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THE DESIGNATIONS OF CREATION
DO NOT ADMIT THEIR DENIAL
IN REASON OR SCIENTIFIC METHOD,
BUT DECLARE THEIR COMPETITIVE
THEIR SOURCE PREDICTIVELY
PROVIDING FOR HISTORY,
ITSELF DESIGNED, AS IT NOW HAPPENS
and Future are One Integral before the Living God
New York Times August 3, 2005
and News Radio, July 2006
fulsome and proclamatory words from a particular group of certain scientists
CONCERNING SCIENCE AND EVOLUTIONISM -
IT IS BECOMING LIKE POLITICS,
MANOEUVRE, DECLAMATION, MANIPULATION AND FAR FROM SCIENCE;
BUT THE FACTS DO NOT ALTER,
NOR DOES SCIENTIFIC METHOD ACTUALLY APPLIED,
PERMIT ANY VARIATION.
Design is the fact verified and validated; creation is the only presentation
verified and biblical creation is the one best verified, most extensively.
Things do not, in kind, grow into each other, but maintain a distance. In this
chapter, some of the facts showing this are brought together, with references to
reach far more.
It is time to be
practical, factual and actual.
DESIGN, PLAN AND
Amongst the most bizarre events on
earth, the most atrocious, outrageous and outré
is this: that some people*1A, nursing their numbers like an army of locusts given
minds, are actually claiming that DESIGN in life is not a SCIENTIFIC view.
Nothing could be further from the
truth, which is that design in life is the ONLY scientifically permissible view,
in terms of scientific method. It is scandalous that the matter should be so
circumvented, but how else would the scripture be fulfilled, or how better, than
in this, that they will give loyalty to myths (II Timothy 4:3-4)!
The translation 'myths' is of great
interest. Thayer's dictionary makes the Greek term, nearly identical with the
English, to refer in the most general pejorative sense, to 'an invention, a
falsehood', and it is seen as often associated with stories. The Amplified New
Testament has the pejorative sense 'myths and man-made stories'. This can move
swiftly into the philosophies of motions in the field of deity and demi-urges or
into that of naturalism, depending on the taste and degree of impudence of those
who speak with airy carelessness of things they do not understand (II Peter
What however are some of these
stories ? Let us be precise from Peter, for there in II Peter 3 we find two
cases. One is the denial of the scriptural place of the FLOOD, and the other is
the denial of the reality of the God of Creation, in such a way that although He
may be acknowledged, yet the 'very idea' of His coming back to this earth is
removed like lice from the hair of the so-very-holy arbiters of custom and
fashion in the cultural clutches of man. The theological thing is to become a
name, while the paths of 'nature' are to pre-occupy the wholly unholy and
self-assertive ramblings of that ruin still called man, in the end of the Age
(II Peter 2:1-3,17, 3:1-5). This is well illustrated for Victoria in
Lead Us not into Educational Temptation, and
for South Australia in TMR Ch. 8.
ONE of these stories which makes any
god they are willing to tolerate to have to wear Nature like an iron mask, is
that of organic evolution, a story if ever there was one, a tale with endless
revisions since it runs into endless facts before which it refuses to yield,
until its besotted cultural engineering makes it a very chameleon of philosophy.
Now it is Darwin and making wonders
by killing off the least (a very ingenious way - imagine doing that with
thoughts, you could become a veritable Einstein merely by removing errors, with
no slightest need to actually ENVISAGE anything at all). This is the essence of
the error, for the strife to remove weakness, which of course injures hearts and
souls as well as bodies, and brings out ruthless evils in mankind, has NOTHING
to do with the brilliance and artifice required in invention as in life forms.
In any normal definitional usage, this is termed 'design'*1
that assimilation of
numerous complexities into integrality,
that solution to numerous
with ingenuity of mode not to be found per se in the constituent
that subsumption of
multiplied processes to ordered,
salient and sequentially sustained results,
whether for comprehension as in art, or action as in engineering,
with overall meaning for a stateable whole.
Let us however return to our
non-design chameleon of play on the part of those who wish to alter the
definition of terms, or do so without realising it.
Placing this predicted phase in
conjunction with Romans 1:17ff., which details the syndrome of worshipping the
creation rather than the Creator, and so inheriting foolish thoughts, while
imagining oneself to be wise, one finds what we have. The syndrome in biblical
analysis is the situation in this advanced stage of historical fact, right down
to the haughty demeanour and the sexual perversion on the grand scale! This too
is testable evidence, for any non-occlusive use of scientific method. What
explains most with least difficulty and most verification is on track! This is
the field of ultimate reality, starting, and having finished stopping, this is
the testimony of design. It is also the testimony of the Bible.
With this creation, however, to be
realistic in assessment on all sides, as is fitting for any model, there is
design-desecration, making it a byproduct and a potentially removable mess. As
to the desecration of design, achieved with sonorous mouths by ignoring the
reality of design, this is not even ingenious; for what mess being
removed from a courtyard, makes it. It has as little to offer progress as does
any other regress.
Going back to the creation aspect,
in parallel with this mismanagement facet: what error, being removed from a paper,
makes it brilliant, and what fault being removed from an invention, gives it
status as profound and wonderful! It is what it IS other than that, which
matters. Removing a few wrong notes from some musical score hardly makes Smith
This simple circumstance being lost
on the organic evolutionist, he bravely continues his surge from nothing to the
profundity of the precise and mathematically induced arena of matter, and from
this to the immensity of the logical analytical powers of mind, and from this to
the grandeur of the will, in itself wonderful, despite the hideous misuses of
it, available to it when misused, data which are so conspicuous that we even now
learn of someone blowing up a mansion rather than sell it for a divorce
settlement. Now to be sure, the removal of any errors in any such structure as
that mansion, might thus be achieved; but the structure, so far from being
invented by this powerful collocation of matter, and matters, is in this way
Force without creativity is the
enemy of order.
Order without wisdom is the pathway
of fools. You need for design what is always found in it, what makes it
attractive: discrimination, discernment, knowledge and knowledgeability
concerning potential for manipulation of lesser things for the grander purpose
in mind, imagination to erect what was not, but now is, for a plan which may be
foolish or gracious, but which is intelligently conceived and carefully crafted.
WHERE such things are attested, whether in Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,
or in a Boeing 747, be they practical in intention or aesthetic, whether
architectural in form, or mysterious and evocative of thought, so that one
probes for the purpose and finding it, smiles ... then there is design, and the
designations of the designer are to be found, and used for instruction
From the excursion found in *1
above, the criteria of design are to be seen, both in general and in the
particular case of life, which is one application of an intense and programmatic
kind, linked with the most unprogrammatic of all known events at the visible
level, the will of man. This however is immersed in the techniques of logic, the
methods which science merely forms and formulates at the disquisitive side of
reason, in the propositions of purpose and the adventures of imagination, both
personal and physical, spiritual and moral (cf. News 19).
In all these cases, despite the
'witless' ways of the insane, and the insane seeming moments are many in those who are
sane, there is the character, as in any other design, of the thing. This
is to be seen
amidst its failures, where design does not fully cover the case, or in the case
of man, where will discovers what is unsuitable for the design. There you have
this fascinating dipole: the organised and designated structure and the
volitional capacity to evacuate from this sort of intensive and correlated
order, into realms of fancy, often deliberately chosen because they become a
phase for fascination and a ground for discovery, or even an outlet for boredom,
frustration or zest.
Even that, however, requires as in
all functionalities of multiple parts with integral function subordinated to a
totality with its own features and ways, as in man, a certain reality. It is the
construction of the facilities to enable it!
You most emphatically do not just 'get' because it
'arises' - that airy-fairy nonsense which some love to import into science, like
rats from a foreign land in a ship's cargo - the liberty which is here involved.
It is not mere chance, for it is filled with purpose; it is not mere break-down,
for it is an exercise of understanding. It is WILL, and this involves the whole
domain of perspective, self-evaluation and ambition, which in turn involves
orientation and construction of mind. So far from being evidence of the
non-purposive, it is an eminent example of it. That one might not approve of its
use, is no more relevant than an endeavour to construe the wisdom of the wild
driver who seeks to escape the police. The SYSTEMS he employs to do it, and the
WILL he uses to try it, these are not found by omissions or errors. Without
them, he could not make the effort.
Into this profundity of complexity,
man, then comes this simplicity which is a part of many of the grandest designs,
and a criterion of excellence for any design. You have the over-arching
capacities based on almost unbelievable complexities of physical, organic,
molecular systems, each subordinated to the other, and set in a milieu of mind
with its own system of reason and spirit with its own capacities of formulation
and purpose, so that if this were not a design, the term would have to go on
permanent vacation. It has complexity in unity, many phases in successive
deployment, elevating themselves to higher and higher modes of co-ordination,
all phased into correspondence and co-operation, with a unitary language of
command in that automated, and a learnable language of desire, in the being who
as person, uses from a summit, the whole schema for achievements of purpose.
is as noted in SMR pp.332Gff.,
schematically observable as follows.
PATTERN OF MAN - For Survey and Simple Mnemonics - A Summary
Structure (PSC). This is envisaged as a skyscraper, and may be conceived
upwards or construed downwards. (See pp. 140-145
supra, and cf. Repent or Perish Ch.7,
1, where there is further development on this theme.)
WITH OPTIONS PROVIDED
(View as one skyscraper: floors are in general
in order of their
management significance, though this may vary.)
1. Principal (top floor)
8-10. priorities, penchants,
11. purpose and purposes
19. principial error
21. performance error
29. cells (equipped as
per 24-28, i.e. the 5 S-Words)
34. subsistence (ground
Added to these, further functionalities
could be noted, such as:
CREATIVITY, INTER-PERSONAL CONSTRUING;
LOGIC, MEMORY, SYNTHESIS, SYSTEMS, DISCIPLINED-IMAGINATIVE-CONSTRUCTION; SURVEY -
WITHIN AND WITHOUT.
While these extend our sight of the
donated territories accorded to man, they can be understood in such terms
as: mind, spirit and their intimate inter-relation. Here we see not only
worlds within worlds in the construction called man - a multiplicity of cosmoi, but a disparity of components, duly combined and correlated to
work as one unit: that is the art and essence of creation (cf.
Repent or Perish Ch. 7).
of the architecture that creates, together with the wonder of the elements
in man, themselves creations - the legally inert substructure, the vitally
informed, the alert, the discerning, the comprehending, the volitionally
directive, the spiritually profound, soaring inexorably: these in their
display and their unison attest and verify at work... the sublimity of
THE SCINTILLATING SCENE OF THE UNITARY SKYSCRAPER
Now let us look from the top
At the top, the spirit
(q.v.) of man, as active but non-autonomous, and derivative (2), is subsumed
beneath its principal (properly God, but it may be opted
for or yielded to as the devil, self, self-sufficiency, self-satisfaction,
self-fulfilment, ideological activism, existential angst...), whatever
it may be (1); just as perspective (3), in turn, is set below spirit.
Then is seen the personality as functional
upon this, with its principles, priorities and purpose, all
functions of it, proceeding in turn to utilise the whole
realm of the mental and engaging the physical, with all the errors which
in practice may divorce purpose from results.
The structure in its course then moves
through the purely programmed to the anatomy of matter and the singularities
of what subsists (ground floor). As to the principal, on top, this may
be subjective, merely existential; or the upward gateway
The control room is in the top floor;
and the merely existential per se lacks what life requires.
The reality incomparably and immovably attested, is the Lord Jesus Christ
who, the only begotten Son of God, the Word of God, achieved the building
and offers to restore the mismanaged to the designed holiness:
at cost to Him, by sacrifice once made, and power, epochally shown in His
bodily resurrection. This restoration comes through personal faith and
repentance, including His actual top-level reception, where
He belongs; and His free acceptance of the purpose-deflections
and other errors, sins at any level, unburdened to Him and His waste management.
No design ever
made by man comes near to this facility and felicity, complexity and multi-phase
diversity from program to person, from structure to function, from multi-phase
subordinations to multi-purpose authority: either in the abundance of living
parts, susceptible to procreation, or in the sheer splendour of mind, matter and
spirit. Man cannot even begin to make spirit, procreation being not a product of
his intelligence or power, but of organic structures inbuilt to enable it, as
part of the system, thus displaying a power so far transcendent from the mere
HAVING of man, that to man is granted the power to make more without even a
significant move of understanding! It is all done for him.
Nothing incorporating the features
of design (cf. *1) to this extent has ever been seen by the unresurrected eye of
In short, we have definitionally*2A an
inescapable necessity to admit design in life. We have on the negative side an
equally inescapable necessity, if we deign to use scientific method, to
recognise that verification of important and available tests of a kind which it
authorises, favour one only participant in thought: creation, and not at all,
organic evolution. It is not merely that what DESIGN is, requires the admission,
but what in the designated universe, HAPPENS that does it.
SCENE OF MAN IN HIS CREATED STATE
This is summarised, and should
preferably be read in context, in SMR pp. 149ff., as follows.
What we are observing merely
makes the unscientific also uproarious.
Making it simple
We see therefore, putting it slightly
i) to be based on relevant observation
(cf. pp. 161,
ii) in having no citable law available
for normal scientific testing.
iii) in not being verified in terms
of prediction from a scientific law.
iv) to provide sound agreement, even
v) to agree with current observation
of what does happen, even in broadest terms.
vi) as contrary in tenor to known scientific
law, such as entropy, equally to common sense.
vii) to have the discipline of science,
either in past imaginings or present happenings.
viii) more monumentally the more microbiology
reveals the human body as the design paragon*1,
ix) in confronting the intricate patterns
of a profound language as a contribution from chaos (the language of life,
which is one, in cells) ... Professor Murray Eden relates here.
x) in having two systems (genetic and
behavioural-surviving and so on), not systematically related, yet expected
to construct what is here (Schützenberger).
CREATION, LIKE EVOLUTION, IS NOT A
SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT. AS WITH EVOLUTION, IT IS NOT BASED ON OBSERVATION
OF EVENTS HAPPENING. BROADER TREATMENT OF BOTH IS THUS NEEDED. HOWEVER,
UNLIKE THE CASE WITH EVOLUTION, WHEN THIS IS DONE, CREATION DOES MEET ALL
THE LOGICAL CRITERIA (cf. p. 161 infra).
i) It does not claim that the
process is continuing. In this, it is confirmed by all available means.
