|Vol. 1, No. 9||Page 4||September 1999|
The Dark Side of the Cosmos
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).
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."Amen!!