Gospel Gazette, Bible Articles

Vol. 1, No. 9 Page 4 September 1999

Gospel Gazette, Bible Articles

The Dark Side of the Cosmos

By David P. Everson

Quoting from Time magazine, January 18, 1993, "As astronomers struggle to illuminate the nature of dark matter, a new report hints that as much as 97% of the universe could be made of the mystery stuff." And so continues man's feeble attempt to understand the creation of the universe by the all powerful God, the Creator.

When Charles Alcock peers up at the nighttime sky, he wonders not at the luminous stars but at the blackness that enfolds them. The Milky Way, Alcock knows, is like a sprinkling of bright sequins on an invisible cloak spread across the vastness of space. This cloak is woven out of mysterious stuff called dark matter because it emits no discernible light. A sort of shadow with substance, dark matter dominates the universe, accounting for more than 90% of its total mass. Yet scientists, struggling to interpret just a few sparse clues, know virtually nothing about it. The dark matter could be made up of giant planets, failed stars, black holes, clouds of unknown particles, or, even so far as the laws of physics are concerned, bowling balls. "After all this time and all this effort," sighs Alcock, head of Astrophysics at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "we still don't know what most of the universe is made of."
Using impressive names like Neutrinos, WIMPS, MACHOS, Black Holes and Bowling Balls, astronomers struggle in a feeble effort to understand and explain, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). While I do not believe mankind is wrong for trying to understand what God has made for us, this points out so strongly again that "Tho' men may search, they cannot find, for God alone does understand" (Our God, He Is Alive by Allen W. Dicus).

Conceptual Information

By David P. Everson

In order for living things to operate in any organized or functional way, one very important thing must be present. The information or instructions by which it is to operate. This need can be seen in all living organisms. A butterfly and its marvelous wing structure, an apple tree with its ability to store food along with the seed, a sponge that can rearrange itself after being broken apart, or a baby as it develops and grows. This is called "conceptual information" and could pose one of the greatest questions facing scientists today as they try to explain life without a Creator. If you remove God from the origin of life then you must have knowledge or conceptual information coming about by pure accident.

In an article by Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith, one of the world's leading creation scientists, he says, "the biblical report of the origin of life is right on the mark when it states that man, with his brain and ability to speak and to develop conceptual thought, was created in the image of God the Creator." He also states that we are "forced to come back to basics and assume that there must have been in the beginning--at the act of creation--an organ of the kind that makes the human brain tick (but infinitely more powerful, of course) to generate the concepts of biology on a much larger scale than the human brain can ever develop," i.e., God!

As for the answer given by atheistic scientists that matter alone can do this, he says,

"Now that it is known that the DNA molecule stores information not linearly but in three dimensions, we understand that life could not, on theoretical grounds, ever have originated from inorganic matter alone. Equal amounts of different forms of DNA could never have functioned as an information storage and retrieval system. Therefore, matter alone, with only chemistry to aid it, could never have produced any form of life as we know it."

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