The unthinkable universe strangely points where materialists dare not boldly go
|April 15, 2018||Posted by News under Fine tuning, Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
From retired nuclear engineer Regis Nicoll at Salvo 44:
We know from experience that when an object, like a car, absorbs energy by crashing into another object, it suffers damage. If I want my car repaired, I don’t just let it sit and expect it to return to its original condition by itself. Rather, I take it to a body shop, where it will be restored by the skillful hands of trained technicians. And yet, when one of my desk’s atoms gets damaged from bumping into one of its neighbors, it quickly returns to its original condition, all on its own. This is very strange.
Equally strange is the phenomenon of the electrons’ “orbit.” Unlike the Earth, whose orbit is slowly spiraling toward the sun, the electrons in an atom are held in fixed regions. But the real mystery is why, given its positively charged nucleus and negatively charged electrons, the atom doesn’t quickly self-destruct. In fact, according to the laws of electrodynamics, atomic annihilation should occur in less than a microsecond.
The stability—indeed, the very existence—of the atom suggests something supra-natural. But since the materialistic worldview does not allow for that, its adherents were challenged to discover a mechanism by which atomic stability could be maintained. However, instead of making a discovery, they settled for coming up with a term, “quantum confinement,” which is a scientific label describing, rather than explaining, the phenomenon. More.
Naturalism, in general, is a label rather than a grapple with facts.
See also: The Big Bang: Put simply, the facts are wrong.