Saturday, August 25, 2007

Whatever He Pleases

Whenever scientists make discoveries that confound traditional cosmology, the mainstream media will normally do precious little to make it known.  But this will certainly stir the astrophysical pot for a while:

Astronomers have found an enormous hole in the Universe, nearly a billion light-years across, empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies, and gas, and the mysterious, unseen "dark matter." While earlier studies have shown holes, or voids, in the large-scale structure of the Universe, this new discovery dwarfs them all.

And of course, when objective science can't explain things, just be sure to invoke unconfirmed theories like that of dark energy, calling it enigmatic:

"Photons of the CMB* gain a small amount of energy when they pass through a region of space populated by matter. This effect is caused by the enigmatic 'dark energy' that is accelerating the expansion of the Universe. This gain in photon energy makes the CMB appear slightly warmer in that direction. When the photons pass through an empty void, they lose a small amount of energy from this effect, and so the CMB radiation passing through such a region appears cooler."  *(Cosmic Microwave Background radiation) (source).

Yes, enigmatic.  What is so fascinating about such articles as these is the absolute confidence with which they are written.  What would be helpful is if they could establish dark matter and dark energy as a confirmed scientific reality before incorporating such things into cosmological models.  But instead, here's some real cosmology for you:

Psalm 115:2-3: 2 Why should the nations say, “Where, now, is their God?” 3 But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.

End of discussion.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Incognito

The Armoury has been a quiet place this week simply because we have been enjoying the beauty of New River State Park in NC.  All week we have been without any real contact with the outside world.  It's just been our Beasley clan, some Canadian night crawlers, a few gullible small mouth bass, and some very interesting camping neighbors - to include a church group from the Sound Side Free Will Baptist Church.  They were fairly pleasant neighbors until last Friday night when they stayed up until 1AM making such a ruckus that someone called in armed rangers to end their little party. 

I didn't do it.

In fact, I just slept like a baby through the whole thing.  Beyond this moment of free-wheelin excitement, the only real non-camping activity that I engaged in during this time consisted of going to a place called Bohemia almost every day to make sure that their cappuccinos were up to par.

It's difficult work but somebody had to do it. 

Sunday, August 05, 2007

On the Rising Cost of Fuel...and Ignorance

Not having found any real evidence for macro-evolution on planet earth, scientists have been taking their quest for Darwinism into space itself.  Frankly speaking, the search for extra-terrestrial life is becoming more and more desperate.  Because of the overly simplistic view of most evolutionists, there is a prevailing belief among them which says that a planet which possesses water will have an elevated potential for evolving life.  In a sense, many "scientists" have come to believe that the generation of life can be reduced to an abiotic protein shake - just add water, and voila!

As you well know, Mars has been the primary focus of the extraterrestrial search for life.  However, since the presence of life has not been detected on Mars, the folks at NASA are now just looking for what they believe are "favorable conditions" for life on the cold, dead planet.  Thus on August 4th, NASA launched yet another probe to our planetary neighbor.  Here are your tax dollars at work:

The Phoenix Mars Lander won't be looking for evidence of life on Mars but rather traces of organic compounds in the baked and moistened samples, which would be a possible indicator of conditions favorable for life, either now or once upon a time.

It will travel a total of 422 million miles at a cost of 420 million dollars.  With this thing running at 1$ per mile, my van is starting to look pretty reasonable.    Read further.

 

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Science, Duct Tape & WD-40

I knew this one was coming.  The thought of dark matter always seemed terribly desperate to me, and sadly, a good deal of research, time, and money has been spent trying to detect it.  From all my reading about this theoretical substance, it felt like I was watching a carpenter using wood filler to patch a mistake, rather than a scientist describe reality.  Dark matter is that theoretical stuff that was proposed as a solution to explain why galaxies behave as though they had more matter than they appear to have.  In a sense, it was supposed to explain why galaxies don't fan their matter out into space by the force of their spin.  Now, if this article has any merit at all, we can just sit back and watch the cosmological house fall down as scientists will (no doubt) call into question its theoretical cousin - dark energy

This is entertainment at its best.

The life spans of most scientific theories are quite short - but the Word of the Lord abides forever.

 

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Coming Soon (Lord Willing)

This will be, Lord willing, a printed (and expanded) version of the posts in the series:  Indeed, Has God Really Said? 

 

Praying for Those in Minnesota

Darwin's Many Children

As I have been catching up on my reading of works which deal with evolution and creationism, I have found myself feeling quite frustrated.  Throughout my years as a youth I was fed the party life of Darwinism.  I was told that it was real science and that no serious scientist questioned it.  For years I delighted in what I believed was obvious scientific truth...that is, until God opened my eyes and I actually began to examine what I had passively accepted as science for so many years; thus, my sense of frustration stems from the fact that I had been lied to for so many years.  Ours is the generation of Darwinism - dogmatic, hard-headed Darwinism, and the effects of this pseudoscience is seen everywhere you look. 

Darwin's children are everywhere, and if they're honest regarding the strict dictates of Darwinian logic, then they must conclude that humanity holds no special value.  If we are just animals, then what license do we have to exercise dominion over this world?  For the honest evolutionist - the answer is none.  Thus, we often see the signs and effects of Darwinian philosophy - it is found in organizations like PETA - an animal rights organization that refers to the production of animal meat as murder.  We also have public outcries given by Sen. Robert Byrd concerning the recent dog-fighting scandal:

When I first saw his tirade, I considered that it would be much more appropriate if he were speaking of the atrocities of abortion, or of the brutality of Islamic Jihad, or even against the blasphemy that is committed by our culture against the name of Christ.  No, Mr. Byrd is speaking in defense of animal life.  Sadly, the thought of Mr. Byrd speaking this passionately in defense of the life of unborn children is a plain fantasy.  The reason why this man won't refer to our nation's love affair with murdering unborn children as "barbaric" is because humans have become the demonized "species" within our "evolving" biosphere.  Humans can kill their own unborn with impunity - but you had better leave fido alone.  While animal cruelty is foolish and unnecessary, it certainly doesn't merit the reaction of Mr. Byrd - a reaction that ought to be reserved for those things which reflect the valuations of Almighty God alone.