Month: December 2011

Fundamental Flaws of “Science”

Why does “science” struggle so much with the most basic “particles” that make up “matter”? If you’ve been watching any of the PBS, “Nova” series of programs about “the universe”, you’ve heard all about such concepts as, “quantum physics” and “string theory”. Quantum theory tries to understand the odd relationships between subatomic particles, or the smallest components of matter that we know about. Einstein showed that atoms are tiny packages of energy(to the effect of E=Mc2) and that if we could find a way to release that energy, enormous amounts of  energy was available. This energy is harnessed in these tiny atoms within the relationships between even tinier “particles” that compose the atoms. But these “particles” aren’t exactly tiny beads as they are usually depicted. They are mysterious entities that do exhibit a certain set of characteristics that we refer to as, “quanta”. That is, they impose a certain order on one another. And that order can be change in some ways by applying energy or exposing different variants of atoms to each other and letting them interact. In the process these atoms will make predictable energy rearrangements to return to a more stable state. Tungsten wire that is heated by…

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Beyond Electromechanics

When I turn the ignition key to my car an electric circuit is made that let’s electrons flow into a coil of wire in my starter which makes a strong magnetic field that pulls a steel rod that moves a gear at then end of a motor so it meshes with another gear and then completes another electrical circuit and spins the starter motor turning the meshed gears and the attached gasoline engine’s crankshaft so it can start running. That may seem like a complex chain of events, but it is all based on very basic physics and chemistry. There is electrically induced magnetism, levers, the application of mechanical advantage using levers and of course the art of metal fabrication and so on. There is a very definite level of sophistication in such a system. That’s why motorcyclists refer to the starter button (the key doesn’t operate the starter for them, a button does) as the “magic button”. Many a time I’ve exhausted myself trying to “kick start” a stubborn motorcycle! Yet, such a system is pathetically crude when compared to the machinery that makes my finger move in order to push the button, or turn the key. Each cell in…

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Taking a Closer Look at Genesis

This is a brief look at the first chapter of Genesis. I’ll try to focus on just what the scriptures say and cut through stuff that I or others might “want” it to say. I’ll be using the New American Standard Bible (NASB) since that translation is considered by many to be the least paraphrased english Bible version. Genesis Chapter 1:  1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.  6 Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7 God made the expanse, and separated the waters which were below the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse; and it was…

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