Post Mortem

is creation and evolution compatible?

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/13/2020 12:31:34 PM IST

 Have you ever doubt your Faith or even your existence? Is there an afterlife? What is the purpose of life? How did it all begin in the first place? I’m sure everyone has thought of all these just like Flo Rida, Spinning our heads right round. 

I don’t want to use the term ‘Science’ simply because Science means knowledge, defined as the intellectual and practical activity encompassing the study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation, experiment and demonstration. When we discuss specifically about Evolution, strictly speaking, it cannot be observed or tested any more or less than intelligent design. Neither the origin of the universe nor the origin of life can be directly tested or observed. Both Creation and Evolution require a level of faith to be accepted. 
According to Astrophysicist and Cosmologists our universe began with a singularity- a point of infinite density and temperature, born about 13.7 billion years ago in a massive expansion that blew space up like a gigantic balloon. That in a nutshell, is the Big Bang theory, which virtually all Cosmologists and theoretical Physicists support. The evidence supporting the idea is convincing since the universe is still expanding even now at an ever-accelerating rate. A various passages in the Bible like Isaiah 42, Psalms 104, etc., God speaks about Stretching out the heavens. However, does these passages implies literally? 
One of the most, if not the most brilliant Theoretical Physicist, Stephen Hawkins draws a boundary between cosmic Evolution and intelligent design. He stated that the great mystery at the heart of the Big Bang is to explain how an entire universe can materialize out of nothing. The secret lies in the law of Physics which demands the existence of ‘negative energy’. With a simple analogy, Imagine a man wants to build a hill on a flat piece of land. The hill represents the universe. To make this hill he digs a hole in the ground and uses that soil to dig his hill. But of course he’s not just making a hole. In effect a negative version of the hill. The stuff that was in the hole has now become the hill, so it all perfectly balances out. When the Big Bang produced a massive amount of positive energy, it simultaneously produced the same amount of negative energy. The positive and negative add up to zero. Space itself is a vast store of negative energy, according to Hawking; the universe was once a very small- perhaps smaller than a proton, this means something quite remarkable happened. It means the universe itself, in all its mind-boggling vastness and complexity, could simply have popped into existence without violating the known laws of nature. The laws of nature itself tell us that not only could the universe have popped into existence without any existence, like a proton, and have required nothing in terms of energy, but also it is possible that nothing caused the Big Bang. If the universe adds up to nothing, then you don’t need a God to create it. The universe is the ultimate free lunch. At least that’s what he said.  Technically, there are four components to create a universe, namely Time, Energy, Space and matter. In the first chapter of the Bible which reads, In the Beginning (Time) God Created (Energy) the Heavens (Space) and the Earth (Matter). They need to co-exist in order. God created the laws of nature and is above all, that is why he is ‘Supernatural’. If the creation account is true, God himself is outside the dimension of time. In other words he is timeless, meaning he is right there when you were born and standing right in front during your funeral at the same time, I mean at the same moment. 
(To be concluded)
Atsulo Thyu 

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