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26125 reasons to believe in God - Page 2 Empty Re: 125 reasons to believe in God Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:13 am


1) beginning of the universe

The universe had a beginning

According to Hawking, Einstein, Vilenkin, Penzius, Jastrow, Krauss, and 100’s of other physicists, finite nature (time/space/matter) had a beginning.

The universe had a beginning, therefore a cause

2) fine-tuning of the universe

Fine-Tuning Argument for God? | Otangelo Vs Leophilius

Fine-tuning of the universe

3) the beginning of life, no scientific explanation of how life began

Abiogenesis is mathematically impossible

4) evolution doesn't satisfactorily explain biodiversity on earth

Why Darwin's theory of evolution does not explain biodiversity

Where Do Complex Organisms Come From?

5) we have no satisfactory explanation of consciousness

Idealism, dualism, or materialism? The Mind is Not The Brain

6) the moral argument. we know there are objective moral values, therefore, god must exist

The moral argument for gods existence

27125 reasons to believe in God - Page 2 Empty The Classical Teleological Argument Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:46 pm


The Classical Teleological Argument

1. Whenever there are things that cohere only because of a purpose or function (for example, all the complicated parts of a watch that allow it to keep time), we know that they had a designer who designed them with the function in mind; they are too improbable to have arisen by random physical processes. (A hurricane blowing through a hardware store could not assemble a watch.)

2. The essential parts of a living cell cohere only because they have a function such as membrane proteins ( factory portals ), DNA hardware ), the genetic code and instructional complex information stored in DNA (software),  RNA polymerase information retrieval/encoding )  messenger RNA transmission ) Ribosome ( translation/decoding ) proteins complex machines )  dynein, kinesin taxis ) tubulins molecular highways mitochondria ( power generating plants ) ATP synthase ( power turbines ) the metabolic network ( electric circuits  and so on, which are found forming an integrated interdependent system because they make it possible together for the cell to self-replicate, adapt, and remain alive.

3. These chemicals, building blocks, and macromolecules must have a designer who designed them with their function in mind: just as a watch implies a watchmaker, a machine implies a machine designer. Living cells were not created by human designers. Therefore, living cells must have had a non-human intelligent designer

1. Whenever there are things that cohere only because of a purpose or function (for example, all the complicated parts of a watch that allow it to keep time), we know that they had a designer who designed them with the function in mind; they are too improbable to have arisen by random physical processes. (A hurricane blowing through a hardware store could not assemble a watch.)

2. The essential parts of a living cell cohere to a functional whole. They are found forming an integrated complex system because they make it possible together for the cell to self-replicate, adapt, and remain aliveThere is an organizational structure between the domain of specified complex information that cleverly directs the making all functional parts and controls molecular mechanical dynamics and self-replication.  

3. The functional organization which makes chemicals, building blocks, and macromolecules must have a designer who designed the system with the function in mind: just as a watch implies a watchmaker, a machine implies a machine designer, and a factory, a factory maker. Living cell factories full of machines made through the instructional genetic information were not created by human designers. Therefore, living cells must have had a non-human intelligent designer

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28125 reasons to believe in God - Page 2 Empty Re: 125 reasons to believe in God Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:59 pm


Since there is being, being has always been. /// There is being. We exist.
Creation requires a creator. /// We are here. The physical universe exists
Design requires a designer /// We observe design in nature.
Creating mathematics requires a mathematician. /// The physical laws are based on mathematical formulas
Laws require a lawmaker. /// The existence of physical laws is a undisputed fact.
Fine-tuning requires a fine-tuner /// The universe is finely tuned to host life. No serious scientist disputes that fact.
Codes require a code-maker /// A genetic code translates codons to amino acids. Fact.
Codified information comes always from a mind. /// Genes host information. And so do epigenetic mechanisms.
Life only comes from life /// Life exists. We only know of life producing life.
Logic comes from logic /// We humans think logically. Logic is an irreducible fundamental thing.
Consciousness comes only from consciousness /// We humans are conscious. Matter cannot produce consciousness.
Factories require a factory-maker /// Biological cells are factories.
Objective moral values come from a moral giver //// We know that it is objectively wrong to torture and kill people for fun.

