Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thomas S. Kuhn wrote a history on The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn showed that scientists cannot do science without a set of beliefs that form the foundation of their education. Activity that conforms to the scientific faith is "a strenuous and devoted attempt to force nature into the conceptual boxes supplied by professional education," According to Kuhn, "normal science often suppresses fundamental novelties because they are necessarily subversive of its basic commitments."
How could highly educated freethinkers be bound by old traditions? The Bible warns that one may be taken captive (sulagogeo) by philosophy and the elementary ideas (stoicheion) of the world (the orderly system - Greek kosmos). Western science was built on the elementary ideas of a pagan Greek philosopher. The Greeks struggled for centuries trying to find a fundamental assumption that could support a natural science. Fifteen hundred years later, the Catholic scholastics chose Aristotle's metaphysics as the fundamental basis of Western science.
The Bible predicts that in the last days false teachers will come saying "panta outos diamenei - all things remain the same in being." Modern scientists demonstrate the accuracy of Biblical prophecy, since they always accept Aristotle's assumption that the properties of matter are not emergent. Scientists are trained to think, measure and mathematicate with their assumption that matter does not change itself, change relationally as it ages.
The scientific creed has an enormous effect on scientific earth-histories. For example, scientists might observe the light from a distant galaxy that clocks 1/10th the frequencies from local atoms. They work diligently on the precision of their measurements and their mathematical logic. Yet their speculation that seconds have equal durations is not questioned. Linear time is based on the idea that clocks are made of immutable matter. If matter were naturally changing its properties, orbits, rotations, clocks and instruments would change together. Such changes cannot be measured locally since they would affect even the measuring units and the formulas. Since the visible evidence contradicts their creed, scientists fill the universe up with undetectable matter and speculative, vacuous forces that allegedly negate the visible evidence that all matter changes as it ages. The scientific universe is 99% invisible - to protect their blind creed.
Biblical physics does not force one to adjust the whole universe and its history to fit a complex structure built on a protected dogma. Biblical physics uses no complex mathematics or symbolical ways of measuring. The Bible states that the creation is in bondage to phthora, fundamental change. This is precisely what is visible, not with mathematical symbols, but with ancient light in every part of the spectrum. Biblical physics allows one to believe the visible history of the universe. The visible history of the universe fits the Hebrew verbs and descriptive nouns in the Bible. Visible galactic histories, in billions of galaxies, are doing what the Bible says God is doing - continually spreading out the heavens and the Earth (expanding the size of the Earth).
We see how primordial galaxies were naked, packed with stars. At many ranges we observe how distinct, equally spaced clumps of stars came out, rotated out, spread out, accelerated out as billions of galaxies grew into local, growth spirals. It is impossible for billions of galaxies to grow in defiance of every law of science - unless matter always changes its properties relationally. We also see on the surface of our own Earth, a global expansion seam surrounded by new crust that shows that the primordial earth was a minuscule globe. Of course this visible evidence is a violation of the scientific creed, so it is not unexpected that scientists invent an undetectable subduction. How could they believe that oceanic oozes and seafloor could push its way into the high pressure cauldron of the earth's interior without a trace of visible evidence? The undisturbed, soft layered sediments in the ocean trenches clearly shows that subduction is another scientific myth.
Since the universe visibly follows biblical physics, will this result in another Kuhnian revolution? NO! Biblical physics will certainly triumph over science. God will make foolish (Greek - moros) the wisdom of the world, as He promised. How will this victory happen? The Bible predicts that when our obedience is complete, we will bring down the great fortresses of speculation raised up against the knowledge of Him. The weapon He prescribes for this victory is not our own version of science. It is the invincible Word of God.
It is impossible to build a replacement science when the scientific dogma fails. As Solomon wrote long ago, man cannot find out the work done under the Sun, even though he labor day and night and claims to know, he cannot discover.
