SCIENCE AND TRADITION
1. Scientism vs Science
4. Chemistry & Physics
5. Math & Science
6. Horizontal thinking
7. Vertical thinking
EARTH IS AT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE AND IS STATIC
Who says so and why?
Science comes from the Latin word, “scientia”, ‘to know’, or knowledge and understanding of things based on empirical facts and evidence. Science is immutable and unwavering. When new facts and evidence are revealed by investigation or by experimentation altering previously held understandings of scientific knowledge, true scientists adopt new information and move into new understandings of the science. The knowledge that comes forth "It is what it is". True scientists remain devoid of strongly held attachments to previously conceived notions, political views or emotional sentiment. Unfortunately, we live in a world where overwhelming forces in society heavily influences the acceptance and application of hard evidence and new truths. Many scientists have allowed themselves to become more concerned with perception then with reality. They allow social views, political and even economics override sound proven empirical data that drives true science. Some of the most renowned scientists of the 20th century have turned their backs on the results of experimentation and irrefutable evidence altering mankind's understanding of our world and the universe. Please read on.
Although there are many disciplines under the umbrella of science, this site will deal primarily with the phenomena of the material universe; i.e., physics, chemistry, geology, biology, astronomy and of course, the common language of all sciences, mathematics. Science also includes cosmology; the discipline dealing with the origin and development of the universe from the perspective of the universally agreed upon understandings of the cosmos based on observation of nature and the universal traditions of the Catholic Church. We can't ignore the impact the Catholic Church has had on the natural science since hundreds of world renowned scientists through the centuries were Catholic, some even priests and saints. Click on this link HERE. Also great books have been written that you can find on the "reference library" page of this site with links to find them. Click HERE.
Before we go any further, it's important to focus back on what "tradition" really is; page one of this site near the bottom of the page; "What is tradition?". Although we will focus primarily on the material or physical universe alongside tradition of the Catholic Church, we must also keep in mind, Catholic tradition teaches that there is a realm beyond the physical material universe, often referred to as the supernatural or spirit realm, a realm outside of time, space, matter. The "spirit" realm is where God exists. St Thomas Aquinas, angelic Doctor of the Catholic Church of the 13th century in his work, "Summa Theologica" on his commentary on St Paul's words at 2 Corinthians 12:2 about the three heavens where angels dwell.
Although this spirit realm, where supernatural spirit creatures "angels" dwell is beyond our finite comprehension, mankind has been given a glimpse of the spirit realm through tradition; i.e., oral and written teachings of the Church including the writings of the saints, such as St Paul. Since tradition came before there was a "written" compilation of books we now refer to as the Bible, early Christians had knowledge of these things by the teachings of the apostles. (2 Thessalonians 2:14) And just as Moses was referred to as the first teacher or "apostle" to the Israelites, St Paul is referred to as the first teacher "apostle" to the gentiles. All this began to be revealed only after our Lord Jesus established His Church at Pentecost in 33 A.D.; only then did the Holy Ghost begin to reveal to a greater extent the traditions taught only in the Catholic Church. Included in these traditions is some of the knowledge (science) of the universe and of the spirit realm for 4000 years before He incarnated as revealed in the Old Testament and then He taught His followers directly orally up to His crucifixion in 33 A.D., 2000 years ago. During these 6000 years, God revealed the origin of the universe and some aspects of the spirit realm. He revealed there are life forms, creatures called angels that have been given supernatural abilities to traverse time and space, to be able to transport themselves from the spirit realm into the material earthly realm and back to the spirit realm to report back as God required of them. And contrary to alien conspiracy theorists, these angels are not weird grotesque alien creatures that live on other planets ready to invade earth with their supernatural powers. As powerful as these angels are, God has given them limited powers, to be used for His purposes only. Like humans, angels were given a measure of freedom to choose between following God's directives in obedience or not. And like mankind, angels will suffer the consequences of disobedience. Tradition has revealed to us that at some point in time in the distant past, a group of angels became demons, who chose a course of rebellion against God desiring to be a god to themselves. God then banished them from His presence in heaven and confined them to dark pits in space unable to escape, as if caught between to realms. This occurred long before God created the material universe, the heavens and earth, before God created mankind and placed them, Adam and Eve, on earth in a garden. God limited the access these demons have on humankind. They have been able to influence humans like Adam and Eve, but the demons are not permitted to transcend or manifest themselves into the material realm. This was God protection to humans because of the supernatural powers these demons have to harm God's creation. God loves His creation and has given them an opportunity to amend.
