Exploring the Social Imagination

Friday, December 18, 2015

Rejecting Evolution ~ Embracing a Creator in the Social Imagination

"What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived”— the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual realities with Spirit-taught words ~ 2 Corinthians 2:9-13.

Living things on earth are fundamentally similar in the way that their basic anatomical structures develop and in their chemical compositions.  No matter whether they are simple single-celled protozoa or highly complex organisms with billions of cells, they all begin as single cells that reproduce themselves by similar division processes.  After a limited life span, they also all grow old and die.

All living things on earth share the ability to create complex molecules out of carbon and a few other elements.  In fact, 99% of the proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and other molecules of living things are made from only 6 of the 92 most common elements.  This is not a mere coincidence. All plants and animals receive their specific characteristics from their parents by inheriting particular combinations of genes.  Molecular biologists have discovered that genes are, in fact, segments of DNA molecules in our cells. These segments of DNA contain chemically coded recipes for creating proteins by linking together particular amino acids in specific sequences.

All of the tens of thousands of types of proteins in living things are mostly made of only 20 kinds of amino acids.  Despite the great diversity of life on our planet, the simple language of the DNA code is the same for all living things.  This is evidence of the fundamental molecular unity of life.
In addition to molecular similarities, most living things are alike in that they either get the energy needed for growth, repair, and reproduction directly from sunlight, by photosynthesis or they get it indirectly by consuming green plants and other organisms that eat plants.

All of these major chemical similarities between living things can be most logically accounted for by assuming that they either share a common ancestry or they came into existence as a result of similar natural processes.  These facts make it difficult to accept a theory of special and independent creation of different species.

The argument above seems almost logical in the social imagination. However, there is no logic about it.

It is mere agreement reality.  In the social reality and that is all there is, all we have as confirmation of what is real is through agreement. We think we have what we call science to prove our suppositions but what is science based on? Math, then what is math based on? Only that which our social mind gives credit or credence to, math and science included. 

The problem with this argument for life is that it is flawed. How? The above supposes that all life came from non living substances – chemicals. There is no scientific data to back that up. There is no evidence that our universe has the power of self-organization. Mathematicians have calculated that the probability of life emerging from chance chemical interaction is impossible. 

Look around, if we could produce a life from non living chemicals, then we could turn a rock into a man. There would be no need of evolution to do that.  In a recent article by William Crone, an apologetic, we read that mathematicians have no actual equation for this. Sir Fred Holye a respected astrophysicist from Cambridge University calculated that the probability of one living cell developing by chance from non-living material would be 1 x 10 to the 40,000 power.  That is a hugely enormous probability; and, one which is not provable.  

A theory it may be but theory is not science.  If we want to hold onto something tangible, then science to be called science has to prove something to be real to us... even if it is only real to us through agreement. Supposing that life is possible through non living chemicals could never be agreed upon.  Statistically speaking, it isn’t even possible for life to appear by chance alone. With these odds it is difficult to see how anyone could possibly believe that the origin of life was merely a random chance event. In fact, given the odds it is totally irrational to think this is true. 

But, what about this rock layer and what about this feathered creature of old, and what about this discovery of early man? What about that? There is no direct correlation of these things with non living chemicals except for the rock layer.  The problem with rock layer carbon dating is that rock is non living, what we test in it is carbon remains from living things. And, what we know is that living things do not come from non living things.

We can agree that through carbon dating, it appears that one thing or something came from this or that over a period of time; yet, it still does not confirm the basic premise of evolution which is that living things came from non living chemicals. If you say that evolution actually states the opposite which is that life came from simple living forms, then what made those simple living forms and other simple living forms and on and on and on? Was there ever an original living form? But, then how could that be proved? There has to be agreement reality, but let us agree then that what we do know is from our past and present experiences of how things come into existence which is that a complex design such as life, calls for a complex designer who is alive! 

For those that insist on evolution which says that from non living chemicals comes life, then who or what is the cause for that possibility? "And (the) base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, ... things which are not to bring to nought things that are. 1 COR 1?26-28.

"... what was/is seen is not made from that which is seen." Hebrews 11:4

"... we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal ". 2 COR 4:18. 

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