How utterly and completely the simple words of God will vanquish science, the system of reasoning built on the assumption of a pagan Greek - the very idea the Bible predicted for the last day false teachers. Is your obedience complete? The Bible commands us not to be wise in this age - that will result in self deception. Why? God is taking the wise of this age with their own skills and wisdom. The great triumph of the Word of God over science is not far off. After all, scientists are commissioning new telescopes for photographing the creation of galaxies in the long ago heavens. What we have seen so far is a literal, biblical cosmic history.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thomas Kuhn was trained as a physicist but became a historian of science. According to Kuhn, a scientific paradigm is a system of faith about physical reality. Kuhn called the activities of scientists, withing the domain of their paradigm: normal science. Normal science uses metaphysical concepts, definitions, instruments and methods that depend on the paradigm - to extend and refine the paradigm. However, the paradigm itself remains inviolate. "No natural history can be interpreted in the absence of at least some implicit body of intertwined theoretical and methodological belief that permits selection, evaluation, and criticism." The scientific paradigm informs scientists about what it means to do science; what is a problem; what constitutes evidence; how to gather evidence and how to solve the problem using the techniques and definitions supplied by the paradigm. "The man who is striving to solve a problem defined by existing knowledge and technique is not just looking around. He knows what he wants to achieve, and he designs his instruments and directs his thoughts accordingly."*
Occasionally, an outsider introduces theories that contradict the contemporary paradigm. This new idea may unravel the old paradigm and establish a new way of doing science. However, the Old Guard die off clinging to the only way they know how to do science. Eventually, the new paradigm may be adopted by the schools and a new phase of normal science begins. Scientists will again try to solve puzzles with the new paradigm - seeking to extend and enhance their paradigm. Kuhn listed Aristotle's concept of motion, Ptolemy's mathematical system, Newton's Principia, Maxwell's electromagnetic field and Einstein's space-time as examples of scientific revolutions.
No revolution has disturbed the mother of all scientific paradigms for 700 years. The mother of all scientific paradigms is the historical assumption upon which the entire structure of Western science depends. The mother of all paradigms became a first law of science through the advocacy of friar Aquinas. He refined and extended Aristotle basic assumption that the properties of matter are NOT emergent. The entire structure of science, their definitions, mathematics, laws, theories, methods and measuring systems were historically constructed on Aristotle's assumption. In modern terms, scientists hold that atoms are perpetual motion machines that remain unchanging in being since they were formed.
The Bible predicts that in the last days false teachers will come saying: panta outos diamenei -all things remain the same in being. Peter referred to this idea as the arches ktiseous. This term can be translated as first law. It is without question that all scientists accept a first law that matter does not normally change with age. The mother of all paradigms is the reason the scientific universe is 99% invisible. They must, at all costs, protect their inflexible rule that the properties of matter are not emergent.
Biblical physics is not a paradigm shift, since the words of the Bible do not change. Biblical physics merely accepts the literal words of the Bible literally. The creation is in bondage to phthora, fundamental change, according to the Apostle Paul. We confirm biblical physics with sight. Not a single ancient galaxy shines with the light of perpetual motion atoms. Atomic clocks, in billions of galaxies, accelerate their clock frequencies the closer they are to Earth. We easily confirm that the properties of matter are emergent, because we see how the galaxies formed. We observe how little clumps packed with stars moved out, spread out and took up more volume like a tent being spread out. In billions of galaxies, at many ranges, we observe how galaxies grew from tiny naked spheres to great, dusty growth spirals. Someone trained in the scientific paradigm might insist that all orbits are clock-like and that all clocks measure unchanging seconds. Such interpretations depend on the first law of science, the idea that the properties of matter are fixed. Yet we see with our eyes that the clocks and the orbits both accelerate together throughout cosmic history.
Accelerating clocks correlating with accelerating orbits are evidence of relational changes in all matter. In relational change, the properties change together, simultaneously and in parallel. Relational changes cannot be measured locally with perpetual motion clocks or instruments. The instruments, the measuring units and mathematics would all change in parallel, if matter changes as a relation. However, relational changes are visible with sight throughout cosmic history. We see with our eyes that the properties of all matter are always changing together. If the mother paradigm is false, science cannot be fixed. The magical, invisible, scientific universe will become the laughing stock of future generations. After all, scientists invent invisible matter and numerous vacuous processes to protect their mother paradigm. No one has ever seen a ray of light from invisible matter, yet scientists insist that it outweighs normal matter by several times. The mother paradigm is a very basic yet powerful idea.
I predict that science will fail catastrophically and the literal words of the Bible will triumph over humanist reasoning. Look at the universe, not with paradigms about perpetual motion atoms, but with sight. We see a biblical cosmic history with sight. We see creation as it happened long ago. Biblical physics allows one to accept the visible history of the universe as fact. Think about it.