There are ONLY Two Possible Worldviews (*Ontological Primitives*) that can be held to account for how we (Universe/Us) are here;
Nature (Matter) [Unguided] or Intelligent Agency (God) [Guided]
George Wald (Nobel Laureate Medicine and Physiology)…
“The reasonable view was to believe in SPONTANEOUS GENERATION; the only alternative, to believe in a single, primary act of SUPERNATURAL CREATION. *THERE IS NO THIRD POSITION*.” Wald, G., “The Origin of Life,” Scientific American, 191 : 45-46, 1954. http://www.academia.edu/2739607/Scientific_GOD_Journal (Page 175-176)
Let’s break this down…
1) “The reasonable view was to believe in SPONTANEOUS GENERATION“. Nature (UnGuided)
“The ONLY Alternative” …
2) “a single, primary act of SUPERNATURAL CREATION .” God (Guided)
*”THERE IS NO THIRD POSITION“*. ERGO… True Dichotomy:
Nature (UnGuided) vs. God (Guided)
If you outright Refute/Rule Out One Choice; THEN, based on the Laws of Logic — you Ipso Facto MUST ‘believe’ the other…
Disjunctive Syllogism: A logical argument of the form that if there are only two possibilities, and one of them is ruled out, then the other MUST BE TRUE.
Therefore, the Atheist’s “Creator” MUST BE …: “Matter“/(Nature) …i.e., Philosophical Naturalism/Realism.
If your choice is “Nature” (Philosophical Naturalism/Realism, aka: atheism)…you kinda have some BIG PROBLEMS:
Matter CAN NOT create itself because that would mean it Existed prior to its Existence. Logical Seppuku and…
“The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness [i.e., mind independent reality — Philosophical Naturalism/Realism, aka: atheism] turns out to be IN CONFLICT with QUANTUM MECHANICS and with facts established *BY EXPERIMENT*.” Bernard d’Espagnat (Particle Physicist): The Quantum Theory and Reality; Scientific American, 1979, p. 151. https://www.scientificamerican.com/media/pdf/197911_0158.pdf
Matter/Light is Derivative (*The Consequent*). Consciousness — “Knowledge” is Primary (*Necessary Antecedent*).
“It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man. With the proof now in place, cosmologists can no longer hide behind the possibility of a past-eternal universe. *THERE IS NO ESCAPE*: they have to face the problem of a *COSMIC BEGINNING*“. Alexander Vilenkin, “Many Worlds in One: The Search For Other Universes” (Hill & Wang, 2006), p. 176.
“The Universe CAN’T have existed forever. We KNOW there must have been an *ABSOLUTE BEGINNING A FINITE TIME AGO*.” Professor Paul Davies, “The Big Questions: In the Beginning”, ABC Science Online, interview with Phillip Adams. http://www.abc.net.au/science/bigquestions/s460625.htm
“This argument about whether or not the universe had a beginning, persisted into the 19th and 20th centuries. It was conducted mainly on the basis of theology and philosophy, with little consideration of observational evidence. This may have been reasonable, given the notoriously unreliable character of cosmological observations, until fairly recently. The cosmologist, Sir Arthur Eddington, once said, ‘Don’t worry if your theory doesn’t agree with the observations, because they are probably wrong.’ But if your theory disagrees with the *Second Law of Thermodynamics*, it is in bad trouble. In fact, the theory that the universe has existed forever is in Serious Difficulty with the *Second Law of Thermodynamics*. The Second Law, states that disorder always increases with time. Like the argument about human progress, it indicates that there *MUST HAVE BEEN A BEGINNING*.” Stephen Hawking: The Beginning of Time. http://www.hawking.org.uk/the-beginning-of-time.html
Actually, Sir Arthur Eddington said this…
“If your theory is found to be AGAINST the SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS, I can give you no hope; there is nothing for [your theory] but to COLLAPSE IN THE DEEPEST HUMILIATION.” Arthur S. Eddington, The Nature of the Physical World (1930), p. 74.
