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Discovery Magazine 6/1/2006

Does Chaos Lead to Order?

According to the theory of evolution, about 14 to 15 billion years ago all of the matter in the Universe was located in one very dense little spot, smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. As the story goes, this spot exploded, which resulted in the formation of millions of galaxies, including the Milky Way Galaxy in which we live. Billions of years later, the Sun and Earth (somehow) came to be in their present form. Then, over millions of years something non-living (somehow) turned into something living. Eventually, after many millions of years of evolution, the Earth became filled with animals and humans.

I have another story for you. Two weeks ago, there was an explosion at Professor Whitecoat’s laboratory. Digger Doug and Iguana Don were trying to help get this issue of Discovery written, designed, and printed. As they were thinking about the laws of science that they wanted to address, Iguana Don accidentally bumped Professor Whitecoat as the Professor was handling a very explosive substance. There was a big explosion. The whole building shook. Smoke filled the lab. Debris was everywhere. But, as a result of all of this chaos, 10,000 copies of this issue of Discovery appeared on the floor in neat stacks, ready to be mailed out to young people like you.

Question: Which one of these two stories makes the most sense? Even though evolutionists believe only the first story is factual, the truth is, neither of them makes any sense. Why? Because chaos never leads to order. The law of cause and effect says that every material effect must have an adequate cause that comes before it. Since man has observed many thousands of explosions on Earth that have never lead to order, then we can conclude that explosions do not cause order. Not only do planned, controlled explosions (like the purposeful demolition of an old building) not cause order, but natural catastrophes like hurricanes and tornadoes also fail to result in order.

The Big Bang theory says that the perfectly designed planet on which we live is the result of a flea-size, dense ball of matter exploding billions of years ago. Yet, this explanation goes against everything we see in nature. Chaos doesn’t lead to design. If it is absurd to think that this issue of Discovery you are reading is the result of an explosion in a laboratory, why would anyone think that this perfectly designed Universe in which we live was caused by a big bang?

One more time, the theory of evolution violates true observable scientific facts.

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