That is verification.
ii) It is susceptible to disproof
( in its Biblical formulation) by simply showing that the process from
which creatures have come in fact is continuing. In this, it is
verified, for this is not seen.
iii) It does provide logical ground for the language
iv) It avoids the non-systematic relationship
of two systems as a ground.
v) Its clear cut retrodiction is not
met with contradiction, and it could have been. This too is verification.
vi) It is in precise
accord with known scientific law, such as the second law of thermodynamics;
and entropy is another formulation of what the Bible SAYS, ( e.g. Isaiah
51:6), and implies ( Romans 8:20-22 ) in that area of formulation!
vii) The nature of mutation verifies
it - variation but not transmutation (kinds).
viii) The numerous evolutionary theories
(provided to meet even distant facts) by their disagreement, the one with
the other, and by their incredible character - creation arriving incognito
as in 'quantum' evolution, or the so-called 'hopeful monster' concept -
are in a predictable situation. These unsatisfactory theories show what
one would expect: multiplication without solution. This is verification
of the creation concept, Biblically invariant. That is, it is unchanging
because it is Biblically defined; and because what is Biblically defined,
does not need to be confined or refined. It stays in the form, function
and rightness given. This case simply verifies that. That is what it had
to be; that is what it is.
ix) In the Biblical formulation, this
situation is also explained psychologically, and indeed spiritually. There
it is declared that man is alienated from the life of God and is systematically
dimensionally ignorant (Ephesians 4:18-19). Romans 1 even traces the process.
This ability to account for the activity of the evolutionary thrust, personally,
is also verification.
x) What contains in its ambit most
areas, covers them most categorically and elegantly is deemed the desideratum:
this is verification at its acme. In general, the more broadly a presentation
covers all known facts, explains all relevant data and the more readily
it does so, the more it is deemed to confirm itself.
This excursion into scientific theory
and its nature, scientific method and its formulation, and current controversy
and its analysis is presented to stimulate you into thought. Culture is
not a sufficient condition for thought and acute analysis is always in
order. It is what can make certain responses more incisive, sharp, clear
and arresting. It helps remove confusion. Further, discoveries can the
more readily be made when the cult of the forbidden is not
followed. Evidence must be pondered and conclusions subjected to the discipline
of reality in such a sphere.
The wrong-headed trend to reject
culturally, as at one tertiary institution in this
State, at which I taught, because it is not convenient, and not
because it is wrong, without indeed giving it due rational interaction
with those who present it, is in essence a form of cult. Is not what is
culturally dictated in the dereliction of duty towards reason and evidence,
a cult ? And in how many universities does one find evidence from Staff
or students, of this deplorable cultic phenomenon: creation, or the grand
issues of reality are forbidden.
What however is the 'cult of the forbidden'
*2 ? It is that cultural negativity, fear or subtlety (depending on motive)
whereby certain matters are (ostensibly) ruled in advance of all evidence,
'out of court' - the court of culture. Whether it be deemed to be politics,
religion or other field, the result is a mental crimping that too readily
becomes downright dishonesty if not, indeed, hypocrisy. Certain things
are out of cultural bounds, being inconsistent with desire, ethos,
illusion or delusion; irrespective of their truth.
With religion, it may involve the detestable
folly of pretending that evidential procedures are irrelevant, and, worse
still, that it is illegal to be logical and alert with evidence and reason,
lest emotions be roused. This subordinates truth to convenience and not
for long may one justifiably expect the continuance of such folly, or of
any society where it distinctively rules.
Reality is a dangerous enemy with whom
to trifle by such policy and contempt. By this means, irrelevant irrationalities
and absurdities - such as is organic evolution in terms of scientific method
- may be 'allowed', in that by a mythical oversight, their merely mythical
powers are ignored; whereas the more scientifically oriented view of creation
is 'excluded' as 'religious'. (Cf. pp.
infra.) Christianity with open heart and incisive mind is quite freely
availab1e for 'inspection' - and meets any intelligently administered critical
test with overwhelming results, that are as unified as they are unique;
and it alone systematically meets logical requirements of consistency and
rationality (Refer Chapters 1, 3 and 10).
Organic evolution is always, if one may
personify, trying to HOPE that things will happen, which verifiably do not, and
then saying that it is all so slow that you do not see it go. This is not
science but sci-fi. Science is DISCIPLINED by evidence, not DYNAMISED by
figments. That which organic evolution provides is the realm of philosophy at
its worst, the novel in its prime. It is not the novel, by imagination, however,
which we are concerned to depict, but the actual by observation, implication and
consideration of the established laws of science as a field for homogeneity.
As noted earlier, of such change:
||it has never been seen,
||the means for it have never been positively tested and
||the equipment to
produce it has never been found.
ALL tests fail, for the relevant criterion of
advance in integral functionality into more of the same, in novel arenas of
||mutually compelling considerations of
scientific intra-harmonisation of concept,
as normal in that field; and they
||in dynamic unison point to
what is not now being done, as having been done,
and this which has been done, as not
||in ways currently
||or by methods
||or by powers
||Moreover as noted in TMR, and shown by
Professor Tom Barnes of El Paso University Texas, the three main laws of
science reflect biblical, not evolutionary reality. With slight adaptation for
our present purpose, in one formulation, this is as follows.
The simple fact is this: The LAW of CONSERVATION OF MASS AND ENERGY
exactly in accord with the scientific hypothesis of creation.
SO TOO is the LAW
and so thirdly is the LAW (2nd) of THERMODYNAMICS.
Of these: ONE states how life is uniquely and exclusively observed at
to come FROM life; another states the situation concerning matter
and its stasis - there is a deposit of competency; and the third notes the trend to
downgrading of what is already built.
Thus it is THERE, without disclosing from WITHIN ITSELF,
components, collection of components or criteria,
HOW it got here. It decreases
its specialised specificities,
as is normal with our own designs exposed to
general conditions which impact on them;
and life in particular is derivative
This of course is precisely what the Bible said:
The things that are
seen are not derived from what is visible (Hebrews 1:1-3);
their trend is to
wear out (Isaiah 51:6), and life was achieved in a specific,
act, also NOT from within the interstices,
powers and properties of other
It is quite
impressive when the three chief laws of physics are derivable
from a Book which has been around in major elements to the point,
for nearly three and one half millenia, without revision, without need for it.
It contrasts with illimitable felicity with modern human science,
which being chained to man, is not to be expected to achieve such eternally
valid results, however bright the worker. Such in additional verification is
what is found;
for in this field, a theory of yesterday is aged tomorrow,
one of a decade ago can become almost comic, and of 50 years past,
a thing of awe in the arena of the museum pieces of knowledge!
It is indeed quite impressive when the three chief laws of physics are
derivable from a Book which has been around in major elements to the point, for
nearly three and one half millenia, without revision, without need for it. On
the other hand, this is precisely what one would expect from a source which is in fact the
Creator of the things that :
duly wearing out according to program announced verbally long before, and
a specific called life which, in our format for it and with the human spirit
added, comes only from life as stated at the outset
by what you could almost
call, for the sake of impact, the Manufacturer.
His handbook is an astoundingly
good one; and at the level
which is appropriate to such a Being.
· It was Professor Tom Barnes (*4) ,
as Physics Professor of the University of El Paso Texas who conveniently noted
these three laws and emphasised their spiritual relevance, and in particular
indicated the confirmation of creationism.
· Not merely indeed are they harmonisable with it: they are close to
RESTATEMENTS OF IT! That then, it is not bad for a start.
Instead of collisions such as
Fallacy has in its
evolutionism, which are constantly and indeed increasingly the subject of
excruciating self-examination by what are perhaps the more sensitive, as also
frequently the most eminent of the secularists: instead of such anguish as
'nature from nature' theoreticians experience in their reflections, now often
published, there is in the logical performances of creationism, just the
opposite. Here, it all fits into place where logic, experimental fact and the
due use of scientific method coincide in a methodological trilogy.
- The words of astronomer Weisskopf in American
Scientist 1983, pp. 473, 480, are no concession at all, but if anything an
understatement when he acknowledges that a comparison of the
"Judeo-Christian tradition", of the Bible and modern science,
reveals them as "surprisingly similar". (See W.R. Bird, The Origin of
Species Revisited, Vol.2, p. 241.)
This is the nature of these three major
scientific laws, in the realm of design into which we have currently entered for
review. They not only are in accord with it, but in accord with the biblical
statement in its implications concerning it. In Isaiah 51:6, we have the express
statement that the universe is to wear out, to become old and to lose the
initial powers as it ages, and is finally discarded, as also the simple fact of
its coming removal, as in Matthew 24:35. As to the method of that removal, in II
Peter 3, it almost looks like some derivation from the powers released in atomic
bombs, to see the nature of the heat and dissolution there described.
The fact that the symbol of destruction in our own
Age was foretold by Joel and cited by Peter at Pentecost as a coming event, is
scientifically, and empirically, in the same positive and confirmatory field, at
the simple level of scientific method, as the rest. There would be, said Joel, a
column of vapour amongst the other dire dissolutive dynamics, which would be a
major item of this approaching end (Joel 2:30). Peter refers to this in his
summary as "blood and fire and vapour of smoke", as
a sign of the coming near of the end of the Age and the return of Christ, while
Joel has "Blood and fire and pillars of smoke",
amongst the wonders to be shown on earth in attestation of the approach of
judgment and the terminus of our Age.
No more remarkable, visible symbol of our Age
and its self-aggrandising thrusts, no more simply notable item or aspect, for
observation purposes is to be found, than the column of vapour, which in a summary reference,
is singled out by the prophet for notation!
Further, as to blood, we have a flood of it, and
every ideological Tom, Dick and Harry seems fascinated to absurd passionate
extremes with its flow: whether in Cambodia, the Sudan, Kashmir, Israel,
Iraq, Iran (recall the little wars and the millions who died, including kids
with plastic keys for celestial purposes, it is said), in Russia, China, Tibet,
or in Ceylon now with a new name but an old plague, Sri Lanka, yes and Georgia,
and not to forget, in that grind stone for blood, Chechnya, while to these the
colder flows of blood in Siberia of the last century may be added to the hotter
ones in World War II, and the little excursions of Arabs from time to time, to
seek to gain the rest of the Palestine, robbed from Israel, much to Jordan,
despite the provisions of the League of Nations following World War I.
The blood and the column of vapour, yes,
testable, distinctive, epochal the latter in kind, the former in lava-flow type
profundity of spill.
As to fire, some may have noticed that this is
associated with the atomic bomb, in rather regal ways, along with the vapour of
smoke, the column of it predicted.
Thus there is not only the FACT of the CORRELATION
of the three major scientific laws with the biblical formulation, which in turn
means, of the observable FACTS with that writing, in the field of creation, in
addition to its logical requirement (cf. SMR Ch.
1, Ch. 3, Ch. 10, TMR Ch. 1,
Repent or Perish Ch. 7); but in the
biblical presentation there is further elaborate, testable detail supplied.
Accordingly, SMR Chs.
8 and 9 cover various periods in which this biblical felicity
concerning the OTHER works of the Creator may be seen in their stunning
multiplicity, while the indexes on prophecy extend it
considerably further. All of this is testable, scientifically relevant material
in the total investigation of what is biblical creationism, which is not merely
a type of it, nor merely a religious phenomenon, but a factually demanding
avenue for the explanation of all things, with verification supplied in
complete contrast to the organic evolutionary hypothesis, as void of
confirmation on all sides as a frog dynasty that forgot about eggs.
Thus these additional features in the vast scope of
testability in biblical creations are in one sense mere ornament to the foundation
re creation, in terms
of scientific method; but as with all that is testable, in terms of what in
scientific method terminology, is hypothesis, this is relevant. EVERY feature
and facet, every implication and application that is testable between
utterly diverse presentations on origins is relevant. The luxury of using
illicit and illogical exclusion means, as in that death camp for
the cult of the forbidden,
cannot be too sharply condemned for its unempirical star-gazing dreaming.
What then ? Starkly, major scientific laws, a basic
pattern for thought in its field, CONFIRM ONLY creation, and
in the biblical presentation, gain further confirmation, and negate organic
evolution which wants life from non-life, stuff to come from somewhere or other
in some way or other, never found in principle or practice, and advance rather
than deterioration to be the king-pin of the process which brings something out
of nothing in the first place, and out of the categorically and ordinally less than
itself, in the second, its rocketing
It is not that castles come from thimbles, in this
second case, as in a good fairy story, but from atoms, herded into things
unspeakable in intensity, immensity, felicity, aesthetic integrity, symphonic
harmony, dynamic systematics and organised mathematical brilliance devastating
to all human pride. Fairy stories have the same basis, but are more interesting,
since they stir the imagination without insulting the intelligence or defiling
In scientific law correlation, in
determinate verifications in testable arenas, in coherent and consistent
definition, in logical necessity (cf. Ch. 1
above), we find one case confirmed, and in each, the other negated. Creation is
that case, and organic evolutionary myth, it is the other. As to the legitimacy
of that term in logical application, see *2 at the site
marked, below .
In terms of science, quite apart from all else,
there is not only NO CASE for non-design, but EVERY CASE for it.
Not merely is this
so, but the antics of creation (you see it in music, in architecture, in golf
course design - a certain exuberance*4A which laughs at the ordinary and INVENTS
things) mock the pundits of wearisome and dispirited evolutionism, by the sheer
profundity of the artifices employed, the dynamics deployed and the brilliance
of ploys opted! Imagine 'trying' to get a submersible suckling for whales for a
while, or to have a transition for oxygen assignment from placental blood supply
to infant lung aeration in the moment of birth, or the few seconds left after it
occurred, or trying to make philosopher insects who, which ... could discern the
difference between the extreme art in many floral contributions, to the point
that the latter would 'need' (the usual personification ignoring causality) to
'create' themselves in order to be functionally superior!
Consider the definitional realities, and now let us
HABILIMENTS OF DESIGN
Designs on design, how ludicrous!
What insapient sport, to remove it from the scientific picture, by means of,
and while using the craniation occurring by courtesy of the most
*2A of the brain, in the integral design of the
spiritual phase in co-operation with the mental, a threefold coherence
with one function, here to utter in sounds physically audible not only
to the air but to the mind as meaningful, in terms of a
code-conception and conception-purpose program and procedure!
