Two goldfish were having a heated discussion, one day, about whether or not there was a God. One was determined that there wasn’t, due to the slavish circumstances surrounding what it deemed a purposeless, dreary existence. “How could there be a God when our lives are so meaningless and boring?” The other fish snapped back: “Okay, wise guy… there’s no God you say? Who changes the water every day?”
Science tells us that we are here merely as a result of some cosmic burp… a random chance happening of incredible odds. Essentially, we are something that has come from nothing at all. It all started at a single, microscopic nexus, with all matter comprising everything that now is focused into a single point that could sit quite comfortably on the head of a needle. Suddenly, this immense concentration of everything is released in a catastrophic blast that is really incomprehensible to a mortal mind, with the result being the universe that we now have and are a part of. All the matter contained within that single point is now spreading outward throughout the space we call “universe”, seemingly forever into more and more space!
From this initial occurrence, our galaxy, solar system and world were created, and, eventually, we, ourselves, came to be in circumstances quite similar with regards to the odds against as with the universe itself. Scientists tell us that we have come from a highly organized and condensed primal universe to one that is continuously becoming less organized and erratic. The term that they use for this is called “Entropy”.
But, is science talking out both sides of it’s mouth, here? First we have a universe that seems hell bent upon dissolving into a state of total dissolution, while on the other hand claiming that we are a process of evolution – that we are becoming better with time. It would seem that a universe in entropic decline DENIES such a hypotheses, that as products of said universe, we ought also be headed toward that same state of de-evolution. How can we be evolving when everything around us is in decline and tending toward dissolution? Science needs to get it’s story straight!
Anyone that has lived for even a moderate amount of time on earth knows that everything tends toward corruption and eventual destruction. New cars rust. People age and eventually die. Nothing escapes entropy, it is a natural state for this universe. We cannot ever get better than what we started at. Yes, a baby cannot accomplish the things that an adult or older child can, however, the curve of life eventually directs us back along the line that leads to a state of nothingness. In an entropic universe, this is inevitable… unavoidable.
Science tells us that we are merely a product of chance. But, according to the testimony of the universe, chance happenings cannot be, due to entropy. The second law of thermodynamics supports this stating that the total entropy can never decrease over time for an isolated system, that is, in a system which neither energy nor matter can enter nor leave. The total entropy can remain constant in ideal cases where the system is in a steady state, or is undergoing a reversible process. In all other real cases, the total entropy (dissolution) always increases and the process is irreversible. The increase in entropy accounts for the irreversibility of natural processes, and the asymmetry between future and past.
Scripture tells us that in the beginning everything was good… perfect. At the advent of sin that all changed. Despite the protests of unbelievers, the universal model tends to support this assertion. As we age we do not improve. Our bodies weaken. Our minds get cloudy. Our eyes get dimmer, etc. In essence, we are merely shadows of what we once were in younger days. Even society as a whole seems to follow the path of entropy with everything tending toward dissolution and eventual collapse. How often we wish for older and simpler times! Is this the evolution touted by the powers that be? Should there be any corruption and evil if things can only evolve toward the better?
Entropy speaks of a system that cannot be reversed. That would apply in a closed system described by science pertaining to the one we live in now. What if there were a God? Scripture says that the entropic reality we now have is merely temporary… “where moth and rust doth corrupt”. Believe what you will, however, if we look to the example of the ever-expanding, entropic universe before us and around us, the evidence is more for God than evolution. Evolution speaks of betterment and improvement with time. The natural state of the earth and man and all living things tells a different story.
We can’t have it both ways. Either the scientists are right in their theories and we disbelieve what is right there before our eyes in terms of entropy or that which testifies of divine intervention which goes along with the natural order of things.