complexity as more evidence is discovered, rather than from complex to simple.  Just as a former comparatively simplistic view of a very large flat earth with a much smaller sun, even smaller moon and tiny stars fixed in a relatively tiny heavens, has gradually given way to the grand complexity of the micro and macro universal reality known to exist today.

Is it really true that life might be much more complexly crisscrossed and irreducibly inter-entwined and cross-integrated than either religious fundamentalists or evolutionary biologists wish to believe? Is it true that life came forth in abundance from all over the planet rather than from a singular origination point, as the Bible seems to indicate?  Is the universal reality created by the Grand Universal Designer logically simple enough in functionality, to be adequately explainable in human language, even in a trillion volumes?  Who can say for sure?

Albert Einstein said in an interview with G.S.Viereck, "I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist.  We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages.  The child knows someone must have written those books.  It does not know how.  The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is.  That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God."  And Einstein wrote in a letter to Guy Raner Jr.,“I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our being.”

The reality of how life actually functions, changes and adapts in the real world is so overwhelmingly complex, it may be irrational to pretend science can ever have a legitimate theory of either life functionality or origins.  Problems begin at root sub-atomic (quantum) levels, where nothing works according to any "macro world" theory.  As such, the great mystery of life at the level of the very small, remains a very deep mystery that may well be beyond the ability of humans to ever rationally resolve.  (see Note 1 above for several supporting links and also, see Note 26 below for comparisons to what the Bible actually says and modern science claims).
Video on Comparative Micro and Macro Universal Sizes


NOTE 11 - THE EVOLUTIONARY "MONKEY-WRENCH" OF INDIVIDUAL CHOICE (part of the content in this footnote is also included elsewhere):  In it's article on animal behavior, Britannica does not go much into detail about microbial behavior, which is an emerging science.  It has been recently discovered that even theoretically "brainless" microbes exhibit types of individual choices, which greatly adds to the mystery mixture evolutionary pie, as there are virtually infinitely more microbes on our planet than visible organisms.  Individual choice no doubt greatly affects adaptive change within the animal kingdom, a fact virtually ignored by many educators and even some scientists. Like humans, various animals have been observed to be highly "choice-oriented", rather than being mainly robotic creatures operating from gene-inherited "instinct", a term seemingly used less and less these days.

Many actions of some if not all animals apparently represent learned behavior rather than inherited instinctual traits.  Scientists today are attempting to compile an "elephant language dictionary", which represents a very complex language, as does the "language" of dolphins, whales, birds and other forms of life.  Certain spiders weave a new differently designed web every day, some ants bury their dead and again, elephants have been observed holding a type of funeral procession, standing over and apparently mourning over a recently deceased member for days.  There is a plausible alternative explanation for why ants bury their dead, but science so far has not been so fortunate regarding mourning elephants.

If a termite by individual choice alters it's diet in some small way, it can eventually alter an entire eco-system in Africa on up the chain, which is one very tiny example of just how overwhelmingly complex the overall process of life functionality is in true reality.  Consider a more easily understood example, of Ray Kroc's influence on the modern fast food industry.  If Mr. Kroc had become a carpenter rather than a salesman, human disease may have been significantly affected by this one simple choice variation.  Not that the fast food industry and resultant mega meat, vegetable and fruit farms wouldn't have eventually thrived without the influence of Mr. Kroc but rather, the modern reality of corporate mega-farming would have likely been more slowly introduced without the rapid rise of the McDonald's hamburger franchise and, subsequent competing franchises would have probably arisen more slowly, thus altering the type of food human beings consumed for a decade or more and significantly altering human disease reality for a period of time. 

No modern scientist disputes that large corporate mega-farming affects human disease, some corporate lobby hacks even arguing it might "improve" the equation.  But nevertheless, grain fed and hormone injected cattle, compared to grass fed cattle does indeed, very much alter the human diet and human disease reality in significant ways.  Small choices that parents make, such as which church or club to join or where to send their children to school, can have global altering consequences in terms of raising a heart surgeon, a dictator, the inventor of the microchip, a plumber, a violin player or a violent anarchist. 

The reality of how life actually functions, changes and adapts in the real world is so overwhelmingly complex, it may well be irrational to pretend human beings can ever have a legitimate theory of biological functionality and/or life origins.  Primary problems begin at sub-atomic (quantum) and atomic levels, where nothing works according to Einstein or any other "macro world" theory. As one physicist recently stated in a PBS video, the only thing certain about quantum theory is that no two scientists entirely agree.  And problems are incredibly magnified, just in considering the overwhelmingly complex role individual choice can play in the environmental reality of various life forms.  As such, the great mystery of life at the level of the very small, as well as at every other level, remains a very deep mystery that may well be beyond the ability of humanity to ever resolve.


NOTE 12 - Modern scientists have discovered that light slows down about 40% when passing through a diamond.  Because space itself is made of a “fabric” and is not completely void, the fabric of space itself may alter the speed of light.  The speed of light may also be altered gravitationally when passing stars, galaxies and clusters of galaxies (as compared to darker “void” areas of space) and, it may slow down or as more likely the case, speed up as the universe itself expands.  It may be true that the speed of light is constant in a complete vacuum, but otherwise it's speed may be altered by whatever it passes near or through. Thus, current estimated star distances may be off, as well as the current estimate of 13.67 billion years for the age of the universe (recently changed yet again to 13.81).  The speed of light may not even be constant in a complete vacuum.  Either way, virtually all of modern science theory may be slightly off or way off the mark of what is actually correct, from true universal and beyond perspective.  A scientist at Princeton University recently proposed that so-called universal "laws" may not be universal at all but rather, such "laws" may be dependent on one's position in the universe and, may differ throughout the greater cosmos.

If the speed of light is not constant, there may be no such thing as “dark energy” and, all current theories of gravity, light, evolution and practically everything else may be incorrect, as some scientists have publicly stated.  Newton's theories conclusively demonstrate, that just because a theory seems to work well within our earth-bound experience, this does not prove that the theory is correct from a larger view.  Just because science can create an atomic bomb, this does not prove Einstein is correct about the speed of light being constant and, just because science can use evolutionary theory in practical application ways on earth, this does not prove it is entirely, in the main or, even remotely correct from a true universal and beyond perspective.

Virtually everything modern science "believes" today remains suspect for at least two very well established reasons:  1) Nothing works as expected based on current "macro" theories, in the atomic and sub-atomic (quantum) reality.  And 2) The history of science clearly demonstrates that the vast majority of what scientists believe to be true within any given historical time frame, will no longer be considered true not long after.  In comparison to the Pythagorean Theorem, one of the oldest theories still considered to be "science" today, evolution is just a "baby" theory, barely out of the scientific womb.  It is also worth noting, that the "theory of evolution" is not at all like the Pythagorean Theorem or E = MC2 and, it is logically not even a theory by normal definition.  Rather, the theory of evolution is itself in a constant state of evolution.  While modern education spoon-feeds the unsuspecting student into accepting the grand mythology that evolution is a universally agreed to and accepted theory, in reality the term "evolution" to scientists merely represents the current "median norm consensus" of many different and often contradictory ideas, here today and gone with the winds of evolving evidence tomorrow.

While the Pythagorean Theorem and E = MC2 remain the same today as taught in my high school textbook, the "theory of evolution" presented to me in high school is so much changed today, as to not fairly even be called the same theory.  Several university level educators today say that evolution simply means "change", while such an idea wasn't even on the education radar map in my high school days.  No modern biologist today believes in the simplistic evolutionary chain portrayed in my high school textbook, where an ape was pictured in a drawing, with gradual step "creatures" "advancing" into a modern human being. Rather today, both apes and human beings are considered to be two current recent species, neither of which lived in the not very distant past and thus, neither of which "evolved" from the other.  Even Richard Dawkins insists that humans did not evolve from either chimpanzees or any other living species.  Rather, according to Dawkins and most scientists, humans and chimpanzees share a common ancestor that was neither ape or human.

Today, natural selection theory is openly being challenged by peer scientists and with the discovery of exo-planets, it appears that life may well predate the earth itself, negating any and all attempts to demonstrate how life "evolved" either on earth or anywhere else.  If life is abundant in the Cosmos as many if not most scientists suspect today, it is irrational to pretend science will ever know how, when, where or why life began.  In reality, there is no such thing as an agreed to "theory of evolution" but rather, how the theory itself is defined is constantly changing and adapting and, the theory has an evolutionary history of it's own. One might fairly ask, if evolution simply means "change", why not call it "change" or more accurately, "life in transition", rather than insisting on still using the misleading term "evolution"?

(this paragraph also appears in NOTE 2 above)  Is science being fair to artificially divide life up into species and then claim that one species evolved from another?  Isn't it more honest to say that all of life is in a constant state of transition and, human beings arbitrarily decide how to classify life?  Is it fair to say that a bird "evolved" a certain type of beak, as if a bird induced change on it's own?  Isn't it more honest to conclude that all of life is created to adapt and change within the grand cosmic scheme of things and, change is occurring because life is created to adapt and change, rather than change being somehow magically induced by a random appearing process?  Does changing the word "creation" to "natural world" change the reality of how God creates the universe?  Isn't it more fair to say that God may conceive of an entire universal space/time continuum, speak and then the grand observable Cosmic reality unfolds accordingly, that life abundantly arises in the ocean and on land on earth and, far more abundantly arises throughout the greater cosmic reality?  Isn't it fair to conclude that science is slowly catching up to what the Bible already says is true, rather than the other way around?


NOTE 13 - According to evolutionary theory, “there are costs as well as benefits to learning, so learning abilities will be beneficial, and favored by natural selection, only when the benefits outweigh the costs”; Encyclopedia Britannica; “Animal Behavior”.  In view of the consistent and ongoing war and rumor of war, slavery, murder, rape, theft, false witness and other anti-human rights behavioral history of human civilization, which many historians believe is increasing as a percentage of total human population, rather than decreasing, this fundamental conclusion of modern biology remains highly suspect.  Children and adults have to repeatedly be taught to behave, based on what parental and general societal peer conscience dictates to be morally correct.  In order to convince us to be "good", all manner of threats of punishment, rewards and various other pat-on-the-back “carrots” are dangled in front of our faces, from candy, ice cream and stars on primary report cards, to trophies and plaques and on up to the "Noble Peace Prize".  While on the negative side, we quite easily and consistently disobey on our own, without any parental or general societal approval, encouragement or reward and, quite often in the face of severe punishment, including lengthy incarceration, painful torture and even execution.

Why for example, are adults rewarded with an international "peace prize", which includes not only international recognition but also a substantial monetary reward, for behaving like we believe we all should already behave?  In particular, this modern evolutionary view is highly suspect because many of the most educated modern human beings continue to engage in the same highly destructive anti-human rights behavior as in ancient Babylon, Egypt and Rome. Highly educated modern scientists continue to create ever more destructive weapons of war and otherwise, pollute all hope of our species' reproductive survival into planetary oblivion, even in the face of dire warnings and predictions from peer scientists.  And educated bankers, lawyers, politicians and talk show hosts, most callously and deliberately continue to defraud fellow human beings out of what meager wealth they may possess and otherwise, continue to sell our children's future down the great historical river of tears for a few dollars more, regardless of how many millions or billions of dollars they may already possess.

Thus, this fundamental assumption of modern evolutionary theory is weighed in the balances of human behavior in both the historical and current record and found severely wanting.  As for example, if human babies are born morally “pure”, as many modern people pretend or, if babies are born neutral (i.e., morally “blank” and prone to act 50/50 in either direction) as Freud assumed, then it would be self-evident that what humans collectively perceive to be “good” would be just as easily acquired and adhered to, as what humans collectively perceive to be “bad”.  When in fact, the balances are heavily weighed towards disobedience, rather than obedience of societal moral norms and otherwise, moral uprightness consensus, derived from individual and collective conscience, custom and in the modern age, declared human rights law.

As the New Testament teaches, God did not give us laws and a conscience because God expected us to obey him but rather, to prove to us that we have a significant moral obedience problem, which the Bible calls “sin” and thus, we cannot save ourselves and need God's help.  Changing “sin” to more modern “anti-human rights behavior” or “anti-social behavior” terminology, in no way, shape or form changes the underlying fundamental human prone to moral disobedience problem.  Human beings both individually and collectively, represent a significant failure to live up to the fundamental human rights morality dictates of our own conscience, of treating others as we ourselves wish to be treated.  The legacy of a so-called Age of Enlightenment' of European and American imperialism, the American, French, Russian, Chinese and other revolutions, WWI, WWII, Vietnam and many other horrendous modern wars of unparalleled historical violence and destruction, very clearly demonstrates that science and education cannot save us from our sins.

World leading DNA and human disease expert Francis Collins has publicly stated, that modern DNA evidence alone overwhelmingly demonstrates design and not random processes.  And, as he has also stated, one would assume from a purely Darwinian perspective, that human civilization laws would be fundamentally significantly different, when in fact, basic laws against murder, adultery, theft and false witness are commonly shared throughout human civilization history, as well as a similar so-called "golden rule" appears in at least thirty-seven both connected and non-connected historical cultures spread across the historical civilization landscape.  Thus, clearly indicating as the authors of the Bible claim and Jefferson echoes, that human beings possess an "endowed" shared human conscience.  And, as Jefferson, Collins and others have pointed out, clearly demonstrating deliberate design and not random processes.  As noted in Note 1 above, all people who believe in God by default believe in some form of deliberate design and many such modern people like Francis Collins, also subscribe to the theory of evolution,  Belief in God based on evidence, which is how faith is taught in the Bible (unlike Christianity), should not be confused with creationism and intelligent design theories.

Based on dire predictions of modern science about our planet's future, which agree with many predictions made by Jesus and others in the Bible, there may soon come a time on earth when humans in large numbers wish we had never been born.  As the Bible predicts will happen, we are already losing a significant amount of green plant life and weather patterns, food and water supplies are already warning of major famine, pestilence, disease, anarchy and war on unprecedented scales looming on the global horizon.  Modern global warming computer models alone grossly contradict any notion of human science and technology benefit outweighing the horrendous downside of modern nuclear and bio weaponry and global mass pollution.  The ongoing human carnage of war and rumor of war differs significantly from how the actions of the rest of the animal kingdom, in that animals tend to war out of necessity, rather than being motivated by greed and engaging in irrational behavior for no good reproductive survival or any other rational reason at all.  The known history of Cortez and the Klondike Gold Rush alone, throws a giant question mark around any claim of human actions being based solely on reproductive survival (problems with natural selection theory are discussed in the footnotes above and also in more detail in Note 14 below).


NOTE 14 - NOTES ON NATURAL SELECTION: As already noted in several places above, modern geneticists and other scientists and intellectuals have recently began to openly challenge natural selection theory, publicly stating that modern genetic and other evidence indicates that reproductive survival is apparently only one of several reasons why life adapts and changes.  Because this has already been addressed above with links to the research evidence, this footnote rather than repeat such information, instead addresses issues, geneticists, biologists and educators otherwise, often tend to ignore.  For those questioning whether new research indicates natural selection theory is only partially correct, repeating just this one link from Note 1 should remove any such doubt:
Bacteria Recycle Broken DNA

In particular what is ignored by many scientists and educators is the way human beings often act when even the remotest possibilities for gold and other forms of wealth are dangled in front of them. Many people today who can ill afford it and who otherwise need their meager incomes for their own children's survival and well being, often spend vast amounts of time, money and effort playing lotteries with mega-millions to one odds.  Meanwhile, legal gambling, once reserved mainly for cities located in Nevada, has become a booming industry across the American landscape and, internet gambling is a significant growing global human addiction in process.  Any claim natural selection theory is correct must fairly address what all of this has to do with reproductive survival and advantage.  It is not enough to say wealth is necessary for survival or that enhanced wealth enhances reproductive opportunity, as many people of extreme wealth and limitless opportunity continue to engage in such practices, often dominaiting much time and energy that could otherwise be used in an arguably more productive manner.

One of the greatest flaws created by bias arising from the term “evolution” itself, is the modern evolutionary bias assumptions of "advancement" and "descent" from "lower" to "higher" forms of life, assumptions not necessarily having any validity in the real world.  Even Charles Darwin later in life opposed the idea of descent as commonly understood, in spite of the title of one of his works.  If there is a true evolutionary “advancement” based on reproductive “advantage” and, if this is the ONLY fundamental driving force within species or, as some try to explain, the “engine” that drives evolutionary change", then logically organisms would become disease free over time.  Otherwise, one must assume step-by-step "lock-sync” adaptive changes within disease organisms in exact lock-step synchronization with the host organism, rather than the overall evolutionary process involving even a tiny fraction of “randomness”.  This in itself would demonstrate "brains" behind the process and design, rather than randomness.

Otherwise organisms would logically gradually move away from anything that is not a reproductive advantage. And more logically, disease would never arise in the first place in an advantage driven system.  If what we can observe is a "blind watchmaker" “reproductive advantage” driven system, then why would disease or anything else against reproductive advantage ever arise?  From where did such disadvantages to reproductive survival come from and why?  And on a practical everyday level, why would an educated human being continue to eat at fast food restaurants in the modern 21st Century age, undoubtedly aggravating when not directly causing much human disease and, even though there is scientific medical knowledge today clearly demonstrating that eating certain foods can cause us and our offspring significant harm?  Why would we buy our offspring to "special treats" that physicians warn cause obesity, diabetes, heart and other disease and ongoing addiction to harmful foods, as in, the more our children eat, the more likely they are to eat far more of what we believe will harm them?  How is this a reproductive "advantage" and if not, why do modern highly educated as well as other people continue to engage in such practices?