What comedy of errors is this ? that the very nature of the whole and
the summation of the parts to its ends, and the correlation of the
physical, the mental and the spiritual, the systems abounding for all,
the movement from material to meaning, from workings to will, from
provisions to purpose, in ascending order of mutual dependence and
final direction by the person called man, should then be debased, and
metaphysical, rational realities aborted and left in mid-air,
cause-free, consequence fraught: it is a simple contradiction in
terms (cf. Causes, SMR
Ch. 5, Ch. 3,
Predestination and Freewill
Section 4) .
It is a chief work of
aside to myths, to 'stories' built on vapour, exempt from reason, ignoring the
observable scientific realities of what coheres rationally and what
does not, both within himself and empirically outside with the evidence.
It is the categorically compelling attestation before our very
eyes of what Paul
predicted for our late-stage phase of the Age.
That, it is merely one more TESTABLE and impactive
scientific fact, where the domain of science is to test ALL RELEVANT evidence in
ALL fields where alternative possibilities are deemed to exist, in order to see
what WORKS and MEETS the tests of reason and the empirical, and what does not.
Evolutionism in no point meets it; creationism in
all points meets it; biblical creationism in many more points meets it, and in
fact is the most precise and competent, overall effective and testable presentation
on origins that exists. Nothing else has so many pluses, no minuses and this
before the requirements of pure reason are even applied!
Thus the insistence on not presenting what
scientific method has to face
as the most viable of all hypotheses (to use its
and to discount it as unscientific is perhaps the most
unscientific statement ever made.
Whether scientifically, logically,
in things immediate or surrounding in the membranes of thought and analysis (cf.
SMR, TMR), in construction FROM evidence (TMR
Ch. 1), or constriction BY
evidence, in test, in rationality and causality, in detail and in spheres alike:
design is one of the major features of life on this earth.
One of the other features, as
already implied above, is this: that part of that design is the power to err and
to desire to err on the part of some at times (as in lies and fraud), and part
of the result of misusing the design is the approach of the Designer to that
abuse. This has two immediate features. One is dissatisfaction with the blend of
impudence, imprudence and callow adventurism involved, for example, and the
other is the result within the design itself.
Designs may be robust, and able to
'take it' up to a point; but if you want to use a good razor blade to cut grass,
to be sure you may have a measure of success, but it will be very limited; for
this is not what it is FOR! Again, if you try to use it to polish stones, there
will be further abrasion if not of fingers, then of its critical cutting
surface. This would be a pity, for some other implement, designed for such
things, would be far better. You could take a bit of some other stone, and even
try to sharpen that first, but it is only when you get an exquisite design that
you are so placed that you can get that ultimate polished stone surface without
blemish. That is what design is like.
The human triad is robust. How it
COULD even live for 70 and more years is one of life's most profound wonders. In
its plastic-like (but actually carefully designed) skin, with its multiple
internal and external provisions for interchange and renewal, linking it with
many other systems in the unitary body which is used by the unitary mind to do
the unitary purpose in view for the person to whom all this equipment is
simultaneously and in its spheres with their mutual co-ordinations assigned, it
moves amid vast and explosive events.
These should and sometimes do stir
the person, both drawing attention to the need to find the designer of natural
things and the maker, the two being immeasurably inter-twined in the features of
matter and life, each in its domain, here in tandem (since termination of the
physical design can come from one mistake alone); and on the other hand, to find
the will of that Maker.
After all, the use made of the human
body, mind and spirit is scarcely gracious and kindly from birth, and the
considerations used for decisions are not pure from mere selfishness, as if one
were a central exhibit in the universe, from the earliest of phases of suppliant
life for the infant. When fighting and self-will erupt, whether to be the moral
paragon in pride, or the determinant for others, or to please some cult of
culture, such as the cult of the forbidden,
or one's dependent and not self-made little self, then of course the case worsens. When the equipment is carried around and made
subject of self-congratulation it is no better, as its ultimate meaning is
forsaken in terms of mere mental, lassitudinous, lustful, lazy or ambitious constructions and desires
emanating from what one is.
It is then small wonder that the
Maker as in the Bible stipulates the nature of the disease which man inherits,
and it is a great wonder that He stipulates no less, the free way in which it is
to be removed, gratis and graciously. Yet it all coheres. Man on the whole
prefers his own religious thinking to God's declaration (cf. Isaiah 52:7ff.),
which for millenia He has been providing in the Design of His Word, in the
Bible, which likewise has many systems and sub-systems, such as soteriology,
atonement, reconciliation, redemption, ecclesiology, theology, Christian conduct,
prophecy, power, purpose and relationships between God and man and man and man.
It is designed to inform, exhort, instruct, warn and deliver man (II Timothy
3:16, Amos 3:7, Isaiah 44:24ff.).
These intrinsic systems and this
extrinsic system are matching designs, empirically testable and as seen in
prophecy, continually supported as in the realm of creation. The biblical and
the biological blend, the one enabled to find, the other willing to give.
All of these
testable areas and arenas are to be taken in concert in any approach to
scientific method, and quite simply, there is nothing which even is to be seen
on the horizon or in the same valley as this, in terms of meeting what is
presented, with what happens.
THE HELP of the
DESIGNER and the
HEALTH of the
and of that
DESIGNATED HUMAN SPIRIT which ANIMATES IT
It is then NOT MERELY design which
is in view, but the Designer, and His designs for that design called man; and to
be clear, that design which as part of its design includes a spirit. It is this
which is NON-PROGRAMMATIC, while using programmatic bases with an agility and facility of
interface and dynamic which like the flight of a large bird in the wind, with
winsome agility and flight dynamic savvy, delights the eye.
Unfortunately, the antics of man are
not always of this aesthetic type, and this present world which includes many trying now
to implode with self-importance, now to explode with devastation to others, now
smiling in pretended wisdom, now lamenting for its obvious lack, is near to
writhing with the victims of follies innumerable.
Many now make a virtual pilgrimage
of some style, in individual social situations to wipe out and bring
enduring agony and torture to those with whom they disagree, or from whom they wish to extort something,
whether land or submission or money. Some even are doing so in the name of
untested and unverified 'religion', the ultimate extortion from distortion, with
scant if any regard for nascent anguish to the marred young to whom they spread
endless evils to be borne for life, with evident disdain for all consequence.
Man in all this is increasingly facing extinction and judgment alike. It is only
mercy from the Designer which admits of its existence while the divinely
accorded remedy, the good news or Gospel of grace, is still being presented!
As to that, the design was that it
should move throughout all the earth to all nations, and that only then would
the end come. That designation has been virtually fulfilled (Matthew 24:12-13),
and the designed parameters, which in his disease man would bring and has now
brought, they are also stated. They include as the above scripture
depicts, "lawlessness" abounding, and a move towards lovelessness, amidst false
prophets, that is, those teaching for their own designs, what is not the design, and so
confusing many (cf. Jeremiah 23:14-32, II Peter 2:1ff.).
This is one verifiable feature here par excellence, as is
the return of Israel to its land, that once in two millenia event susceptible to
no interpretation but this: IT HAS HAPPENED (cf. Luke 21:24, Matthew 24:1ff.,
SMR Appendix A).
It had to happen; it did happen;
long was the delay (cf. II Peter 3:9), precise is the fulfilment, even to the
initial taking of ONE HALF of Jerusalem (Zechariah 14:1ff., SMR
There is another. The above
features increasingly become the spiritually malodorous and morally miscreant,
the socially blasting and the politically lasting foci of the symptoms of the
21st century world. That Israel, one may add in passing, is increasingly obvious
as a "burdensome stone" to those who want to hurl
her away or invade and cope with her: this too features as have its amazing wars
against a vastly more numerous invasive body, indeed series of such aggravating
assailants, who view her with little disguised odium (cf. Zechariah 12, SMR
Ch. 9) and her end with little success.
In such ways, the design of history is foretold: but
not as if to force man, nor as if to enable man to force, but so that
liberty and law, capacity for freedom and overall controls, each
matching in the design for events, can have, each one, its designed
outcome. Thus man is taught with what folly sin is fraught, and with
what pain wisdom may have to act; and the necessity of love, which
does not seek its own, but seeks the will of the Father of all.
In particular, man is shown the focussed part for those
whose lives have been remedied in the reconciliation in and through
the Messiah sent for the operation, Jesus Christ, and the divine
splendour of the invitation, freely to all to participate in this, but
only in the path prescribed (cf. Matthew 22!), the Gospel of grace.
This messianic work, wrought according to, and after the millenia of
prediction, had to be and so was filled with the milestones of
performance when the Lord of all was present on this earth (cf.
Matthew 26:52ff.), Himself without exception obedient to the counsel
of eternity on earth. If it is best for sinful man to obey God when on
earth, it is no less so for God as man, to conform to the same
spiritual magnificence as He has laid down, even to the death (Hebrews
5:7, Philippians 2).
Predictions and their impact in
horror and suffering, or blessing and release, in detail or in pattern, these
take effect. Man and his will, takes counsel and secures effect (cf. Psalm 2!).
Lessons are spread out like a thick carpet of magnificent Autumn leaves, under
scarlet oaks; but while the red part of it is similar, the reason for the
redness is with man less beautiful.
The world is SHOWN that force and
its ferments are NOT the objective of the design, or the parameters of its
power. It encourages resentment, vilification, subtlety, cunning, lies and
liars, theft, laziness, aspiration instead of inspiration, hatreds, disjunction
of the spirit of man from the field of its operation, the abuse of the better by
the worse, the loss of sophistication in flattery and a whole host of allied
depravities. Now with more power, it is also being shown that this globe has a
limited tolerance, just as human nature does, and that there is an end, where
those beginnings are played out to the end! The designs of the evil thrust,
these conflict with the design both of and for mankind. The design that God made
has God's own provision both for use, and deliverance. Abortion is never an apt
alternative if you desire birth.
So far from being meaningless,
therefore, man has Designer clothes made available (as in Isaiah 61:10), the
covering of the Almighty for his vulnerable nakedness before the extreme forces
of matter, mind and spirit, which in provoked turbulence erupt before him, like so many
geysers of scalding mud, as the ground cracks, its foundations revealed in
valleys and declivities of downward dynamic.
This covering is simple in conception, profound in
provision and essential for the continuation of life, as distinct from
a lingering death in a profusion of confusion, where lies callow
contempt for such short-changing of illimitable treasure, as if it
were less than two cents worth, and could be traded for nothing.
Necessary to life as a membrane for a cell, the covering of divine
grace for man is that provided by the death of the Messiah, Jesus
Christ (His date unequivocally set at around 30 A.D. and so DEFINED
with a DESIGNED clarity cf. Highway of Holiness
Ch. 4). Its plan, procedure and purpose is given in Romans
3:23ff., Galatians 1, 3, 5. So crucial is this covering, this
atonement, this provision of grace, this pardon through the death of
the Messiah, that it is shown in various ways throughout the Bible (as
in Zechariah 3, in the new clothes for the high priest, who had to
doff his disgusting work clothes, the bridal clothes for the redeemed
as in Isaiah 61:10, in symbol in Isaiah 6:4 and personally in Isaiah
32, in Matthew 22’s parable, and so on).
The living and loving Designer of man, the Creator of
life, the provider of spirit to man, has given to man the gift of life
in the first place, with its staggering designs and their no less
staggering integration into one unit with spirit to use it. He has
also given to man the repair-kit, for misuse of the design, and of the
spirit, an abuse wrought by ignoring the Creator’s own way for such a
profundity of life as man now has.
This repair-kit, the Gospel, like
formulae in science, has two aspects. One is the STATEMENT, as in the laws of
science. The other is that to which the statement refers, and which makes it a
statement of FACT, operable, and functional and worthy of thought or action. The
thing the Gospel states is the thing that God has caused to happen, and to be a
source of happening, not this time, in creation, but in re-creation. It is like
panel-beating but as in life, far more invisible except in results. This is
called regeneration, just as the acceptance of pardon is called reconciliation.
The GROUND of the pardon is the death of Christ vicariously for man, so that
those who receive Him have at once a cover, as provided in Isaiah 4:6 with
32:1-4 and as we have seen above, 61:10.
He also provides for the CALL BY the
people who know Him, for His intervention which is not to remove pain or
suffering per se and en bloc, but to fulfil the workings of His design, which
includes love for the afflicted, and testing for the righteous, as well as the
varied use of willing hearts to show to the ungodly, the wonder of His love.
On this, one sees the principle
in Colossians 1:24, as in II Timothy 4:6-8, where Paul is both willing and drilling in the part of
suffering for Christ's sake, the the Gospel be promoted, and people won back
from wandering to the will of God and His liberty - II Cor. 5:17. As part of
mankind, how would one want to do less; as part of the family of God, how would
one not show it, so that others might know it. There is no call to be ghoulish,
though many seem to have answered it without being asked. It is the call
of God to man that matters in the field of creation, re-creation according to
the first image with its matrix, meaning and function as provided (Colossians
3:10, II Corinthians 5:17-21).
Such calls can change history radically, and are of
course like all else, foreknown, and integral to the design for
history, which incorporates both these and their results, so that all
being known, ANYTHING can be predicted, and yet this, without the
slightest beginning of the robotic. This, liberty and knowledge,
together with truth and love, constitutes a twin pair of peaks in the
summit situation for man, with which he has been blessed, though in
many, it is despised for the sake of some passion or lust for the
moment, or for a little while. Yet God is not mocked, and those who
forsake the living God are a species of the dead. Their lives are
unanimated by the spiritual presence for which they are made, and are
like atoms torn from a molecule, or spray without its waterfall (cf.
With His people, it is not so. The restoration is to
the underlying and created reality, with the springs of water natural,
by courtesy of the supernatural, but now renewed in the lives of His
people, a profundity of amazing grace together with a taste of design,
with delight. It fits.
Indeed, in His presence, by His Spirit, He
'clothes' us with the robe of righteousness and the garment of salvation. Let us
examine this further.
means that we have redemption through His blood (Ephesians 1), and pardon and
peace through His sacrifice as in Romans 3. It is PUT ON us, who believe, as a
necessary cover from the justice of God, and provision for peace in the midst of
the warring nations of mankind, and forces of spiritual evil. It enables us to relate to God as Father once
more, and to find and receive the wisdom, not this time for our designs, long
since created, but for the personal designs which the Lord has for each of His
children. These are twofold.
Firstly, they are those for moral
and ethical, spiritual and gracious living. These are for one as for all (cf.
