George Washington Carver. As a young slave, Carver had come to understand plants. He learned how to return them to health and to extract
important products from their leaves and oils. Such knowledge was significant for the development of organic chemistry. Carver had accomplished more than his peers who learned their craft from their scientific training in chemistry. Carver had just testified before Congress about how much it would help farmers in the South if they turned from growing cotton to growing the lowly peanut. He showed the Congressmen numerous products he had made from the peanut. Soon after his appearance before Congress, some reporters visited Dr. Carver in his Washington, DC office. One of them asked the famous black scientist, “Dr. Carver, what are your secrets?” Carver pointed to a Bible that lay on the corner of his desk. “The secrets,” he replied, “are in there.”
Many today need a “Damascus Road” change – from scientism and philosophy, and faith in science, to unabashed simple belief in God's word.
If God created the world, then he certainly knows how he did it. Since he is truth, and cannot lie, and unraveled it to us, he did it in a sublime, unmatched way.
In information theory, semantics can be defined as the weight of the meanings” per sentence or per paragraph. There are literally thousands of books about origins, the beginning of the universe, life, and biodiversity, but none provide genuine answers. Max they can say is; " probably, most likely, we suggest, it seems, it appears " etc. That extends through ALL evolutionary biology. Nobody provides clear certain answers. The Bible, on the other hand, describes the origin of the physical universe in one remarkable sentence:
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
(Gen 2:7). And the origin of man: “And the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being” (Gen 2:7). These few words comprise a remarkable information content, since they provide answers to many questions. A well-known scientist named Herbert Spencer died in 1903. He discovered that all reality, all reality, all that exists in the universe can be contained in five categories...time, force, action, space and matter. Herbert Spencer said everything that exists, exists in one of those categories...time, force, action, space, and matter.
Now think about that. Time, force, action, space and matter. That is a logical sequence. And then with that in your mind, listen to Genesis 1:1. "In the beginning," that's time..."God," that's force, "created," that's action, "the heavens," that's space, "and the earth," that's matter. Everything that could be said about everything that exists is said in that first verse.
The sentence can be divided in two categories: the physical universe: time, matter, and space
And the second:
God = the cause
action = the creation event.
Everything that BEGINS TO EXIST ( action ), has a cause. ( God ).
Once this is compared with the scientific evidence, and philosophical considerations, it provides an intellectually SATISFACTORY explanation of our origins. An epistemological sound triple team in action: science, philosophy, and theology.
In order to understand our place in the cosmos, and the reason of our existence, we need to know about our origins. The Bible gives that answer in an epic, remarkable, unique sentence in Genesis 1. The highest weight of meaning in one sentence.
There is a dictum: “Truth does not require many words, but a lie cannot use enough words”,
What we have here represents the highest possible semantic information density. Other passages in the Bible also exhibit superlative semantic densities (e. g. John 3:16 contains all the information necessary for man’s salvation).
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In the Beginning was Information: