CAN LAWS OF SCIENCE EXPLAIN THE ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSE?
There is good evidence from purely scientific reasoning that the universe required some kind of beginning. This can be shown from the laws of thermodynamics, the most fundamental laws of the physical sciences. In our every day experience, just about everything has a beginning. Things which look the same through our lifetimes, such as the sun and other stars, are actually running down. The sun is using up it's fuel at millions of tons each second - since it cannot last forever, it had to have a beginning. The same can be shown to be true for the entire universe.
1ST LAW of Thermodynamics|
The first law says that although matter and energy can be changed in form, the total quantity of mass/energy is always the same.
2ND LAW of Thermodynamics
The second law says the amount of energy in the universe available for work is running down, which is sometimes called entropy.
Henry Morris says, "We can see from every day experience the 2nd law functions in various ways: energy becomes less available, systems become disorganized, information becomes garbled, matter disintegrates, stars burn out or explode, organisms become extinct, environments decay, comets disintegrate, and people get old and die."
If the total amount of mass/energy is fixed and limited (1st law), and the amount of usable energy is decreasing (2nd law), then this universe cannot have existed forever, otherwise it would have already exhausted all usable energy.
|The 2nd law states that all things left to themselves tend to run down from order to disorder and decay. This is true of the universe as well.   If evolution were true, it would demand just the opposite - the building up from simpler to the more complex. Adding great periods of time does not change this fact.|
"The second law of thermodynamics applied to the cosmos indicates the universe is running down like a clock. If it is running down, there must have been a time when it was fully would up."
NASA Space Scientist
IF THE UNIVERSE
IS WINDING DOWN,
WHO WOUND IT UP?
"The author has found that the 2nd law tends to increase his conviction that there is a creator who has the answer for the future destiny of man and the universe."
-Gordon Van Whyden
author of Thermodynamics
"The community of science has now considered the idea that 'God created the Universe' a more respectable hypothesis today than at any time in the last hundred years."
-Science historian, Frederick Bermham
The famous evolutionist, Isaac Asimov defined the 1st law as follows: "Energy can be neither created nor destroyed."
- One form of energy can be converted into another
- One state of matter can be converted into another and,
- Matter can be converted into energy and energy into matter.
"However, the total quantity of matter/energy in the universe remains constant."
If energy/matter cannot create itself,   WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
"Our universe had a physical origin as a quantum fluctuation of some pre-existing true vacuum, or state of nothingness."
-Physicist Dr. Edward Tyron
What Made The World - pg.15
This is the problem: the 1st law states that matter/energy cannot be created out of nothing, neither can it be destroyed. So where did the energy in the universe come from? The only possibility is an act of creation. "The first law asserts that matter, under natural circumstances, can neither be created nor destroyed. Therefore, since creation is not a natural event, it is by definition a supernatural event - a miracle! ... Since matter is not eternal we are left with only one option - it arose out of nothing at a finite point in the past."
The Creator Beyond Time & Space
So how do you get SOMETHING out of NOTHING?
"What is a big deal - the biggest deal of all - is how you get something out of nothing! Don't let the cosmologists try to kid you on this one. They have not got a clue either... 'In the beginning,' they will say, 'there was nothing - no time, space, matter or energy. Then there was a quantum fluctuation from which...' Whoa! Stop right there. You see what I mean? First there is nothing, then there is something. And the cosmologists try to bridge the two with a quantum flutter... Then they are away and before you know it, they have pulled a hundred billion galaxies out of their quantum hats."
-David Darling, On creating something from nothing
New Scientist, 1996
THE LAW OF CAUSE AND EFFECT -
One very fundamental law of science is the principal of cause and effect: no effect can be greater than its cause. In other words, there can be nothing created which is greater than the thing that created it. Follow this reasoning:
- The universe cannot be self-caused - nothing can create itself, because it would need to exist before it came into existence.
- Everything which has a beginning has a cause
- The universe has a beginning
- Therefore the universe has a cause
The skeptic asks, "If God created the universe, then who created God?" This is an illogical question. If God is the uncreated creator of the universe, He is the creator of time. He is not limited by the time dimension he created, so he has no beginning in time. Therefore, he does not have, or need to have, a cause.
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