We highlight the contrast between the material realm and the spirit realm on this page because it is important to comprehend the vastness of science and tradition we're dealing with. God created life from absolutely nothing by merely speaking things into existence. And God had a purpose.
Let’s begin from the beginning:
Genesis 1: In the beginning God created heaven, and earth  And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the spirit of God moved over the waters.  And God said: Be light made. And light was made.  And God saw the light that it was good; and he divided the light from the darkness.  And he called the light Day, and the darkness Night; and there was evening and morning one day.
It's apparent from Genesis 1:1, God created the material universe all at once; the heavenly creation of stars, moons, planets and earth on the first day. As before this process began, the earth was void of life and even light; “darkness” dwelled on earth. This means that there was no light. Where does our light come from on earth? Stars. Even though God created stars including the Sun on that first day, He did not cause them to emit light yet. It was all darkness everything. Not until God spoke light into existence, did the Sun and stars and moon reflect this light. Only then did light shine on the surface of the earth as well as other planets and stars.
Based on this “scientific” evidence that God created the material universe in this order and that on the first day there was no life forms of any kind on earth yet or outside the earth since the celestial bodies had just been made and was void of life, therefore, we can conclude, earth was at the center of God’s focus since He began creating life here on earth, the center of the universe.
Some of the most renowned and famous scientists of the 20th century have had to acknowledge the "theories" they put forth about the cosmology of the universe were flat out wrong; scientists such as Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr and many others. The two sets of DVD's highlighted below reveal that at the turn of the last century universally accepted experiments were conducted to prove these claims. The material on these DVD's were compiled by renowned PhD scientists who are also traditional Catholics, who studied for decades not only the science of this matter but also the cosmology and universal acceptance within the traditional Catholic community. Such information also instills greater faith and confidence in God and the universal traditions (teachings) of the Catholic Church; not just from a religious and ecclesiastical point of view but from a truly scientific perspective. God is a God of order and universal laws. Click on each picture to order your own copy. (There's no need for anyone to comment on what's in these DVD's. The information contained herein speaks for itself)
THE SCIENCE OF CREATION VS THE FANTASY OF EVOLUTION
PROOFS USING CHEMISTY AND MATHEMATICS
Hundreds of books and documents have been written on the subject creation vs evolution and there is no way to encapsulate the essence of all the empirical information that's been put forth to conclude the matter on this page; but as the great 14th century English Franciscan Friar, scholastic philosopher and theologian, William Ockham concisely put it in his "razor theory";
"Two explanations that account for all the facts, the simpler one is more likely to be correct.
It is applied to a wide range of disciplines, including religion, physics, and medicine."
Let's put his theory to the test. We'll take complex molecular biological chemistry coupled with advanced mathematics and see if the simplest answer is the correct one. Unlike how the "scientific community" overwhelms their students and readers with an avalanche of mathematical formulae and "ad-hoc" disconnected theories, such as Albert Einstein's "special theory of relativity" in 1905 (E=mc2) publishing books with scores of pages with little more than purposefully disconnected and disjointed algebraic equations and concocted formula trying to convince the read into believing his thesis with a blur of meaningless information.
Most do not even realize or factor in is that just 18 years earlier, in 1887, "before" Einstein credited himself with his new-novel "special theory of relativity", a team of physicists, Albert Michelson and Edward Morley had already published the results of their extensive experiments on how light travels and its velocity, disproving Einstein's theory before he even wrote it. And worse, Einstein saw the results of the experiment, before wrote down E=mc2, couldn't refute the results of the Michelson-Morley experiments and yet still put forth his erroneous position in the face of concrete empirical data and rather submit to the facts, buried his theoretical "hypothetical" position on his blackboards, such as the one above, hoping to dwarf his critics in an ocean of confusion and dreamy soup of letters, symbols and numbers. But we won't bore the readers of this page with meaningless mathematical tripe, we will merely consider a simple analysis of a few facts easy to understand as William Ockham suggested and draw intelligent conclusions based on facts.
