Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Miles-a-Minute Challenge #37: The Universe

Here's my challenge answer for today's Miles-a-Minute video, "Rolls Royce."

Discuss/Describe your view of how the universe came to be.

I do not believe the universe came to be by accident. I just can't. When I look at nature and how complex and beautiful it is, I just cannot believe it's an accident. When I study science and see how complex the human body is, and the human genome and such, I can't see how that's an accident either, or how we could've come from apes or from weird, slouching ape men like Lucy or Peking Man. I mean, even after taking Physical Anthropology and Human Heredity, both at secular schools which would've taught evolution (they did in the Anthropology class), I still couldn't be convinced otherwise.

Even Charles Darwin, the father of evolution theory, couldn't help but acknowledge the beauty of nature. He ends his book On the Origin of Species thus:

"There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."

So I'm sorry, I can't believe the universe began randomly. The Big Bang (or "Event One," as they call it in the Doctor Who universe), if it did indeed happen, could not have happened on its own anyway. It was an explosion - that is, an exothermal reaction. One that created matter. And which would require energy (just like any explosion). But according to science, neither matter nor energy can just be created out of the blue. The law of conservation of matter states that matter cannot be created or destroyed, and the law of conservation of energy says the same for energy. Also, as Miles points out in the video, the second law of thermodynamics basically proves that an explosion cannot create organized order, that rather it would create disorder (aka entropy). So that explosion couldn't have happened on its own, for those reasons. Not to mention that there's the law of cause and effect (aka the law of causation), a law generally accepted by scientists to be true, which says everything in the universe must have a cause. (More on that, and how God fits into that, in this article). 

Anyway, that's my 2 cents on that.

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