Friday, January 4, 2013

A Refreshing View

See this article: Science and Religion: A View from an Evolutionary Creationist: Pat Robertson Goes Rogue

My Comments:
It is refreshing to hear Pat Robertson accept the irrefutable scientific evidence of carbon dating of the age of the earth and of fossil evidence of dinosaurs or other prehistoric life forms which are millions of years old and have become extinct. The problem with some people is that they consider religion and science to be incompatible. This doesn't have to be the case. The Catholic Church, the Anglican Church as well as most other Protestant Churches accept the findings of evolution and the scientific method of study knowing that science always changes as more knowledge is gained.

One of the most significant recent discoveries in genomics is that the genome as well as the cytoplasm and the proteins of cells have chaotic fractal properties.

Fractal geometry (an element of chaos theory) is characterized by self-similarity (the bifurcating branches of a tree, the circulatory system in the body, the neural network of brain cells, etc.), and self-similarity at various levels of magnification (e.g. main arteries to smaller arteries to arterioles to capillaries). Fractals can also occur in time. The rhythm of heart beats has been shown to behave in a chaotic fractal manner as well as the neuronal activity of the brain.

It is becoming clear that most of nature is fractal-large objects made up of similar smaller objects which form spontaneously through self-assembly. Evolution follows chaos theory in order to develop new functions for all manner of biological entities by reusing already existing structures to form slightly new versions with different uses. The universe itself follows fractal laws in its structure and behavior.

What this all means is that the universe was created to be a self-assembly mechanism which drives evolution in a direction of more complex entities and more consciousness. I say created because there are no theories by anyone that explain how something can come out of nothing or how the physical laws existed in the first place. So the evidence points to an intelligence which created the universe and its laws. We don't have to fight science in order to believe in a higher being.

For more discussion of chaos theory and evolution go to my blog