Much of modern science - maybe even most of modern science - is built on theories that were floated around in the 1800s, and seemed to be ‘true’ enough then to be accepted, but which have subsequently been shown to be completely false.
Some sciences, notably physics, have been able to move with the times, and to free themselves from the shackles of this ‘wishful thinking’ from the past. But much - maybe even most - of modern science is still firmly hitched behind these myths, building ever-taller houses of cards around ‘axiomatic’ principles that are simply completely untrue.
One such example of this is the theory of evolution, which I wrote about a little while ago HERE, HERE and HERE. Douglas Axe demolished the theory of evolution, and the theory of natural selection, in one fell swoop, when his recent experiments with folding proteins showed that the amount of time it would take to get EVEN ONE useful mutation in a living organism is a number so large, the world would have to be many trillions of years’ older than the already ridiculously inflated numbers being bandied about by ‘truthful science’.
THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION IS A MATHEMATICAL IMPOSSIBILITY
The theory of evolution is a mathematical impossibility. Full stop. But try telling that to a biologist, or a doctor, and see how far you get.
What many people aren’t aware of, though, is that Darwin in turn built his deceitfully false ‘scientific theories’ on another utterly false premise that was introduced by his teacher and colleague, Sir Charles Lyell.
Lyell was a lawyer and a geologist who wrote a book called Principles of Geology, where he spent an awful lot of time trying to prove black was really white. His big ‘contribution’ to the false foundation of modern science came to be known as the ‘principle of uniformity’.
In a nutshell, Lyell went around persuading his fellow ‘scientists’ at the local geology mens’ club in Victorian London that:
“no process took place in the past that is not taking place in the present.”
“not only nature, but the intensity of physical phenomena of our age are the criteria of what could have happened in the past.”
Or that Vesuvius and Mount Etna never really exploded, because now they are quiet? Or that the Tsunami from a few years’ ago never ripped through Asia, because today the sea is quiet?
But apparently, the scientific minds of Victorian England were much easier to convince that this clap-trap was true, despite the fact that the geologists of that time - including Lyell himself - could clearly see from the rock formations they were finding that the earth had been through a great many violent upheavals in its past that current observations of how nature apparently worked simply couldn’t explain.
To quote Immanuel Velikovsky, someone who I hope to introduce you to properly in a future post, Lyell:
“acknowledged that the surface of the globe has the appearance of having been subjected to great and violent sudden changes, but he believed that the record is incomplete and that the major part of the evidence is lost.”
Guess what: It’s now 150 years’ later, and they still haven’t turned up, not for the theory of uniformity, and not for the theory of evolution.
But that won’t stop many, maybe even most ‘scientists’ trying to fit every piece of information they discover into these two hugely deceitful boxes, and discarding anything that doesn’t fit the twin paradigms of uniformity and evolution.
Why should you care about all this stuff? How is it affecting you, and your life?
UNIFORMITY VS CATASTOPHISM
In a nutshell, uniformity - the principle that nothing ever really changes, and that the earth must be incredibly, unbelievably old to have achieved ANY of the changes that we see in our planet, given how we see nature apparently working today - was put in place to counter a belief in what came to be known as ‘catastrophism’.
As the name suggests, ‘catastrophism’ suggests that enormous changes, enormous catastrophes, even ‘extra-terrestial’ catastrophes took place even in the recent past, and could easily happen again at any moment.
Let’s be clear that the fossil record, the archeological records and the geological records ALL bear this out. Let’s also be clear that our own Torah, and the midrashim, and other holy Jewish writings also state this explicitly (and you can remind yourself of some of those sources HERE.)
Do you know how many smashed animal fossils have been found in rock strata, crevices and caverns all over the world? Do you know how many ‘underwater’ forests there are, when dry land became the sea and vice-versa? Do you know how many deposits of marine fossils have been found on the tops of the highest mountains? Do you know that many scientists believe that the range of mountains that includes Everest is less than 4,000 years old, because that’s what the geological and scientific evidence actually shows, when all the lies are cleared out the way?
Unless you’re really researching this issue, you’ll have no idea, and you’ll for sure believe that the world is 4.5 billion years old (at least….) - although as we mentioned, even that amount of time is not enough for an amoeba to morph into…anything, actually.
