We are always impressed by what one can learn from creationists about science. Today’s example is provided by Answers in Genesis (AIG), one of the major sources of young-earth creationist wisdom. They have wonderfully educational article at their website: Carbon, The Building Blocks of Life. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
Some of the most spectacular wonders that God created remain hidden from the naked eye, and we just take them for granted.
Atoms are no exception. Virtually everything in the universe is made from about ninety kinds of atoms.
Actually (if we ignore dark matter) the whole universe is mostly hydrogen, but we’ll just relax here and move along with the article:
From the ground you walk on to the food you eat, almost everything is made of atoms.
Almost everything? Oh, right — for a moment there we had forgotten about non-atomic food. Jeepers — this is a great article! Let’s read on:
The properties of atoms are not random but fall into logical categories, which we organize into a chart called the periodic table of elements.
The periodic table charts the properties of atoms? Well, in a way that’s true. Okay, let us continue:
Atoms consist of three basic particles — protons, neutrons, and electrons. Simply by rearranging these particles, God formed millions of substances, each with its own texture, appearance, smell, and other unique properties.
Right — just shuffle those neutrons around and everything smells different. It’s quite amazing. Here’s more:
Can you imagine ordering just three types of materials to construct your entire house, including the roof, window panes, a leather couch, and even the milk in the refrigerator? That’s the ingenuity of our Creator.
Aaaargh!! Moving along:
Of particular interest to living things are carbon atoms. Carbon is found in all living things. Like a Swiss Army knife, carbon is extremely versatile. It easily bonds with almost every other element on the periodic table.
Yes! Just the other day we mixed some up in a blender with a bit of helium and produced a batch of helium carbide. Wonderful stuff!
Here’s the end:
What kind of designer could develop such flexible building material? God, the chief architect of life, had all the blueprints in hand before He ever laid the foundations of the earth.
Hey, that was good! Maybe next week they’ll post an article about Vitalism.
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