29125 reasons to believe in God - Page 2 Empty Re: 125 reasons to believe in God Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:01 am


125 reasons to believe in God

Scientists, most of them not believing in God, had to acknowledge and admit the overwhelming evidence pointing to the overwhelming appearance of design in the natural world:

Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, author of: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang
Fine-tuning sticks in the craw of most physicists, and rightfully so. It’s that old Copernican principle again. What set the laws and the initial conditions for the universe to be “just so,” just so we could be here? It smells too much like intelligent design. The whole point of science has been to find natural, rational reasons for why the world looks like it does. “Because a miracle happened,” just doesn’t cut it.

Paul Davies British astrophysicist
“Scientists are slowly waking up to an inconvenient truth - the universe looks suspiciously like a fix. The issue concerns the very laws of nature themselves. For 40 years, physicists and cosmologists have been quietly collecting examples of all too convenient "coincidences" and special features in the underlying laws of the universe that seem to be necessary in order for life, and hence conscious beings, to exist. Change any one of them and the consequences would be lethal. Fred Hoyle, the distinguished cosmologist, once said it was as if "a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics".

Paul Davies
“There is for me powerful evidence that there is something going on behind it all. It seems as though somebody has fine-tuned nature’s numbers to make the Universe. The impression of design is overwhelming.”

Had the ratio of the electromagnetic and gravitational forces differed by about 1 part in 10^40 (1 in ten thousand billion billion billion billion) then stars such as the Sun, which are capable of supporting life, could not exist. As Davies points out ‘the impression of design is overwhelming’.

F. Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe, Evolution from Space, 1981
"The enormous information content of even the simplest living systems... cannot in our view be generated by what are often called 'natural' processes... There is no way in which we can expect to avoid the need for information, no way in which we can simply get by with a bigger and better organic soup, as we ourselves hoped might be possible... The correct position we think is... an intelligence, which designed the biochemicals and gave rise to the origin of carbonaceous life... This is tantamount to arguing that carbonaceous life was invented by noncarbonaceous intelligence."

Eugene V. Koonin, The Logic of Chance:  " The Nature and Origin of Biological Evolution,  page 351:
For all the effort, we do not currently have coherent and plausible models for the path from simple organic molecules to the first life forms. Most damningly, the powerful mechanisms of biological evolution were not available for all the stages preceding the emergence of replicator systems. Given all these major difficulties, it appears prudent to seriously consider radical alternatives for the origin of life. "

Graham Cairns-Smith, Genetic takeover, page 66:
Now you may say that there are alternative ways of building up nucleotides, and perhaps there was some geochemical way on the early Earth. But what we know of the experimental difficulties in nucleotide synthesis speaks strongly against any such supposition. However it is to be put together, a nucleotide is too complex and metastable a molecule for there to be any reason to expect an easy synthesis.

A.Einstein: The World As I See It", Ideas and Opinions (1954) trans Sonja Bargmann
“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a Spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a Spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way, the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.”

A.Einstein: Letters to Solovine p 131.
.. the kind of order created by Newton's theory of gravitation, for example, is wholly different. Even if a man proposes the axioms of the theory, the success of such a project presupposes a high degree of ordering of the objective world, and this could not be expected a priori. That is the 'miracle' which is constantly reinforced as our knowedge expands."

Stephen Hawking A Brief History of Time
"It would be very difficult to explain why the universe should have begun in just this way, except as the act of a God who intended to create beings like us."

"The overwhelming impression is one of order. The more we discover about the universe, the more we find that it is governed by rational laws." "You still have the question: why does the universe bother to exist? If you like, you can define God to be the answer to that question."

Robert Jastrow God and the Astronomers
"Now we see how the astronomical evidence leads to a biblical view of the origin of the world. The details differ, but the essential elements and the astronomical and biblical accounts of Genesis are the same; the chain of events leading to man commenced suddenly and sharply at a definite moment in time, in a flash of light and energy."

Arno Penzias Cosmos, Bios, Theos p83
"Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe that was created out of nothing, one with the very delicate balance needed to provide exactly the conditions required to permit life, and one which has an underlying (one might say 'supernatural') plan."

Freeman Dyson Scientific American, 224, 1971, p 50.
"As we look out into the universe and identify the many accidents of physics and astronomy that have worked togehter to our benefit, it almost seems as if the universe must in some sense have known we were coming."

Richard Dawkins: The machine code of the genes is uncannily computer-like. Apart from differences in jargon, the pages of a molecular biology journal might be interchanged with those of a computer engineering journal.
Computers run on software programs that are always made by software engineers. Every experience we have about information - whether it's a computer code, hieroglyphic inscription, a book or a cave painting - is the produce of intelligence. It logically follows that the same must be the case with the biosemitoc algorithmic instructional information stored in biological cells.

George Ellis (British astrophysicist)
“Amazing fine tuning occurs in the laws that make this [complexity] possible. Realization of the complexity of what is accomplished makes it very difficult not to use the word ‘miraculous’ without taking a stand as to the ontological status of the word.”

Alan Sandage (winner of the Crawford prize in astronomy)
“I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos. There has to be some organizing principle. God to me is a mystery but is the explanation for the miracle of existence, why there is something instead of nothing.”

John O'Keefe (NASA astronomer)
“We are, by astronomical standards, a pampered, cosseted, cherished group of creatures. If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.”

George Greenstein (astronomer)
“As we survey all the evidence, the thought insistently arises that some supernatural agency—or, rather, Agency—must be involved. Is it possible that suddenly, without intending to, we have stumbled upon scientific proof of the existence of a Supreme Being? Was it God who stepped in and so providentially crafted the cosmos for our benefit?”

Arthur Eddington (astrophysicist)
“The idea of a universal mind or Logos would be, I think, a fairly plausible inference from the present state of scientific theory.”

Roger Penrose (mathematician and author)
“I would say the universe has a purpose. It’s not there just somehow by chance.”

Tony Rothman (physicist)
“When confronted with the order and beauty of the universe and the strange coincidences of nature, it’s very tempting to take the leap of faith from science into religion. I am sure many physicists want to. I only wish they would admit it.”

Vera Kistiakowsky (MIT physicist)
“The exquisite order displayed by our scientific understanding of the physical world calls for the divine.”

Alexander Polyakov (Soviet mathematician)
“We know that nature is described by the best of all possible mathematics because God created it.”

Ed Harrison (cosmologist)
“Here is the cosmological proof of the existence of God—the design argument of Paley—updated and refurbished. The fine tuning of the universe provides prima facie evidence of deistic design. Take your choice: blind chance that requires multitudes of universes or design that requires only one. Many scientists, when they admit their views, incline toward the teleological or design argument.”

Edward Milne (British cosmologist)
“As to the cause of the Universe, in context of expansion, that is left for the reader to insert, but our picture is incomplete without Him [God].”

Barry Parker (cosmologist)
“Who created these laws? There is no question but that a God will always be needed.”

Drs. Zehavi, and Dekel (cosmologists)
“This type of universe, however, seems to require a degree of fine tuning of the initial conditions that is in apparent conflict with ‘common wisdom’.”

Arthur L. Schawlow (Professor of Physics at Stanford University, 1981 Nobel Prize in physics)
“It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the universe, one must ask why and not just how. The only possible answers are religious. . . . I find a need for God in the universe and in my own life.”

Henry "Fritz" Schaefer (computational quantum chemist)
“The significance and joy in my science comes in those occasional moments of discovering something new and saying to myself, ‘So that’s how God did it.’ My goal is to understand a little corner of God’s plan.”

Wernher von Braun (Pioneer rocket engineer)
“I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science.”

Einstein quotes:
Fred Hoyle quotes:
Hawking quotes:
Robert Jastrow:
Aron Penzias:
Freeman Dyson:

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1. Information is the fundamental property of reality

Decoding reality - Information is fundamental

2. Existence of the universe. The universe had a beginning, therefore a cause

The Kalam leads to the God of the Bible

3. The universe obeys the laws and rules of mathematics and physics. Its implementation depends on the action of an intelligent rational agency.

Evidence of Design in Mathematics

4. The physical universe and the laws of physics are interdependent and irreducible. There would not be one without the other.

Laws of Physics, where did they come from?

5. Fine-Tuning. The fundamental physical constants, the universe, and the earth are finely tuned for life. Over 100 constants must be just right.

Fine-tuning of the universe

6. Formation of stars: The accretion theory is unsubstantiated - Gas cannot clump based on gravity

Stellar evolution and the problem of the ‘first’ stars

7. Formation of life. Life comes only from life. Abiogenesis has never been demonstrated to be possible despite over half a century of intensive scientific research.

Abiogenesis is mathematically  impossible

8. Cells ARE literally factories. Biological cells ARE an industrial park of millions of interconnected complex factories, full of machines. Factories are always designed.

The factory maker argument

9. A minimal free-living Cell requires 1300 proteins with an average size of 400 amino acids. That requires to select 1 out of 10^722.000

Uncertainty quantification of a primordial ancestor with a minimal proteome emerging through unguided, natural, random events

10. Irreducible complexity. Biological cells require a minimal number of parts, which have no use by themselves, and would never accumulate on a prebiotic earth

Irreducible Complexity: The existence of irreducible interdependent structures in biology is an undeniable fact

11. The appearance of design. The universe and biological systems appear designed. Therefore, most probably, they are designed. 

A Positive, Testable Case for Intelligent Design

12. Codified Information. DNA has the highest storage density known, and stores the blueprint of life. Blueprints can always be traced back to intelligence

Main topics on complex, specified/instructional coded information in biochemical systems and life

13. The Fossil Record. The Fossil record, and in special the Cambrian explosion, demonstrates the sudden appearance of lifeforms, without intermediates. 

Fossils - Evidence AGAINST evolution

14. Consciousness and language. Conscience, mental reality, language, logic, free will, moral values, are immaterial entities, and cannot emerge from physical matter. 

Idealism, dualism, or materialism? The Mind is Not The Brain

15. Objective moral values exist. They are "ought to be"s, imprinted in our conscience. 

The moral argument for gods existence

16. Human objective logic depends and can only derive from a pre-existing necessary first mind with objective logic.

How could consciousness, logic and language evolve from matter?

17. Theology and philosophy. Both lead to an eternal, self-existent, omnipresent transcendent, conscious, intelligent, personal and moral Creator.

Syllogistic - Arguments of Gods existence based on positive evidence

18. The Bible. The Old Testament is a catalog of fulfilled prophecies of Jesus Christ, and his mission, death, and resurrection foretold with specificity.

Fulfilled prophecies in the bible

19. Archaeology. Demonstrates that all events described in the Bible are historical facts. 

Is the Bible Historically Accurate?

Noah's Ark has been found with high probability on Mount Ararat

20. History. Historical evidence reveals that Jesus Christ really did come to this earth, and really did physically rise from the dead

Evidence of the historical Jesus

The shroud of Turin EXTRAORDINARY evidence of Christ's resurrection

21. The Bible's witnesses. There are many testimonies of Jesus doing miracles still today, and Jesus appearing to people all over the globe, still today.

22. End times. The signs of the end times that were foretold in the Bible are occurring in front of our eyes. New world order, Israel as a nation, microchip implant, etc.

23. After-life experiences. Credible witnesses have seen the afterlife and have come back and reported to us that the afterlife is real.

Near Death experience , evidence of dualism

31125 reasons to believe in God - Page 2 Empty Re: 125 reasons to believe in God Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:35 am


The physical world, from micro to macro, depends on Information

There does exist a world (of universals or the form of the Good, which you can identify with God), which transcends the physical empirical world, and this world of intelligible forms is responsible for the “enforcement” of mathematical order in the physical world. Thus, intelligibility is responsible for the physical world. The universe is about information and information processing, and it's matter that emerges as a secondary concept. Simple rules generate what we see in nature. Information is a far more fundamental quantity in the Universe than matter or energy. The atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts. The smallest units of matter are not physical objects in the ordinary sense; they are forms, ideas that can be expressed unambiguously only in mathematical language. Physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature. This is also known as "the Vacuum" or "The Zero-Point Field." Matter as described by the Standard Model of Physics as a kind of epiphenomenon arising out of an informational substrate. I call this theory “informationism” to distinguish it from materialism. What are the basic building blocks of the cosmos? Atoms, particles, mass-energy? Quantum mechanics, forces, fields? Space and time — space-time? Tiny strings with many dimensions? Mathematics is a product of our minds, in exactly the same way that chess, fictional stories, myths, musical compositions, etc, are products of our minds. Thus, upon this conception, the miracle is that the universe happens to conform to our mind generated realities, that the universe is governed, structured, ordered by a mind generated reality. Therefore we can infer the universe is in fact ordered by a like mind upon the basis of the mind-resonating, that is, resonance and conformity to mind-generated realities of mathematics, which the universe possesses.