But the ‘scientifically’ minded gentlemen back in Victorian London weren’t interested in proving the Torah right, or proving God’s existence - quite the opposite - which is why their scientific theories went all-out to try to prove ‘black’ is really ‘white’ - and that’s still happening today.
MODERN SCIENCE IS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF ATHEISM AT ANY COST
Geologists will tell you that the world is billions of years’ old, because the idea that ‘something’ - call it the hand of Hashem, call it a huge, planet-sized comet - came and literally turned the world upside-down repeatedly, even in modern times, is simply too hard for them to accept.
So all the chaos and destruction and different ‘worlds’ that were created and destroyed by God - 974 times altogether, in the 2000 years preceding the creation of our world, 5777 years’ ago - is magicked billions of years’ away into the past by the collective scientific imagination that ascribes all changes to the gentle trickling of water, and the quiet accumulation of dust.
That still doesn’t describe HOW or WHY any of this stuff actually happened, but it reassures everyone that it definitely WON’T happen again. Not in our times. Not with modern science at the helm of the human endeavor.
And it banishes God, and God’s plan for humanity, firmly out of the picture.
Moshiach is coming. Global redemption is not so far away. The world is going to change, and change radically. Modern science, modern society, would have you believe that that’s all a fairy tale, and that the world will continue along the same path, just with more technological gizmos, for another 4.5 billion years…(which is maybe long enough for the atheists to evolve a brain cell that actually works and can do maths.)
But they’re lying!
We live in a world where the Himalayas appeared literally overnight! Where the world was flooded to the point of extinction in less than six weeks! Where hundreds, even thousands of different species of animals disappeared literally overnight, when hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanoes ripped the earth to pieces.
That could happen again, so easily.
God is so awesome.
We need to take Him, and His Torah, seriously.
And we need to know that modern science is built on a foundation of deceit, conjecture and atheism, designed to keep the public away from believing in God, and believing in the eternal truth of the Torah.
But days are coming when all the denial, all the fancy polemics, all the evolutionary theories, and belief in uniformity are going to crumble in the face of a new reality that will prove once and for all that God, and only God, is in charge - and really, He always has been.
No-one is arguing that micro-evolution - where the same animal can grow a bit taller, change colour, learn different ways of doing things - doesn't occur. That's a fact of life. Whenever I've challenged evolutionists in the past, they all talk about the 'Galapagos Finches of Darwin' (and pretty much nothing else...) to 'prove' macro evolution - when that's a clear example of micro evolution.
I thank Yosef for his insights, as he's giving me the impetus to really nail this stuff with hard facts. That'll take me a little time to put together, but I'll get it up as fast as I can.
Lastly, I take issue with the idea that Judaism has to prove anything to science, or abide by their paradigms for how the earth started that are 100% guesswork and conjecture (and that's when they're being honest and not just trying to disprove that God created the world - a big if!)
Everything is clearly set out in the Torah and the midrashim. In terms of 'Young-Earth Science' having no alternative paradigm for what's going on with the fossil layers - there IS an alternative paradigm, involving a number of 'action at a distance' events with massive comets that caused an equatorial bulge that raced around the planet and literally upended continents, and created new oceans and mountain ranges overnight.
The heat and sheer power involved in these events could turn sand into sandstone, for example, very quickly - in a matter of hours and days, not billions of years, encasing animals almost instantly at the moment of death - something that the fossil record shows in abundance, and which 'standard' geology is still struggling to explain, given that the creeping pace of change they hold to would have meant that a carcass would have disintegrated long ago, before being entombed in creeping stone.
The comet / catastrophe theory fits 100% with Torah sources.
Yet this theory has been 100% rubbished by 'modern science', because it doesn't fit with the preconceived, atheist ideas outlined above, that 'catastrophes' only happened billions of years ago, and that nothing was created by God a priori, and life - and everything else you see in the world - merely happened 'by chance'.
Yosef, if you'd like to help me prove that Torah is true, and that God created the world, I'm happy to get any input, facts and research you want to send me, for inclusion in future posts.