Most practicing scientists today question the idea of "descent" in evolution as commonly perceived, but they almost invariably believe in reproductive survival advantage advancement and, that human beings are advancing morally, while based on the historical record, there is no evidence for and overwhelming evidence against such a conclusion.  How does the record of war and human oppression from the rise of British imperialism forward represent a moral advancement over ancient Babylon, the Roman Empire or Middle Age Europe?  Many if not most historians believe if anything, it represents moral regression rather than advancement. One is left perplexed by a so-called "Age of Enlightenment" resulting in the modern 21st Century reality of global mass pollution, rising global corporate dominance and mass human enslavement and civilization teetering on the brink of nuclear annihilation.  How does this represent moral "advancement" and, why do many educated scientists, bankers, lawyers and politicians continue to engage in far worse human oppression than the common thieves of human history ever dreamed of?

Perhaps the most significant problem with natural selection theory, as has been pointed out by a few brave historians, is that actions predicating "reproductive advantage" are grossly contradicted by human beings in the known historical record.  To claim that the sole fundamental drive of human beings is reproductive advantage, is essentially irrational in the light of the known history of Cortez, the American West and the Klondike Gold Rush; just a few of millions of examples of the severe reproductive downside to the overt human greed splashed all over the historical record.

Human beings throughout the historical record in droves forsake any and all hope of reproduction at the mere hint of a wisp of a few gold or other dollars more; often risking life and limb in the harshest of conditions, engaging in much violence, war and brutality and again, risking life and limb, enduring all manner of hunger, disease, pain and suffering and, often dragging spouses and children along with them, for a few dollars more.  People of vast wealth, power and ease and availability of reproductive opportunities, have been known to leave all of this far behind and engage in the most egregious brutality and severe risk of personal, family and extended group safety, traveling long distances in harsh, unforgiving weather conditions, to where there is little to no hope of finding any suitable mate, at the slightest chance of finding gold; often in the face of preposterous claims of wealth to be found that any sound mind would have rejected as gross exaggeration and complete fabrication long ago.  How does the history of the Klondike Gold Rush demonstrate reproductive survival or any other advantage? Wikipedia: Klondike Gold Rush

A common blunder that even Richard Dawkins admits is incorrect, an error often found in articles in the NY and LA Times science sections and often taught by poorly trained educators and popular pundits, is the notion that humans are "descended" from the "ape" family and as such, we belong to the "ape" family.  Several articles published in the NY Times and LA Times made this claim in 2010 alone.  And not surprisingly, this is a common belief prevalent in modern society.  This is one example of how the term "evolution" itself is misleading and why it should long ago have been replaced with "life in transition", a far more accurate general descriptive idea of what life actually does on theoretically, a universal level. 

Apes are just as logically a part of the "human" family and "descended" from humans, as that humans are part of the "ape" family, while Richard Dawkins and assumedly most professional biologists agree that neither one of these are accurate.  Some scientists might contend that evolution is in fact "life in transition", but if this is the case, why not change the terminology so that poorly trained educators and "science" editors don't continue to mislead the general public?  What reproductive or other advantage is there in continuing to use misleading terms, when improved terminology like "life in transition" could help minimize false assumptions? Mr. Dawkins, being a trained scientist, admitted in a 2010 PBS video that humans did not descend from apes but rather, apes and humans represent two modern species that didn't exist in the recent past.  There is no evidence evolution represents a "descent" or "ascent" of humans from the "ape" family.  Rather, the evidence demonstrates ALL of life is designed to be in a constant state of transition, so that life itself can survive within changing environments.  Any life form observed today didn't exist in it's current form not very long ago (in evolutionary terms).

The term "life form" is used frequently in these notes to help offset the fact that "species" and other classifications of science are human inventions, which do not dictate the reality of how life came to be or functions.  One way to view the actual reality of life, is to view everything living as being a "part" of life and thus, all "life forms" are part of the whole of life itself. Some life forms change a lot more dramatically than others; some forms of life remain about the same for millions years.  This is because change is predicated on necessity of survival and thus, life forms that don't need to change very much, change very slowly, whereas a life form introduced into a completely new environment or living in a dramatically changing environment, will tend to change comparatively rapidly.  The famous example of lightly colored moths changing into dark moths as industrial "soot" began clinging to buildings in industrial age England, is a good example of comparative rapid change due to a dramatically changing environment.

(this paragraph also appears in Note 1 above) It is not true that reproductive survival isn't why all of life changes and adapts.  Rather, the modern evidence indicates reproductive survival is one of several reasons why all of life adapts and changes.  The word "natural" in natural selection itself represents human assumption and bias, rather than science.  Labeling a process "natural" and referring to environmental reality as "the natural world" doesn't prove anything, other than that scientists like other human beings, are prone to bias and assumptions having no foundation in evidence.  Because there is only one universe, there is nothing that rationally compares to it.  But for purposes of discussion, if we view the universe as a giant computer, we can understand, based on our own human ability to create computers, that the universe represents a grand cosmic designed "machine", operating far beyond human ability to fully comprehend.  It is impossible to know how much or how little our Creator inputs within the grand Cosmic scheme of things, while on the other hand, there is no evidence at all that either a computer or the universe can magically exist unto itself.  All evidence known to humanity points in the other direction, that parts within parts working in combination together cannot magically exist unto themselves.

A significant reason why life forms change is due to their own individual choices, which is only part of "natural selection" in the vague larger sense, as well as another highly significant reason is due to dramatic environmental changes, whether caused by humans or caused by natural disasters, such as floods, fires, volcanoes, earthquakes, etc.  And, sudden introduction or elimination of predators and food sources can cause rapid significant changes that otherwise would not have occurred.  This includes natural selection in the vague larger sense, but it has little to do with slow selective step-by-step changes normally associated with the idea of natural selection as presented in textbooks and to the public at large.  Human pollution alone represents a giant thorn in the side of evolutionary science, as we have yet to learn the complete negative ramifications of our greed, which today is clearly sending us down a road of no return.

natural selection is a human invented term attempting to explain how and why life is able to adapt and change over time.  "Species", "family" and other categories of life science are artificial classifications and have no bearing on the reality of life or how life functions in the real world, any more than a formula E = MC2 has a bearing on the actual functionality of gravity, energy and light. They are not "gods" or processes or systems unto themselves, as atheists invariably treat and capitalize natural selection, but rather, they are just invented terms attempting to define and explain what is occurring in what is commonly and rather biasedly called "the natural world" and more accurately called, "the universe" or "the universal reality".  The term “universe” to most scientists means whatever human beings can detect in both macro and micro directions.

The only REAL system that we can unbiasedly observe is "the universal system" or what is commonly called, “the universe” or “the universal reality”.  Calling it the "natural" world and using a term "natural" selection creates bias between atheists and theists and causes all manner of debates to arise between "evolution and creation", which are just a big waste of everybody's time and energy, having nothing in common with either God or science or reality. Whether or not there is a Creator, deliberately creating bias serves no rational purpose and is counter-productive to human science, human rights and human survival itself.

Any description smaller than "universal system" or "universal reality", which includes all of life functionality and life itself, becomes biased and colored with human interpretation and terminology invention.  There are of course many "sub-systems" going on within the larger "universal system", but to be accurate, science needs to explain this accurately and to allow for human error and the bias that such terms as "nature" and "natural world" arbitrarily impose, rather than to place all of it's marbles in one "natural selection" basket, as Mr. Dawkins and other atheists tend to do.  The more a scientist just arbitrarily chalks everything up to evolution by natural selection, treating it as some sort of "Boogieman" god to explain everything, the more inaccurate such a notion becomes in terms of the larger universal reality.

What many intellectuals never learn or learn very well is the following axiom, which should be taught as basic to all education and other intellectual pursuit:  Regardless of what we believe or fail to believe, what is true remains the same.  In other words, we can believe there is no God or, we can believe the earth was created in seven days or billions of years or, we can believe the earth is the center of the solar system or is round or flat, but regardless of any of these things that humans beings have believed, what is true remains the same.  And whether or not we "believe" in evolution or even have a concept called "evolution", what is true about how life functions remains the same.

This not entirely true, because what we believe colors our perceptions and causes us to think and act in certain ways we otherwise would not think and act, but outside of how what we believe effects us and causes us to act, the above is essentially accurate and it should be emphasized in every first year college if not high school science and related classes. Ingraining this basic fact of universal reality in the minds of students would help minimize counter-productive and unwarranted bias.  As Socrates is reported to have said, he considered himself to be wiser than others because unlike others, he understood how little he knew and by extrapolation, how little "we" collectively as human beings know.

When education is presented accurately as “truth” being the goal, rather than defending what scientists believe against religion, then categories such as "religion", "science", "philosophy" and "history" become irrelevant to the greater whole, irrelevant to what modern science "believes" as opposed to what a conservative Christian believes or, what a liberal progressive "believes", as opposed to what a right-wing "tea-bagger” believes.  None of what any of us believe either overrides or changes what is true, other than the fact that human misconceptions have caused a great deal of human oppression, misery and woe.  Other than "coloring" how we think and behave, what is actually true remains the same, regardless of what any of us believe or fail to believe, at least in terms of the physical observable reality (some philosophers and others including myself, might otherwise quibble with such a statement).

And then there is the very large can of worms carelessly lumped together under one common heading "religion", as if belief in God based on evidence, institutional religion, morality, ethics and various television scam artists and pedophile leaning priests, all represent one and the same thing.  Bill Maher, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens and others are fairly correct in their claims that institutional religion is far more harmful than good.  Unfortunately, such biased media voices insist on lumping belief in God based on evidence, as demonstrated by virtually all of human history's leading scientists, philosophers, sages and moral figures, as being in the same general bucket of slop as fundamentalist religious quacker-jackery of the most fundamentally egregious kind. 

Where many people in modern American society are in very great error, is in assuming that Jesus is the founder of Christianity or belongs in a category called "religion" and thus, not in a history, philosophy, behavioral science, psychology, human rights, political science, ethics, education theory, environmental science and various other categories where he more accurately and correctly does belong.  Any legitimate intellectual should have a huge quarrel with that, because it is completely historically irrational and plainly, very harmful and very wrong to teach our children that Jesus should be isolated under "religion" category or, that he even rationally belongs in a "religion" category.  It is inarguable that Jesus has had more influence in human history than any other single individual and, to not include his teachings and example in the main instruction of our children, remains an open shame.

As a few examples:

   a) You will know the truth and the truth will make you free. This saying is carved on the wall of one of the most liberal colleges in America.  Why does this belong in "religion" class, rather than "education theory", "philosophy" and "life motivation" classes?

   b) Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as well as a common weed flower.  Why doesn't this belong in "environmental science", rather than "religion" class?

   c) Whatever you want people to do to you, do also to them.  Why doesn't this belong in "human rights", "political and social theory", "psychology", "philosophy" and "morality and ethics" classes, rather than in "religion" class?

There is probably no such thing as a historian who does not believe that the life and teachings of Jesus are a major influence in human history.  Yet, I never once heard anything about the life or teachings of Jesus taught in any course I have ever taken in either a public high school or college history class.  Jesus is a profound influence on key European, American and other authors and artists from DaVinci, Michelangelo and Shakespeare on up through the present, on every scientist, philosopher and other thinker of the so-called "Enlightenment" and, on every American and French revolutionist.  Yet I have never once heard Jesus mentioned in any European or American history class, other than in speeches and texts quoting him, invariably without crediting the source.

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the foundation of modern socialism is "to each according to need".  What the Britannica does not say in it's article "Socialism", is the same thing that modern educators fail to mention in American, European and other classrooms. Which is, that every member of the so-called "enlightenment" and every American founder attended schools where the Bible was required study.  And thus, it naturally follows that what is found in the New Testament book of "Acts", where they "distributed to each as anyone had need", would find it's way into modern human rights, political and social theory.  This is clearly why American citizens remain poorly educated, vote for the wrong people, often ignore those without homes, jobs and health care and, why many conservatives and liberals believe Pat Robertson represents Jesus, when in fact he represents the opposite of everything Jesus ever said or did.  Based on what the Bible says Jesus actually said and did, Jesus is far closer to Bill Maher and Gandhi than to Pat Robertson and, far closer to Helen Keller and Pete Seeger, two of the great liberals of American history, than any brand of modern Christianity.

(this paragraph also appears in Note 1 above) Apparently even Richard Dawkins understands the superiority of the teachings of Jesus, as a photo of Mr. Dawkins wearing a t-shirt with the words, "atheists for Jesus" printed on it, was at one time displayed on his own website. According to historian Will Durant in his epic volume, "Caesar and Christ", the teachings of Jesus as found in the four "gospels", represent a singular advanced mind, far greater than any other mind known in human history.  And as the writings of Durant clearly imply, to not study the Bible and the history and cultures surrounding the Bible, is to have no understanding of ancient history, Western history, American history, human rights, civil rights and essentially, no understanding at all.  How is it a reproductive or any other "advantage" to our children, for American education to ignore the greatest mind in human history?  Why did Jesus insist there is a God and claim that God told him what to teach us, if there is not one and, why did we crucify our greatest teacher?


NOTE 15 - As briefly noted above, it is arguably difficult to explain the existence of disease organisms in a theoretically overall "advantage" driven system.  In an overall advantage driven system, which is fundamental to the theory of evolution by natural selection, why would anything that is against reproductive advantage arise in the first place?  Why is there both advantage and disadvantage, rather than just advantage to greater advantage?  Why is there competition rather than integrated synchronized harmony among species?  Why would reproductive disadvantage ever arise and even though obviously it did, why wouldn't all of life eventually become entirely synchronized in integrated harmony, if evolution is driven by overall reproductive "advantage"? 

Even if it can be satisfactorily explained why disease arises, why don't host organisms eventually become disease free in an evolutionary "advantage" driven system?  That is, since natural selection assumes advantage will ultimately triumph over non-advantage, then one must assume disease organisms can somehow evolve in lock-sync, step-by-step advantage direction with the host.  Even very tiny "random mutations" within host organisms could not logically be copied in complete step-by-step synchronization harmony by disease organisms and thus, host organisms would logically eventually become disease free, which they do not.  Why wouldn't random mutations coupled with selective advantage eventually result in organisms being freed from whatever is a reproductive disadvantage?

The larger question that atheists continue to ignore is, how can universal or any other laws and/or, a functional system of any kind, exist unto themselves, without any “brains” behind them.  Can a factory of robots and computers, with the ability to “self-design” and perform many complex functions all by themselves, somehow magically exist unto themselves, apart from a designer somewhere up the chain?  Why would any scientist or other rational human being even consider such a question?  And, it is fair to ask, why would a concept of God and atheism both exist in an advantage driven system?  What advantage is there for a species to deliberately lie to itself and it's offspring?

And the obvious unanswered question for atheists is, why would anybody be an atheist? What evidence is there for magically appearing universal laws and complex universal systems containing zillions of parts within parts within more parts and more importantly, what is the point?  What reproductive advantage does an atheist bring to the table, that can't be surpassed by a totally uneducated Catholic Bolivian farmer, who believes in God but is rather atheistic when it comes to contraception?  From a fair and unbiased Darwinian perspective, is someone with more offspring and no educational degree, less or more intelligent than someone with several educational degrees and no offspring?

I don't personally know if an evolutionary disease expert can satisfactorily answer the questions of why disease would arise in an advantage driven system or, why it would continue to persist within an advantage driven organism.  I am by no means a qualified expert on disease or how disease factors into the theory of evolution by natural selection.  But it remains illogical to me, that any such theory can satisfactorily explain either the origin of, or the persistence of disease in host organisms.

Jesus said, "before Abraham was, I AM".  God as "I AM", as far as I am aware not found anywhere in else in human history prior to Moses, remains as far as I am aware, the only ancient concept of God that matches the current modern evidence.  And, again as far as I am aware, it remains the only known concept in all of human history that satisfies origins.

The question remains, why would a modern educated man or woman choose an inferior explanation, rather than the best explanation currently known?  Or as in the case of atheism, why would an educated human being choose an irrational position that can't rationally explain either their own existence or rationally explain anything at all, rather than instead choosing the best explanation currently known?  It doesn't take much of a "Solomon" to ask the obvious question:  What reproductive or any other advantage is there to being an atheist?


NOTE 16 - EXAMPLE OF ERRONEOUS CONCLUSIONS CREATED BY THE TERMS "EVOLUTION" AND "NATURAL SELECTION":  This quote in bold below can be found here on FreeThoughtPedia.com.

"The class struggle of Marxism contradicts the individual competition implied by natural selection of Darwin's theory. Pol Pot tried to erase individuality as he thought that differences create conflicts.  With his artificial equality, abolishing private possessions and so erasing natural selection from society he was doomed by Evolution to fail, like all other communists."