Therefore everyone MUST BE a CREATIONIST !!! OR …
DENY The Laws of Thermodynamics and Quantum Mechanics !!!!
Scientific PROOFS of ‘THE’ CREATOR:
Bear in mind, these are NOT ‘Belief Propositions’ they are KNOWLEDGE CLAIMS.
1. INFORMATION/”CODE”/Software is ONLY ever ever ever CAUSED by Intelligent Agency, Without Exception !! That is…whenever we find INFORMATION existing and trace it back to it’s source…it invariably leads to an Intelligent Agent EVERY SINGLE TIME !!
1. Library of Congress. 2. ALL Books. 3. ALL Newspapers. 4. ALL Languages. 5. ALL Computer Software. 6. *THE INFORMATION AGE !!!*
If you ‘cry foul’ and claim there is No “Information“ or “CODE” in the “GENETIC CODE ” (smh), you’re SCREWED…
“DNA has two types of *DIGITAL INFORMATION* — the genes that encode proteins, which are the molecular machines of life, and the gene regulatory networks that specify the behaviour of the genes.” Hood, L., Galas, D.,: The Digital Code of DNA: Nature 421, 444-448 (23 January 2003) | doi :10.1038/nature01410
“The genetic code performs a mapping between the sequences of the four nucleotides in mRNA to the sequences of the 20 amino acids in protein. It is highly relevant to the origin of life that the genetic code is constructed to confront and solve the problems of communication and recording by THE SAME PRINCIPLES found both in the GENETIC INFORMATION SYSTEM and in MODERN COMPUTER and COMMUNICATION CODES.” Yockey, HP; Origin of life on earth and Shannon’s theory of communication. In open problems of computational molecular biology. Computers and Chemistry; 24(1):105-123, Jan 2000
“There is enough storage capacity in the DNA of a single lily seed or a single salamander sperm to store the Encyclopædia Britannica 60 times over. Some species of the unjustly called ‘primitive’ amoebas have as much INFORMATION in their DNA as 1,000 Encyclopædia Britannica’s“. Richard Dawkins; The Blind Watchmaker, p. 116
I have roughly 1.8 Million more in SUPPORT, if needed.
If Not — The Null Hypothesis (The DEFAULT) STANDS !!!
Therefore: *’A CREATOR’*.
CODE contains Information (Such as a Book, Morse Code, DNA, Instructions, etc). Information is ONLY created by Authors. (Intelligent Agent). DNA is a CODE. Therefore, DNA has an Author. (‘A CREATOR’)
ps.Question: If you’re an atheist (Philosophical Naturalist/Realism) who’s QUINTESSENTIAL CORNERSTONE ‘BELIEF’ is that Matter/Energy is ALL that there is, how do you account for THE EXISTENCE OF INFORMATION, Por Favor ?? When…
Norbert Wiener Professor Mathematics MIT…
“Information is Information, neither MATTER nor ENERGY.”
Wiener, N., Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, Hermann et Cie, The Technology Press, Paris, 1948.
????????? I’ll say it for Ya…
2. Quantum Mechanics:
a. Observe a Phenomenon: Photons/elementary particles/atoms/molecules exhibit both “Wave-Like” and Particle behavior.
b. Alternative Hypothesis: If the “which-path Information“ is KNOWN or can be KNOWN then we WILL observe Wave-Function Collapse. (i.e., “No Interference”: Matter Existing).
Independent Variable: Known vs Unknown Paths (Experimental Setup). Dependent Variable: Matter Existing.
Null Hypothesis: If the “which-path Information” is KNOWN or can be KNOWN then we WILL NOT observe Wave-Function Collapse. (i.e., “Interference”: No Matter)..
c. Experiment: Which one of the Thousands (Without Exception !!) would you like ??
