The “BIG Question” in a lot of people’s minds is the question, “Is GOD for real?” Personally, I believe in Him, but you may not. I don’t understand how anyone cannot. If you look at the numbers, there is proof of Him. How’s that? Let me explain.
Think of the universe and how many stars are in the universe. It’s been estimated that there are 120 to 300 sextillion (that’s 1.2 x 10²³ to 3.0 x 10²³) stars in the observable universe. All of those stars and they’re all exactly where they need to be, doing what they should do.
Look at the number of atoms within the observable universe and it’s estimated that (same link as above):
“[10 to the 78th power] to [10 to the 82nd power] atoms [are] in the known, observable universe. In layman’s terms, that works out to between ten quadrillion vigintillion and one-hundred thousand quadrillion vigintillion atoms." [superscript not working, thus the written out exponents]Remember, that is in the observable universe: the universe that we can actually observe with anything from the naked eye to the most advanced telescopes.
When was the last time you heard of a disaster involving the universe (besides a Norwegian psychedelic-pop/rock band)? Unless you consider the alleged “Big Bang” a disaster (which allegedly created you; are you a disaster?), there hasn’t been one. In fact, there are a few questions as to how the Big Bang could have produced a few of the results that we live in today. For instance, the question of temperature equilibrium: science says there hasn’t been “enough time” for uniformity of the temperature of the universe. So where’s the disaster in that? It should have been a big disaster if the universe’s temperatures weren’t uniform as it is considering that an unbalanced temperature could have resulted in us never having happened in the first place because the Earth would have baked, or frozen before we had the chance to even climb out of the mythical primordial ooze. Frozen ooze does not humanity make.
So we have many vigintillions of atoms, making up many sextillions of stars without a single disaster that was created by a “Big Bang” that “just happened” and that exhibits scientifically unexplainable phenomena. We’ll come back to that later.
The second set of numbers I want you to look at is the human body and DNA. I include DNA because if we were created out of random acts after the “Big Bang” and that we are just happenstance as well, then that must be taken into account.
Did you know that the average adult human body has enough DNA in it to make nearly 70 trips from the Earth to the sun and back again? On average, there are 4,600 trillion DNA strands in the adult human body. So this DNA just happened out of the blue? It all happened out of chance. It was a long time coming, but it all came to be. That’s what those who do not believe in a Creator want us to believe.
Okay, now I’m going to throw a little game into the mix. Do you remember the maze game toy? You know, the one that is usually a wooden box with a lid that moves on two axes (ak-seez; plural of axis), has many holes and barriers and you have to get a single ball through the maze to the correct exit in order to “win” the game? Consider how many times you’d have to play that game and get that marble from one end of the game to the other, dropping the ball into the correct “winning” hole – with your eyes closed while you play. You’d never know when to turn the knob for tilting the board one way or the other so you’d be randomly tilting the board and the ball would fall where it may. Correct?
Now, I want you to think of those numbers; the 4,600 trillion DNA strands in the human body and of the ten quadrillion vigintillion atoms in the observable universe.
In order to understand why “random” events did NOT make the universe, man, or anything else in it, I want you to imagine doing the maze game (pictured in the link) but make the maze game big enough to house all of those DNA strands of a single human body and the atoms of the universe combined, with the appropriate number of holes for each of those atoms and DNA strands to have ten each holes an opportunity to fall through that is not the correct hole, and one each that is the correct hole. Remember, there is only one hole that is correct for each atom and each DNA strand to make the universe we live in and to make us as we are.
Think of that gigantic board with all of those holes and barriers and all of the balls marked “atom” or “DNA” and the fact that they are trying to go around the maze and not fall into the wrong holes. Now, remember, this is a “random act” that made the whole universe and humans, so we cannot have an intelligence behind how the top tilts and when it tilts. So, like you playing the single (simple) game with your eyes closed, you have to have a randomizer; say, a “computer” that is programmed to truly randomly tilt the board left or right (X or Y). Considering how many atoms and DNA strands on the board and that they each have eleven holes they can fall into (ten wrong holes; one correct hole) what are the chances that we would have been created at all? Can anyone do the math on that one? What would that look like?
10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 78th power) atoms in the observable universe x 4,600,000,000,000,000 DNA strands x 11 holes each (ten incorrect and one correct) + whatever the possibilities of the balls going into the wrong holes x however many tries it takes to get EACH of the balls into the CORRECT hole at the correct time = A LOT!