Romans 12, I Thessalonians 5, I Corinthians 13). Secondly, there is the precise
part in His kingdom which He has for each of His children, and these designs are
donated (cf. I Corinthians 12, Acts 13), as the Lord desires. When one finds the
spiritual calling, specification, purpose and specialisation (cf. Ephesians 4),
then one can seek the wisdom for its exercise, and the love for its atmosphere,
and the peace for its provision.
God has many designs, both in
structure and in function. Biblically and testably, verifiably and in power, His
design for man is for him to repent, be redeemed by the method provided, and to
find God as his friend, Saviour and Redeemer, a thing known for millenia and
even voiced by Job - as we hear Christmas after Christmas in the Messiah of
Handel - in his declaration in the midst of crucial testing, from a vast time before Christ ever came
(Job 19). Job KNEW that his Redeemer
lived, and declared this even in the midst of the most appalling trials; and was sure that he
would find him UPON THE EARTH, in the end time of history, that he would see Him
for himself, yes with his own eyes, and yes without intermediary.
That has been a long time coming.
The provision for it is now past these two millenia (for as Peter declared in II
referring to the return of Christ, a day with the Lord is as a thousand years),
and the resurrection of the design, the body, empirically is drawing near (Answers
to Questions Ch. 5). What is said in heaven
and declared on earth in the Book of the Lord, the Bible, in fact always comes, just
as it is stipulated. That also, it is part of the design for the deliverance of
man. What a privilege to have a designed body, with a designed program and an
individual and personal part to play in the concourse of designs called history,
where man's liberty plays amid the Lord's laws, and judgment sits increasingly
like dark and portentous cloud. This reminds one of the start of World War II,
where as a child of 11 years in a farm near Melbourne, one heard in that peace,
of the forces coming to war, to maim and kill, to blast and battle, belabour and
It had been a while coming, as 'war
clouds' gathered. It came.
This war has been millenia in
extent, and not least of its participants is that devil whose ambition knows no
bounds in thought, but very definite bounds in design! It is well that it is so
(cf. Revelation 12, 19). He is a very able aid to rebels from the Lord, giving
them more scope for the investigation of the exact depths to which sin can lead
Now it comes to its end, this
spiritual war (cf. Ephesians 6), this also.
It is well to be covered. One would
invite all who read to be sure of it, and to remember the parable of Matthew 22:1-14,
where someone sought heaven without being 'covered', with no robe of vicarious
righteousness, gained from the Messiah: whose purpose was to fulfil the plan of
salvation, and become the target, sacrificially, for the sin of man, so that He
could pardon in justice, those who sought His mercy.
Do not toy with it, but realise as
with all designs, that it is prescribed in order to be DONE (Hebrews 2:13,
NOW on this area of topic and theme,
the reader could well proceed to
DEFAMATION OF DEITY and
RECLAMATION for MAN
DEADLY DOWNFALL and DEGRADATION
FOR THE HUMAN RACE, and
THE GODLY GRANT OF GLORY IN THE GOSPEL
Chs. 1 and
There follows a short notation from the
New York Times,
to enable the reader to orient to the material subsequently summarised or
selected. At the end of the presentation, it is given further assessment. This
News item, although from 2005, has more recently been made fresh by further
rumblings about intelligent design not being scientific. In this article from
the Times, however, there is a most instructive array of figures cited, whose
words give indications relevant to Biblical Christian Apologetics. The report is
from the Times article, and depends for accuracy on what is there written.
Bush Remarks Roil Debate on Teaching of
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 - A sharp debate between
scientists and religious conservatives escalated Tuesday over comments by
President Bush that the theory of intelligent design should be taught with
evolution in the nation's public schools.
In an interview at the White House on
Monday with a group of Texas newspaper reporters, Mr. Bush appeared to
endorse the push by many of his conservative Christian supporters to give
intelligent design equal treatment with the theory of evolution.
Recalling his days as Texas governor, Mr.
Bush said in the interview, according to a transcript, "I felt like both
sides ought to be properly taught." Asked again by a reporter whether he
believed that both sides in the debate between evolution and intelligent
design should be taught in the schools, Mr. Bush replied that he did, "so
people can understand what the debate is about."
End of citation from report.
of Some References in the Report
The report proceeds to expose a
number of nerve endings in the clash between sci-fi fiction and creationism's
standing above all contestants, in terms of scientific method. These are
relayed simply to verify the confusion and assertiveness.
We learn from the New York Times,
that not long after the words of Mr Bush's speech were given,
conservative Christian supporters showed that they embraced it, while
"advocates of the separation of church and state disparaged them."
Bush's science adviser is reported
to have declared, presumably from some mysterious knowledge unknown to man,
that "evolution is the cornerstone of modern biology" and "intelligent design
is not a scientific concept." He tried to have the matter put into a SOCIAL
context for discussion.
The article proceeds to present
the view that "intelligent design does not identify the designer". That may be
so for some group or other who use the term, but those, like this author, who
speak of the CONCEPT most assuredly do so identify. Indeed, logically it is both
possible and necessary to do so, for this is part of the scientifically
It notes that 'intelligent design" has been gaining support in
the school districts of 20 states, with Kansas in the lead. Indeed,
conservative supporters of Mr Bush indicated, the report proceeds, to stress
that they understood Mr Bush's remarks certainly to indicate that both
presentations, evolution and intelligent design, should be given equal support
in schools, thus contradicting Mr Marburger..
Indeed, the president of the
ethics and religious liberties commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
declared that such equal presentation is what he and many others have been
seeking for long. Positions should be presented for assessment in schools.
Susan Spath, a spokeswoman for the
National Center for Science Education, declared in her slot, that "It's not
fair to privilege one religious viewpoint by calling it the other side of
evolution." The confusion in this is simple. 'Intelligent design'
as one facet of the matter of creationism, and only one, as presented in this Chapter
for its own particular purpose, is
certainly not religious in derivation, but logical; and while religion in
itself is a field for scientific verification, as shown also in this Chapter,
and a valid one, and revelation has its own standing above all (as
demonstrated in SMR Ch. 1 et al.), yet everything must be seen in its place.
In this, reason has a place, and in this matter,
the use of reason in terms of scientific method endorses intelligent design
AND creation, AGAINST organic evolutionism, which has nowhere to find
verification or validation alike (cf. TMR
Ch. 1, Repent or Perish Ch.
7). In empirical and scientifically relevant fact, it also and further
endorses biblical creation. The idea that you have to cease to think when
dealing with religion is one of the most invasive and irrational
misconceptions which governs much in the injudicious race to exclude God from
academia, while including what cannot compete logically.
Thus as to the ploy of making various
religions a ground for not presenting various logically reasoned views for
consideration for those presumably wanting to learn, instead of becoming a field for
the mental aggressions of indoctrinators, as now in so many places: it is
simply spurious. It is a LOGICAL option, and as shown in this Chapter, the ONLY one
that can stand in terms of scientific method. On THAT basis there is no
competitor even in sight. Yet the propaganda goes on, whether for this purpose
or that, and perhaps in many cases because of culturally induced sleep, such
as has afflicted both science and politics so often before, over the centuries.
That intelligent design is merely
a part of creation as a logical option and indeed requirement is certainly
true; but so far from this being a ground for not displaying it, rather does
it portend that this is a total alternative, that stands in every phase of the
entire conflict, and hence deserves equal treatment, AT LEAST.
An amazing foozle proceeds, when a
Rev. Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, "called the
president's comments irresponsible"! declaring that when it comes to
evolution, there is only one school of scientific thought, that it is and is
still occurring. This stupendous erratum shows the profusion of confusion in
this arena. There are in fact so many schools of thought in evolutionism that
it is ludicrous when you contemplate them: it is sudden, it is punctuated, it
is past, it is now going anywhere, possibly downwards, it is not occurring, it
only variation about a norm, it may occur, it will not occur.
It is like a gabble in a Primary
School class, and all these things have been shown and may be verified in such
works as SMR, Wake Up World!
and the lists included in the appropriate place
in the evolution, creation,naturalism indexes to be found in SEARCH.
As to religion and philosophy
being discussed in public school classes, and evolution alone in science, this
is anti-scientific, whereas the TYPE of religion which one has found in
schools is precisely that relativistic, humanistic set of presumptuous
indoctrinations which was exposed in Lead Us Not
into Educational Temptation, and there refuted at length.
The (only ?) edifying thing about
all these things and reactions is that they display a heap of means by which
mankind acts to distance truth, both in biology, and politics and sociology; and
these becoming more prominent in discourse as States impel their peoples to
one manner or another of compulsion in education, instead of actually teaching
in these areas, it is clear that the perimeters for the diabolically
desperate, but short-lived regime of the antichrist is so far from being a
nebulous future deal, exceedingly close. It is in fact virtually present, and a
virtual antichrist is already active, a spirit of antichrist, which uses half
truths, untruths, irrelevant arguments and distillates of manipulation to have
but ONE RESULT: KEEP the truth from the kids.
The intentions of participants are
not the point; these may indeed vary. It is the result in the confusion and
the corruption which is in view.
Far is this, therefore, from suggesting that any
single one is TRYING to do this. It is just, given the state of the case
rationally, empirically, in terms of verification and validity, this is the
RESULT. Many may, in time, like Saul of Tarsus, when he became enlightened and
was called Paul, regret their immersion in full bodied evolution fluid; but the
dynamic has set in, and has almost a comical aspect, as facts are with
something close to full scientific precision, CONTRADICTED. Just as
evolutionist Harvard Professor Simpson declared the 'gaps' to be systematic,
so is this contradiction comically systematic! (cf. SMR
236).These things, they match
The extent of precision in that
contradiction, however, is scarcely a credible ground for congratulation. It
merely illustrates that a perversity such as is shown in its
stages in Romans 1:17ff., an irrational unrealism and even surrealism, has now
set in; and it is a ready ground, like dead wood for termites, for the
destruction of the human race. From this, only the same God who created can
save ANY. The days of Noah are an illustration. Christ is the ark (cf. I Peter
3:18-22). It is the ark which is immersed, those on board need at most, face
only the sprinklings of the spray!
It is time to realise where things
are and where they are heading; and to turn from the Falls to the mountain,
that high mountain which is Christ, and to rest in the truth.
From the The Wit and Wisdom of the Word of God, the Bible True to Test
we present this assemblage on designations of design. Material has been added,
and some slight changes are made for the
In addition to the excerpts below,
see The gods of naturalism have no go!
Designations of Design
See first, with respect to
definition, SMR pp. 211ff.,
Repent or Perish Ch. 7, throughout
but esp. in two
locations and their hinterlands,
Ch. 2 above, and indexes.
One adds from the 'two locations',
first of all, the following:
the infamous 'wriggle' that 'survival' created it all is as absurd a
proposition as ever passed the lips of man. Does good driving (or 'better')
of a Volkswagen create a Rolls Royce, even in stages? Does non-death mean
imaginative re-coding? Does creation consists in endurance? Is all language
to be a puppet of pretence? Do billions of designs have to be added to
billions of visible ones, as 'steps on the way' - always invisible? As if
this made things 'easier' for a characterisable end-product called life -
far less, one called the universe, the very name of which connotes the
summing in sequential array, of some of creative components noted above. Or
does their absence, these prodigious outpourings of imagined designs on the
way (cf. Professors Thompson, Løvtrup, et al., SMR pp.
252Aff.), after diligent delving, make their theoretically useless -
indeed, pejorative - addition, please any better, any rational enquiry?
readers, like mathematics, art, is what it is - does what it does, and is
characterisable by criteria which it, like other powers, displays. The
display is variously, multitudinously, concertedly, co-ordinatively,
discretely and synthetically present in a canvas reaching beyond
measurement, figures and features beyond assessment, stretched before one of
the products, called man, so that he can - if he will - show the sheer
prodigality of the imagination used in creating him, by 'assessing' it all -
with himself - as betokening, really, no creation at all, just specks of
paint spattered on the canvas, that has no basis, from tins with no basis,
by a hand that is not there with an art that is.
At odd times, he even
imagines that despite the clarity of his logic, he may be deceived by his
logic, and reasons with 'validity' that it is itself invalid, just to show
the tantrum-esque follies of which he is capable, abusing logic - like an
asinine trader, abusing as mutinous, another man's mule for not following
him - before falling to the ground in a fit of irrationalism, matching
rigor mortis. Next, schizoid but chastened, he returns to USE logic to
escape logic, and then confused, he continues to speak as if the mere
mouthing of words avoided issues.
AMID ALL THIS
TRAFFIC SURGING AROUND MANKIND, LET US BE BOOKED
At the outset in our
site, we have first noted and then examined two "books" - and it is very
close to LITERALLY two books. They are both exceptionally well-known, the
Bible for the mind and the heart of man, and the DNA for his structure. Each
is inscribed with efficiency, profound symbolic coherence and cohesion,
intimate capacity for correlation with command, system to the finest point,
and just that combination of meaning and symbolic method which constitutes
design, direction and communication. If this is not communication, nothing
This however is not
all. There are two additional books, somewhat more figurative, but not in
the least imaginary. The FUNCTIONS to which EACH OF THESE EXTRA 'BOOKS'
REFERS is as real as any between two covers in our ambit and purvey of
The third then, or
the first of the two extra books is this: the co-ordination of mental world
and physical world, auditory reception and command execution,
bodily equipment is programmed,
and the world
which has its physical and botanical, biological equipment programmed. The
programs intermesh well; their symbolic sub-structures are unitary in kind,
so that the efforts of the one, avail in the other, the impacts of the one
are understood in the other, and (cf. Predestination and Freewill,
Part 4), there are no alogisms to be found: the logic is unitary.
More, the mind of
man, using programmed sub-structures for its ultra-programmatic progressions
and pursuits, can understand the products that surround him.
There is therefore,
and this is the fourth book, this second unit in our second series: and
this is the comprehension-combination that transcends.
It goes far beyond the
mere structural logical cohesion and synthesis. To emit and receive in terms
of a common system is one thing, extremely magnificent though this created
product undoubtedly is; but to be so prepared in spirit and mind, so that
the raw materials, themselves coherent and cohesive between the two systems,
within and without, are able to be grasped, intuited, subjected to
imaginative incursions, brought into the scope of thought and will and
analysis, yes of understanding for action by the non-material,
purpose-proposing, imaginative dimension of the being called man, his
spirit, this is the next generation of marvel. (Cf. SMR pp.
