This is what I believe.
I don’t believe in evolution. It is one of the biggest lies ever told. God, YAHWEH, Jehovah, Yahshua, the great I AM created everything. He created life on Earth – the only place it exists in the Universe. He created us with a plan and purpose.
God revealed His plan in the Bible. It is not only a history book but the book of Life, preserved by a Sovereign God. His name is Jesus, the word being derived from the Hebrew word “Yahshua,” meaning “Yah-is our-salvation” or “YAHWEH is our salvation.” Continue reading
Presented by Dr Don Batten of Creation Ministries International.
Produced by the National Education Coalition. Recorded at the
National Christian Apologetics & Worldview Conference
November 7th – 9th 2013, Gold Coast, Qld Australia
Under the theme: TAKING BACK THE CULTURE
Figure 1: An irregular ring of radiation can be seen around the distant galaxy in the center of this 2.2-micron CCD photograph, made with the 10-meter Keck telescope on Hawaii. Just below the lensing galaxy a neighboring galaxy can be seen, which also contributes to the lensing effects. Sometimes these are called an Einstein ring. Credit: ESA and the W. M. Keck Observatory
Gravitational lensing is a prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. It describes the situation where a foreground galaxy (or cluster of galaxies) acts like a light lens and focuses the light of a more distant background galaxy and hence magnifies it like a normal lens would do. According to the theory the lens distorts the galaxy image often looking like a cross or a ring around the closer “lensing” galaxy.
Several earth-based radio and optical telescopes and the Herschel Space Observatory were used to image an object. Shown here, in Fig. 1, is where a gravitational lens is claimed to image a very distant galaxy that is apparently still in early formation. Continue reading
Figure 1: The coloured background indicates the peaks and troughs in the occurrence of quasars at the redshift of the Huge-LQG. The LQG is shown as a long chain of peaks indicated by black circles. The red crosses indicate the positions of quasars in a smaller LQG, the Clowes & Campusano LQG at the same redshift, around z = 1.28. Credit: R. G. Clowes / UCLan
In late 2012 a discovery was made1 of what was afterwards called the Huge Large Quasar Group (Huge-LQG). A collection of 73 quasars all with redshifts around a mean value of z = 1.27 was discovered in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS DR7QSO) that covers 15 degrees across the sky.
A new discovery was made in 2013 of a massively large quasar group as indicated by the black circles in figure 1. Its longest extension is about 4 billion light-years based on standard concordance cosmology. This was then claimed as the largest single structure in the universe. Its location on the sky is about 8.8 degrees north of the Clowes & Campusano large quasar group (LQG) at the same redshift, with a mean of z = 1.28. The latter is indicated by the red crosses in figure 1. Continue reading
Previously I explained that there are really two types of science.1 One is operational or experimental science which is based on repeatable experiments (e.g. done in a lab) in the present. The experiment can be repeated again and again, and because we trust that laws of nature (which God created in the beginning) are immutable we have learned to expect the same results. This is the basis of the modern technological revolution.
Historical ‘science’ is based on evidence available in the present but consists of stories about supposed events in the past that cannot be repeated, observed, or tested experimentally. It is forensic science where you have to make up a story about the past, which best fits the evidence at hand. The evidence is circumstantial at best.
Harvard Professor E.O. Wilson, secular-humanist and deist, said,
If a moving automobile were an organism, functional biology would explain how it is constructed and operates, while evolutionary biology would reconstruct its origin and history—how it came to be made and its journey thus far.
—E. O. Wilson, From so Simply a Beginning, p. 12, Norton, 2006
Often the misotheists (god-haters) like Richard Dawkins and Neil deGrasse Tyson (host of Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey TV series) will claim that those who believe in God, and, even more particularly, in the Creator God of the biblical Genesis account of Creation, cannot do science. They claim that thinking in those terms destroys one’s ability to do real science. They claim that creationism is anti-science and call it pseudoscience.
But can a scientist who holds a literal historical worldview of the Genesis 1 account do real science? Of course he can. I am one such scientist. See CRYOGENIC SAPPHIRE OSCILLATOR: THE WORLD’S MOST PRECISE CLOCK for a summary of my experimental development of the most precise clock on Earth. I largely work in the time and frequency community building the most advanced classical clocks ever developed by man. These are used in time standards labs to assist atomic fountain clocks to operate at their ultimate quantum-limited performance. I have proposed their use for improved imaging of the super-massive black holes at the centre of our galaxy and nearby galaxies, and I am working with members of the team involved with the Event Horizon Telescope, comprising a collection of large high frequency radio-telescopes, located across the surface of the Earth. Continue reading
On Friday June 6th, I presented a lecture at the University of Adelaide entitled “8 Reasons Why Evolution is Foolish” to an audience of about 55, filling about half of the seating in a small lecture theatre. I spoke on the topic for about 60 minutes presenting my 8 reasons via 8 questions which, so far, have not been answered by evolutionists. Following the lecture we had about 40 minutes of Q&A. The video of the lecture is here.
An organised group of atheists turned out to “strike a blow for science against creationism and the supernatural” by taking me on. That is what they claimed on their website.1 See left excerpt.
There were about 10 members of some atheist club, who peppered themselves through the audience. After the event one guy identified himself as president of some atheist club, so it is clear they came with an action plan. I had been forewarned that something like this might happen as one contact told me that there had been a lot of activity on a university-connected FB page about this event. But their arguments and the questions they put to me in the Q&A were a total failure.