Remember, each of those balls MUST go into the correct hole that they would have to go into in order to create us just as we are, to make the universe the way it is and to make everything work the way it does. Add to that the fact that each of those balls must go into the holes at the precise right time in order to have things exactly as they are. If one ball fell into the precisely correct hole too early before the others that had to be there already were there, then whatever was supposed to be created at that time would not have been corrected. So, if the Milky Way galaxy was supposed to be created on Tuesday, July 10th (to pick a date out of a hat) but not all of the atoms had fallen through the correct hole in the maze yet, or had fallen into the wrong holes and were not available to be used at all, then the Milky Way would have been gone, missed its chance, a loser. Oh, well.
And there is no intelligent design behind this?
There are between 100 billion and 400 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy alone. What if -- on that maze game with all of those balls and holes -- the single set of atoms that didn’t make it into their correct hole at what had to be the correct time in order to complete the galaxy as a whole, were the set that made up the Earth? Then where would we be? The universe may be there, as well the atoms for Earth, but not in order and not on time. The Earth’s atoms would be under the lid, rolling around in the wrong place at the wrong time and unable to do anything about it.
Intelligent design skeptics estimate that the universe is somewhere around 4.54 billion years old, give or take several million years; or 13.7 billion years, depending upon who you listen to. (How very precise.) The Bible, on the other hand, teaches that the Earth is about 6000 years old. If the 4.54 billion years-old number is correct, and there is no intelligence behind the design of the whole shebang, just chance and nothing else, then would 4.54 billion (or 13.7 billion years) be enough time to create – totally by chance – the universe and the capability to sustain creatures like those on Earth: humans as well as the wide variety of animals: fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, insects. Was there enough time to get all of that done before even the 13.7 billion years was used up and time arrived at this moment? Look back at the math of the chances.
Intelligent design, on the other hand, teaches us that there is an infinite GOD who is an intelligent, wise, loving, righteous, holy, caring, imaginative, artistic, joyful, eternal, unchanging, omniscient, omnipresent, merciful, patient, kind, compassionate, great, strong, impartial, consistent, sovereign, self-existent, Father of us all who created the heavens and the Earth for us to enjoy and observe. It teaches us that there was no multiple billion year need for GOD to need to let chance have its way with anything. It teaches that there was a mind behind the universe and the laws that govern it.
The laws that govern the universe: what about those? Would they also not be part of the equation? They didn’t come into being just because Newton, Kepler, or whoever figured them out, so suddenly – Kaboom! -- E=MC2! Consider that the “Big Bang” that is currently taught as the beginning of the Earth and the universe doesn’t teach us where the rules that govern the physical actions of the universe came from. For instance, was gravity there to start with as soon as the “Big Bang” happened? If it was not there, then from whence did it come? Or when did it start and what brought it about after how many years?
Do those who preach the “Big Bang” theory at us day and night want us to disregard the following questions: IF the “Big Bang” theory is true, when did gravity start? Where was it before the “Big Bang”? Did it get stronger or weaker after the “Big Bang”? Did it stop for a while before/during/after the “Big Bang” so that the universe could be “formed” and then start again? If they can’t tell us that the “Big Bang” is no longer a theory then why do they preach it as though it were fact?
Side note: They paraphrase an old saying that if you give enough monkeys typewriters and enough time, that they will type the Bible. Doubters say that. I say that those monkeys, given enough time to get bored with the whole typewriter thing will destroy those typewriters. Those who use that idiotic saying do not take into account the dispositions of monkeys, so it is a totally useless lie. They ignore the “law of disposition” (a law I just created) that governs the actions of monkeys. Monkeys don’t just sit quietly and push the buttons that are supposed to be pushed and use the machine as man would use the machine. They’re monkeys and don’t know that it’s supposed to be used that way. Sooner or later those typewriters will all be destroyed and yes, they may have typed “I” and “a” or maybe even gotten to two letter words “be”, “or”, “it”, etc. The chance of monkeys typing three letter words automatically get smaller and of typing a whole book is infinitesimal. The same holds true with the “Big Bang”. End side note.
So now our numbers look more like this:
10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10 to the 78th power) atoms in the observable universe + 4,600,000,000,000,000 DNA strands x 11 holes each (ten incorrect and one correct) + whatever the possibilities of the balls going into the wrong holes x however many tries it takes to get EACH of the balls into the CORRECT hole at the correct time + physical laws’ existence (or creation?) = ALMOST INCALCULABLE!
Look at the numbers. Look at how much faith it takes to make the “Big Bang” theory “work”. Look at how many theories are used to help back up the theory of the “Big Bang”.Then look at my illustrative maze game again because that is a true representation of the whole “Big Bang” theory, minus Intelligent Design. Think of the fact that “random” plays such a vital role in the theory and how big a “random act” it actually is. Look at the numbers. It is not just a number that is being sold you in the bill of goods that is the “Big Bang” atheist theory. It is the deepest, darkest lie taught as fact in existence today besides the lie that GOD is not real and does not love you.
The “Big Bang” theory is just that: theory. It is a way to deny you the truth.