Yet it would seem
indeed scapegrace in gratitude to God who performed this production with the
necessary linguistic, mathematical, comprehensive, analytical skill to
manufacture symbols and significances (symbol targets), intimations and
executions, thought sub-structures in logic and meaning, and interaction
with a subject also formed, if we did not notice a fifth book. This is the
power to ruminate
concerning the Maker
Himself. This naturally is the copestone, to which the imaginary
relationship of Pinocchio to his craftsman corresponds in reality. Right
through to the inward realisation of the thrust of the logic, the
communality of the communication, the direction of the design, the strategy
of the construction, man can peer toward the God who made him.
He can do more. It is
not necessary in this field to speak of a 5th book, although it would be
perfectly meaningful. One prefers not to do so, as at the level we have now
reached, the affair is inter-personal to such an extent that the term
'book', so fitting earlier, is somewhat distanced. Rather this is the
intimacy-provision for creator and creature when that creature is man. This
is what book No. 1 provides for (the Bible), book No.2 is sub-structured to
enable (the cells DNA and allied phenomena, atomic parameters and
provisions), book No. 3 ascends to substantiate, book No. 4 arises to
confirm. We shall however give it a name: there is in this fifth dimension,
a correlation that is spiritual in kind, so that it may be termed scope for
spiritual communication, and for concord. We are moving from the concept of
'book' to that of 'look', or
This allows testing
of promises, assimilation of pronouncements, reaction to orders,
comprehension of commands, in a SETTING of illumination of conspectus, like
a search-light revealing from the nose of an aeroplane, the configuration of
the land far below, and something of the ways of those who live there.
is an ultra-programmatic conspectus, and an inter-personal opening. It is a
vista on the divine.
It is complicated by
just one vital feature, which is equally a vital failure, such as one may
get in a damaged automobile, or TV. There is a perverse streak which
surfaces in man, so that the more the promises of God in the Bible are
fulfilled, and objectively they all are always found to be of this kind, the
less they are wanted; the more the prophecies are brought into history, like
obedient little lambs in a fenced paddock, the more is the distaste; the
more the disciplines for folly, the more the folly, or the less the concern.
While this is not like rectilinear motion, a mere reciprocity, and is
complicated by the resilience and capacity granted to the immaterial spirit
of man, happily able to divorce itself in imagination and purposes proposed
for itself, from almost anything real, at will, it nevertheless is a thrust,
an historical trend.
These preliminaries allow our
minds to realise the UNDERLYING design, before we consider the externally more
obvious examples of it. We can now proceed, this base work done, with what is
gained from The Wit and Wisdom of the Word of God, the Bible True to Test
On design definition, the case is
clear. You need what has integrity, or better integrality, oneness in
multiplicity, so that many things minister to one result. You need the power to
imagine it, since commands do not imagine themselves; the capacity to codify it
if you want to use, as in DNA, programmatic devices, the comprehension to make
code articulate with command, and command with the raw material for its
implementation; you need a series and sequence so that the correct data come
with the correct matériel and the correct provision of it at the correct
time, and the correct concept with which to edit any errors and rectify any
oddments. So is it with the embryo, and indeed in much of the following growth,
outside the womb.
This of course is precisely what is
found in design, to make it so; and nowhere on earth is that of man surpassed in
any visible realm. How is this so ? It is a question of
complexity for the
unity, differential divisions of mind, spirit and matter
for the components,
inextricably interwoven for normal function,
operational sufficiency and
efficiency for the command centre
or operational agent to secure the results
which are to be gained
from comprehensive USE of all the equipment and
and phases of life involved.
Nothing comes near such versatility,
power and combination, synthesis of dynamic diversity in KIND, as this.
Fulfilling the specifications for the definition of design, it yet surpasses all
other visible examples. To remove this example, this exemplar indeed, man, from design, would have to
remove the concept; but the concept is based on billions of examples,
systematically found and implemented by the designed unit himself, man. It is
just that his observable case surpasses all in the various elements that
constitute what is defined to be design.
There follow three citations from
earlier works, to illustrate the ludicrous results which come when man tries to
ignore the data, and invent by magical moments in thought (cf. A Spiritual
Potpourri Chs. 1-9), what no moments in
nature contrive to produce; for you may watch forever, for what lacks what it
takes, to take what it has not got. Cars do not produce cars; you need the extra
features to imagine and purpose, to contrive and to make them arrive. Man-maker
has to have all of this, and for such a thing as man, inventor, creator and
imaginer, comprehender and amender, you need as it were the machine tools
correlative to that; but it is not machinery: it is imagination and all else
that the formation and formulation of command exacts.
Correlative with this again is the
obvious fact that INFORMATION does not arrive, but in information science
as seen below, we find that information tends to dissipate, like other design. What is based on its
autonomous arrival, when the law directs that the natural course of information
is its dissipation: this is not only UN-scientific; it is
ANTI-scientific, and justly put into the realm of magic, where causes inadequate
posited, with no evidence, are imagined to go with the results desired.
From DANCERS ...
Secular desperation finally comes
to expression, and reality brings at least temporary deliverance from the futile dream
of self-creation of what is not into what is,
as design is contemplated in its enormous energy and facility.
From Wake Up World!
...Ch. 6, with some extension, we note this:
Indeed, Gould draws
belief that you cannot logically expect PROGRESS from the changes in view by
any inherent propulsion, citing a letter to
Dec. 4, 1872:
"After long reflection,
I cannot avoid the conviction that no innate tendency to progressive
That of course led to
Schützenburger's impasse (SMR pp.
157ff.). We shall soon see in the CREDO of Gould, more
saltations of thought, as in Nilsson and Davies.
The Gould reference is in his book,
Wonderful Life, p. 257. Gould cannot find any either. Indeed, he
declares this: "Instead of a narrow beginning and constantly expanding upward
range, multicellular life reaches its maximal scope at the start, while later
decimation laves only a few surviving designs" (op.cit. p. 233). Indeed, he not
only notes the mockery which facts achieve of the developmental design by
gradual propulsion concept of Darwin, but goes far further. On p. 236, he
propounds this: "But if we face the Burgess fauna honestly, we must admit that
we have no evidence whatsoever - not a shred - that losers in the great
decimation were systematically inferior in adaptive design to those which
survived," and on p. 239, he adds:
||"... we have no
evidence that the winners enjoyed adaptive superiority,
or that a contemporary handicapper could have designated the survivors.
All that we have learned from the finest and most detailed anatomical
in twentieth-century paleontology portrays
the Burgess losers as adequately specialized and eminently capable."
The "decimation" is his term signifying the vast
lost of biota, of design, from Burgess time till now, that ultimate parody of
the developing marvel concept, proliferating its productions: for here the
marvel is first, together with its proliferation, and then it dies down, up and
out. On p. 236, he warming to his task, announces as if under hypnosis to his
'cause', "the mere pattern of life and death offers no evidence that survivors
directly vanquished the losers". Even a postiori, looking back on what
was and what is, he is stumped; and that is the ultimate, when you cannot even
'explain' when you see what is the 'result', by the principles which supposedly
So far from their being any inherent power to
create design types, we find then that there is an inherent process to remove
them, and just as the mechanisms are deemed incredible by Gould, since much is
expected and little is gained, in gradualism, in order that the compleat angler
should arrive and be capable of function, and we might add, since the evidence
of the efforts on the way is so conspicuously lacking in all the myriads that
ought to appear, that it is the other side of the impossibility, so that the
coin shows both sides at once, which this being all too clownish, is quite
fitting. How Alice would have loved it in her wonderland; but in science, of
course, it is not a good time to take a course in children's literature, and mix
Small wonder then that Gould is using heaven's
name, explicitly, in his apostrophe, like Calvin in Calvin and Hobbes, as we saw
in Wake Up World! ... Ch. 6:
HOW, he asks, presuming
to do so "in heaven's name" - seemingly in the grip of growing frustration and
desperation, like that of Nilsson and Paul Davies in his nothing approach
(certainly radical, even if radically irrational)
COULD SUCH DISPARITY ARISE SO QUICKLY"*1A
(op.cit. p. 227). The Burgess time provided what
he calls a "Burgess maximum in organic disparity" (loc.cit.).
The Chinese fossil case cited is reputedly similar (p. 226). "HOW," he
continues, "IN HEAVEN'S NAME COULD SUCH DISPARITY ARISE IN THE FIRST PLACE,
WHATEVER THE LATER FORTUNES OF ITS EXEMPLARS?" (Cf. Questions and
course far easier to go to heaven in word, than in fact; just as it is far
easier to have continuity in nature through the power of phrases, than in the
power of evident construction.
intense and literally immense irony is this: that while Gould's words invoke a
heaven of whose power no indication in his words appears that he is aware, in
the antics or cavortings of his desperation, it is
precisely where he invokes this name, that the answer he seeks is not
only present: it is blatantly so. However, how many, how often are themselves
amazed in due course, at what they did not see, and as we shall see in our
Chapter 7 to follow:
the sense of irony is not lost on God ! (as
in Proverbs 1, 8).
The conundrum, it is most easy to
answer. The bewilderment of Gould, it is simple to understand in this matter,
just as his own conception of punctuated equilibrium is no more than a
nomenclature with which to clad what is not there, and what is lacking on such
secular constraints ? It is that lacks in such a theoretical model: a cause for conception,
creation, institution, decrease over time rather than increase, beginnings like
a splash, and endings like death. Gould here begins to realise in the face of
evidence, the ludicrous nature of the omission! At last we find someone so fascinated by the
facts, that he actually begins to state them.
From The Majestic Might of the
Merciful Messiah: Jesus Ch. 6
we have four
excerpts, but it needs to be read entirely.
Forgetting facts is no way to
Yes, they present golden ideas of variation
with PROGRESSIVE INFORMATION attached, so that NEW KINDS of living
things arise (kinds ? you know The Defining Drama
?), even though
||it has never been seen,
||the means for it have never been positively tested and
||the equipment to
produce it has never been found.
ALL tests fail, for the relevant criterion of
advance in integral functionality into more complexity and capacity; and
anti-verifications abound. Information science, for example, brings in yet
one more law for this dissident theory to break: a law that information tends
to disperse, not concentrate; empirics show NO design increase is made in
derivative generations, a fact scarcely surprising since generation of
information is generation of adapted data with attached significance; and to
For that, you need what has it in it to do
this, and in the DNA case, to give signified orders that will in fact be
executed, as well. The arrival of kinds in this arena ? We don't find it;
there is no such information producer at work in the creation field, to be
seen, found, witnessed or observed; no, in advancing kinds of life, there is
no scintilla to be found. Books do not write themselves (unless, of course,
the text be already written, and we are talking of a program by intelligence
to transmit the writing by intelligence, to intelligence-possessing readers,
without which the process would be meaningless, valueless and ludicrous);
||engines do not elaborate on their mutual, detailed specifications
their decoding into other engines;
buildings do not raise their levels and instal their wiring;
it is necessary in all things to have what it takes.
If you do not have it, you do not get it. If
you want thought, you need a thinker to process and understand it; if you want
will, you need someone who can will, to get the job of willing done; if you
want imagination, you need a subject to specify the topic and the events: you
do not make merry with water, nor does lava flow from ice. You need what it
takes to get what you've got, or want to get. Making hey with irrationality
while the sun of popular favour shines may be profitable and an anodyne for
pride; but it is nothing else.
That is the way it is. To dabble in magic or
its equivalent, a theory of irrelevance has been produced.
||It cannot stand
'nature' as given from something other than itself,
so it criticises it by
showing it came to be what it is by doing what it does not do,
its design productions as it did not start.
We speak here of what is observed,
reported and presented by scientists
such as Gould. HE may not have been keen
on the implications,
and did produce a theory without power and so void of
but he did note facts in rather important ways!
some notes for you on that*2.)
does note things like this,
together with what is necessarily implied by them,
in terms of correlative procedures.
How things go when they are there, made, is scarcely correlative,
to how they have got here, in order to be able to go on with things,
once they have been made.
Manufacture is not the same as operation. The
work of driver or mechanic is not that of car-manufacturer, creative thought
to initiate books is not the work of the librarian, nor is the butcher the
Operation has only one thing to say at this
level. It is not organic evolution. It coincides precisely with creation. How
ludicrous is that fixation which some appear to have as the father of thought,
so that they talk of the untestable! Testable ? Is it testable whether or not
new kinds of creatures are being currently manufactured by 'nature' with out
intelligent aid ? Is it testable whether this negation is to be expected where
certain forces act in a kind of way which is used to account for design ? Is
it testable when the Bible indicates with force and simplicity, that creation
was FINISHED, as to KIND ? Is it not obvious that the one implication is
fulfilled, and the other is not.
The ideas of forgetting about facts were often
to be found in the darkness of obscuration in earlier phases of science over
history; but there seems currently to be a reversal and renegacy, back to
those other phases.
Again in the same chapter we find this:
It was appalling how Gould, in his
Wonderful Life, found that there were
FAR MORE designs, of vast and spreading natures, of enormous complexity, in some
of what he deemed (and many follow the concept) earliest times, and that the
fact to be EXPLAINED, is not a growth by advents, but a decrease by departures.
It was this because explanations of the opposite are rife, often compelled on
students with the sort of passionate zeal that seems to come with the 70,000.
Indeed, it is in its relentless and self-absorbed determination, reminiscent of
the Inquisition; and we do well to remember that voiding logic in the interests
of 'faith' is anti-faith, since faith is not an alternative to reality, but a
link to it. No more did Christ break His own body at the Last Supper (and He was
a real man - Hebrews 2), not some sort of duplicate monster, than does creation
find its origin experimentally, empirically or logically in things that are
When the Lord speaks in Hebrews 11, of the things
which are made not being made of the things that appear, of the visible a
production of the invisible (just as, interestingly, obstinacy is from the
invisible resource of human will, and makes much visible in its time!), He
states what all attests and reason demands. (A work on this topic is
REASON, REVELATION and the REDEEMER.)
Yet to produce an idea of why a growth by slow
advents should suddenly bring in what Gould attests as the complexities of creation
or prodigies of many kinds, in teeming array and with sub-categories
abounding, when a departure by death is the realm of observational fact (and no
funeral on earth is the same as creation): this is a feat
peculiarly that of Darwin. He gave quite a lead, with leaps of imagination, as
if measured reformatting were original creation: as if a printer were the
author. In this, he has been sedulously followed, and now that his leap is deep
in the storms of complete departure from fact and method in science, we hear of
Darwin as though death were not the condition of his theories. He is resurrected
by now departed pope, as if his double death - physical and theoretical - were
in need of some hope! But there is none...