This is a good example of why the shallow claims of modern evolutionists should be openly challenged by any honest rational human being.  Many biologists demonstrate only a rudimentary understanding of history at best and thus, they often make erroneous conclusions that clearly contradict historical reality, as some modern historians have bravely pointed out.  Likewise, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins (and Bill Maher, who should perhaps stick to being a comedian) and other militant atheists have a bad habit of equating God with the religious beliefs of human beings and otherwise, contradicting the known facts.  The late Christopher Hitchens perhaps more than the others, pretends to be historically astute while grossly contradicting fact anyone can easily research for themselves.

For example, Hitchens states in a YouTube video posted prior to 2010, that "all Jewish historians now admit that Moses probably didn't exist"; Hitchens could then use such complete fabrications to build on a fictional foundation, claiming that "Jesus also probably didn't exist".  According to the 2010 Britannica article on Moses, which is written by a Jewish historian, the majority of historians, including Jewish historians such as himself, believe that either Moses or a leader like Moses probably did exist.  In his book "Caesar and Christ", learned historian Will Durant, who may be human history's most educated man, concludes it is historically irrational to pretend that Jesus didn't exist, based on the "singular" advanced mind his teachings alone clearly represent.

According to Durant, Jesus is far more intelligent than any other known person in history and, there is no known person or group of people capable of inventing his teachings.  As such, it is completely and entirely irrational to pretend Jesus is an invention of first century common fishermen and laborers.  Durant goes on to point out, that Paul mentions Jesus was known "in the flesh" by some of those he is writing to in his First Letter to the Corinthians, which is considered authentic by virtually all historians; this letter casually mentions elements of the Jesus story as if Paul's readers are already familiar with the story.  Thus, there is convincing evidence the story of Jesus existed in some form prior to 54 A.D. when I Corinthians was written and most likely, considerably earlier.  In light of Paul's letter alone, the story of Jesus cannot rationally be an invention of monks or anyone else in a later century, as many atheists for generations have long pretended; a claim having no foundation in evidence and representing incredibly poor scholarship over the most likely historical conclusion.

The term "evolution" creates all manner of bias in fields unrelated to biological science, as clearly demonstrated in this biased article about Pol Pot linked above.  Modern atheists often try to apply Darwinist theory to historical social and political reality, in a twisted and vain attempt to minimize criticism of what violent atheists like Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, Lenin, Engels, Pol Pot and others are known to have done, as well as to cover for dangerous promoters of human selfishness and greed like avowed atheist Ayn Rand.  Whatever these historical people actually believed, to claim their  agenda did not succeed because communism violates natural selection, is very clearly historically false, based on the successful influence of Jesus alone, a true communist and denouncer of human aggression, selfishness, violence and greed if there ever was one.

This should also be a wake-up call to any and every human being who consider themselves "progressive", as modern progressivism by common consent, is an attempt to "communize" social and political reality by creating legislation and political systems that take wealth from the top and distribute it back from the bottom upward; contradicting the bias quoted above based on misconstrued notions of natural selection.  As noted previously, the foundation of modern socialism, "to each according to need", traces directly from Acts in the New Testament, on up through the so-called "ages of reason and enlightenment" and, is alive and well today in many diverse forms, including modern progressivism and human rights theory.

Both Marx and Engels considered themselves to be socialists--apparently Marx, a student of the Bible in his youth, eventually viewed himself a communist as being somewhat distinct from a socialist, while the avowed atheist Engels may never have done so (in spite of the title "Communist Manifesto").  Socialism and communism share a common historical root tracing from Acts in the Bible, which teachings also find their way in various ways in the ideas of Descartes, Rousseau, Locke, Paine, Jefferson and a host of others.  For example, the idea of "we the people", which has an uncertain origin, is highly communistic in historical root, tracing from Jesus and his "common people" theory of socio-political activism.  The importance of focusing on the poor and common masses was later effectively demonstrated in various ways by Gandhi, Schweitzer, Keller, King, Parks, Huerta, Chavez, the formation of workers' unions, women's movements and, in many other modern examples.

Jesus and his original followers promoted a share all things in common lifestyle, communism in it's purest historical form, upon which later perhaps Marx, being a student of the Bible, based some of his ideas.  However poorly either Marx or modern Christianity may represent Jesus and his 1st Century followers, the fact that the world now contains over 2 billion professing Christians and a whole lot of communists, socialists and anarchists, clearly demonstrates this statement above is patently false.  Even if nobody alive today professed to follow Jesus, the fact that ideas attributed to Jesus survive and continue to be published and influence many people, very clearly demonstrates this statement to be without historical, scientific or any other rational merit.  One does not have to believe in Jesus or accept the Bible as accurate to grasp the obvious and overt bias created by the terms "natural selection" and "evolution". 

The term "evolution" itself is probably responsible for more bias and misinformation than any other word in the modern English language.  Other than perhaps "religion", which also manages to create an overwhelming volume of extreme bias and false conclusions, largely because of the utterly foolish modern notion of lumping belief in God and the teachings of Moses, Jesus, Buddha and others, in with organized institutional religions and all manner of pontiff / tv evangelist quacker-jackery, all together under a common heading "religion"; as if this represents one and the same thing and can somehow, be exorcised from scientific, historical and educational reality.  Such lumping together of diverse beliefs and opinions represents an extremely inaccurate and twisted view which Socrates, Newton, Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Jefferson, Paine, Einstein, Durant and a host of others, would likely openly challenge today.

Unfortunately, what is contained above in this footnote only represents a token faction of the extreme bias prevalent today caused by human invented terminology like "evolution", "natural" selection, "nature" and, "natural" world.  Many modern people are probably unaware that throughout much of human history, what today is called "nature" was referred to as "creation".  And likewise, what today is called "social maladjustment", "negative behavior" and "human nature", was for a very long time simply referred to as "evil" and "sin", as if changing terminology somehow changes reality or, somehow changes the human oppression, sorrow and death caused by the sin within us all.


NOTE 17 - Many modern intellectuals pretend that because the earth and universe are billions of years old and apparently God doesn't create species individually one at a time like some great doll maker in the sky, as many religious fundamentalists once believed and some still believe, therefore this proves there is no God.  While they typically don't say this directly, this is invariably the conclusion many draw, claiming there is no God simply because the evidence doesn't agree with fundamentalist religious claims.  All this in reality proves, is a) God doesn't create like we do and b) atheists and conservative religious fundamentalists are two extremely narrow-minded peas, sprouting from the same corrupt pod of arrogance, hypocrisy and gross superstition.

There is no evidence that either the big bang magically went boom or that life, so-called "universal" or any other processes or the larger universal reality magically appeared or otherwise, can exist unto themselves.  The existence of motion alone requires a Primary Cause, as far as the known evidence demonstrates.  If the majority opinion of astronomers is correct and there was a big bang, then any and all motion observed today is a result of the big bang, including in the "quantum" reality, where scientists often carelessly apply the term "random" and arbitrarily claim particles can be observed going in and out of motion.

Based on the majority opinion of modern science today, anything that can be observed today in the quantum or any other reality known to human beings, is a "result" of the big bang and by definition, is not random.  Educated people claiming to go by evidence should know better and, any scientist or educator using the term "random" or anything remotely like random, should be publicly reprimanded for lying to our children.  There is no such thing as random as far as modern science knows.  Those who pretend otherwise need to grow up and get over the obvious fact, that God is very far greater than we are and, creation is very far, way over our collective heads.

Interestingly enough, Genesis agrees with modern science, that what science calls "fauna" arose in "abundance", first in the ocean and, later on land; the Bible does NOT say that God creates either "species" or elephants as opposed to snakes, dolphins and spiders, individually one at a time.  What the Bible does say, is that God created every living thing and, God allowed "adam", which in Hebrew means "humanity", to name life whatever Adam chose to name it.  No where in the Bible does it say that God creates "species" individually, one at a time.

The story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 2 appears to deliberately weave back and forth between "adam", as referring to humanity in general and, "Adam", as referring to a single human being, so much so that it becomes difficult to separate them, which is accurate as far as science knows.  As noted in Note 1 above, since the mapping of the human genome, it appears that all people alive today share a common female ancestor no older than Eve, impregnated by a single male.
Recent Common Ancestry for Europeans About 1000 Years
Recent Common Ancestry for Modern Humans Estimates

The creation story in Genesis 1 stresses that types of living forms reproduce "after their own kind", which remains scientifically accurate today.  It is well established by modern science that life forms have distinct reproductive boundaries which cannot be successfully crossed and, the story in Genesis repeats this several times, as if deliberately emphasized for a reason.  When human beings engage in bestiality for example and even when we choose to eat harmful foods, such "iniquity of the fathers" can adversely affect the human gene pool for generations, just like the Bible says.

Modern science has discovered that starvation can effect inherited characteristics for at least three generations in a study involving worms.  Other research clearly indicates that other negative characteristics from disease, what humans eat and various human activity known to be harmful, such as sex with animals and promiscuity leading to sexually transmitted diseases, likewise translate into negative inherited characteristics.  It is well established that sexually transmitted diseases can cause blindness and various deformities in the offspring of infected parents.  Such deformities can trace from the father, as well as the mother.  And, it is also well established that various foods humans consume can result in diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and much more on down the generational tree.

According to this article linked below, negative effects of starvation can be inherited for at least “three generations”.  According to the Bible, the “iniquity of the fathers” is visited upon their children to the “third and fourth generations”; note the article linked here says to the “at least” third generation, indicating fourth would also be accurate at least some of the time, thus it would be exactly accurate to say “third and fourth” generations, rather than just fourth.  Once again, the Bible agrees with modern science evidence.
Effects of Starvation Passed to Future Generations

As far as we know, the Creator of life does not divide life up into various categories such as "genus" and "species", we do.  Classifying life into various categories is an artificial system invented by human beings, billions of years after life first arose on our planet.  As such, what we call a "species" has no bearing on how life actually functions in the universal reality, as life functioned as it does now long before humans even existed.  Nor is it accurate to claim one artificially classified part of life "evolves" from another artificially classified part of life.  To claim this is grossly misleading, because how we classify life does not affect how life functions; artificial human classifications do not dictate either how or why life forms adapt and change.

What is true, is that all of life adapts and changes and then, we humans come along and artificially divide life up however we choose to do so, which according to the Bible, is something our Creator allows us to do.  Science arbitrarily decides that one part of life now differs enough from another part of life enough, to now be classified as a different "distinct" species.  It is childish and irrational to claim that one of our artificial divisions of life evolves from another artificial division.  Rather, life adapts and changes and we then arbitrarily determine that a "new" species has arisen.  To say that one species "evolved" from another species implies that the first species is fully formed and no longer changing, which no modern scientist believes is true.  And far worse, to say that one species evolved from another species, is to say that how we artificially divide life determines what life actually does, as if we ourselves created the universal processes of life.

Because the concept of "species" is a human invention, claiming that one species "evolved" from another species doesn't rationally follow in the larger reality of life; in the larger universal reality, life adapted and changed long before any such concept as "species" existed and apparently today, long before even our planet existed.  Life would continue to adapt and change, even if a concept of "species" and evolution had never existed and, even if for some reason science re-invented the wheel, defining life processes and classifying life in a very different manner.  Whether or not a child calls all snakes simply a "snake" or, a scientist divides snakes up into a thousand or more separate "species", has no bearing whatsoever on how life actually either came to be or functions within the reality we call "universe", where life marches on, in spite of great earth based disasters and cataclysmic supernova and other cosmic events.

According to the Bible, God defined himself to Moses as "I AM".  And Jesus later in the New Testament says, "before Abraham was, I AM".  As far as I am aware, this concept does not exist prior to Moses anywhere in human history.  And again as far as I am aware, not only is this the only ancient concept of God still matching the current modern evidence, it is the only concept known in all of human history that satisfies origins.  All other theories, ideas, concepts and claims, like Paul implies in his Letter to the Romans, fall rather "short" of rationally explaining the observable reality we call "universe".  If there is no Eternal Creator, there is no rational explanation for the observable reality, there is no such thing as science or reason, there is no rational explanation for our existence and, there is no rational explanation for anything at all.


NOTE 18 - NOTE ON DESCARTES, PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND REASON:  God, philosophy, science and reason were for a very long time on earth, viewed as all being part of the same pursuit of what is true.  This is clearly demonstrated in both the Bible and the ancient Greek concept of "logos".  Many historical people of note from Socrates and the Greeks and Jesus and Paul in the Bible to Jefferson, Paine and others, made a distinction between God and religion.  But for the most part, there is no such division between God, science and education found anywhere in human history until after Thomas Jefferson and the American founders were dead.  Many modern intellectuals very carelessly and very wrongly try to lump God in with human religions, as if human invented religions have any relevancy to either the existence of or true nature of God.

For this reason, a great many historical people are very wrongly interpreted and otherwise grossly misunderstood in a modern age of neatly divided educational categories, leaving students devoid of any context or proper understanding of the whole.  Atheism is largely absent among noted historical scientists, while deism, unlike many modern educators pretend, was a deliberate effort to separate discussion of God from religious dogma and instead, place free and open discussion of God under philosophy, science and reason.  Which as noted, were viewed as all being part of the same whole pursuit of what is true.

What is called "science" is not the same as what is true, as history very clearly demonstrates; often what was once mainstream "science" is soon no longer believed to be correct.  Rather, what is called science is at best when applied correctly, what is true as far as we know and, only as far as we know based on the current evidence available to us.  To present science in some other fashion, as modern educators often do, as a set of irrefutable scientific facts, is to deceive our own offspring, grossly misrepresenting the known historical track record of human science.

Unlike astronomer Neil Degrasse Tyson has stated on PBS, science does not equal what is true.  No historical scientist of note would likely agree with him concerning this, as neither do the known historical facts.  Mr. Tyson is known for publicly chastising religious people for failing to go by the evidence, as well he should.  He openly admits in the television series Cosmos that science doesn't know how life came to be, which agrees with the Encyclopedia Britannica and many other scientists.  Unfortunately, in the same Cosmos series, Mr. Tyson just randomly invents "random, natural, blind, unguided processes" out of thin air, failing to provide a single shred of supporting evidence.

Evidence that neither Mr. Tyson or any other human being can possibly provide.  If the universe began with a big bang, then everything that follows is by definition, not random.  To arbitrarily state that what we can observe as human beings is random, is like a virus inside of a microbe inside of a carburetor inside of an automobile engine, as the car is being driven down a road, claiming that various sparks and dust particles flying around inside the engine are "random" and, that the engine, the automobile, the driver, the road, the earth, the solar system, the galaxy and the universe they all reside in, somehow all magically randomly appeared.  Any self-respecting Greek philosopher could easily argue there is no such thing as random within a universal system in motion and, even if there is, such a claim cannot be verified by any known scientific or other human method.  It may be true that our Creator deliberately designed a universe that in turn, can generate randomness and otherwise perform many functions on it's own, but true randomness remains non-verifiable by beings trapped within universal systems in motion.

Throughout much of human history, what today is called the "natural world" was instead referred to as "creation".  Like many modern intellectuals, Mr. Tyson seems to assume that by changing the word "creation" to "natural", this doesn't require any supporting evidence and far worse, that this somehow makes God unrelated to science, as if God doesn't know how his own universe came to be or functions and as if changing a human language term somehow dictates true universal reality, which of course it does not.  Whether we believe the earth is square, spherical or triangular in shape, this does not change the true shape of the earth. And likewise, whether we call what we can observe "creation" or the "natural world" or, if we call how life functions "evolution" rather than "creation", this is no way, shape or form dictates how the universe either came to be or functions.  Many historical people of note including both Einstein and Charles Darwin appear to have understood this, while many modern scientists and educators and consequently students and the general public, apparently do not.

Today, atheism and agnosticism at the bottom-line, is demanding the rest of us embrace magic and baseless superstition, the opposite of science and reason.  Atheism requires a blind faith belief that energy, light and motion can randomly exist unto themselves without any Primary Cause, which is not supported by any verifiable evidence, that intelligence and conscious awareness can somehow magically arise from bits of matter, which is not supported by any verifiable evidence, that the universe and everything contained therein, including quadzillions upon quadzillions of intricate parts within parts, somehow magically appeared all by itself, which likewise, is not supported by any verifiable evidence.

Modern atheists and agnostics tend to not relish standing naked and peeled back accordingly and, they have emailed from all over the world strongly protesting that they don't believe in magic and that I have just misunderstood their position.  While not surprisingly, not a single one has provided a shred of supporting evidence.  Instead of providing evidence to support no God, probably no God or even possibly no God, they instead invariably resort to accusing the messenger, saying I have never studied science or otherwise fail to understand what they supposedly know.  It is fair to say that demonstrating the absurdity of modern atheism is far easier than shooting blind fish in a crowded barrel.

Atheists often email me the same exact talking points which they apparently believe to be unique clever positions, as if they all have a copy of the same atheist bible.  One of the most common talking points sent by atheists is the following: "Atheism is the default position; atheism makes no claims, it just disbelieves in God or gods".  The problem with this statement is that it is a lie unto itself, as there are at least six claims contained within this single statement; 1) atheism is the default position; 2) atheism makes no claims; 3) the universe is not or probably not created and 4-5) there is no God or probably no God and, there are no gods or probably no gods.  A sixth claim contained within this statement of obvious self-delusion is, that the Encyclopedia Britannica, Merriam-Webster dictionary and various other generally reliable sources are somehow, all in great error concerning how atheism should be properly defined (see below).