1. Nature and the universe is mathematical and based on physical laws and rules. Instantiating mathematical laws and rules depends on Information.
6. The Big bang, subatomic particles, the fundamental forces of the universe, the Solar System, the earth, and the moon, in order to permit life, require finely tuned physical parameters, based on information.
2. Proteins are molecular machines that have specific purposes. Their making depends on genetic information
3. A variety of biological events are performed obeying complex biochemical and biomechanical signals containing instructional information. Those include, for example, cell migration, cell motility, traction force generation, protrusion forces, stress transmission, mechanosensing and mechanotransduction, mechanochemical coupling in biomolecular motors, synthesis, sorting, storage, and transport of biomolecules
4. In living cells, information is encoded through at least 33 genetic, and 43 epigenetic codes and languages.
5. Some convergent informational systems are bat echolocation in bats, oilbirds, and dolphins. That points to a common designer. 
7. Setting up life essential error check and repair mechanisms to maintain genetic stability, and minimizing replication, transcription, and translation errors, and permit organisms to pass accurately genetic information to their offspring, depends on the error-correcting code, and information to set up the system. 
8. Science has unraveled, that cells, strikingly, are cybernetic, ingeniously crafted cities full of factories. Cells contain information, which is stored in genes (books), and libraries (chromosomes). Cells have superb, fully automated information classification, storage, and retrieval programs ( gene regulatory networks ) that orchestrate strikingly precise and regulated gene expression. Cells also contain hardware - a masterful information-storage molecule ( DNA ) - and software, more efficient than millions of alternatives ( the genetic code ) - ingenious information encoding, transmission, and decoding machinery ( RNA polymerase, mRNA, the Ribosome ) - and highly robust signaling networks ( hormones and signaling pathways ) - awe-inspiring error check and repair systems of data ( for example mind-boggling Endonuclease III which error checks and repairs DNA through electric scanning ). Information systems, which prescribe, drive, direct, operate, and control interlinked compartmentalized self-replicating cell factory parks that perpetuate and thrive life.  In order to be employed at the right place, once synthesized, each protein receives an instructional information tag with an amino acid sequence, and clever molecular taxis ( motor proteins dynein, kinesin, transport vesicles ) load and transport them to the right destination on awe-inspiring molecular highways ( tubulins, actin filaments ). 

The (past) action or signature of an intelligent designer can be detected when we see all the above things. These things are all actions pre-programmed by intelligence in order to be performed autonomously.

Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
Acts 17:28: For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
Romans 11:36 For from him and through him and for him are all things.
John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
Colossians 1:16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.

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“Mechanisms, whether man-made or morphological, are boundary conditions harnessing the laws of inanimate nature, being themselves irreducible to those laws. The pattern of organic bases in DNA which functions as a genetic code is a boundary condition irreducible to physics and chemistry.”
Hungarian-British Polymath, Michael Polanyi

“A new scientific truth is usually not propagated in such a way that the opponents become convinced and discard their previous views. No, the adversaries eventually die off, and the upcoming generation is familiarised anew with the truth"
Nobel Laureate, Max Planck, Founder of Quantum Physics

"...we desire the best available scientific status report on the origin of life. We shall see that adherents of the best known theory have not responded to increasing adverse evidence by questioning the validity of their beliefs, in the best scientific tradition; rather, they have chosen to hold it as a truth beyond question, thereby enshrining it as mythology."
Robert Shapiro, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, New York University

“The existence of a genome and the genetic code divides the living organisms from nonliving matter. There is nothing in the physico-chemical world that remotely resembles reactions being determined by a sequence and codes between sequences."
Hubert Yockey, "Information Theory, Evolution, and the Origin of Life" (Cambridge University Press)

“Semiosis not only is a fact of life, but is the fact that allowed life to emerge from inanimate matter"
Marciello Barbieri, Dept of Morphology and Embryology, University of Ferrarra

"The basic unit of life is the sign, not the molecule"
Professor Emeritus Jesper Hoffmeyer, Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen

“Life is matter controlled by symbols"
Professor Emeritus of Physics, Howard Pattee, New York State University

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