|The Waning, Great Scientific Hope
With a new year comes renewed hope in many endeavors. 2015 is no different. Among materialist scientists (those adhering to philosophical materialism - thus rejecting anything exists beyond the material world), hopes are high that researchers will find an earth like "exoplanet" - a planet that orbits a sun other than our own. As space.com's Mike Wall1 reports:
The excitement is heightened as researchers prepare to launch a sun shade - a man made device to eclipse a star in front of a remote telescope like Kepler in the next decade - allowing it, and them, to see faint planets that would otherwise be invisible due to the glare coming from the star. But why the excitement? And why the insatiable desire to find earth like planets? Simply put, scientists are rushing head long to find the Great Scientific Hope.
The Great Scientific Hope
One of the best evidences that life has been created on earth as the Bible says, is the lack of life anywhere else in the universe. Though predicted by evolutionary theory, no life has ever been detected anywhere else in the universe - ever. Even after 50 years of SETI (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence) searching the skies for signs of life, scientists have come up empty. Not a single sign of life anywhere in this great big universe. This simple fact, like a thorn in their side, has long galled scientists, because if things are as they say - the universe is 13.7 billion years old, and their are hundreds of billions of planets as they've now determined, there should be life somewhere else. Yet they have not found any evidence of life anywhere - thus they are left firmly imprisoned in the Fermi Paradox, wondering "where is everyone?".
The Great White Hope
There are two parallels worthy of note here:
1. Both searches are based on false premises.
- The Great Scientific Hope - is a search based
on the false premise that evolution is true and therefore there must
be life on other planets. (Note: This same desire to verify evolution
via circular reasoning has also spurred the search for a LUCA - Last
Universal Common Ancestor. For more on that see
GULO and Other Irrational Atheist Arguments, Part 1.)
Every claim that "evolution did this" or "nature evolved that" is a direct affront to the creator of the universe. And he will not put up with it indefinitely:
Are evolutionary claims a big deal? It's a big enough deal that God has sworn by himself that one day everyone, including every atheist and every materialistic scientist will acknowledge and confess the truth - and bow before him. That truth is of course Jesus is that creator, and it is he before whom they will bow.4 The first question is whether they do it before or after they leave this earth and see him face to face. The second and equally as important questions is will they follow where science truly points, or will they follow their religion of evolution? I hope they have the courage to seriously consider the evidence, and not fall to irrational responses and dodging the questions as I point out in the article Atheists - Too Afraid to Answer.
Where the Evidence Points
To return to our topic of life on other planets, it has become increasingly obvious to even casual observers (meaning non-scientists) that life on other planets is a quickly fading pipe dream of scientists. In a recent article, author Eric Metaxas notes in the Wall Street Journal:
It's not enough, by the way, to find a planet that meets two or three criteria as they have been doing, like being in the "Goldilocks zone" (not too close to the star, not too far - to get the right amount of energy from the star) or having liquid water available - not just a barren rocky landscape, and being the right size. Regarding the requirements to support life on a planet Metaxas notes:
Taking just 122 of those factors Christian
scientist Hugh Ross calculated the probability of finding a planet
meeting all 122 parameters. That chance is:
And that's just to find a suitable planet that can sustain life - not just one that superficially looks like earth. Then, once you find a suitable planet, somehow you must still have an origin to life. Scientists still have no answer to that. Since they refuse to acknowledge God they have no idea how life originated. To make matters worse, they must continue to defy the law of biogenesis which states that life comes only from life; they must necessarily believe that life can come from inanimate molecules - which no one has ever witnessed.
The Fading Hope
Perhaps it's because of the obvious impossibilities there's an increasing air of desperation mixed in with their hope. Astronomer Michelle Thaller expresses it well:
It simply "has to exist?" Why? Probability? No probability - when all things are considered - is against them. No, it's because they need it to exist to salvage their evidence contradicting theories. In passing, the idea that life simply has to be out there - because that's what simply what happens is not a new idea. It goes back at least to biochemist Christian de Duve (1917-2013), a Nobelist (1974), who argued that "... life is an obligatory manifestation of matter, bound to arise where conditions are appropriate."9
So even though the evidence of the impossibility of life spontaneously generating is clear, and the conditions required to support that life rare, the religion of materialist scientists - evolution - will simply not allow them to draw the proper conclusions from it: life from evolution is impossible. And thus the Great Scientific Hope goes on, aided by the newest scientific toy - the sun shade. In the coming years, expect to see spectacular pictures of far away worlds once the sun shade is deployed. But don't hold your breath for pictures of far away life. That lies squarely in the domain of God, and he has not indicated he has placed physical life anywhere, but here on earth.
1 Mike Wall, Search for the
First True Alien Earth Heats Up, space.com, 1/7/2015
2.Various parts of both the Big Bang
theory and the theory of evolution contradict known laws of science. For
instance - the first event of the big bang - the singularity that
explodes into existence - contradicts the laws of causality and the law
of conservation of energy. Darwinian evolution contradicts the law of
biogenesis; and the known fact that mutations, almost exclusively
destroy good design and typically remove information - and they don't
add information; yet additional Information is required for the types of
changes Darwinian theorist are trying to explain with the theory.
5. Eric Metaxas, Science
Increasingly Makes the Case for God,
7. Ross, Hugh essay Why I believe in
the Miracle of Divine Creation in Why I am A Christian,
9. Denyse O'Leary, Does Nature Just "Naturally" Produce
Sun Shade image -
Alien Planet Earths, Documentary, 2014