It is self-evident claim #2 is a lie, as this single sentence itself contains at least six claims. Regarding the first claim, which is also an obvious lie, the default position of science and reason is, there is a physical reality containing various phenomena called "universe" or to be more concise, simply "there is a universe".  The default question then becomes, how and why is there a universe?  Atheism isn't a default position of anything, nor can it rationally explain anything at all and as such, atheism remains just a faulty position, having no value to science, reason and the human race.  Regarding claim #3, God in the modern age is defined by billions of people and by both Google definitions search and the online Merriam-Webster dictionary, as Creator of the universe.  To claim to "disbelieve" in God is to claim to doubt the universe is created, which has no more scientific value than to doubt Stonehenge is created or, to doubt anything else.  Doubt without supporting evidence as to why one would doubt, has no value whatsoever to anyone.

Anyone can make a claim regarding anything or claim to doubt anything.  For example, anyone can claim to disbelieve the sun will appear in the sky anywhere on earth next year and, they can also claim the burden of proof remains on those insisting the sun will appear, pretending as atheists do, that to "disbelieve" lets them off the hook of providing verifiable evidence.  Such a claim doesn't prove anything, nor does it have any value to the human race.  An atheist might argue that we have evidence for the sun appearing in the sky each and every year as far back as history knows.  And that is true, but it is also true we have evidence that the existence of energy and motion require Primary Cause, as far back as the history of science goes and, as far as can be verifiably demonstrated in the modern age. Atheism and agnosticism are obviously no better than any other superstitious non-evidence based position.

If someone were to tell a child in public school that the computer they are using is not created, such a child would no doubt want to know how otherwise it happens to exist.  And likewise, if atheists and agnostics are going to lie to God's children and pretend God doesn't exist, probably doesn't exist or might not exist, we want to know how otherwise, energy, light, motion, intelligence, conscious awareness and quad-zillions of parts within parts putting every computer on earth to shame, somehow happen to magically exist.  At the bottom-line, atheists would have us believe that not only every computer, but also everything else that can be observed or otherwise detected by human beings, somehow magically arose all by itself.  If no one created the human brain, then everything human beings have ever created at the bottom line, somehow magically appeared.  Most mature human beings eventually cease to believe in magic.

The general globally accepted definition among scholars for atheism is for some strange reason, far different than what is noted above, which isn't surprising given that atheists in general habitually misrepresent the known evidence (as described in more detail in Notes 21 & 22 below).  From the Encyclopedia Britannica, representing a globally recognized scholarly consensus: "Atheism, in general, the critique and denial of metaphysical beliefs in God or spiritual beings. . .Atheism is also distinguished from agnosticism, which leaves open the question whether there is a god or not, professing to find the questions unanswered or unanswerable."  According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, atheism is not only defined as disbelief in God, atheism is also defined as "the doctrine that there is no deity."  Atheism according to both sources, is a claim that the universe is not created.

Agnosticism is no better, as it is a claim the universe might not be created, which also requires supporting evidence to remain within the bounds of science and reason.  Language is not a science and at best, language is an imperfect communication tool.  If someone claimed to "disbelieve" in love, it would be understood by most rational people to mean they don't believe in love.  Perhaps someone should point out to such self-contradicting atheists, that trying to hide behind human language in order to worm out of the scientific requirement of having to provide evidence to back up any and every claim in regards to the physical reality called "universe", doesn't serve to make them look any less dishonest.

The universe and everything contained therein is evidence for God, just like what are commonly called "x-rays" taken by a physician and music heard from a car radio, are evidence of invisible light.  Atheists and agnostics, just like the rest of us, are required by the accepted rules of science and evidence, to provide evidence for any claim they make, however magical, baseless or otherwise absurd it may be.  As far as there being no plurality of gods, I have no particular quarrel with such a claim, although one might fairly ask, how would they know?  And one might also fairly ask, how would atheists know any of the other claims contained within their ridiculously absurd grossly superstitious positions?

It is often said in the modern age, "God is not a question for science" and it is common practice to divide science and religion, including belief in God, into two neat non-connected categories, as if God doesn't know anything about how the universe God created came to be or functions.  Belief in God is labeled "faith based", while science is supposedly based on evidence, even though throughout the vast majority of human history, no such distinction existed.  According to the Bible for example, "faith is the evidence of things not seen" and we believe in God based on the overwhelming evidence revealed in creation.  This is no different than how modern science is commonly applied today in relation to dark energy, dark matter, black holes, invisible light and tracings of particles on photographic plates.  Not to mention, the entire theory of evolution is based on an apparent progression of changes that have never actually been either witnessed or otherwise directly detected while occurring.

There is no difference between believing in God based on the visible mirrored evidence, than believing in black holes and invisible light based on the visible mirrored evidence, except in the minds of self-contradicting human beings.  Belief in God based on evidence is found in the historical record long prior to Socrates and the Greeks, who would undoubtedly utterly scorn any foolish notion of separating God from science.  Even militant atheist Richard Dawkins has publicly stated, the "God question" is central to science (see Notes 21 and 22 below for a more detailed discussion on modern atheism).

It is both dangerous and illegal in most states for a teacher in the United States to discuss deliberate design in a public high school science class, even though according to unbiased surveys conducted by Rice University and the University of Chicago, over 50% of American scientists, 70% of American physicians and 80% of American teachers believe in God and by default, believe in some form of design.  Rather than teach our children the truth, that some scientists believe in deliberate conception, design and creation and some don't, those who pretend to speak for Thomas Jefferson and the other American founders prefer that we deliberately lie to our children by omission instead, ignoring the scientific opinions of 50% of American scientists, 70% of American physicians and 80% of American educators.

It is perhaps more than fair to say if these same pretenders to the throne of freedom were to whisper a little too loudly near the grave of Thomas Jefferson that Mr. Jefferson couldn't discuss evidence for creation in a science classroom, that he would rise from the dead and immediately make plans for a second revolution.  Based on everything known to history that the American founders said and did, it is very fair, correct and accurate to conclude they firmly believed in the right of a public science school teacher and anyone else within our borders, to freely say what they believe the evidence demonstrates anywhere within our borders, on both public and private property and especially, in a public school classroom, without fear of any economic or other recrimination.  This is the foundation of what freedom of speech is, to be able to freely speak without fear what one fundamentally believes, regardless of who may or may not agree or how accurate or wrong one may be.

Descartes stated as his first rule of the mind (i.e., Descartes' primary foundation of philosophy, science and reason), "accept nothing as true that is not self-evident".  This statement by Descartes is not invented out of thin air but rather, it comes from an analysis of the known history of science, where scientists have long assumed what is self-evident to be true until proven otherwise.  Self-evidence, rather than being non-scientific, represents the highest bar in science at the time of Descartes and, also in the time of Jefferson and arguably today.  It was "science" at one time to conclude that the earth is flat, until there was evidence indicating otherwise.  It was practicing correct "science” for Ptolemy to conclude that the sun revolves around the earth, which remained the majority held scientific theory for much longer than Darwin's theory of evolution has existed, until there was conclusive evidence demonstrating otherwise.  And, as Einstein himself initially believed, it was practicing correct “science” to maintain there is only one galaxy in a static universe, until conclusively proven otherwise by Edwin Hubble and others in the 20th Century.

It is NEVER correct science to just say the earth is spherical instead of flat, without providing any evidence or, that there is no Creator, probably no Creator or might be no Creator of the universe, without providing conclusive supporting evidence as to how otherwise the universe happens to exist.  What is self-evident remains true and correct "science" until proven otherwise, even if some hypothesis eventually proven accurate may have already been stated; for example, some scientists disputed the earth-centered theory prior to Copernicus and, some disputed the static theory of a universe with only one galaxy prior to Edwin Hubble.  It is one thing to suspect a long held majority scientific position is wrong, such as many scientists today suspect some if not all of Einstein's theories may be inaccurate.  But it is quite another thing to provide conclusive evidence supporting a BETTER explanation regarding time, energy, motion, gravity and light.

If Einstein had not provided a BETTER explanation than Newton, he most likely would never have been included in a history book.  Just having a different explanation is not “science” unless and until it is conclusively demonstrated by evidence, to be a BETTER explanation than what the majority of scientists previously believed.  Until someone provides a BETTER explanation for the observable universal reality, that BETTER and more accurately explains and satisfies origins than Jesus has already taught us, "before Abraham was, I AM", ETERNAL CREATOR remains “correct science”.  In order to overturn this long held historical position, atheists are required, by the established history of science and rules of science and evidence, to provide a BETTER explanation.  A different explanation is not "science" unless and until it can BETTER satisfy origins, which so far no human being has been able to do, nor will anyone likely do in a trillion, trillion, trillion and more years.

I have never met or heard of a successful gambler who would remotely consider taking odds in favor of atheism.  As former atheist Antony Flew relates in his book "There Is a God", an actual scientific experiment conducted in the United Kingdom provided six caged monkeys with computer keyboards and after a month of random banging away, not a single word resulted on fifty pages of randomly typed digits, not even an "a" or “I” properly spaced.  From there, the odds of a Shakespearean sonnet being randomly created were calculated as 10 to the 690th power.  To provide a comparison to how great of a number that is, the sub-atomic parts which make up all of the stars, planets and everything else in the entire universe, are estimated to be 10 to the 80th power. And, that is just to randomly produce a single Shakespearean sonnet.  Consider how much greater of a number would be necessary to produce Shakespeare's brain and then, how much greater to produce all of the other life forms, planets, stars and everything else in the universe and, one can kind of begin to grasp just how how utterly and entirely insane a position of atheism truly is.

Based on drawings and later early recorded writings, the sun was believed to be larger and warmer than the moon by people far and wide across the earth, long before there was conclusive scientific evidence or even a concept of "science".  This conclusion was based solely on self-evidence that the sun appears to be larger than the moon most of the time and, usually feels warmer.  Yet, the self-evidence for deliberate design and creation of the universe is far beyond any evidence for the sun in relation to the moon.

Even before more conclusive evidence based on modern science observations and calculations, why would anyone in their right mind conclude the opposite, that the moon is larger and warmer than the sun?  Yet, this is what atheism continues to do today in the face of the astronomically overwhelming evidence of creation.  At least in ancient times, people had the observable evidence of the moon as a counter-intuitive possibility, while there is zero evidence for a conclusion of atheism, not even an obviously smaller and cooler moon to offset the overwhelming glaring evidence demonstrating deliberate conception, design and creation !!!

It is not up to believers in the self-evident obvious to prove that the obvious is true.  What is self-evident is not always correct, but it is often correct and it remains correct until proven otherwise; such as the self-evident conclusion that the sun is warmer than the moon, the self-evident conclusion that rain will always eventually stop, that colder weather will always eventually follow warmer weather, that a given amount of seeds planted in spaced rows at certain depths, will in normal weather years, yield an approximate amount of food, that stones and timber beams constructed in certain ways will support a roof and keep a human being from falling threw a second-story floor.  These are long held human civilization conclusions based on self-evidence, all of which existed long before a concept of "science" existed.  Just as it was up to Copernicus and others to provide a BETTER explanation than Ptolemy and, just as it was up to Einstein to provide a BETTER explanation than Newton, the "onus" remains on atheists to demonstrate by evidence, a better explanation for universal existence, rather than the other way around, as Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett in very great historical, philosophical, scientific, logical, rational, intellectual and other very great error pretend.

There is no evidence for a position of atheism while there is overwhelming evidence that randomness can never produce anything at all.  If matter has always existed, as some scientists postulate, why doesn't it just stay in whatever state it was initially in?  There is no evidence that energy can magically arise and cause a big bang to go boom or that motion can exist apart from Primary Cause, that conscious awareness and intelligence can magically arise from bits of non-conscious matter, that so-called "universal laws", systems or life processes called “evolution”, "natural selection" or any other process or system can magically exist unto itself.  Atheism represents the blind faith embrace of gross superstition, having no foundation in evidence.

The late Pete Seeger once remarked that God has given us a brain presumably with the expectation that we will attempt to use it.  There is no evidence for a conclusion of atheism and thus, to say there is no God, probably no God or might be no God, is to say, "I don't believe in the overwhelming evidence in front of my eyes, ears, nose and mouth, nor do I trust the reasoning capability of my own brain."  The question of "where did God come from" is answered by "before Abraham was, I AM".  This statement satisfies origins and thus, it remains the correct primary postulate of science, philosophy and reason, until proven otherwise with conclusive supporting evidence--good luck on that one.


NOTE 19 - ON THE ORIGIN OF THE STANDARD DARWINIAN MODEL:  One would assume that something as grandiosely promoted and universally accepted as Darwinian evolution would be based on a very carefully thought out and documented theory from the ground up.  But in the case of the standard Darwinian model (which is no longer agreed to by some scientists), such is far from the reality.  The vast majority of Darwinists don't like to be called "Darwinists" and unlike Charles Darwin, they have long assumed that all of life traces from a singular origination point in the ocean. A gross assumption with no foundation in evidence, because there is no surviving geological or fossil record for the first 800 million years of the earth's existence.  It is known today that life in colonized microbial form has existed for at least 3.5 billion years and how much longer viruses and/or microbes have actually existed on earth remains unknown.

Evidence for multicellular life is less than 1 billion years old.  Because there are no existing fossil records of multicellular life earlier than this of course, does not prove that even relatively large forms of life didn't exist on both land and in the ocean much earlier than this. It is entirely feasible that cataclysmic events and other unknown conditions erased any and all trace of much earlier life forms.  As some scientists have proposed, there may have been several "genesis" of life rather than just one and, 800 million years of unaccounted for planetary life history may well hold currently unforeseen mysteries of great future significance.  It is possible that sometime in the future, there will be some evidence found of much earlier forms of plant and/or animal life.  It has been discovered fairly recently that very early macro life forms appear to have been much more complex than previously assumed.

Many scientists today contend that because of similarities in DNA, this proves that all of life arose from a singular source.  This however has already been demonstrated in footnotes above to not necessarily be correct.  The basic Darwinian assumption of life originating from a singular source is not supported by Darwin himself, who allows for either a singular origin or multiple origins in his final revision of "On the Origin of Species".  And unlike Richard Dawkins and other atheists like to admit, in this same final edition, published about five years prior to his death, Darwin credits God as "Creator" with being behind whatever processes of life there may be, however right or wrong human science and his own theories may be.

The basic Darwinian assumption of life originating from a singular source “evolved” long before modern DNA knowledge and thus, similarity of DNA has no relevance to any reason for why this idea originated.  Even though it is not written down and historically documented for certain, it appears that this idea arose simply out of the incredible biased assumptions of certain atheistic scientists, assuming that no one designed the universal reality and thus, the appearance of life must be an extremely rare, happen-chance and most likely, one time random freak accident chance event.

Thus, it was believed by some scientists for generations after Darwin that earth might be the only place in the entire universe where life exists or at best, life is extremely rare.  Not every scientist of course believed this and this rather narrow minded view has gradually given way, especially since the launch of the Hubble telescope, to a relatively more open-minded viewpoint that perhaps, life may in fact be somewhat common and even abundantly found in the universe.  Which is of course what the Bible claimed a long time ago, as well as it just makes plain old fashioned common horse sense that such is probably the case, given modern knowledge of the vastness of the Cosmos.  After all, why would God create such a vast grand universal reality simply so life could arise on one planet?  As one scientist recently stated in a PBS video, life may be able to appear “where ever there is a little wetness”, indicating life could have arisen virtually anywhere on earth or, from all over the earth.

Some scientists today believe there may be as many as 100 million or more earth-like planets in our Milky Way galaxy alone, capable of supporting life similar to as we know on earth.  And they assume there are a lot more larger gas-like planets similar to those in our own solar system, since a large number have fairly recently been discovered.  However, many scientists continue to assume that only smaller rocky-like planets with water like earth could possibly allow for life to appear, even though non-carbon based methane breathing creatures have been found on our own planet and, even though some scientists have proposed that methane, helium, hydrogen and possibly other exotic forms of life may well exist in the larger universe, even possibly hovering in gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn.  Again, given the known vastness of the universe, possibilities for types and quantities of life appear to be far beyond any number conceivable within the human mind.

The main point of this footnote being, modern science in reality knows very little about life or even how, when, where and why life first arose on our own planet.  And, most scientists continue to be extremely conservative and narrow-minded in approach.  It is one thing to say if we have no experience of something, then we don't know if it could be true.  It is quite another thing to continue to come from a biased position of, if there is no evidence of something, therefore it is not true or probably not true.  Or worse yet, when there is no conclusive evidence something is in fact true, to continue to pretend to know and present to a gullible general public, that mythology posing as science, is in fact true.

This type of regressive and non-productive behavior is openly displayed today by many scientists, educators and other intellectuals, which in reality represents a very proud and dishonest position, since the vast majority of what exists in our universe remains largely unknown and, yet to be discovered.  If one is uncertain, they should say so and, if we don't know very much about how life actually came to be, we should freely admit this to ourselves and our offspring.  As one of several particular bad examples and as already noted above, a well known scientist recently looked straight into a PBS camera and stated, the universe will continue to expand forever until it becomes burned out charred remnants of it's current form. What he failed to tell an unsuspecting public is, only about one-third of modern astronomers and physicists agree with his position, this according to another PBS video released about the same time.  When what is "science" depends on which PBS video one chooses to believe, then it is fair to say modern American education is in serious trouble.

