Quantum Mechanics

When Christians make claims about what is and is not possible in science, they usually ignore all discoveries since 1670 (the time of Isaac (1643-01-04 1727-03-31 age:84)). For example, quantum mechanics (discovered in the first three decades of the twentieth century) tells us that particles pop into and out of existence randomly.

Quantization and Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle click to watch This video by Dr Walter Lewin is an excellent easy-to-understand introduction to quantum mechanics. The only background you need is grade 7 algebra.

Studies of radioactivity (discovered 1896) tell us that on a microscopic level events can happen randomly without cause.

Studies of evolution (discovered 1858 continuing through this day) tells us that life on earth took 3.7 billion years to get to its present form, not seven days. Each creature came from parents just a tiny bit different from it. These differences gradually accumulated over time. The general drift was to fitter creatures (avoided predators, were good at food finding, were good at attracting mates, were good at fighting off disease, were good parents) simply because the less fit creatures died or dropped out of the mating game competition. To me, evolution is so obvious I can’t conceive of how it could not be so at least to some degree. Evolution is unbelievably slow (except in microbes). Evolving: The Human Effect and Why It Matters by Dr. Daniel J. Fairbanks will get you up to snuff on DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) and evolution. It explains reproduction and mutation on a molecular level.

Astronomers have taught us our universe is 13.82 billion years old not 6000 years as creationists claim. Our planet is perfectly ordinary, orbiting around a perfectly ordinary star on the edge of a galaxy, one of 200 billion. We are finding more planets similar to earth every day. It is highly likely that life is common throughout the universe. There is nothing special about us. We are not the centre of the universe and not the apple of god’s eye as we once imagined.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)