We live in an orderly and consistent universe because there is a consistent God who upholds the universe. Universal constants and order make sense because there is a God who never changes and who has imposed order on His creation — and this all-knowing God has informed us of this. That’s why we can know that the laws of nature will operate the same way next week as they did this week.
In order for us to even be able to do physics or mathematics, we must assume that the universe is orderly and that laws of nature will operate the same tomorrow as today.
Now we have a response — intentional or not, we don’t know — from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo), the Australian entrepreneur who has become the ayatollah of Appalachia. He just posted Should You Fear an Asteroid Apocalypse?, which appears at his blog at AIG. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
What you believe about the Earth’s past doesn’t just influence how you view it — your belief also determines how you view the future! Because of their beliefs about the past, many evolutionists are concerned that somehow mankind will be catastrophically wiped out and life as we know it will end on Earth. One of the most popular versions of this apocalyptic tale is that a massive asteroid, or several asteroids, will strike Earth and obliterate life.
Why would anyone be concerned about such a catastrophe? Let’s read on:
Well, according to man’s ideas about the past, life arose naturalistically and the universe is governed completely by the merciless laws of physics. According to their worldview, evolutionists contend there isn’t anyone upholding or sustaining the universe. We are simply at the mercy of naturalistic processes. Also, according to one evolutionary idea about the supposed dinosaur extinction event, a massive asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago. If such an event happened once before, what’s to stop it from happening again and wiping out humanity this time?
Is Hambo saying that the universe isn’t “governed completely by the merciless laws of physics”? But the AIG article we just posted about says “the universe is orderly” and the “laws of nature will operate the same tomorrow as today.” We’re so confused! Hambo continues:
Those who start with the Bible, however, get a completely different picture of Earth’s future because we start with a different picture of Earth’s past. According to God’s Word, the universe is not here as the result of naturalistic processes. God created the universe and has imposed order on it. The universe is not strictly governed by unfeeling natural laws.
How can AIG’s drooling fans deal with these contradictory messages? Even their minds must be reeling. Here’s one more excerpt from Hambo’s final paragraph:
What starting point you begin with makes a big difference in how you view the past, present, and future. As Christians, we have no reason to fear man’s prediction about the future because we can know the God who sees the end from the beginning, and He has already told us how it will end — and He is in total charge of it all.
Maybe so, but it appears that no one is in charge at AIG. Oh — at the end of Hambo’s essay we’re told: “This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.” Why didn’t they research what’s going on at their own website?
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