Given that the earth is believed to be 4.4 billion years old and evidence for all of life is nearly a billion years less than this, there exists a rather large “gap” in the known sequential evidence for how, where, when and why life first arose on our planet.  Pretending in front of our children and the general public at large, that science knows what in fact, science may never know, serves no rational purpose whatsoever, regardless of what anyone believes or fails to believe.  To blatantly lie and otherwise misrepresent the known evidence, remains the rather questionable ongoing anti-human rights bad habit of a reproductive advantage contradicting species called “human”.  It should be noted that estimates for the earliest microbial life on earth range between a conservative 2.5 billion to Wikipedia's liberal 3.8 billion years; only very recently in late 2013, it was reported that Australian scientists have verified colonized microbes existing 3.5 billion years ago.

Scientists often fundamentally strongly disagree among themselves, in spite of the fact that PBS, the LA & NY Times, other mainstream publications and American educators in general, often pretend otherwise.  Today, a growing number of several hundred scientists claim to have a better and different explanation than mainstream "big bang" theory, while a scientist at Princeton University has publicly stated there is no such thing as a "universal" law, claiming that what science has long called "universal" is different in every part of the universe, depending on how much total physical mass there is bending the fabric of space in any specific location.  As noted with several supporting links in Note 1 above, many scientists today are saying so-called "junk" DNA actually has very important functions that make us far different than chimpanzees and other forms of life; some scientists are calling for a complete revision of biology 101 and all of the many disciplines basic biological knowledge affects.  And last but not least, a medical scientist recently released a complex theory explaining why the human appendix actually does have an important function after all.

How incredibly arrogant to pretend there is no God, given the known size and scope of the macro and micro worlds and, given that virtually everything known to humanity has some type of function and in the case of disease and negative human actions, malfunction, as if there are forces of both good and evil behind the universal vale, just like the Bible has long claimed to be the case.  One might ask why these footnotes keep referring to the Bible, as if God doesn't know the end from the beginning and, as if God couldn't reveal what God chooses, while hiding the rest.

Before the Greeks, the Bible mentions the "circle of the earth", long before modern science, the Bible claimed the universe is an "expansion" and talked about multiple heavens and, long before modern computer science models predicting the same, Jesus predicted the earth will one day lose a significant amount of green plant life, including all grasses we and cattle depend on to eat.  And, these are only a few of well over a hundred claims in the Bible that today agree with modern science evidence unknown prior to the 20th Century.  One might fairly ask, how could the Bible possibly not be inspired by our Father in heaven?


NOTE 20 - ADAM AND EVE AND MODERN SCIENCE:  The majority of what is contained in this footnote pertains to recent evidence which is typically not found in standard education texts, most of which represent a "science" 20 or more years behind current evidence.  It wasn't possible prior to modern computer technology and mapping of the human genome, for science to confirm what has long been claimed in the Bible regarding recent common ancestry of human beings.

According to the Bible, all modern humans alive today trace from Noah's family after a great flood in the general region of the ancient Fertile Crescent area occurred.  "Adam" in Hebrew literally means mankind or humanity and "Eve" literally means mother of humanity or mother of us all.  According to the Bible, Noah and his descendants trace back to Adam and Eve. According to modern DNA evidence, all human beings alive today trace from a single female no earlier than 12,000 years ago and possibly as recent as 4,000 years ago.  The Bible also says the offspring of Adam and Eve were farmers.  Modern evidence supports that farming emerged rather suddenly (in evolutionary terms) in and around the same historical time frame window as Adam and Eve.

The emergence of farming represents a 2-4,000 or so year window on a global basis, depending in part on how one defines farming.  This extremely "sudden" emergence in evolutionary terms of the ability to conceptualize farming, is considered a significant evolutionary "advancement" by many scientists, archeologists and historians.  Very quickly after farming, neolithic villages gave way to towns, city-states and larger nations with highly sophisticated pyramid structure and other comparatively complex technology, demonstrating a significant difference between such people and other earlier creatures defined by modern science as "human".  There is no rational reason to assume God defines a true modern human being in the likeness of "adam", the same as the majority of modern scientists arbitrarily define human beings, often disagreeing with each other as detailed in the next paragraph.

A minority of researchers in various disciplines have suggested over the years, that perhaps true modern human beings are best defined as arising from the emergence of farming forward.  The majority scientific view places humans as emerging between 30,000 to about 80,000 or so years ago, while a minority on the other extreme stretch this to as high as over 200,000 years.  Quite obviously, given such a rather large diversity of opinion among scientists themselves, what actually defines a true modern human being is quite arbitrary and, open to significant debate and revision. If God defines a true modern human being as emerging somewhere around the time of farming, then the story of Adam and Eve and later Noah can quite literally be true.  And a later claim in the New Testament that Jesus descends directly from Adam, is accurate as far as science knows.

In spite of the fact that the Bible and modern science now agree concerning the genealogy of modern human beings, as far as science knows and, have long agreed concerning the general time frame for the emergence of farming, many atheists and others severely denigrate and dispute with anyone trying to point this out, even though it is documented by modern science evidence (links below).  Research linked below was independently confirmed by a leading anthropologist in Tennessee with many years of field experience in Africa and elsewhere, who confirmed this is well known within his field of anthropology; he also confirmed that having been raised in a biblical environment, he personally finds it quite interesting.
Recent Common Ancestry for Europeans About 1000 Years
Recent Common Ancestry for Modern Humans Estimates

NASA in the late 1990's, using improved satellite mapping technology, discovered that there is a region in the greater Mesopotamian area now under ocean water, where four rivers at one time converged north/south/east/west, exactly as described in Genesis in relation to the Garden of Eden. According to scientists in a secular video describing this recent discovery, this region during the historical time frame for Adam and Eve, would have been on dry ground and would have been the "lushest" most Eden-like area in the entire region.  Thus, the known modern evidence now agrees with the Bible as to a) when farming arose; b) when modern human beings could share a common ancestor; and c) where such an ancestor could well have been located in a literal garden of Eden.
Lost River of Eden (confirmed in a separate History Channel video documentary)
Evidence for the Garden of Eden

To explain in more detail for the intellectual hard of hearing, there is something in science known as species "cross-breeding", which is not the same thing as evolving from one species into another, as certain poorly educated atheists apparently assume.  Speciation is when a "new" species theoretically "evolves" from one species to another.  Cross-breeding on the other hand, refers to breeding within an existing species, such as in the case of human beings, natives of Australia breeding with Europeans and natives of the Americas breeding with people of African descent; it also refers to Americans (or citizens of any other nation) of German descent breeding with Americans of Irish descent, Asian descent, African descent, Norwegian descent and, so forth.

According to natural selection theory, what are called stronger "strains" in human cross-breeding will "weed out" what are called "weaker" strains along the same extended human family lineage "tree", thus over a relatively short several thousands of years time, based on global DNA statistical analysis conducted since the mapping of the human genome, all human beings alive today now trace back to a common female ancestor in the recent several thousand years past.  All "weaker" strains along the human lineage family tree have died out. Thus, even though human beings as defined by the majority of scientists, trace back 30 to 80 or more thousand years ago, depending on which scientist one chooses to believe, how God may choose to define a true modern human being in the likeness of Adam, may trace back only 5-10 or so thousand years.  God does not bow to human science but rather, as has been clearly demonstrated over historical time and is still in process today, science eventually bows to God.


NOTE 21 - NOTE ON ATHEISM AND AGNOSTICISM:  As also noted above, atheists like Richard Dawkins and agnostics like Neil DeGrasse Tyson often state that science requires verifiable evidence.  Quite literally, millions of experiments can be set up demonstrating that the existence of energy and motion requires primary cause.  While on the other hand, neither energy or motion can be verifiably demonstrated to exist unto themselves.  If either Mr. Dawkins or Mr. Tyson were fairly adhering to the rules of science and evidence, they would of course side with the necessity of Primary Cause, which is overwhelmingly verifiable, rather than pretending there is probably no God or might be no God, neither position of which is either rational or scientifically verifiable.  A common problem all atheists and agnostics share is one of lack of supporting evidence.  Neither atheism or agnosticism have any foundation in evidence and thus, they don't belong in a legitimate scientific discussion, other than to point out how truly non-scientific and baseless such positions are, nor do they have any value to either science or the human race.

While debating DNA expert Francis Collins in a video on YouTube, scientist and educator Richard Dawkins states that atheists aren't required to prove there is no God but rather, the “onus” belongs on those who claim there is a God.  This is often a position atheists and agnostics hide behind in an attempt to avoid having to provide evidence for their superstitious and absurd claims.  Atheists like Mr. Dawkins claim to believe in science, but is this really being fair to the rules of science and evidence, which Mr. Dawkins, being a professional scientist and educator, is required to adhere to?

Mr. Dawkins and many other atheists are found of trotting out a so-called “God of the gaps” fallacy, rather than providing any legitimate alternative than Eternal Creator for our existence.  Virtually all of modern science is based on probability rather than certainty; the constancy of the speed of light and the existence of dark energy being only two of literally millions of examples.

Another part of this so-called "God of the gaps" fallacy claims that whatever is not explainable is just answered by those who believe in God as simply "God did it".  This is not at all true as, much of what can be explained and partially explained by modern human beings is also evidence for design.  Mr. Dawkins when trapped in a corner in various debates, often just says "evolution" did it, as if he has merely replaced the real God with a lesser god.  This IS an obvious evolution of the gaps fallacy, as unlike Eternal Creator, how or why processes of life or any other process, along with life itself and the rest of the universal reality, is neither satisfactorily explained or explainable apart from Eternal Creator.

The modern big bang theory doesn't adequately account for all of the known evidence and thus, scientists who believe in the big bang theory base such belief on a high probability rather than certainty of it's accuracy.  Scientists on PBS can often be heard using words and phrases and like “believe”, “science believes”, “appears to be true”, “as far as science knows”, “best explanation” and similar.  This is because much of what is called “science” today is based on probability, rather than absolute certainty and no doubt, much of what is called “science” today will no longer be considered true and accurate in the near future.

And yet, Mr. Dawkins in this same video invoking the famous “God of the gaps” excuse, tries to pretend that probabilities have no relevance to God's existence, no matter how improbable the existence of the universe may otherwise be.  Even though the probability for the human brain alone randomly existing has been calculated, based on actual experiments conducted by British scientists, to be very far less than ten multiplied by a number very far greater than the number of estimated particles in the entire known universe.  Obviously, hiding behind a “God of the gaps” fallacy position is neither scientific, rational, fair or reasonable.

But, even if atheists have any point at all regarding their very bad habit of trying to hide behind a so-called “God of the gaps” fallacy, this merely hides the obvious, which has little if anything to do with probability, while having a great deal to do with gaps in basic science, logic and reason.  Atheists have no legitimate explanation apart from Eternal Creator for their own existence.  Neither do they have any legitimate explanation for the existence of energy, light, motion, a structured universe containing quad-zillions upon quad-zillions of working parts within parts, finite beings of intelligence and conscious awareness or, anything else that human beings can observe and otherwise detect.  How can “random, blind, unguided” processes result in a structured universe containing human mathematics with the ability to accurately predict the existence of particles before they are even detected?

If the universe is designed, then it makes perfect rational sense why it has a structure and why human mathematics can accurately predict undetected physical realities.  But, how could “random, blind, unguided” processes produce a structured universe and mathematics with such precise predictive abilities?  One might fairly argue that human mathematics alone demonstrate an overwhelming probability of design, rather than random processes.  And then, there is the emphatic declaration of global DNA expert Francis Collins, who has publicly stated that “modern DNA evidence alone overwhelmingly demonstrates design and not random processes”.  Why would any scientist assume otherwise and, what evidence would such an alternative assumption be based on?

Many atheists say that “atheism is the default position” and then go on to claim, “atheism makes no claims, it just disbelieves in God or gods”.  However, such a position contains several claims and is therefore, an obvious lie unto itself.  According to both Google and Merriam-Webster online dictionary, God is most commonly defined today as “creator” of the universe.  Based on common human language definition, to “disbelieve” in God is to claim to doubt that the universe is not created, a position requiring supporting evidence, the same as any and all other claims made by either a scientist, an educator or any other human being (See Note 18 above for more details).

All of the known evidence today overwhelmingly demonstrates that the sun is larger and warmer than the moon.  To claim the moon is larger and warmer than the sun, would not only require supporting evidence, it would require stronger supporting evidence than currently supports the opposite conclusion.  In order to overturn previously held scientific positions, the rules of science and evidence require evidence supporting a better explanation.  For example, Einstein's theories of gravity, energy and light represent a better explanation than Newton's theories of gravity, energy and light.  If they did not, then Einstein would not likely be remembered today.  Atheists would have us believe that Einstein could just claim to “disbelieve” in Newton's theories, without bothering to provide any other legitimate explanation or supporting evidence, which is exactly their position regarding the existence and origin of the universe.

To say there is no God, probably no God or might be no God, is to claim the universe is either not created, probably not created or may not have been created.  Such positions require supporting evidence, the same as any other human claim regarding what we can observe and otherwise detect.  Today there is overwhelming evidence supporting a position that the earth goes around the sun, rather than what the majority of scientists believed at the time of Copernicus.  However, it would have been a gross violation of the accepted rules of science and evidence for Copernicus to have made such a claim without providing any supporting evidence.  Yet, this is exactly what atheists do today, postulating gross superstitions having no foundation in evidence.

The term “universe” is defined by most modern scientists as whatever can be observed and/or, physically detected by human beings looking inward and outward.  As far as telescopes and other machines can see or otherwise detect looking outward and, as far as microscopes and particle accelerators can see or otherwise detect looking inward, this by scientific definition, is what is called the “universe”.  Because human technology is more advanced today than in the time of Copernicus or even Einstein, what science defines as “universe” today is considerably larger.

It is universally agreed to by the overwhelming majority of scientists, educators and other modern educated human beings, that there is a physical reality called “universe”.  Unlike atheists pretend, this is the true default position of modern science, that there is a physical universal reality containing various observable phenomena.  The default question of modern science then becomes, as even Richard Dawkins later admits in the same debate noted above, how and why is there a universe.  Even Mr. Dawkins admits that science and education cannot ignore the question of how and why there is a universe, which he has repeatedly referred to as “the God question”.  Atheists don't get a pass regarding “the God question” any more than the rest of us and those who pretend they do are deceiving themselves.

Modern atheists in innumerable videos on the web often rant on for hours about the claims of various religions and actions of religious people.  Even though perhaps most if not all of the authors of the Bible and the Greek philosophers understood that what religious or other people claim or don't claim about God, has no relevance to either the existence of or true nature of God.  Regardless of what human beings believe or fail to believe about the shape of the earth, what is true about the shape of the earth remains the same.  And likewise, regardless of what human religions claim or what religious or other human beings claim about God, what is true about God remains the same.  Anyone who has paid to hear an atheist speak, who wastes valuable time discussing what is wrong with religion, should demand their money back.

What human beings call “science” in the modern age, rarely if ever consists of 100% irrefutable fact.  Like the Bible says and the modern historical and scientific evidence very clearly overwhelmingly supports, for now we see “in part”.  What is called “science”, when practiced fairly and accurately, long always has been and remains, the best explanation based on the current known evidence.  This is all science ever has been or rationally, ever can or ever will be.  It was once mainstream established “science” that the sun goes around the earth and, this view remained “science” far longer than Darwin's theory of evolution has been called “science”.

One of many problems of atheism is, it assumes the opposite position of what all of the known evidence demonstrates.  This in itself is the opposite of science and in complete contradiction to the known history and established rules of science and evidence, which require supporting evidence to overturn previously held positions by the majority.  Modern atheists and agnostics, rather than practicing legitimate science, instead act as if Copernicus had just stood up and claimed the earth goes around the sun and then sat down, without bothering to provide any supporting evidence to overturn what the majority of his peers and previous scientists believed.

While their views of and ideas about God vary considerably, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, DaVinci, Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Faraday, Darwin and Einstein all credit our Creator with being behind the universal reality.  Thus, in spite of what many educators, intellectuals and others today pretend, the “onus” remains squarely on anyone concluding there is no God or might be no God.  The known history of science and established rules of science and evidence requires that anyone contradicting previously held positions of the scientific majority, provide conclusive supporting evidence scientifically demonstrating a better explanation than Eternal Creator, that better satisfies origins.

As already noted, there is plenty of evidence to conclude the sun is larger and warmer than the moon, while there is no evidence supporting a conclusion that the moon is larger and warmer than the sun.  If Copernicus had proposed that the moon is larger and warmer than the sun, such a position would have required conclusive supporting evidence, that is, if he wanted to be taken seriously in any rational and legitimate discussion.  And likewise, if atheists want to be taken seriously, then they need to either put up or shut up.