1. Xiao-song Ma et al. (2013): Quantum erasure with causally disconnected choice. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110, pp. 1221-1226.
“The presence of *PATH INFORMATION* anywhere in the universe is sufficient to prohibit any possibility of interference. It is irrelevant whether a future observer might decide to acquire it. The mere possibility is enough.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3557028/
[THEREFORE, The LACK of ‘which-path’ Information anywhere in the Universe is sufficient enough to prohibit any possibility of Wave Function Collapse. i.e. NO Formation of Matter !!]
2. Kim, Y-H. et al. (2000). A Delayed Choice Quantum Eraser; Physical Review Letters 84, pp. 1–5.
The authors show not only that “Knowledge” of ‘which-path’ Information SOLELY collapses “The Wave Function” but can accurately predict future actions of “wave-like” and particle behavior after the Signal Photon has registered and before it’s twin Idler has arrived; i.e., QM phenomena transcend Time and Space. SEE also: Walborn SP et al 2002, Scarcelli G et al 2005. http://cds.cern.ch/record/381875/files/9903047.pdf
In Conclusion, this Experiment Unequivocally Validates:
a. Knowledge (Knowing) the ‘which-path’ Information ALONE causes Wave Function Collapse. b. Decoherence (physical interaction with measuring devices) DOES NOT cause Wave Function Collapse. c. QM Phenomena transcend Time and Space. i.e., ‘Space-Time’ has NO MEANING in Quantum Mechanics. (Special Note: “c.” PUMMELS the MythoMatheMagical “Philosopher with a Calculator” Einstein into the Incoherent Oblivion !! )
ERGO: “Matter” (Our Reality) doesn’t exist without, FIRST: A “Knower”/Existence of the “Which-Path” Information.
That is MATTER is Derivative (*The Consequent*). Consciousness — “Knowledge” is Primary (*Necessary Antecedent*).
Another Fatal Dagger: “Non-Locality“ ( “Instantaneous Actions at a Distance” ):
To overturn the Scientific Falsification of “Locality” and by direct proxy — Philosophical Naturalism/Realism (atheism); whereby invalidating Idealism “Christianity” (which is NOT a “religion”, btw) and as an ancillary benefit collect yourself a ‘Feather in your Cap’ Nobel Prize…
A Nobel Prize AND $1,000,000(USD) is being offered: All you have to do is… Prove Naïve Realism or Local Realism is True and not Observation Dependent. 8+ Years and still no takers, I wonder why?
Alice in Wonderland has more veracity and is more tenable than Philosophical Naturalism/Realism aka: atheism.
Therefore: *’A CREATOR’*.
3. Laws of Thermodynamics:
1st Law of Thermodynamics (1LOT): The total amount of matter-energy in the universe is constant. (Nature/Natural Law CAN NOT create or destroy Matter/Energy, they can only change form).
2nd Law of Thermodynamics (2LOT): The amount of energy available for work is running out, the Universe is moving inexorably to “Maximum Entropy” or Heat Death (The Big Chill).
If the total amount of matter-energy is constant, and the amount of usable energy is decreasing, then the Universe will End — the ‘Heat Death’ (The Big Chill) of the Universe; ERGO…it had a BEGINNING (CREATION)—and not the ‘big bang’ Pseudo-Science Trainwreck.
Since the First Law (1LOT) states that Nature/Natural Law CAN NOT create or destroy Matter/Energy. AND… Since the Universe had a BEGINNING (2LOT), AND… Since there are ONLY Two Choices, (Nature vs Intelligent Design)— for ‘The HOW’ of that Beginning… AND… Since “Matter” (Nature) CAN’T Pre-Exist before it’s Existence then Poof itself into Existence (before that… Poof itself from Nothing into Pre-Existence)…
Therefore: *’A CREATOR’*.
4. Functional Sequence/Specified Complexity:
Hallmarks reveal: Intent, Purpose, Planning, Choice, Interlinked Systems, often with Contingency, CONTRIVED !!!; without deterministic law like necessity.
