Science is the study of physical things that can be repeatedly observed, and by doing experiments, it has been observed that order is a fundamental element of physical systems. In living systems, this order takes the form of programming, which we recognize as a very complicated form of linguistic information. This doesn’t fit well with the ideas of evolution because evolution usually tries to explain change as a random process that happens when energy is applied to matter. I believe, that at least one reason we don’t consider this to be a problem, is because we were only exposed to part of the truth about the fundamental elements of universe in school.
In an effort to stay within the bounds of naturalism, public schools teach two things that don’t work together. We see this in the difference between what was taught in health class and what was taught in science class.
In health class, we are warned about germs and ways to protect ourselves from doing things like eating canned goods that have had the seal broken. We are told that as long as the seal of a canned item is unbroken, an unwanted organism cannot get through and contaminate it.
Now when we go to science class, we are told something else, but it isn’t obvious at first. Evolutionary science teaches something that could be simplified into a formula like this:
Matter + Energy = Life!
One thing that was shown to me is that we are capable of doing this experiment ourselves, but I suggest that we go back to health class to do it! Let’s take a sealed can of beans and put it in a shaking machine. Let’s also heat it up to just above room temperature. Let’s leave it there all day. Then let’s open it up at the end of the day and see what kinds of new life has formed.
Note that we had this formula:
Beans + (Shaking and Heat) = ?
To our dismay, when we open the can we find no new life. There is no mold or anything. We added a significant amount of heat and shaking. The amount of pounds of pressure that was sent through the can could probably have built a house. What we are experiencing is a way in which the formula we are taught in science class doesn’t appear to work. We still eat cans of beans that haven’t been opened yet, even though the temperature has changed, it has been shaken and light has been showing on it. We could have even been exposed to an magnet. Did you realize that this experiment is performed over and over every day all over the world? There are literally millions of cans being stored every year. The government is so concerned with the reality of this that they make laws to ensure that business abide by health class rules and not science class rules.
Here’s the formula being carefully controlled by health organizations:
Matter + Energy + Information = Life!
I would argue that there are actually three fundamentals of nature and one of them isn’t physical. Information is from outside nature. It’s “super” natural, and we don’t observe nature without it. Once the right kind of information is introduced into a can of beans, we quickly discover new life forms. If information is kept from being introduced into the experiment, only the existing life forms are left, but only until they break down (but that’s another topic).
The Bible has been telling us the truth the whole time. Even when we didn’t understand the nature of germs or DNA yet. Unlike a science book, it didn’t have to change to protect its philosophy.