There is plenty of evidence demonstrating that the existence of energy and motion requires Primary Cause, while there is no evidence demonstrating that either energy or motion can randomly arise or otherwise exist unto itself.  There is plenty of evidence demonstrating that the existence of anything consisting of parts within parts requires intelligence, conception, design and construction.  There is no evidence demonstrating otherwise within human experience and thus, to claim otherwise is to grossly violate the rules of science and evidence.

Even in the quantum reality, where motion can appear to randomly arise and particles appear to randomly go in and out of existence, many quantum theorists themselves challenge such assumptions, as well they should.  What human beings can observe or otherwise detect, including in the quantum reality, is a “result” of a theoretical big bang and thus by definition, is not random.  What may appear to be random from our view within the universal fishbowl is not necessarily random; any more than seemingly 'random' sparks and dust particles, if observed by a being the size of an atom, perched on a spark plug inside of an automobile engine as the car is being driven down the road, would in reality be an observation of true randomness.

Some quantum theorists have proposed that what appears to be “random” from our view, may instead be an illusion caused by particles traveling in and out of dimensions we cannot detect.  Scientist Francis Collins has proposed that perhaps God created a great universal machine of sorts, that is designed and programmed to produce random regeneration and to otherwise perform many functions on it's own, which may be true.  Because we cannot see God, no human being can say with any certainty how much or how little God inputs within the realm of the universal reality we can observe, nor can we conclude with any certainty anything that we can observe is in fact, random.

As already discussed in Note 1 above, scientists recently discovered that microbes, which apparently inhabit all macro forms of life, can and apparently routinely do harvest DNA from other organisms and incorporate it into their own genomes.  Thus, what evolutionists have long insisted are “random” mutations, may in fact not be random at all but rather, a result of larger visible macro-organisms adapting and changing in response to microbes harvesting DNA within them (“harvesting” being a term used by the scientists who discovered this, one of whom also remarked that this seems to directly contradict evolutionary theory.
Bacteria Recycle Broken DNA.

Although the term is frequently carelessly applied today, there is no evidence that there is any such thing as a “natural” world, as opposed to a created reality.  There is no reason to assume that God doesn't address the design and functionality of snowflakes, microbes and atoms with great care, any more than to pretend that a great human artist painting a large room-sized mural depicting a village scene filled with people, animals, birds, a waterfall, trees and mountains in the background, wouldn't take great care in detailing the individual eyes, hands and fingers of each child, individual leaves of trees and other tiny parts within the larger mural scene.

We humans can create computers and robotic machines that in turn, can perform many functions on their own and, we can create lottery and other types of machines with the ability to generate randomness.  And, it is safe to assume our Creator can do at least a well as we can.  Many modern scientists are so unimaginative and narrow-minded, they can't seem to grasp the obvious, that the colorful feathers of a peacock and the rest of God's creation may have reproductive survival, aesthetic and other purposes woven into the same grand design. Most of what we humans create tends to have both artistic and practical function incorporated into the same design, such as an ancient clay bowl, a modern skyscraper or a hand-held phone.  Again, it is safe to assume our Creator can do at least as well as we can.

A problem a lot of atheists, agnostics and people who believe in God seem to more or less share equally in common is, we fail to give God credit based on the modern evidence, for how great God is in comparison to us.  An estimated billion, billion, billion micro-organisms have been found in two to three drops of ocean water.  Scientists have classified over one hundred unique species or subspecies found within this same amount of water and, it appears that each one communicates in a distinct manner.  Yet in spite of their unimaginably tiny size, they are several powers of ten larger in comparison to us, than we are in comparison to just the known universe.

And yet some today who claim to be a scientists, that is, one who supposedly basis conclusions on evidence, would have us believe they are almost certain there is no God and, that the universe requires no designer, as if they somehow would know and the rest of us should just bow down and take their word for it.  Any scientist publicly using the phrase “almost certain”, is required by the established rules and practices of his or her profession, to provide overwhelming evidence in support of such a grand, inclusive statement.  Instead of providing a legitimate rational alternative based on evidence, Richard Dawkins has publicly branded every scientist on the list noted above, as well as historical giants as diverse as Isaiah, Jesus, Shakespeare, Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, Leo Tolstoy, Harriet Tubman, Helen Keller, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez and Bob Dylan, as all being delusional.  One can make up their own mind, as to who in fact is more likely delusional.

Modern science today estimates that about ten trillion microbes inhabit the average adult human being.  Though sizes of individual microbes and viruses vary considerably, viruses are estimated on average to be about ten times smaller than the average microbe.  And yet Richard Dawkins in the debate mentioned above, claims that it is foolish to believe n the possibility of a being great enough to create the universe.  Someone should perhaps point out to Mr. Dawkins that our own science is aware of how foolish instead, it would be for a virus inhabiting a microbe inside of a human gut, to pretend there is no human being, not to mention the billions of galaxies and vastness of space we humans are aware of today.

Based on our own science, relative sizes obviously have no relevance to a superstitious pretense of no God.   According to the Bible, God inhabits the entire universe and what lies beyond and, “in God we live and move and have our being”.  This is hardly a “little man in the sky” concept of God, as comedian Bill Maher, who apparently has never actually read the Bible and many other atheists like to pretend the Bible teaches.  To criticize the Bible without bothering to actually study the Bible carefully, researching what certain mistranslated and today greatly misunderstood words actually mean in Hebrew and Greek and, without studying the surrounding historical cultures in detail, is to be a victim of modern priests, preachers, conservative fundamentals and other obvious liars.  Perhaps if Mr. Maher actually read the Bible, he would realize that Jesus is far more in-your-face politically incorrect against conservative religious hypocrites then he ever hoped to be.

No honest human being who has actually studied the Bible carefully for themselves, would claim the Bible says God is a little man in the sky, nor would they claim God created the world in six 24-hour days or claim the entire earth was covered by water in the days of Noah, nor would they claim that in the beginning was “the Word”, a very poor and highly inadequate translation of the original Greek “logos”, nor would they say “for God so loved the world”, a highly impersonal and very poor translation of the literal Greek, “for God so loved the people”.  Consider if “thou shalt not” is instead translated as “you shouldn't kill”, “you shouldn't steal”, “you shouldn't lie against your neighbor”, a morality and common decency written by God on our shared human conscience, that many of the most atheistic people today routinely teach their own children.

Hebrew, Greek and English often contain words and phrases with multiple meanings and, translators often select one meaning over the other, based on the scientific and historical understanding of their particular historical time frame, which in the case of the King James Version, is the historical and scientific understanding of the late 16th Century.  If anyone wants to know why modern day Christian fundamentalism doesn't match 21st Century historical and scientific evidence, then do your own research and stop pretending the Bible is wrong.  How could two-thousand and more year old writings accurately predicting and describing the scientific fallout of global warming, volcanic eruption, asteroid strike and nuclear war not be inspired by God?

As detailed in Note 9 above, according to Genesis 2:4 as translated in KJV: “These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.”  Note that all six "days" of creation are referred to as "the day" singular, obviously referring to a longer period of time than 24-hours, as does the story itself imply, where the sun isn't referenced until the 4th “day”.  According to scholars, the Hebrew "yowm", which is translated as "day" in KJV and most modern Bibles, can also be translated as referring to an indefinite period of time.  The “day” of the Lord in Genesis 2:4 obviously refers to a period of creative time, rather than a 24-hr day.

The Hebrew word "toledah" translated as "generations" in English Bibles, refers to a lengthy period of time that is neither a day or a week.  "Generations" as found in Genesis 2:4 in the plural, implies a lengthy period of time and could refer to many human generations or billions or even trillions or more years.  As detailed in more depth in Note 9 above, Genesis words translated as “day”, “evening” and “morning” in KJV, have multiple meanings in Hebrew.  In the book of Daniel, the phrase “evening and morning” as translated in KJV, refers to a time frame well over 2,000 years, indicating the Hebrew words in this phrase may have been commonly used by ancient Hebrews in reference to an extended period of time, rather than a 24-hour day.  The Bible elsewhere compares a day to God as being like 1000 years to human beings, implying, as one would expect, that time has no particular meaning to our Eternal Creator, who is neither bound by time or human science and understanding.

Although unclear, the phrase “evening and morning” in Genesis, based on how this same phrase is used in Daniel, may refer to the beginning and ending of an indefinite period of time, rather than to a literal 24-hour day.  Unlike we typically view things in the modern age, it is scientifically correct to say "evening and morning" rather than the other way around, as first there was darkness and then there was light.  What is unclear should always be stated as being unclear, rather than as being an indisputable fact, one way or the other.  This remains a lesson often lost on modern scientists and educators eager to prove that science is “true”, rather than as is far more often the case, just an educated guess as far as can be determined, based on the current known evidence; scientific beliefs and conclusions often here today and gone with the historical winds of emerging evidence of tomorrow.

Link here for a Detailed analysis of multiple meanings of "Yowm", which is translated viariously in the Bible as referring to a day, an indefinite period of time, a year, age, season and evermore.  Link here for Genesis and Book of Daniel comparison meanings.  These links plainly illustrate how human language and the true intentions of the original author can be easily misconstrued and mistranslated from language to language, culture to culture and source to source.

In the story of Noah, as discussed in Note 9 above, the Hebrew “kol eretz” (or “erets”) is translated in KJV as referring to the whole earth.  But in the story of Abraham, found later in the same book of Genesis, the KJV translation refers to a local region and not the whole earth.  And, the translation often refers to country, region or land, such as the “land” of Israel elsewhere in the Bible.  A great many documentaries, scientific and other writings can be found addressing the historical and scientific evidence for a regional flood.  See Biologos Foundation; Language of Noah and the Flood for more information.  When the Bible is accused of being inaccurate today, rather than representing legitimate historical or scientific criticism, it is often a matter of translation choice among words with multiple meanings and a matter of interpretation of the translators, who in the case of the KJV, were trapped within the relatively limited knowledge of the late 16th Century.

Often, what was once assumed to be mythological in the Bible, such as the stories of Solomon and David, now have strong supporting evidence.  History has repeatedly proven hundreds of times, that claims found in the Bible once thought mythological and often seemingly preposterous exaggerations and otherwise scientifically absurd, are now here in the 21st Century considered to be historical and scientific facts.  Historians are well aware that the vast majority of history is not preserved and thus, lack of historical evidence doesn't prove non-existence, nor does lack of current evidence equal mythology.  This is not just true regarding the Bible, but also true regarding Egyptian and other surrounding ancient cultures. Archeologists have found Egyptian granite artifacts that cannot be duplicated today using the most modern advanced electronically powered high-speed diamond-tipped hardened steel drilling equipment and yet somehow, they were carved out of solid granite more than 2,000 years before the New Testament was written.

Careful historians are well aware that ancient Hebrew language and culture (like all languages and cultures), often doesn't easily translate into another language and culture very clearly, which is a shared problematic reality common to all ancient sources of human civilization history.  Common phrasings in one language can easily be misinterpreted by people unfamiliar with the cultural reality.  For example, the phrase “cool dude”, commonly used in the United States today, wouldn't necessarily translate very well either literally or culturally into the minds of people living two thousand years from now in the 41st Century.

Aramaic, the assumed language spoken by Jesus, in particular doesn't always easily translate culturally across Greek and later European cultures; a camel going through the eye of a needle for example (see Note 9 above for more information).  Sometimes the late 16th to early 17th Century KJV today just represents very bad translation, such as the famous “lilies of the field” phrase by Jesus, which is an apparent reference to a common weed flower of his time; apparently similar to a dandelion in our own American experience, rather than referring to a beautiful flower and thus, making this a far more powerful statement than otherwise understood today.

For Jesus to say that a common weed flower is better adorned than Solomon, represents an environmental awareness far ahead of his time and our own time and, is by far the greatest known environmental statement in human history, coming from a culture where modern cities, pollution and environmental awareness had virtually no meaning to the general population.  The teachings are often extremely “sound bite” like and concise and yet, are far more profound than anything taught at modern universities of today.

Jesus taught the poor, unlearned and common people for free and is by far human history's greatest advocate for free public education.  Modern Western education is not at all free, is focused largely on the pursuit of money and, it typically excludes from higher education, those who are poor, slow of learning or who otherwise can't pass certain contrived and poorly designed tests.  Jesus said, “you will know the truth and the truth will make you free”, providing humanity in one concise statement, both the proper goal of education, to know what is true and the proper reason for education, so we can be free.  Contrast this to the modern very expensive education of today, where reality is divided up into neat often non-connected categories and, students from day one are taught to study hard and get good grades so they can get a scholarship and a degree so they can earn more money.

Modern education provides students neither the proper goal or the proper reason for learning, being neither focused on a search for what is true, nor are students taught the reason we need to know what is true is so we can be free.  We have only ourselves to blame when in modern-day America, overt propaganda causes well-meaning but poorly educated citizens to vote for the worst kind of leaders, who support the worst kind of anti-human rights agenda. There is very little in history more true or more valuable for ourselves and our children to know, than if we don't know what is true, we have no hope of being free.

Atheists have more than a significant problem trying to explain how Jesus, born in a rural, backward insignificant place and time into a largely illiterate society, could be so exactly right every time, all of the time.  Even Freud wasn't aware of what according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, modern behavioral science evidence today clearly demonstrates; that just like Jesus said, what causes murder, theft, war and other human oppression arises from what is within all human beings.  Even Richard Dawkins who specializes in human behavior, seems to grasp the supremely intelligent and highly significant teachings of Jesus, posting a video of himself on his own website wearing a t-shirt reading “atheists for Jesus”.  It is very, very, very hard to argue with Jesus, no matter who you are or how many educational degrees you may possess.

According to the Bible, God spoke and the universe came into being, as if God conceived of an entire universal space/time continuum, most likely containing zillions upon zillions of planets and even greater gazillions of zillions of living forms of life, “in mind” and then, our Creator spoke and it unfurled into existence and continues to unfurl today.  This is a far greater concept of God than typically found anywhere in the writings of religious people, scientists or anyone else.  And, it remains the ONLY ancient concept of God that continues to match the 21st Century evidence of today.

Atheists and others who pretend that the God of the Hebrews was like the rest of the “gods” of the ancient world, are very poorly educated at best.  Unlike their surrounding cultures and is the ongoing bad habit of Christianity and other religions of today, the Hebrews were forbidden to make any image of God and the Bible says that God resides in a temple not made out of hands.  This makes rational sense regarding the true God and Creator of our universe, who quite rationally has no need of or respect for human religions.  And only in the Bible of all ancient sources, does God define himself as “I AM”, which remains the only ancient or current concept of God supported by the 21st Century evidence.

Unlike religious fundamentalists pretend and many on the outside swallow whole, the Bible does not say that God creates species one at a time.  Rather, according to Genesis, life arose in abundance, first in the ocean and later on land.  Which not surprisingly, is exactly what most modern scientists believe.  Long before anyone else in human history even hinted at such, more than one author of the Bible describes the universe as an expansion; the Hebrew “raki'a”, translated as “firmament” by KJV, literally means “expansion” and, this same word in reference to the heavens also appears in the Psalms.  These are just two of many hundreds of so-called “coincidences” contained in the Bible that agree with modern science evidence today; “coincidences” that were completely unknown to Aristotle, DaVinci, Copernicus, Newton, Darwin and often, even Albert Einstein, who like Newton and Darwin, was a student of both the Old and New Testaments.

Although hard to imagine today, the majority of scientists not very long ago in historical terms, believed that disease spontaneously arises.  Not being content to let that being a lesson in humility learned the hard way, many today who anoint themselves as being among the enlightened few and far between, would have us believe the entire universe spontaneously arose, which of course one would assume, includes every disease known to humanity.  Atheism at the bottom line, rather than being an improvement, represents a significant step backwards from the backward science of spontaneously arising diseases. Modern atheism offers nothing of value to the human race, representing blind belief in magic and gross superstition, having no foundation in evidence.

Atheists and agnostics are trying to sell the rest of us the greatest of all known superstitions, that energy, motion, light, the universe, biological and other processes, finite beings of intelligence and conscious awareness and everything else we can observe and otherwise detect, including ultimately, the keyboard and computer these words are being typed on, somehow all magically appeared.  The problem with a position of no God, probably no God or possibly no God is one of complete and total lack of scientific or any other credibility.  There is plenty of evidence supporting Primary Cause, while there is zero evidence supporting any of these three positions.

Modern scientists freely admit that all of human science, reason and understanding breaks down inside of a black hole, as well as it breaks down at the theoretical singularity prior to the big bang.  Some scientists have proposed there may be other universes stretching to infinity in number.  Because we are finite beings trapped within space/time, we can neither prove or disprove this, but Eternal Creator causes this to be a rational, rather than irrational assumption.

Not only in black holes, but within our own minds there is a limit where concepts like “eternity” and “infinity” break down and have no real meaning to us as finite beings trapped within three dimensional plus time space.  It is overwhelmingly hypocritical for the same scientist who assumes the possible existence of eternal matter, infinite universes and stars “beyond number” like the Bible long ago said, to pretend there is no Eternal Creator, as if eternity must be confined to a soul-less physical reality, as if a finite human being trapped within three dimensions plus time could somehow possibly know this.