To explain the opposite of what is before you is
a fine explanation indeed, perhaps for the squalls of the impenitent divorce
court! It is to science as potassium cyanide to a new-born babe! It is in fact a controversy with reality, more the
work of a dissident religion, than related in some obscure way to science. The
question is generation of kinds, and no kind of generation of kinds is being
found. Not now!
How very remarkable! The idea of this Darwin is
that what we CALL designs have ... most slowly come, ah with such miniscule
degrees, with vast numbers of non-designs spread like Autumn leaves; and these
little things have spread, and grown, and become more and more amazing and
complex and so on; whereas the opposite starts off the game, the thing is not
found in practice and the means are missing, while laws of science legislate the
opposite trend. This is not merely a failure to be verified, but a confrontation
with a process totally opposite in kind. Yet instead of immediately dismissing
the theory, which never had reason on its side, because empirically it is not
merely unable to master the facts, but subjected to mockery by them,
they now refer to it as the method of how things came to be, and as testable!
It IS testable, that part is correct; and it has
failed - that part needs to be added.
Moreover, this is religion, not science.
It is not even a mish-mash of religion and
science. It is religion in contravention of
science; whereas creation is religion as attested by logic, and verified IN
science, by scientific method WITHOUT exception.
Design IS that integrated, correlated,
purposively designable, functionally proficient combination of imagination,
information, actualisation and continuation which bears an imprint of effort
where the means for its autonomous arrival do not appear.
This is precisely
what is found in matter to the nth degree, with the mathematical,
ordered, specified, systematically inter-related components and modalities,
structured in types, interactive in sphere, without any attestation of
self-making powers, nor any real relevance to such a thought, since its genius
is observably to do, not to make itself. It is, functionally, so disposed
as to exhibit what it is in myriads of ways, of exquisite sophistication of
style; but not to invent those paths.
This is precisely what is found likewise in life
also to the nth degree, with - to start, its correlation with matter, which it moves
about with all the friskiness of a fox terrier, organising with the rambunctious
thrust of a fighter pilot, deploying it with the imagination of a poet, ruling
the ruthlessness of a dictator, while allowing by specification, some variation
on an original theme. Yet never is it to be found inventing a new
progressive type, exhibiting new features of what by definition is design.
That is the way it is, when you become interested
in what happens.
The issue, you know, my dear angelic friend, is
really this: it is not whether there is design. By definition that is precisely
what is there. It is HOW it got there!
It is dead, in terms of scientific method, and
its replacements are as dead as it becomes by such abuse of it, for indicated is
an entity which has the means, the grounds, the methods, the evidence, providing
attestations of origins and grounds for the evidence of progressive
Suppose, angelic brother, just for a moment, they tried thinking ?
But they would not, for you see, this is the case of
selective black-out, where their alienation from the scientific evidence is
limited to the position of their own origin and status. It is as if they go beserk at its arising (so very scientific, this 'arising', ex-interface,
ex-dynamic, ex-guidance, ex-designable grounds at each level for every level), and claim the opposite, the precise opposite of the
truth, as their ground, something not attested in any way, something required but absentee
to each test. This they do while they sacrifice scientific method alongside the
children and call on statistics of how many of them are doing it, as if this
were other than a mathematisation of tragedy, and a statistical emulation of
What is needed is not the imagination of children
in the theories of men, coming from adult minds to batter their upbringing, but
the force of logic in the imagination of science. If this world does not offer
an explanation of itself in itself and from itself, in any phase, evident in any observable, rational, attestable manner,
or by necessary implication not from prejudice but from what is in principle
observable, and this despite the most rigorous efforts: then something is clear.
What is clear, O angelic one, it is this: that one must, scientifically, look
elsewhere. Lack of prejudice, not of immobility of thought, is what is required in
scientific method; but here there is nothing but stasis.
So however intolerant of reason some may have
become, we move to something else, call it vertical or
lateral thinking, or anything else you like: when you do not find an explanation
in one field, but only non-verification accompanied by anti-verification, then
you move in enquiry to seek what will not be so devastatingly negative. This is
called free thought, in logic, but in propaganda, as in the article's report, a
"mishmash of theology and science." This talk does not seem exceptionally
How could it be ? It is not science, so the
methods of non-science, and sometimes of mere nonsense are all that is left.
If you have GOT to have this result, despite both logic and evidence, so be it.
That is the nature of myth, so myth it is. It is necessary however not to
indoctrinate children with private myths, but with realities attested.
Suppose instead the inventors of this form of
child indoctrination, were to think, actually to think at this level. Then,
they would proceed in terms of
scientific method, which does not START by KNOWING the answers and where they
are to be found, but instead moves with a spirit of open enquiry, envisaging, testing,
comparing for confirmation on all sides, and insisting on logical structure in
thought. Thus you do not EXCLUDE something that is not nature because you KNOW,
by scientific method, that this cannot be, since this would be a denial of the
entire spirit of research, logical thought and would constitute in its entirety,
a mere attestation of prejudice.
That is the operative phenomenon in their
ludicrous naturalism. It does not work: therefore those who note
this fact and show what does, are WRONG. That is the implication however of
dogged, dogmatic prejudice and becomes a mere a mish-mash of myth and
Mish-mash my friend ?
From the usage I found in the news report, I
gather it seems to mean something not very scientific. That is what this is; and
it is a mixture, I suppose the mish is this part, and the mash is that part, and
they do not like parts - something of this sort perhaps ?
However, how readily we must disagree with them in
this, came the voice of the swooping angel, just returning from a quick flit to
help a child afflicted by infantile mythology, at some low secondary
Unscientific! the angel sent out the word, with
artistic grace during a subsequent aerial manoeuvre. What is unscientific about
research, open-minded, open-ended and open at the beginning and in the middle,
ready for input from anything that explains, is testable, is verifiable and
works, and ready to abandon to the junk-heap what does not, such as Darwin's
nonsense and dabbling ? Instead, what do we find in this news report ? It is
that Darwin is scientific and is to be kept free from what in fact, by contrast,
works and is testable. When did myths become scientific, or when did prejudice
become a director of thought.
But surely, is it not so, kindred angel, that it
is this kind of subjugation which always happens in totalitarian spheres.
It often does, certainly, but this is democratic
in that the government is elected. Yet it happens. We know this because it is
HAPPENING and has been so these last 17 years in the State of South Australia.
How COULD such a government which endorses and
requires such myths, and attacks with irreligious fantasy objective facts about
religion, be elected ?
It CAN happen when people do not care too much
about myths being taught, so long as their kids get jobs, and all that. At least it should
require a goodly number of social service personnel to look after the lives so
readily*3 unhinged into disillusion, dispiritedness and dyspepsia of mind, by
such irrelevances, and even dignified tenaciously in SCIENCE, since nothing of reason
can help them. They often lie slain like birds with Asian influenza.
But surely this is unfair to them, being not
merely dictatorial in
the government, but insidious and seductive, delusive as if driven by desperation,
mere misuse of authority to achieve what reason cannot secure ?
Of course! this world is not very nice. It killed
Christ and now tries to kill truth, while becoming so deluded that it calls its
I am reminded of that aspect of this once so
glorious creation, whenever I visit: to call good evil and evil good, just as
Isaiah declared in his fifth chapter.
Of course, we must be fair. We must clarify that in
detail; for while it is quite true that these things occur, yet they do not actually say they are going
to seek to keep education in science free of what works in this sphere: it is
just that this is what they are doing.
True, we can clarify that, but you know, you
would have hoped that they could note that all the requirements of Genesis
creation are met, in the three major laws of conservation of matter and energy,
the second of thermodynamics and the third of biogenesis, and that this is the same as saying
that we do not find nature producing nature, non-life producing life or what
meets the definition of design going naturally up, but rather down.
Darwin and the other failures project the
opposite, or allow for it, but they do not find it in logic, where what lacks
the capacity of thought is to explain the evidences of it; or in empirical science,
where what progresses in cardinal kind is never found nor is any evidence of it
in the past ever found, only the 'hope' dressed up as a find, when the fact is
Creationism projects THIS, both in the major scope of domains of
reality, and in the minor matter of orders of life. If ever new domains, orders
came along, and we found why and how, that would be naturalism with flying colours. Since they don't, and what is sticks, and the means for such upward
motion are not found, and logic requires that there be means of getting what we
have, adequate for the purpose in kind, then we must look elsewhere.
So you were saying. What is elsewhere to a
material creation ?
An immaterial entity.
Where 'nature' says no! science is not the
one which says 'yes' -
but science falsely-so-called, it does it,
yet only in the fantasy mode, the idol branch of idle imagination! Let us keep
to what we find.
Nature does not,
in fact make itself or its components,
but they are USED as they are made to be
whether with fancy variabilities of sub-type,
provision such as crystallisation, or not.
This is what is empirically observed and rationally founded
in causative constraints. If it were otherwise,
the world of experimental observation is open!
Let it be done! Yet it is not done, for it has been done; and these are two
It is set up and it works according
to kind, and if it is capable of being 'hurt' as life is, then it is hurt, not
re-designed. That is why we NEVER find increments of design, only variations
within each kind. That is why information theory, like biota evidence, is
that what is relevant to life, DECLINES. It does so in theory, as in practice;
and here the attestations of theory are built not least, on practice as they
ought to be in scientific method arenas.
Thus the ONLY
place where the ACTUAL power is placed is the non-natural, since 'Nature' does
not do the thing in view, namely the institution, constitution and coherence
creation of biological language, type, kind, material and vital sub-components,
thought, spirit, will and so forth.
We can USE a kind to GET its kind; but we do
not have them making themselves, for the very simple reason that in this
universe that takes work, and in any causal situation you need for that, what
its constitutive constraints require, to institute them, both initially at all,
and then in the various kinds in view. The alternative is irrationalism which
cannot even argue for itself, since it would invalidate reason, a foolish
effort, since reason brings us to revelation and this to
verification and validation
(cf. It Bubbles ...
Ch. 9, SMR, TMR,
Reason, Revelation and the Redeemer
where the data say NO: but
where the logical constraints say YES,
where the type
of thing observed in our world, has an adequate resource,
where the spiritual
aspects of our lives
(cf. SMR pp.
348ff., Little Things Ch. 5, It Bubbles ...
Ch. 9, *1A),
have not only their own ground of creation,
which is not by the absence but by the presence of the qualities shown,
not only to be, but to create because it IS,
where truth can without self-contradiction be KNOWN at all, and
where cessation has its meaning:
this is where what is finds what it does,
where reality is investigated and
not in myth or magic, but in measured discourse and certain reason.
THIS is the testimony of experience,
the demand of logic and the ground of verification;
and it is the resource
and the only one for validity,
and the constraint of actuality. There is nothing else.
It is not for
Gould to complain in heaven's name when heaven is the answer, or if you will,
the God who made it by will in the creation explosion.
It is not for
him to lament: for creation being logically required, and in cessation after
'explosion' confirmed as to nature, being the assignation of the components, not
from themselves but from what made them also, we move in this realm, of the rush
into existence of multitudes of designs, by Gould's account, followed by
decimation of the same. It is not with
tragic grief written over our faces, before dabbling in more magic, but with the
knowledge that there is ONLY ONE PLACE where the validation and verification
alike exists; and scientific method being forced to go where the evidence not
only in one phase, but in each phase both separately and synthetically, is to be
found, it MUST present this.
And that, it is merely what in fact logic independently requires in its
other reaches as shown in SMR, TMR and elsewhere so many times.
harmonises to perfection makes of mesmerised man's intolerance of truth the more
ample a ground for judgment; but this too, it resides in the One whose powers
delimit such a function (cf. Romans 1). On that, see
Celestial Harmony for the Terrestrial Host.
That God in His
mercy, as the Bible indicates, is ready to forgive, has power to pardon as well
as to create, has a willingness to do so and delights in mercy (cf. Micah
7:19-21, Romans 3:23ff., Colossians 1:19ff.), while not directly pertinent to
the present concern, is of much relevance to those who conceive it. It is
considered at length in
The Meaning of Liberty and the Message of Remedy.
From SMR pp. 209ff. we have these
components inscribed in design, to match it in unique definitional felicity; and
a fortiori, as exemplar extraordinary, at the head of the class of all
the designations which attract the term 'design' from the entire gamut of
physical constructions of man. Most will have heard of it, there is little
doubt, for it is the equipment, which apart from any angelic or spiritual beings
who look on, which we are all using at this moment: the human frame and
A further excerpt,
B , this
time from Gratitude for His Glorious Grace, Ch. 4, is inserted
from SMR as above.
All of these observational data are
not only alike, but virtually identical in this: they contradict the only
dimension of verification available to the theory of organic evolution,
a non-predictive theory: that of implication, generic expectation and method.
In collision with known laws, in its uncongenial emplacement in the marginal
field of metaphysics to which it must be consigned, it rests on irrationality,
even for hope (see pp. 211 ff. infra).
Let us recapitulate (cf. pp.
infra). Neither is there suitable transition in language complexity, going
up over time, on a graded fluid basis; nor is it the case in cell technology;
nor in palaeontology, nor in the mathematical correlatives of the cell:
nor is there anything in kind different to be said re observed mutational
advance (even when, as in the case of the fruitfly Drosophila, the generations
and the mutations were both numerous, and the latter large and varied).
it varies, no more presents a primitive-to-superior gradation correlative
with the idea of tribes-to-modern-man, than does cell technology in minor
organisms to major ones; mutations do not exhibit, but rather obstruct
any living sight of the flow to the watchful eye, as does palaeontology
to the retrospective onlooker. The
failures of flow on the one hand, a procedural rebuff, and the fact of
language and cell initial and pervasive sophistication on the other, a
generic contradiction, are merely two of the total non-verifications of
organic evolution. The mathematical minutiae of cells, their administrative
'genius' and magnificent miniaturisation, similarly attest that we are
dealing with a prodigious mind in its deployment of words and works - the
language of cells being reflective, our own introspective: not with some
self-developmental sequence where that-which-is-not invents itself
from non-existence by clever contrivings.