To begin with, if we look at the pictures above of the chemical molecular structures; an atomic structure with its nuclear components, a water molecule (the most abundant element on earth), a simple amino acid and a somewhat simple protein molecule. It's not important at this juncture to delve into the basic chemical nature of atoms and molecules and the fact that even the angles of the bonds between the atoms are very important to the structure of each molecule, but more importantly, let's focus on the assertion put forth by most of the atheistic "scientific community" that all of the elements in the universe came together "by random chance" by "biogenesis", as they refer to the an evolutionary process that took billions upon billions of years; VERSES the claim by God that the universe and everything in it was created by HIM by His will in a relatively very short period of time. On this page, we will only consider "pure math and science" to make the point but we are reminded of what the Psalmist wrote at Psalms 138:14 (Douay Rheims version) that "we are wonderfully made..." with a purpose.
"Probability is the branch of mathematics concerning numerical descriptions of how likely an event is to occur, or how likely it is that a proposition is true. The probability of an event is a number between 0 and 1, where, roughly speaking, 0 indicates impossibility of the event and 1 indicates certainty."
Is it possible to calculate what it would take for life to occur randomly on earth in the distant past?
The probability of a single protein molecule to spontaneously together is one chance in (10164);
10 x 164 zeros after it.
Each protein is made of (on average) 300 to 400 amino acids and there are 20 different amino acids that make up all of life.
We then need to factor in that there are at least 20,000 proteins in a single strand of DNA, the deoxyribonucleic acid molecule, an essential building block of all living things on earth within each cell. Next we'd have to factor in that there are ~3 billion DNA molecules in each human on earth and these DNA molecules are "in pairs". How could all this occur by sheer random chance to arrive at human life on earth? The probability of such numbers are mind-boggling and astronomical.
Which begs the other question; how long would it take for all this to come together by chance?
These same "scientists" claim that the universe has "only" been in existence for 14 billion years and the earth only 4.5 billion years. Even if by random chance of one in (10164) 10 x 164 with zeros after, we'd have to add 20,000 more zeros in a single DNA molecule and that there are 3 billion molecules in each cell and all are paired which means there is a specific sequence. The number of zeros of years in order for all this to occur by chances is too preposterous to even consider it.
Rather then accept the "other answer", that life has built into it design and purpose, "scientists" were determined to find the answer elsewhere. "I know" they thought, "We'll move the venue for the origin of life on earth as originating from another planet in the solar system or another part of the galaxy and the seeds of life from there came to earth somehow via interplanetary travel. In 1976, Francis Crick, Nobel Prize winner in biology, author of the discovery of DNA, came up with another theory; "PANSPERMIA"; seeds from outer space. Science or SCIENCE FICTION?
Even if this absurd fantasy had any merit whatsoever, we would still be stuck with the same problem; that is, how did the "PRIMORTIAL SOUP, the elements of the alien seeds come from?
Hubble and other space probes and with the use of sophisticated astro-spectroscopy, these same "scientists" have had to admit that the known elements in space, on the moon and other planets are the same as those on earth in the periodic table of elements.
Did this deter these "scientists" who dismiss creation? No, they simply moved the theory to still another place; an imaginary place they concocted in their brain; they invented the "MULTIVERSE"; countless multiple universes. Their position remains to this day, "If the solar system can't produce a seed we invented to disprove creation, or if the galaxy can't produce the seed, the let's "create" other universes and move the problem elsewhere. Their position is that the "creations" can't disprove the "Multiverse theory" nor can the "scientismisians" prove it, so, in their minds, it's still a stalemate. This is the extent to which these "anti-creationists" will go to never admit the truth.
What's interesting that the most people who follow these blind material evolutionary "scientists" around have never even bothered to examine for themselves where these "scientists" got their ideas by reading the evolutionary "BIBLE"... Origin of Species and Descent of Man by Charles Darwin.
Any who have read Darwin's tripe, found nothing but pure conjecture and hypothetical ad hoc concoctions of coming from the hallucinations of a deranged mind. I know; I read it when I was a chemistry student at Trinity College. It was all I could do to stomach the lunacy. But unless you have read it or a reader's digest version of it, then how could anyone claim to believe in evolution? That would be like believing in God without any knowledge of the Bible and Church tradition. God does not condone "blind faith". So, let the reader use discernment.
Suggestion: Either buy the video below or watch it online through Amazon. It's one of many to open your mind to some of the facts and math of the myth of material evolution.
THE THINKING OF MAN
THE THINKING OF GOD
DR WOLFGANG SMITH