Jesus said, "before Abraham was, I AM".  Eternal Creator satisfies origins and satisfactorily explains our existence and the existence of the observable universal reality.  It is possible that creation has always existed and will continue to go on forever and ever.  Because we are finite beings trapped within space/time, there is a point where all human understanding breaks down; we cannot even begin to fully comprehend or fathom eternity, which is infinity in all directions.  If there is no Eternal Creator, there is no rational explanation for either our own existence or the existence of the larger universal reality; there is no science, reason, rhyme or purpose.

Descartes assertion of "I think, therefore I am", like all of human science on up through the present, falls “short” of explaining the observable universal reality.  For example, it is fair to say probably all scientists and most other human beings living on earth today do not believe that rocks think, yet still believe in their existence.  God explains the observable reality by defining himself as "I AM".  Jesus underscores this, saying “before Abraham was, I AM”.  No human being has ever provided as good of or a better explanation for the universal observable reality.  And, because we are not smarter than God, is is more than fair to assume that no human being will ever provide a better explanation.

Eternal Creator satisfies origins and rationally explains our existence.  While we are free to pretend the moon is larger and warmer than the sun, all of the known evidence demonstrates the opposite conclusion.  And likewise, while we are free to pretend there is no God, all of the known evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates the opposite conclusion.  And what atheists and agnostics ignore and otherwise never seem to grasp is, unlike Jesus, atheism has no rational explanation for why Albert Schweitzer and Adolph Hitler arose in the same modern “advanced” species, nor does atheism, unlike Jesus, offer any solution for the unrelenting, ongoing global reality of human oppression.

Atheism offers no rational explanation for why, after thousands of years of moral and ethics education to the contrary, highly educated scientists continue to work for the global war machine and create weapons of mass destruction.  Or, why highly educated Harvard and Yale graduates continue to work for Wall Street corporations of mass deception, deliberately designing complex financial schemes and scams to bilk the common people who Jesus loves, out of home, job and life savings.  According to the Bible, it's really about human greed and the love of wealth, which even a small child who can read and access the internet can easily grasp today.

Not only representing gross superstition having no foundation in evidence, atheism is likewise, devoid of any solution for humanity's most fundamental problems.  Atheism not only falls far short of the glory of God, it falls completely down even among the wisdom of our own sages, having no foundation in evidence or any value to us as human beings.  Today, long after a so-called “age of enlightenment”, which atheists often claim as their own, in spite of the fact almost every key person involved claimed to believe in God and was a student of the Bible, there is no evidence atheism can save us from our sins.  With global warming, unprecedented mass disease, famine, violent anarchy and WWIII knocking on our door, atheism offers us no solution and far worse, teaches our children that there is no God willing to help us.

Just as all of the known evidence demonstrates the sun is larger and warmer than the moon, likewise all of the evidence demonstrates atheism is not only the greatest of all known superstitions, atheism remains totally, utterly and completely worthless to us here in a 21st Century that more and more, appears to be the unfolding fulfillment of prophecies far to horrific for George Orwell to imagine in his worst nightmares.

This is a rather lengthy note, much longer than anyone would perhaps care to wade through and yet, it barely scratches the surface of what a great contradiction to the known evidence atheism truly is.  And what is truly sad is, it is very simple to grasp what the Bible clearly teaches, that true faith, like true science, is based on “the evidence of things not seen”. There is no difference, except in the minds of self-contradicting human beings, in believing in black holes, invisible light or God, based on the evidence they create, other than that there is far more evidence for God than the other two combined.


NOTE 22 - NOTE ON MILITANT ATHEISM:  This note is deliberately a little meaner than perhaps it should be.  But it is done so out of fairness to the billions of people on earth today who believe in God.  Many of us are tired of militant atheists of dubious credentials and no scientific, historical or other evidence, repeatedly overtly lying to our children.  Any human being claiming that there is no God, probably no God or might be no God, if they want the rest of us to take them seriously at all, is required to provide supporting evidence to back up such positions of gross superstition.

As noted above, militant atheists often grossly misrepresent the generally agreed to historical and scientific facts.  Sam Harris for example, opens a video on YouTube by annointing himself as being on the “side” of science and reason, as opposed to those who believe in God supposedly all being on the other non-scientific “side”.  Harris completely ignores the well-established fact that many people in the modern age who believe in God also believe in evolution, including many highly respected scientists, educators and other intellectuals.  And, he ignores the fact that virtually every major scientist prior to the 20th century claimed to believe in God, as well as the vast majority of noted American, European and other intellectuals of our recent past.

Like many modern atheists, Mr. Harris draws an artificial line between science and people who believe the evidence demonstrates Supreme Intelligence, which very clearly it does, that likewise very clearly does not exist in the real 21st or any other Century world.  He then goes on to base erroneous conclusions arising from such a fallacious platform and other totally fabricated inventions, that have no foundation in either reason, scientific evidence or, the historical or any other known reality.  Atheists like Harris would have us believe the universal reality somehow magically appeared all by itself and then, they try to marginalize anyone who disagrees by pretending they are on the wrong side of sanity, science and reason, which includes a very long list of notable historical names, many of who are listed below and elsewhere within these notes.

What is true in the real modern 21st Century world, is that many people who believe in God also believe in evolution, while many who believe in God do not believe in evolution.  Many people who believe in science, as well as those who believe in a particular religion, contribute to the global war machine and other global human oppression reality, while many use science and faith in God for more rational and constructive purposes.  There is no scientific and historical fallacy quite like the fallacy of those who have an obvious ax of superstitious bias to grind against people who sincerely and legitimately believe in God based on evidence.

It is common for militant atheists to pretend all people who believe in God are on a fundamentalist religious “side”, while everyone who believes in practicing legitimate science agrees with them. Atheists often pretend “religion” in general and belief in God in particular, is the cause of war and other human oppression, completely ignoring the evidence of the American, French, Russian and Chinese revolutions, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq; completely ignoring the fact that Mussolini, Stalin, Pol Pot, Ayn Rand and some of the other worst apples of human history were atheists, while many of the rest in the misguided apple cart demonstrated no regard for God or his creation.  And, they just ignore the fact that modern highly educated bankers, lawyers, political leaders and others often educated on the taxpayer's dime, continue to bilk the common masses out of jobs, homes, health and life savings; meanwhile, many highly educated scientists, in spite of the overwhelming downside evidence, continue to create weapons of mass destruction and otherwise, pollute the fragile home of their own children's future far beyond any and all hope of human reproductive or any other survival.

These same militant atheist self-anointed gurus of supposed “science and reason” invariably fail to point out the many millions of examples in human history of God-fearing people helping other human beings in often dramatic and far reaching ways.  A great many people who openly professed to believe in God, have helped the sick, fed the poor, built hospitals, orphanages, hosted telethons and otherwise, contributed positively to human society, often in the name of God or their particular religion.  Even a few atheists have tried to help other people; after all, "God is love" and we are created in his image, whether they like it or not. The teachings and positive influence of Jesus alone no doubt offset any and all pretense of theoretical "good" contributed by all of the atheists of human history combined.

World leading DNA and human disease expert Francis Collins, one of the greatest of all modern scientists, who has publicly stated modern DNA evidence alone overwhelmingly demonstrates design and not random processes, refers to himself as a Darwinist.  And virtually all historical scientists of note believed in God based on "evidence of things not seen", the same as scientists today believe in black holes based on “evidence of things not seen”; the Bible agreeing that true faith, like true science, is based on evidence.  Mr. Collins alone in a couple of short sentences, clearly demonstrates what great liars militant atheists are, by the mere fact that he professes to believe in both God and evolution.

A common gross historical error among 21st Century educators and intellectuals in general, is to pretend that science is based on evidence, while belief in God is based on "blind faith". Such gross error is abundantly displayed throughout the modern world in scientific, educational and other literature and media, while there isn't a single shred of historical evidence for drawing such a conclusion.  The Bible itself very clearly teaches that faith is based on evidence, thus anyone who pretends differently is either poorly educated, a deliberate liar, or both.

Such language quacker-jackery of militant atheists directly contradicts Charles Darwin himself, who wrote in a well-known and oft published letter, "I have never been an atheist" and "one can be an ardent Theist and evolutionist".  Darwin went on to say in the same letter that one might best describe his mind as “agnostic, but not entirely” and in his second and all subsequent editions of “On The Origin of Species”, Darwin credits God with being behind the universal reality and processes of life.  Thus, whenever a militant atheist is found pretending that science and evolution are on one “side” and people who believe in God are on another “side”, we can just dismiss them as most egregious and obvious liars and move on.  In fairness to Mr. Darwin, “agnosticism” in the time of Charles Darwin sometimes referred to distrust in religions and other human claims about God, rather than questioning the existence of God, thus Darwin could be “agnostic but not entirely”, as he describes himself and still credit our Creator with being behind the universal reality, without contradiction.

Richard Dawkins, who holds degrees in science and education and a chair at Oxford University, often displays a complete lack of scientific method and otherwise, overtly promotes and gross superstition of the most egregious kind.  For example, in an article published in 2010, Mr. Dawkins states he is “almost certain” there is no God, without providing any evidence tipping the scales in such dramatic fashion, as a scientist upholding the rules of science and evidence is required to do.  Previously he wrote he is 6 of 7 certain, again without providing evidence as to why he would come up with such numbers, rather than 99 of 100 or 2 of 5 instead.

In this same 2010 article, Mr. Dawkins compares belief in God to believing in the spaghetti monster, apparently failing to consider that the spaghetti monster isn't defined as Creator of the universe and, if one eliminates the spaghetti monster, they aren't left having to explain how they and the rest of the universe happen to exist.  Ancient Greek philosophers like Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, would no doubt have a hearty laugh over such utter juvenile delinquent elementary school nonsense uttered by a professional scientist, before sending him back to logic 1-A class and otherwise, banning him from the Academy for life.

Mr. Dawkins entitled one of his books “The God Delusion”, implying such historical giants as Moses, Isaiah, Confucius Buddha, Zarathustra, Jesus, Socrates, Aristotle, DaVinci, Michelangelo, Shakespeare, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Descartes, Rousseau, Voltaire, Bacon, Locke, Jefferson, Paine, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Darwin, Gandhi, Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, Einstein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Cesar Chavez, among millions more, were all delusional, as compared one would suppose, to such a great human rights luminary and beacon of hope, reason and light such as himself.  Militant atheist Sam Harris in a video on YouTube actually draws a line on a chalk board, anointing himself as being on the “side” of science and reason, while placing everyone on the above list and everyone else who believes in God, as being on the same irrational “side” as Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell.  It doesn't take much of a monkey's uncle or baboon's ass to determine who in fact, is more likely delusional.

A fair question to ask is, just exactly what do Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Bill Maher and other militant atheists bring to the human rights table, that represents a better idea than Jesus already long ago taught us for free?  Based on the evidence of Who Jesus clearly was and is, this isn't really being very fair to them, but why should we be fair to those who pretend to be scientific and then, overtly lie to our children, openly denying the overwhelming universal evidence for God and instead, choosing to embrace and promote the greatest of all known human superstitions and grandest delusion of them all?

According to Mr. Dawkins in an article published after his best-selling book of delusions, the universe "represents nothing but blind pitiless indifference".  Didn't Mr. Dawkins learn about Jesus, Gandhi, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. in grade school history class and, didn't his grade school science class inform him that these fine people along with the rest of those noted above, are all part of what scientists call "universe"?  One is left wondering if Mr. Dawkins has ever told his wife or children he loves them or, bothered to give his own mother a card on Mother's Day.  After all, we wouldn't want to upset the best-selling golden apple cart of "nothing but blind pitiless indifference".

As mentioned elsewhere in these notes, not very long ago in historical terms, the majority of scientists once believed the the sun revolves around the earth, that disease spontaneously arises from rat excrement and as late as the 1920's, once believed in a static universe containing a single Milky Way galaxy.  Such seeming ignorance today astronomically pales in comparison to what militant atheists are trying to sell to the rest of us, that the entire universe magically spontaneously appeared all by itself.  And even worse, if any grander delusion than this were possible to beat, without bothering to provide the general public a single shred of supporting evidence.

Apparently we are just supposed to take their word for it, as if a quark inside of an atom inside of a virus inside of a microbe, hiding underneath a spark plug inside of an automobile engine, could somehow possibly know that there is no car, there is no one driving the car down the road, there is no road and somehow, the automobile engine, containing complex parts within other complex working parts, somehow just magically appeared and self-designed.  Such a position is far more scientifically preposterous and absurdly irrational than a position pretending the moon is larger and warmer than the sun.

How is it a "reproductive survival advantage" for our species to teach our children there is no God who can help us and thus, they are stuck relying on the same "science and education" that apparently utterly failed Mr. Dawkins and the rest of the militant atheists noted above, the same science and education that gives us weapons of mass destruction and global mass pollution?  Who is the extremely poorly educated individual who came up with the utterly foolish notion that "God is not a question for science", as if our Creator doesn't understand how his own universe came to be and functions?  To be fair to Mr. Dawkins, he has publicly admitted that the God question is "central to all of science" and curiously enough, there was once a photo of Mr. Dawkins posted on his own website wearing a t-shirt with the words "atheists for Jesus" on it.

Perhaps Mr. Dawkins, who specializes in animal and human behavior, has an advantage over the rest noted, apparently recognizing that Jesus, in spite of his supposed "God delusion", was a pretty smart guy, to say the least.  There are two simple tests virtually any human being with a third-grade education or higher can easily grasp the significance of: 1) If you don't believe in God, try coming up with a better explanation for how you and the universe happen to exist, than Jesus already taught us for free; "before Abraham was, I AM".  And 2) If you don't believe in sin, try doing what you think is good all of the time and, see how well you do.  One is left wondering why an expert in human behavior or why any scientist, educator or other human being, would pretend that Jesus is delusional.

It is no small wonder that a so-called "Age of Enlightenment" is turning towards an age of unprecedented global disaster; an atheistic Ayn Rand worshiping age of unbridled greed and avarice, corporate globalization leading to mass human enslavement, violent global anarchy, war and rumor of the real war to end all wars, fear of global terrorism and soon to be nano-tech mega-bombs in a briefcase; an age of people's "hearts failing them for fear" of the self-evident planetary disaster Jesus long ago predicted, most assuredly looming just around the global warming corner.


NOTE 23 - OF SNOWFLAKES AND STAR SYSTEMS:  It is commonly assumed by perhaps most people here in the Twenty-First Century, that God couldn't possibly have anything to do with snowflake design, hurricanes or earthquakes, as such are all a result of so-called “natural” processes of what is arbitrarily called the “natural world”.  In true reality, it is entirely unknown and as far as we know, unknowable, how much or how little our Creator “plays” with his creation.  For all we know, God can design individual snowflakes, individual micro-organisms and super-clusters of galaxies all at the same time, just because he feels like doodling around.

Great human artists like Rembrandt are known to paint very large murals and yet spend a great deal of time on minute brush strokes and intricate shadings and slight variation of hue.  And likewise, human beings today design both microchips and entire cities.  Thus, it is entirely rational to assume our Father in heaven can design at both the very large and the very small scales of universal reality, just as it is entirely rational that the beauty of design and color has a multiplicity of both reproductive, other functional and aesthetic purposes, as do many of our human creations.  No one really knows what God engages in behind the scenes and, anyone who pretends they know is quite obviously, only fooling themselves.

According to leading DNA and human disease scientist Francis Collins, "modern DNA evidence alone overwhelmingly demonstrates design and not random processes".  It is known by science today that particles swirling around individual atoms are woven in intricate patterns, giving the various elements their distinct properties, rather than just haphazardly swirling around as random processes would suggest.  There are estimated to be over 100 trillion micro-organisms contained within an average adult human, which is 100 times the number of stars estimated to be in the great galaxy in Andromeda.

In spite of how incredibly tiny such living things are, they are much larger than most viruses, which are incredibly large compared to a strand of their DNA, which is incredibly large compared to an atom, which again is incredibly large compared to various particles traveling around it's nucleus. And yet, if a we could somehow shrink down to a tiny replication of ourselves, so that we could perch on a lepton inside of an atom inside of a tiny scrap of DNA inside of a virus inside one of the 100 trillion micro-organisms inside of us, we would still be much larger compared to our normal size, than our normal size is in comparison to just the known universe.  And yet, we have scientists today prancing around pretending to be "almost certain their is no God" and, "God is not necessary for the universe to exist", as if they would somehow know and, we should all just bow down, kiss their Oxford ring of blind faith deception and take their word for it.

Scientists attempting to “prove” abiogenesis theories that life and everything else in the universe somehow randomly appeared all by itself, are fairly comparable to a scientist who was able to shrink into a very tiny version of himself or herself, crawl down inside an automobile engine and observe as the car was being driven down the road, apparent “random” sparks and dust particles flying around inside the automobile engine.  And then concluding, that since these sparks and dust particles have been declared as being “random”, there is therefore, no designer of the automobile engine, nobody is driving the car, there is no road and, no one designed anything at all.

