Today’s letter-to-the-editor appears in the Chatham Star Tribune of Chatham, Virginia, population 1,338. It’s titled Hawkings’ philosophy questioned after his passing. The newspaper has a comments section, but there aren’t any comments yet.
Because the writer isn’t a politician, preacher, or other public figure, we won’t embarrass or promote her by using her full name. Her first name is Carolyn. Excerpts from her letter will be enhanced with our Curmudgeonly commentary and some bold font for emphasis. Here we go!
The recent headlines announced the death of theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking . … Stephen Hawking and his research certainly found its way into Dr.Staib’s astronomy class where I took my seat in the early 70’s at James Madison University.
Wowie! Carolyn had an astronomy class. She says:
Hawking believed that gravitational pull in “Black Holes” in space had somehow caused the “Big Bang” that created everything that exists!!!
Hawking said that? We didn’t know. Then she tells us:
I have often thought of the silence in that classroom filled with a couple hundred students. No one asked the professor to give a Biblical explanation of how an explosion could create: planet Earth… millions of galaxies…billions of stars…the human body with its unique fingerprint for every person…or the eye that can transmit sight. No one asked how an explosion could create anything of intricate order. In silence, we just accepted it. Numerous Bible-believing scientists have stated that the possibility of the creation of the universe from an explosion is less likely than an unabridged dictionary putting itself together from an explosion in a print shop.
Carolyn is much wiser now. That nonsense she was taught no longer impresses her. She continues:
It takes greater faith than mine in Christianity to believe anything created itself; or possessed the power to explode; or could come down in orderly fashion with the cover, the glue for the binding, the pages in perfect order, and every little letter in place from A to Z. Yet, that would have been a minor accomplishment compared to putting life and a lens in the human eye! Of course, few in that crowd ever offer an explanation or scientific fact why an explosion could create at least three planets that revolve in the opposite direction from the rest of those around planet Earth!
“At least three” planets revolve in the opposite direction from the Earth. Amazing! Let’s read on:
Simply stated, the First Law of Thermodynamics says that: “Matter can neither be created or destroyed.” With Hawking dismissing the Creator of the Universe, the matter, the gravity and the Black Hole would have had to create themselves!
Hawking was a fool! Another excerpt:
The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics says that, “Everything goes from a state of order to disorder.” This is also an unbreakable Law of Science, yet, every time Evolution claims to make an improvement in the organism, it breaks the Law that demonstrates that the things of the universe go in the opposite direction, from order to disorder!
How could we have been so wrong? Here’s more:
The Bible doesn’t address every scientific issue, but where the Scripture speaks on science, it is absolutely correct. We need to let the Bible direct our quest for knowledge, knowing that proper study of God’s Word with accurate science will bring us to the truth.
So true! And now we come to the end:
Despite the Government decision to accept incorrect science and reject the belief in God, it won’t change the truth or the reality of God…no matter how many of our tax dollars they spend trying to convince us otherwise.
That was a powerful letter indeed! Good job, Carolyn!
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