To all this the noted Professor A.E.
Wilder Smith adds a fascinating datum: the cell not only has its molecular
system (the materials on site in right proportions), and the apt spatial
arrangement of the same, such as isomers exhibit (this is a variable);
but on this basis there is to be "superimposed" a "sequential code" in
living genes and derived proteins. This super-imposition of conceptual
considerations, as a constraint on prior or more basic concepts, this infusion,
enforcement, emplacement of code is:
l) A conceptual
2) Exactly the
function of mind.
exactly in proportion as all the concepts can proceed from the resources
of the one mind, being congenial to the style, system, parameters or powers
of its thought (as words to paper, thoughts into
words, vision into thoughts).
4) The definitional
heart of what we call "design". (Cf. pp. 114-116
infra.) That it has here an invisible agent is scarcely
surprising, when it is considered that, as shown in
Ch. l supra, matter
is a design, of necessity a product of a law-maker who is necessarily not
To revert: Wilder Smith (p.
53 cf. p. 82 in his work: Creation of Life) emphasises at the
technical level that in his experience, a true biological cell is virtually
one great code, a code complex, a collation of codes, a code matrix. In
terms of this magnificent furniture, made resident like a star boarder
in the cell, or "superimposed" on its apt and ready structures: energy
becomes "converted" (p. 122 op. cit.) into idea-exhibits. We of course
do this with a system of thought on other systems, all the time, having
the ability to think, of which this is the specific outcome.
What then ? Observationally, the evidence
caresses creation and rebuffs any alternative option, with single-minded
intensity denying gradualism. It negates it for language, for cells and
for relic transitions, whilst exhibiting the paraphernalia of mind with
that exuberance in the living methodology of cybernetics,
that we mini-creators with teeming cells at our disposal, habitually deploy
in our own language gifts.
The positive and negative criteria,
alike, act in symphonic unison to acclaim creation in any contest (cf.
Image, and p. 1031C);
while the systematic, and sudden methods found in language and gene alike,
correlate with the legal force of intransigent matter, to make a concept
of mindlessness, a mindless one, ridiculing the facts.
THAT-WHICH-IS-NOT never was
nor could be; it is I-AM-WHO-I-AM who both is, must be, and always
must have been; and here we see the thoroughly consistent, co-ordinate
and correlative working of His mind.
definition dilemma remains.
If you define design
(even pragmatically) in terms of
correlation of unitarily-coded or contrived fabrications,
||with components in
multi-systematic concatenations of construction,
irreducible in complexity for function to their sub-areas,
||but set as
contrivances of integrality for system:
||then that is
precisely what is found in life.
Take a drawing. It involves a sub-system of paper
(which needs a cause to be white and right for the fight of drawing), another of
ink (which needs to be clear and not murky to distinguish things with finesse),
a third of the objective, a fourth of the skill, a fifth of the will, a sixth of
the available environment permissive of such activities, and all of these
things, including the imagination and any preludes of imagery to be found, are
to be co-ordinated, concatenated: that is the essence of design.
The alternatives for these things do not exist.
Neither does imagination come floating on the clouds of chance, nor does
purpose, for chance is mere performance of a system, without which nothing would
even be definable or describable. The idea is that one system of such and such
capabilities will do what another is needed to do, and that this happens if you
wait. This is merely equivalent to anti-definitional nonsense.
It is like telling someone starving, or slowly
dying of malnutrition, that it is just a matter of waiting. In one sense, this
is almost true, for death is the result. It is necessary to find food if life is
still in view.
It is necessary to find the sufficient causes of
all the above ingredients to attain rationally the functionalities which they
provide. Assuming it with some such name as 'chance' is merely using a word for
the works. Many do this; but they do not prosper. It is necessary always to have
what it takes and to use it; and if some series of systems or intelligences
produces just what you want, this is entirely irrelevant to the point in view.
THEY HAD TO DO IT. It was to be done, and they had the constructive capabilities
inherent in them. If you find what they did, it was still done by sufficient
From SMR p.
we have this implication in
It is necessary to point out that it matters not
at all where the information input
- the directions for operation, the practical provisions for implementation
of the directions (plans do not create factories: you need both,
and a mind for either in this world), the data banks, the codes, the linguistic
provisions for intelligible computation, interaction between parts and
hence the intelligence - where, and indeed when this is inserted.
You can build as you will, put down
your money when it is acceptable to the builders, have the machinations
at will: but it is all to be done.
If it is done in miniature (as in the
cell codes in the human body), then this takes more input, it is
harder. If it is done in spectacular and unexampled miniaturisation, as
in the cells of this same body, that takes the more. If moreover,
it is done embryonically, no matter: it is merely the more intensive that
the application of intelligence must be. Commanding, symbolic control is
not meaningless motion. A coherent, managing code in a cohesive managed
circuit in an integrated, collaborative whole of billions of parts (each
cell), multiplied by billions (each body) - is not the easiest to manage,
as it is forming itself and containing the lively data for growth, the
None of us can manage it. Its
technology leaves us for dead, as Dr Denton points out, by orders of magnitude
that seem astronomical. Thus while its manner of the introduction
of this prodigy is of much interest, and the point is clearly addressed,
yet it is the fact of its introduction, like a payment into a schoolboy's
bank account, which should not be forgotten, with concern about the method,
however legitimate this subsidiary question may be.
As also shown in this chapter, the
implications of the startling method of introduction
of this machination, and origination of this equipment are of such a character
- that this element also is of prodigious importance.
Let us however, not forget the fact
of the amount deposited. We have nothing which by observation
can match for intelligence, by results can equal for its manifestation,
the equipment with which on earth we think, and move and have our being.
If the source were not intelligent, contrary as we see and shall see, to
all reason, then our greatest works should be denied the attribute of intelligence.
However, we experience the intelligence as we proceed in our works; and
perceive it is profoundly surpassed in the works which make our working
possible: the construction of our bodies, minds and spirits, and of the
world which is their visible habitat.
That is of course the definitional
dilemma always faced by unbelief: if you are going to be consistent,
and define what it is that intelligence is by what it does, then the essential
characteristics and criteria are surpassed in what we are, as evidence
of its working, relative to anything we do. Yet intelligence is
by definition attributed to us in terms of performance. Alas for
the atheist, we are monumentally outperformed. See further: Chapter
3, esp. pp. 262-263,
For the cult of the forbidden, see
SMR pp.330-331, in Book 2 Glossary, in
terms of bathos.
Evolutionism is a bathetic degradation from creation. The
phrase in question is added below, largely as from the text in SMR at this point. See also
the SMR index on this phrase.
Bathos - adjective, bathetic. Bathos is
a ridiculous fall from the stupendous, grand or outstanding, to the ordinary
or the unimpressive. In literature, this can disgust, offend or amuse.
In science, as here, it can scarcely amuse.
As Professor Thomas Barnes of El Paso
University (famed physics researcher) put it in Scientific Studies in
Special Creation, Ed. Lammerts, pp. 330 ff.:
''No laws of science are more firmly
established than these three laws ...'' Which? He referred to: ''the First Law
of Thermodynamics, the Law of Biogenesis and the Second law of
Thermodynamics'' - p. 331. The first (''also known as the Law of Conservation
of Mass-Energy''), implies that despite different forms (''including mass''),
''total energy remains constant.'' The second means that in a self-contained
system, processes have ''an irreversible tendency ... to go toward lower
order'' - to degrade - decay and disorder increasing. The third ''states that
life comes from life.''
Obviously a static lump of energy-mass (1), a
life for life procedure - not non-life for life (3), and a decay liability
(2), these are the observable material or visible facts to be expected, if
creation happened, and stopped. That is virtually an identity statement. It is
this which is observable, and that is a creation verification
with which evolution cannot for its part compete.
We are in the maintenance phase. The thing to
be maintained is in the finished phase. What is maintained, miracles like the
bodily resurrection apart, tends to wear out. This is scientific and also a
matter of common observation. That is distinctive, detailed verification of
Why then, in the full scope of the evidence
and the concepts already seen, is creationism not taken as the only 'theory'
which can currently be considered scientifically, rather than the only one
that cannot! (See pp.
supra; cf. Ch. 2 Suppl., and pp. 332E-G,
infra.) The rules are broken in this, that it is not so received. There is a
metaphysical paralysis of thought which has made the many consider this: that
if PROCESS be not ASSUMED to be the author of process... in the sense that the
CURRENT is not the father of what is current; or if PRESENTLY OBSERVABLE
THINGS or a CURRENT CONTEMPORARY REGIMEN are not the source of living things,
then this is unscientific.
THAT however has nothing to do with science.
To LIMIT and REDUCE the scope of hypothesis to
some preferred sanctum, some sanctuary hidden free from reality: this is
precisely what science is not, what scientific method forbids. It is what begs
the question a priori, and sets mere philosophy in state at the head of
science, with prejudice for its queen by its side. From this its place, it
mocks science. (Cf. pp.
252I supra, and
In evolutionism, this is the CULT OF THE
FORBIDDEN, where certain areas of thought are excluded, irrespective of the
validity and virtue, indeed the eminently and uniquely verified position which
they attain under test. One is FORBIDDEN by frightened secular traditionalism
to even look at this superior-performing area. This obsession with exclusion
is a cult because it is irrational, and posing as science, is pre-eminently
unscientific, the very acme of prejudice, and the method of blindness.
The source however should be conceived
especially in terms of its product, the hypothesis should be esteemed in
accord with its power to cover the data, the case - to work to meet
specifications of test in neutral and fair play. WHATEVER theory works, which
is uniquely verified, is relatable well to other effective
theories, the one suffering no loss to any test for
verification: THIS in science has superiority. What fails verification in
adequate test, even one, is already excluded; what
knows no verification is not included.
Thus to refuse a 'theory' on the basis of its
source... is like academic racism; "Give us an answer from an 'accepted'
source, or its merit will be entirely disregarded!" - so goes the philosophy
of alienated prejudice (which, as we have seen - is also the metaphysics of
irresolvable antinomy in this case, cf. references above). This is the 'word'
of this discriminatory metaphysics masquerading as science.
Let it! it has nothing to do with
science. When it also 'accepts' what tests of verification in fact exclude, it
is merely comedy.
What the Bible states however - finished
creation which is wearing out (e.g. Isaiah 51:6, 49:26, 45:12, 48:12-13,
Colossians 1 - the first declaring: ''The earth will grow old as a
garment''), and what is basic scientific law are in entire and absolute
What disagrees is undisciplined imagination!
evacuated of verification, parachuting bathetic follies of irrational creeds,
evolutionism, dispelled by logic, is humbling science by force-feeding it with
these deceptive and hallucinatory dreams. Now what is there? ... the wonder of
creation, and the folly of such delusive dissertation, doctrine, decrees - and
in that ? you have bathos to perfection.
Again, the 'cult of the forbidden' it is
met in a governmental approach made last year, close to the following:
What however is the 'cult of the forbidden' ? It is that
cultural negativity, fear or subtlety (depending on motive) whereby certain
matters are (ostensibly) ruled in advance of all evidence, 'out of court' - the
court of culture. Whether it be deemed to be politics, religion or other field,
the result is a mental crimping that too readily becomes downright dishonesty if
not, indeed, hypocrisy, in which dimension the noted scientist Løvtrup is most (justly) critical - cf. SMR pp.
202, as seen in his work,
Darwinism, The Refutation of a Myth.
In this parody of scientific
method, certain things are out of cultural bounds, being inconsistent
with desire, ethos, illusion or delusion; irrespective of their truth. Even research as Løvtrup
notes, can be compromised in this way.
opposition to creationism in religion,
it may involve the detestable folly of pretending that evidential procedures are
irrelevant, and, worse still, that it is illegal to be logical and alert with
evidence and reason, lest emotions be roused. This subordinates truth to
convenience and not for long may one justifiably expect the continuance of such
folly, or of any society where it distinctively rules.
Reality is a dangerous enemy with
whom to trifle by such policy and contempt. By this means, irrelevant
irrationalities and absurdities - such as is organic evolution in terms of
scientific method - may be 'allowed', in that by a mythical or even at times
mystical oversight, their merely mythical powers are ignored; whereas the more
scientifically oriented view of creation is 'excluded' as 'religious'. (Cf. pp.
Myth, the attribution of executive power to what gives no attestation of its
very existence, is not to be desired in any rational pursuit. This is precisely
the methodology of organic evolution. Whilst modes of variation about a kind
occur, as the very shape of mankind attests, response to stimuli being marked
within many designs of life, and damage is not unknown, yet transmutation is as
often seen as billion dollar notes (cf. SMR pp.
236), increments of information in
more advanced design have yet to be discovered as self-engendered, this being
the nature of information science, which has its own variety of the second law
of thermodynamics, natural loss: and as to its imagined methods, these
are found not at all.
Myth is its just and definitionally apt name for organic evolutionism. It is not
in the least abusive; for on its proposed basis, it is an accurate description.
And this ? it is science! What a testimony to the
alienation from God, that what is irrational is proposed as science, and what
meets its ways overwhelmingly and with conspicuous accuracy in every dimension
testable, is cultically excluded.
On the very contrary to these pendulous propositions
of organic evolutionism: coherent,
confirmed rationally sustainable presentation as in creation, short-circuits
nothing by mere human fiat, nor does it need to; for creationism acknowledges
the just result of free verificatory procedures on this basis, compared with
those of other and alien kinds.
Thus, Christianity unlike this organic evolutionary degradation, with open
heart and incisive mind is quite freely available for
'inspection' - and meets any intelligently administered critical test with
overwhelming results, that are as unified as they are unique; and it alone
systematically meets logical requirements of consistency and rationality. (Refer SMR
Chapters 1, 3 and 10). This becomes relevant for biblical creationism, as one particular
variety of it, which has no humanly imposed limits to its field or its
testability, no arbitrary exclusivism, but speaks by its works.
Contrary to this and to this openness,
cult of the forbidden has become an anti-logical
discriminatory device, protective of irrationalisms and, in educational circles,
often excluding the only logically sustainable answer even from consideration!
Endless ragings between competing theories, with this excluded, is a PREDICTABLE
as it is an ACTUAL result. It is also verification. If you refuse that 2 plus 2
equals 4, there is sure to be strife among the exclusivists!
It is time students were made
aware of their options, and educated fairly, and not fairily or merely airily in this realm.
To the end of the creation in its just and due judgment, as surely
fabricated as other functions relating to life, there is and never will be any
excuse for the extravangances of mental manipulation which have excluded the
precisely indicated and continually confirmed source of matter, mind and spirit,
in their relationships, and the inordinate co-ordinations of exquisite sympathy
and rationality which betoken them empirically, in a riotously irrational
model of a causeless universe, itself a subject of casuistry, inventing itself
from nothing at once or in stages - the case is indifferent - and giving itself
a cause for the causality which operates equally from the cause-free basis of
its day-dream models, mangled machinations and irascible antilogies.
See in addition to SMR and TMR,
especially for modern cases, Wake Up World! ...
Chs. 4-6, Secular Myths ... and
Earth Spasm ...; and of course the specialist work
on scientific method,
Scientific Method, Satanic Method and the Model of
EXCURSION ON CREATIVITY, THE CREATOR AND THE
One of the features of this element, aesthetic
masterpiece, is frequently attested; another, programmatic marvels as in
sunsets, is there to join it ; a third, the sheer profusion in littoral
abundance on the shores of life, of modes and means, all set in one language,
like the work of a profound thinker, a precise mathematician, a thrusting
artist, an astute engineer, surges into sight; yet another the shrewd and intelligent use of
prepared program items, in now this, now that alternate placement in some
design or other astounds with its ingenuity: what we have called deliberative design (cf.
SMR pp. 252H-J). A mode is inserted
into a module, with sophisticated disregard of difficulties, with the
brilliance that outwits difficulties and sets the tone for genius.
In all these things, there is no mere mooing of the
mud into a cow format, by miraculous intervention from what is excluded by the
cult of the forbidden. Rather there is an incandescence of creativity, the
exquisite form and formulation, whether as curse or as blessing, of such a
profusion of methodology on one base in DNA, with one language for it, yet
with artifices most refined, switches and sudden ramping to this or that,
whorls of force within force, of mode within mode, that there is a sense of
rollick, with gravity of impact added on one side, and sheer rush of life on
You see it, for example, in skin:
||where the more
||you examine its
layers and the programmatic devices for all sorts of endurance and
sensitivity, repair and recovery, its tendency to act as one organ yet
with many phases,
features and regions, equipped with vast supply of the cells to enable
the multiple devices to be implemented, and routes for the organic
connections to apply,
via biochemical brilliance and neural finesse, level on level, organ on
organ, all provided -
||then the more you
||the crescendo of
such a series of progressive propositions and proposals
as you move yet higher.
last, you come to the centrality of the person for whom all this works as a
bank-manager, engineer, computer consultant, energy supplier, form conserver,
whether this is direct, or merely at this or that level of recess, available for
reference as required or apt; and for that person, there may arrive some form or
formula for achieving notice or receiving inclination.
Such is the movement from the parameters, the peripheries, the circumference,
the internalities, to the person at the apex of such an array, and so may
attention from that person be attained. or thought provided, so that it
may move, mobile and sensitive into the spheres of
the concatenative creativity beneath. And the example chosen is one of the least expressive of the
manifestations of this ruminative thrust and comprehensive concert available for
human comprehension, as the mind of man becomes more aware, over generations, of
the flashing brilliance, the ebullient dashes, the refined precisions of his
source and His productions (cf. SMR Ch. 1,
Ch. 5, It Bubbles …
Ch. 9, Little Things
the correlative clutchings, the integrative mutualities within man, whether
physiological, psychological, moral or spiritual, there is movement towards
integrality and availability for purpose: such is the domain called mankind (cf.
Psalm 86:11, 84:5-11). "Unite my heart to Your fear,"
requests the Psalmist of the Lord - to a reverential understanding of my due awe
and reverence towards You; and there is no other unity but in the meaning of
God. Mere dismemberment from the Creator Himself, accordingly leads to Carl
Jung's stress on integration of the personality and its disintegration, areas
insoluble (outside the Lord), with mere partial probes directed to the problems
involved (cf. SMR Ch. 4).
That is the pathology that the psychiatrist can see but not heal. Looking past
that, however, to the structure in man, the case evokes wonder. Indeed,
one of this race who is still intact, there lies the exquisite heart and centre of design,
paralleled politely whether in purely human book or machine, in other works of
This onrush and outpouring of
the ultimate creative power thrusts at every height in the
realm of creativity where what was not, comes into being, carved, coerced or
simply led in its conceptual impacts, to achieve a form, a format and a
function, and in the case of man, defining him with a vast liberality of licence,
for his life (cf. Licence for Liberty).
Thus this divine thrust of creativity reached to the construction of man, who
thus became the creative conceptualiser. He was even given the creative liberty
to conceive of himself well or wickedly, and of God truly or quasi-inventively,
in a desperado's misuse of the creative dynamic.
saw something of this in Christ's Ineffable Peace and Grace
... Ch. 1:
Instead of instinct, in man, very often there
is a drawing (rather than a driving), a trend, a sense of seemliness, of
fitness, of justness, an appeal that lingers, an esprit, an entente, a
realisation which impels, but more than that, commends itself with reason and
natural force alike: when certain beauties of conduct, spirit or display touch
the heart, anoint the eyes, refresh one's sight. It is a multiple inspiration,
a manifold stirring and a ramification of relish.
They are like
||the nest for the
||the eyrie for
||the ocean for
||the glade for
the rest of man,
||the slope for
exuberance in running.
Their appeal is as to an image, a configuration
of character, a divine and sublime gift of orientation and perspective,
meaning and an inward rejoicing at sightly, not unsightly, blessed and
not baneful, endearing and not challenging realities that resound within, just
as certain oboe may evoke thought of a clear and matching human voice, and
cause one delight in finding the two so intimately blended. The image of God
in man is certainly defiled; but it is not defunct.
Such perceptions and conceptions, grounds and
intimations, feelings and attractions are inviting a natural response of
aesthetic, moral, spiritual or personal character, distinctively, with a sense
of rest, blessedness or delight, indeed a combination of such things. Moreover
there is in many a sense of justice which may even sting their heel when they
perform some outrageous, drastically selfish action, or become witlessly
morally inert, to the vast detriment of someone who suffers as a result.
In such cases, their guilt can outwit their own
subtlety to protect themselves, and their consciences can become inveterate in
judgment; and to some may even seem intemperate in persistence, while they
themselves languish in a turmoil of inner events.
They have violated not some mere cultural code,
in the deeper cases, but what is integumental to their souls, equal in
strength to their own existence, as necessary inwardly as is a wing to the
single-engined airplane outwardly, the tail to the whale or the wing to the
They insult their own specifications, not of
choice, but of construction. Such times, such occasions, such actions may
become mordant with regret, justifiable guilt ;for it is simply not true that
one is the centre of the universe, or that one's survival is intrinsically
essential, and end in itself to end other ends - that is mere subjectivism
without any thought or weighing of realities at all, as superficial as a
scratch when surgery is needed.
Seeking to fly without wings is an uninviting
pursuit, and to proceed contrary to one's specifications an unrewarding
pastime. Yet now in our generation, progressively over the sixties of the last
century, and then in steps into the valley of catastrophe, there is a more and
more systematic endeavour, as an ideology, to violate the sanctity of wisdom,
justice, righteousness, equity and peace in the inane endeavour to be what we
are not, and to become what is impossible to attain: our own little gods, or
else to have a culture which has a cultural god, or an international regime
which will impose one.
What is this ideology, or to what does it tend
? It must be logically ludicrous, ethically abominable and morally inert, in
order to appeal to the lost souls who raise the flag of self-assertion as
their god, and seek to have something spelled out for its nature. As the Bible
says of idols, they who make them are like them. There is an assimilation
process, and in practice, politically, it often has a dominating drive of
force to aid capitulation to its irrational wilfulness.
Indeed, our generation seems to specialise in
the unseemly, the unsightly, the selfish, the striving, as if it cannot
quickly enough cast off from its docking site into the oblivion of darkness
where there is no light, but to fight, no goodness but to survive, no justice
but to grab, and no kindness but to manage, the soulless witlessness of the
unmanned. It seems disposed to drift, this generation, in its cultural mode,
not without a driver or captain, but without a chart or even a desire for one,
as it sets to sea and sees only dangers, reefs, escapes, but neither beauty
nor wonder. To keep going seems long ago, now, to have become an icon, without
regard to the direction, the ground for movement or the nature of man or
destiny. It is increasingly about keeping alive, ignoring WHAT it is that
keeps alive, and its results, rationality and ground, far more its design,
destiny and the point of its dynamic.
The image of God in man, increasingly despised, makes for both
fear and fecklessness by the fractures from its abuse, as for dishonesty and
corruption, unreliability and unfaithfulness in business, in friendship, in
domestic issues, in paternity and maternity as children are cast off as some
new passion drives the weak to their woeful ways. It makes for a peace-free
zone, like a nuclear free zone in reverse. It is about generating this, and
maintaining that empty desideratum, and so the selves war, and the
selfish-cultures clash and the self-willed clamours abut onto each other's
soil. Jurisdiction flames as in the Middle East, and the abominable agitates,
as in Moslem militancy, or what denies persons, as in Communism (cf.
Aviary of Idolatry,
Highway to Hell, Divine Agenda
Ch. 6, News 97,
98), has persons nonetheless tell other persons what
to do, like a headless monster, except that that head feeds itself quite well,
Many in this way are tilted by this environment
to slippage and a guilt unrelieved, which turns pathos to bathos, and joy in
the Lord and His truth to desperate antics of avoidance, so making void the
structure for harmonious and happy relationships, between the image-bearers
of God, the human race. These individuals, nations, ideological armies,
increasingly are now found, each loving its importance and both hating and
betraying one another, in diplomacy no less than in domesticity, while
teaching that this IS LIFE!
Slavery was once more common in the gross and
physical sense, of some over acting in this demanding way over others; but now
it is becoming all but de rigueur to make oneself into a personally
induced slave of desire, or of self-fulfilment, a variety of selfishness.
Thus, although this MAY contain an element of right use of talent, often it is
based on pleasure, satisfaction, self-gratification and has no ethical
component whatever, an output judged by experience, devoid of reason,
abstracted from its ground, like a dead branch considering how best to fall.
Small wonder one of the British scientists has spoken of the future in terms of
WHETHER there is one for man, because of war, which is of course a symptom of
disintegration rather than integration, and failure to find the placement of man
in the Creator's creativity.
nevertheless, man uses his creativity well it in its derivative mode, becoming creative
himself in the fields of his proper domain; and at
the beginning, man was used and formed by it, the sovereign, summary and original granting
to man of the form, function and power to seek in turn to plumb its depths, scan its
heights, and recognise its greatness; and to know Him who so acts. To what
heights the creation of God reached for man; and to what depths man has
descended, spiritually the case increasingly resembling one who is in a lift,
and can find only the down button, and obsessively presses it, in frustration,
for he can find no other with his eyes shut
(cf. Matthew 13:14ff., and see
Journey to God, or Fantasy's Flight to the Infernal Ch.
2 (angelic overview),
Tender Times for Timely Truth Ch. 8
(changeless gospel and devilish devices);
The Glow of Predestinative Power Ch. 8 (and
measures of divine, predestinative oversight amidst human liberty), and with
Calibrating Myths... Ch. 5 and
Sparking Life ... Ch. 4 on overview with insight
from the divine;
Beyond the Crypt... Ch. 1
(survey in terms of rule).
Man then presses on as he descends, creating all manner of devious and deceitful
international diplomacies, with fears, hidden arrangements (as before World War
I), treacheries (as Hitler's against Russia), method of slaughter (as in the
Jewish death camps in Germany, the selective extermination of leadership in
Cambodia, various genocides as in Rwanada, Biafra and Sudan), perilous
sub-groupings (as those of Russia and Iran commercially), oppressions of nations
(as in Tibet, China by an unelected oligarchy which oppresses things of the
spirit intemperately, illustrated in the Falun Gong), irreversible
contaminations for the atmosphere and the earth by nuclear means, even spreading
such debris into space. He learns more how to be devilish, which should have
been the basis for an angelic bliss. Yet in much his creativity still soars, in
various forms of art, architecture, music, literature and thought.
Meanwhile egotism searching in itself for its meat and meanign, fails; and humility, finding its Source,
rejoices at the divine power of that Being to invent the ocular, the visible,
the material, and to instill the spiritual into it in the pattern and patent
called man, moving not only in the material area for its own delimited
dynamics, but in every systematically associated arena, to give it space and
place in life.
Past all the domain of instituted system and constituted
limitations, the arenas of concatenated co-operations on established bases, the draftings of ingredients like matter and mind, the donation of spirit, there
comes at length accountability to that supra-temporal cause and source for what, drafted, is not
its own origin, being detailed to its own dynamic and place in the entirety.
Prepare, says the prophet Amos, to meet your God! Many have been the
preliminaries for Israel, for Tyre, for Assyria, for Babylon (cf. The
Pitter-Patter of Prophetic Feet ... Ch. 4,
SMR pp. 713ff.), for Nineveh; and vast
is the finale; for just as man became the visible apex of this divine
creativity, so is man due to be the manifest occasion of the judgment due to its
desecration (cf. Acts 17:31ff.).
Mercifully, the very One chosen to judge man is the One who bore judgment for
Man, according to the word of God, the Bible, duly fulfilled in every detail in
history. One remembers how readily Corrie ten Boom was received in one prison
where she wished to speak of Christ to hardened criminals. They began an uproar,
but when she made them here her tell them that she too had been confined in just
such a way as they, instantly they gave her attention! (cf. I Peter 2:22ff.,
God has thus even called forth the method of deliverance for man, not only
inventing human creativity but from His own eternal understanding (Revelation
14:6, 13:8, Ephesians 1:4), designating the solution, the salvation required for
straying man, made so high in his spirit, running so low in his way.
Sufficient, He grants to all what is in its gift, enabling co-ordinated function
as myriad levels. To Him, time itself give
place, in our contrived systematics, to what is in no way limited,
chronologically, systematically or spiritually, but eternal, in what He will,
eternal that anything might be, unconstrained for nothing is there to do it in
what depends wholly on Him;
and He, knowing all, stays as He is, declaring : I AM WHO I AM, thus providing for
any and for all.
Chs. 1-5, 10, History, Review
and Overview Ch. 5,
Repent or Perish Ch. 7,
for example, with
Celestial Harmony for the Terrestrial Host.