At the bottom line, to say there is no Creator, is to say that computers and everything inside of a computer and, human brains that design computers and, everyone on our planet and everything we design on our planet and, everything else on our planet and, everything else in the universe, magically appeared all by itself.  There is no evidence evolution or any other process can exist unto itself, while there is unfortunately, overwhelming evidence that self-contradicting people claiming to be scientists habitually violate the established rules of science and evidence.
GOD: a perspective; a video of comparative sizes


NOTE 24 - LIFE IN TRANSITION: As far as human beings know here in the 21st Century, the entire universe is in a constant state of transition.  No observed structure in the universe is permanent, whether it is a strand of DNA, a microbe, a frog, a planet, a star, a galaxy, a cluster or a super-cluster of galaxies.  Everything that human beings can detect is in transition, constantly re-arranging, adapting and changing.  Our planet itself and everything contained within our planetary environment, including all of life and everything life is made of, exists in a state of constant and ongoing transition.

If the modern "big bang" theory is correct, everything we can observe traces back to what came out of the big bang.  Life, like everything else tracing back to the big bang, is in a constant state of transition--life is constantly re-arranging, adapting and changing.  If life didn't adapt and change, it obviously wouldn't survive in a constantly changing universal environment.  The modern evidence clearly demonstrates, as far as we know, that the universe and everything contained therein, is created to adapt and change on a grand cosmic scale, very far over our collective heads.

There is no evidence that structures like the universe could magically arise all by themselves and, there is no rational reason for considering that they could, any more than for considering a house could magically arise without any trees for wood, iron for nails or other parts necessary for a house to exist and far more absurdly, without any Builder to conceive of, design and build the house.  Yet, this is precisely what atheists would have us believe, that something as overwhelmingly incredibly complex as the universal reality, could magically arise all by itself.

Rational adults don't believe in magic, nor do rational adults believe in a magically arising energy, motion, light and process called "evolution" or any other process magically existing unto itself.  What we arbitrarily classify as "species" come and go, but life itself marches on. As far as we know today here in the 21st Century and arguably, as far as human science can ever know, life may have existed prior to our current universe and, life may continue to exist, long after our current universe fades away.  Beyond what human scientists can observe and otherwise detect, modern science simply doesn't know.

As any legitimate historian knows, lack of evidence does not equal or prove non-existence. Lack of evidence for Moses outside of the Bible does not prove Moses didn't exist, as certain "pop-culture" pundits posing as historians have a vary bad habit of pretending.  And likewise, lack of evidence for billions of galaxies prior to the 20th Century doesn't mean they didn't exist, a lesson of history apparently lost on far too many narrow-minded intellectuals.

What human beings can observe is neither fairly or legitimately called "evolution".  Rather, it is fairly and legitimately called creation in flux or, creation in transition.  Given the current 21st Century evidence reality, the term "evolution" does not fairly or adequately apply to any known observable reality.


NOTE 25 - ON SPECIES EVOLVING FROM OTHER SPECIES: One of the most blindly accepted and rarely thought through very carefully claims of modern science is, that species “evolve” from other species.  This concept is indoctrinated into the impressionable minds of modern students from elementary school forward.  But, is this in fact really true?  What appears to be actually true, based on the modern evidence, is that all of life is constantly adapting and changing in reaction to an ever-changing universal environment.  As detailed in Note 24 above, this is more fairly and accurately described as “life in transition” rather than evolution.

While all of life continues to adapt and change, human beings have invented a system that artificially divides life up into categories like “species”, “genus” and so on.  Such artificial divisions obviously have no bearing on how life either came to be or actually functions in true universal reality.   It is neither logical, rational or reasonable to claim that a “species”, an arbitrary artificial division of human science, gives rise to another artificial division.  Such a claim is misleading, as what we call birds and snakes and all of life adapted and changed long prior to the existence of any concept of species.  Life long has and continues to function as it does, regardless of how human beings choose to classify and divide life up.

If someone creates an apple pie and then, someone else slices the pie into twelve pieces, it isn't true that one of the pieces gave rise to one of the other pieces.  Rather, someone created the whole pie and then, someone else arbitrarily divided it into pieces.  Individual pieces of the pie have no relevance to how the pie either came to be or functions.   Even if individual pieces of the pie were observed to be constantly adapting and changing, such changes would be due to the nature of how the entire pie was created, rather than being caused by specific individual pieces.  If the pie was instead divided into six or four pieces or, if the pie was left uncut, it would still have come into existence in the same way and, it would still function in the same way.

This is also true of the whole pie of life.  If we call all birds simply a "bird" or, if we divide birds up into many species of birds, doing so has no relevance to how birds either came to be or function within true universal reality.  Human interpretations and artificial divisions of life do not and cannot rationally dictate how life either came to be or functions.   Based on the evidence, it is fair to conclude that all of life is created to adapt and change within a constantly changing universal environment, so that life itself can survive.  This is what the modern evidence overwhelmingly demonstrates when human prejudice is stripped away.

Do species really evolve from other species?  Or, is modern science just pulling our chain, denying the overwhelming evidence of Who is behind the DNA chain of life and larger universal reality?


NOTE 26 - SCIENCE, EDUCATION AND THE BIBLE:  What is true or false is not dependent on how old or recent or what kind of source the information is found in.  Rather, what is true or false from a human perspective, is subject to evidence.  Something claimed by modern science that is contradicted by known evidence is incorrect, the same as something contained in an ancient book that is contradicted by known evidence, is incorrect.  People for thousands of years, long prior to any concept of "science", practiced a type of science, education and technology, from shaping sticks and stones into tools for grinding and cutting food and defending themselves, learning to use fire for warmth, cooking and shaping tools, to comparatively more advanced wheels, spears, bows and arrows, bronze and later iron tools and weapons.

Long before any concept of science, it was deduced based on evidence, that the sun is warmer than the moon, the rain will eventually stop, warmer weather will eventually be followed by cooler weather, seeds planted in certain manner and number will yield an approximate amount of food and, much fundamental but very important knowledge taken for granted today.  Whether information is found in a modern science textbook or an ancient text on astrology does not in itself dictate whether or not the information is either true or false. Rather, what is true or false as far as human beings can know, is subject to evidence. Claims and conclusions without supporting evidence represent superstition, not science.  It is superstitious to say there is a God just because the Bible says so and, it is grossly more superstitious to claim to "disbelieve" there is a Creator, without providing a better explanation supported by evidence, for how else the universe happens to exist.

According to the Bible, "God is love" and if this is true, then it logically follows we need God's help in order to care about ourselves and other people.  And, given the violence, greed, avarice and other human oppression on prime-time display around the globe today, it is inarguable that we humans need to learn how to care about each other better.  The focus of the so-called "God question" invariably becomes a debate over whether or not the universe represents design, rather than if our Creator is willing to help us and if so, how can we actually get God to help us, far more important and valuable questions for humanity. Consider for example, that our Creator just might be able to help us achieve more love, justice, peace and freedom on earth and, help us clean up the mass pollution left in the wake of our science and education.

Although often not treated as science in the same breath as physics and biology, human behavior and in particular, how human beings act in the historical record, are very much a significant important part of science.  According to modern behavioral science evidence, which very much agrees with what Jesus and later Paul taught, greed, hatred, irrational fear, prejudice, envy, stress, tension, murder, rape, theft, false witness, inequality of wealth, slavery, war and other human oppression, arises from what is within all people (source; Encyclopedia Britannica; "Human Sexuality" and related).  What Jesus calls "sin", what the Britannica calls "seething mass within" and what today is sometimes called "human nature", "aberration of the norm", "social maladjustment" and other often deceptive terminology, has not changed since prior to the dawn of human civilization.  Human terminology does not dictate reality, nor does calling sin "social maladjustment" or "human nature" change the reality of human oppression, sorrow, suffering and death.

In the New Testament, Jesus doesn't even bother to address the question of God's existence, nor is there any theology found in the teachings of Jesus, other than simple concepts like "father" and "friend".  Jesus made much use of what was for most of human history called "creation" and today is arbitrarily called "the natural world", as well as use of simple stories of human interactions, to help illustrate what according to Jesus is true.  Rather than religion, the focus of Jesus is centered on human behavior, on how people should treat each other, if we want to live in a more just, peaceful and less oppressive planetary reality.  It was Jesus who insisted on teaching the poor and common people for free.  Unlike some pretend, there is no one else in history remotely like Jesus, who rises head and shoulders above us all.

Jesus very deliberately associates with common average people, those considered less moral than others, "sinners" and tax collectors, the sick and poor and those who are most shunned, trampled and stepped on by society in general; the short of stature Zacchaeus, the blind, the lame and the Samaritans, similar to those branded "illegal aliens" in modern American society.  The pacifist Jesus went out of his way to treat soldiers with dignity and respect and he lifted women up, accepting them into his inner circle, unheard of in his place and time in history.  The story of Jesus is not a story of twelve male disciples following an isolated religious cult leader but rather, the story of Jesus is of thousands of men and women leaving their normal jobs and tasks behind, often dragging their children along with them, flocking to hear a poor unheralded common man speak, who without benefit of modern theaters, microphones or entertainment, could hold thousands of tired, thirsty and hungry people in awe for several days at a stretch.

Unlike the Greek philosophers and many others in human history, who focused on teaching a select few, Jesus is perhaps the first prominent person of note to teach the common people, sinners and poor for free.  Jesus is a true advocate for free public education if there ever was one.  Compare modern United States society, which extracts huge sums from taxpayers to support public education and requires students to pass difficult entrance exams and spend vast sums to attend modern universities, while they and/or their parents often remain indebted for many years.  The concept that we can know the truth and the truth will make us free is a profound teaching, providing us both the correct goal and correct purpose of education; the goal to know what is true and the purpose, so we can be free.

Compare this to modern education, which divides reality up into non-connected and often non-correlated categories, pretending that God is not a question for science.  Thus, implying there is no God and otherwise, insinuating to a student that God doesn't know how his own universe works and what God knows is unimportant to learning, as if our teachers are somehow wiser than our Creator. In the United States, typically the motivation provided for learning is focused on money; students are taught to study hard so they can earn a scholarship, so they can afford to go to college, so they can earn a better income.  Meanwhile, it is forbidden by law for a public school teacher to teach students we should love our neighbors as ourselves and to teach the other concepts and ideas of who historian Will Durant called by far, the greatest mind in human history.  Quite obviously, given the growing poverty and widening gap between the wealthy and poor, what is called "education" in the United States today isn't working out very well.

The message of Jesus is that the common people, the average people of human society, are individually of extreme value to God and, each one of us has the potential to significantly help humanity and leave a lasting, positive footprint.  It is not that the wealthy, powerful, educated and elite of society aren't valuable but rather, that we are all of great and value and, God can use the "least" of us to help humanity in profound and positive ways.  Rather than conservative or liberal, Jesus and the New Testament Paul focus on freedom verses non-freedom and, love verses hatred, selfishness and self-importance at the expense of others. Freedom is a much better idea than either liberal or conservative; someone who is free can be as liberal or conservative as they choose, on any issue and in any given situation.  Love and freedom go hand in glove and, there is far more to freedom than meets the casual eye. Freedom is learned through experience in the reality of our daily lives, like Jesus taught us, one day at a time.

Jesus seems to condemn no one other than conservative religious leaders, who he repeatedly roundly and soundly condemns openly to their face, even while eating in a religious leader's own home.  Jesus very much seems to think the famous, powerful, well-heeled, well-educated and self righteous religious elite of society are no better than the rest of us.  Not only did no one every speak like Jesus, no one ever remotely acted like Jesus either, nor did anyone remotely share the same common people and sinner vision and focus clearly demonstrated in his life and teachings.  Jesus insists we all need God's help in order to "overcome" evil with good and have love, justice and peace on earth.  It would be easier to make the sun disappear from a cloudless summer sky, than to win an argument with Jesus.

Some people have been heard to ask, "what kind of God would sacrifice his own son?" and, "how could a God who cares sacrifice his own son?".  Such questions fail to consider a well-known fact many who work in hospitals can readily confirm.  Human parents of a child who is suffering badly from disease or has been severely injured in an accident, have been heard to cry, "I would gladly take the place of my child if I could", "only if it could be me instead of my child" and similar expressions of deep sorrow, when witnessing their child severely suffering.

Thus, the story of the cross becomes the story of the greatest expression of love known in the history of humanity, the story of a God who cares so much about human beings, that he is willing to endure the immense agony of his only son in order to help us.  Based on how human parents are known to react when seeing their own son or daughter badly suffering, it is fair to say that our Father in heaven sacrificing his only son for us, represents a far greater sacrifice than if he had instead, sacrificed himself.  It is fair to say those who fail to understand why, have no idea what love is or what is meant by, "for God so loved the people".

Below is a link comparing what modern science claims and what the Bible says is true.  Some of the information at this link is well over ten years old and though considerable new evidence has been discovered since, much of the content remains relevant today:
Random Chance A-Z Primer of Science and the Bible


MIND-BENDING CLAIMS OF MODERN SCIENCE

1) There are estimated to be as many tiny particles in one grain of sand, as there is sand in all of the Sahara Desert to an average depth of ten feet.  And yet, the vast majority of what makes up a grain of sand appears to be empty space.

2) A recent theory suggests that matter might not really be mostly empty space but rather, what appears to be empty space might in fact be filled with unimaginably tiny bits of energy much smaller than a neutrino.  However, matter from our view today appears to be mostly empty space, so much so, that all of the particles of matter that make up all of the people on earth would fit in an area about the size of a cube of sugar, if all of what appears to be empty space was removed.

3) The Great Galaxy in Andromeda, also known as M-31, contains an estimated 1 trillion stars and is estimated to be 2 to 5 times as large as our own Milky Way Galaxy.  Yet there are an estimated ten trillion microbes that inhabit an average adult human being, ten times the number of estimated stars in Galaxy M-31.  And still, most viruses are about ten times smaller than most microbes.  It is believed there are more viruses inhabiting the earth than all microbes and other forms of life combined.  According to the Britannica, science knows almost nothing about viruses compared to what there is yet to learn.

4) It is estimated there are over eight times as many molecules in a cup of water (8.36 x 10 to the 24th power) as there are estimated stars in the known universe (10 to the 24th power), although some scientists believe there may be many more stars than current estimates assume.  Some scientists believe the “known” universe is only a small fraction of the size of the total universe and, that the universe has 6-11 or more dimensions, of which we can detect only 3 plus time.  It has been proposed that there may be as many universes as there are stars in our own and, some scientists now refer to the "eternal multi-verse", a growing quantity of universes stretching to infinity, a concept essentially beyond the grasp of the human brain to even remotely comprehend.  Some quantum physicists have proposed that the reason the sub-atomic world seems to act strangely to us, in comparison to the macro-world, is because particles of matter might be traveling in and out of dimensions that we cannot detect.  Thus, bits of matter may only appear from our 3-dimensional perspective (plus time) to “randomly” arise and disappear.

5) According to modern science research, the Sahara Desert, which is about the same size as the entire United States, was covered by a large ocean about 3 million years ago.  Since then, every 20,000 years like clockwork, the Sahara changes from being a large desert into a vast green vegetation region containing fresh water lakes, some larger than the Great Lakes in the United States.  This drastic change is caused by a wobble in the earth’s orbit, changing weather patterns over Africa and causing vast quantities of rain to fall on what is currently the largest desert on earth.  The last such change occurred about 5,500 years ago.  Currently, there is a vast amount of fresh water located underneath the Sahara that has been trapped there for about 3 million years, creating the occasional oasis when this water breaches the surface.  Scientists and engineers are already tapping this giant underground reservoir for oil exploration and are attempting to use it to create viable farmland.  It is estimated there is only enough water to last for about 100 years of oil exploration and farming and then, it will be gone until the next Sahara greening cycle occurs about 14,500 years from now.

6) There are an estimated billion, billion, billion micro-organisms in two to three drops of ocean water.  Scientists have classified over one hundred unique species or subspecies found within this same amount of ocean water and, it appears that each species or subspecies communicates in a distinct manner.  It has also been discovered that unlike previously assumed, sub-atomic and atomic particles do not whirl randomly around the nucleus of an atom.  Rather, they are arranged, woven and entwined in intricate patterns; such patterns being necessary for creating differences among elements.

7) If we could turn on all of the universal "lights" and see everything in every dimension all at once, what we perceive of as being mostly "empty" space might appear to be more crowded than a large city on earth.  Given the established historical track record of science, it is very likely that modern humans know virtually nothing about what is really true about our universe, from a true universal and beyond (logos) perspective.  What is proudly viewed as "science" today only a century or two from now, may well appear as rudimentary and backward as the 'science' of the pre-Neolithic Era appears to us here in the 21st Century.



SOME RELATED CHAPTERS IN BOOK
(listed in order of appearance)

DOES THE ACLU REALLY DEFEND THE FIRST AMENDMENT?

IS THERE REALLY LIFE IN THE FUTURE?

DO CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIANS REALLY FOLLOW JESUS?

IS ATHEISM SCIENTIFIC?

SHOULD WE LAY DOWN OUR SWORDS?

IS RICHARD DAWKINS SMARTER THAN JESUS?

ARE ATHEISTS REALLY HONEST ABOUT WAR?

ARE PEOPLE REALLY SHEEP?

IS THE BIBLE REALLY ACCURATE?

DOES BELIEF IN GOD CAUSE HUMAN OPPRESSION?

IS THE GOLDEN RULE REALLY THE BEST IDEA?

GOD: a perspective

ARE PEOPLE REALLY SINNERS?




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