Random (RSC): fgskztosbclgdsk…Aftermath of a Tornado. Order (OSC): hhhhdddduuuu…Crystals, Snowflakes, Sand Dunes, Fractals.
*Functional Sequence/Specified Complexity (FSC):* “It Puts The Lotion in the Basket”, Sand Castles, The Genetic CODE, Barbecue Grills, Indy Cars, Hyper-NanoTech Machines and Robots (Kinesin, ATP Synthase, Flagellum, Cilia….ad nauseam) et al.
So RSC and OSC = “Nature” construct.
*FSC = Intelligent Design Construct.*
The Difference between this…
The Functional Sequence/Specified Complexity of a single ‘Alleged’ primitive cell DWARFS that of this Sand Castle by
“In brief, living organisms are distinguished by their *SPECIFIED COMPLEXITY*. Crystals are usually taken as the prototypes of simple well-specified structures, because they consist of a very large number of identical molecules packed together in a uniform way. Lumps of granite or random mixtures of polymers are examples of structures that are complex but not specified. The crystals fail to qualify as living because they lack complexity; the mixtures of polymers fail to qualify because they LACK SPECIFICITY“. Orgel, Leslie E. ; The Origins of Life: Molecules and Natural Selection, pg. 189 (Chapman & Hall: London, 1973)
“The attempts to relate the idea of order…with biological organization or *SPECIFICITY* must be regarded as a play on words that cannot stand careful scrutiny. Informational macromolecules can code genetic messages and therefore can carry information because the sequence of bases or residues is affected very little, if at all, by [self-organizing] physico-chemical factors”. H.P. Yockey; “A Calculation of Probability of Spontaneous Biogenesis by Information Theory”; Journal of Theoretical Biology 67, 1977; p. 390.
“The point is that in a non-isolated (open) system there exists a possibility for formation of ordered, low-entropy structures at sufficiently low temperatures. This ordering principle is responsible for the APPEARANCE of ordered structures such as crystals as well as for the phenomena of phase transitions [Snowflakes, Ice Crystals, etc]. UNFORTUNATELY this principle *CANNOT EXPLAIN* the formation of BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES.” I. Prigogine, G. Nicolis and A. Babloyants, Physics Today 25(11):23 (1972)
No amount of RSC or OSC or the combination thereof, will EVER lead to *FSC*.
Cholecystokinin: is a Peptide Hormone “Functional Protein” produced in the mucosal epithelium of the small intestine and stimulates release of Digestive Enzymes from the Pancreas vital for digestion and absorption… Without it, YOU DIE.
Albumin: a “Functional Protein” is ONLY produced by the Liver. It’s consists of a single polypeptide chain of 580 amino acids. Of its many functions, its Main Function is to maintain intravascular oncotic (colloid osmotic) pressure. It’s vital to homeostasis… Without it, YOU DIE.
They are *Functionally Specific/Sequentially Complex* …you cannot interchange them. They are Specifically Designed for their Specific Roles and Specific Functions.
If you’re still having a case of the ‘Willful Stupids’ with “COMPLEXITY” or Mindlessly PARROTING Pseudo-Science Priests, call/email the SETI Institute (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and ask them how they tell the difference between RSC/OSC and *Functional Sequence/Specified Complexity (FSC)*; They’ll ‘Tighten Your Shot Group’ Right Quick !!
“INFORMATION” (All of Biology (LIFE): The Genetic Code — Replication/Transcription/Translation, All Metabolic Pathways etc; All of Physics: Quantum Mechanics), Basically, ALL OF REALITY, are the Quintessential Examples of…
*Functional Sequence/Specified Complexity (FSC)*
Therefore: *’A CREATOR’*.
The Largest Escrow Closing in the History of the Universe is at the Door; what’s your choice ?? . Choose Wisely