Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Indescribable


I am starting a blog series that will look at creation science. Since people seem to think that you can either believe the Bible or science, but not both, these blogs will show that many deep thinking scientists also believe the Bible, and that, in reality, Darwinism is the one that is opposed to science. 




I’m always interested in nature and science, and how both scream that there had to have been an Intelligent Designer. That is why I was drawn to Louie Giglio’s and Matt Redman’s book Indescribable (David C. Cook). I want to use this blog to point out some of the breathtaking facts that they shared about our solar system.

Consider our moon and how it is perfectly suited for life for us here on Earth. “If the Moon were larger, it would cause Earth to tilt so far on it’s axis that the side facing the Sun would experience unbearable heat while the opposite side of Earth would know perpetual subzero winter (p.25).” The Moon is the perfect size to give Earth a tilt of 23.4 degrees. Are we to thank random chance for this, or does this alert us to the fact that there is a Creator?

Let us also think about the stars. Scientists now estimate that there are more stars in the visible universes than there are grains of sand on every beach and desert in the world. It is believed that there are between 100 and 200 billion galaxies in the universe, each of which contains hundreds of billions of stars (p.33)” Did each of these innumerable stars randomly evolve, or were they created? The more the universe is explored and the larger we find that it is, the harder evolution is to accept. There is estimated to be a staggering 70,000 million million million stars in the visible universe alone (p.43).

What about the Milky Way galaxy where Earth is? On a smaller scale model, if our solar system were represented by a quarter, then the Milky Way would be the size of North America (p.53). Instead of a quarter, let’s use a golf ball. If Earth were the size of a gold ball, here is how it would compare to other bodies in space:

If Earth were the size of a golf ball, our Sun would be 15 feet in diameter. If Earth were the size of a golf ball, the star Betelgeuse would be the size of 6 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other. If Earth were the size of a golf ball, Mu Cephei star would be as wide as two Golden Gate Bridges put end to end. And if Earth were the size of a golf ball, then the star VY Canis Majoris would be the height of Mount Everest (p.146-148).

This golf ball scale helps us to comprehend just how small our planet is in comparison to the rest of the universe. When Darwin dreamt up his theory of evolution he thought there was little more than 2,000 stars in the rest of the universe, and no one knew what or how big they were. The more we find out, the more unlikely it is that they all just evolved.

And yet we continually here that God and science are at odds with each, as if as Christians we can either believe the Bible or give in and believe in the overwhelming science of evolution. The problem is that there is no actual evidence to prove evolution, and for decades scientists have pushed frauds off as evidence. That is why I was glad to see Giglio and Redman include quotes from NASA astronauts, scientists, astronomers, physicists, a Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry, a Director of the Human Genome Project, a Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and a host of philosophers who believe in Creation because of science, not in spite of it.

When I began to realize how vast our universe truly is, I was reminded that our Creator God truly is Indescribable.       

4 comments:

Jesse Fleming said...

This is one of the books I've been very interested to read, just haven't had the chance/time to buy it. Thanks for reminding me about it! Amazing sometimes how little we think of God and put Him in a box when He is just so big!

Tommy Mann said...

It is a very good book with good pictures too. The only problem I had with it is that the pictures are black and white. Outer space pics do much better in color.

Jesse Fleming said...

^Totally agree lol. Might have to order it on the next PC. Also thought about buying a few Jerry Vines books as well.

Tommy Mann said...

Can't go wrong with Jerry Vines!