Classic and sound steps for the scientific method include an essential foundation that the subject is observable and subject to experiment. So in an “18 billion year universe”, who was there? Can you reach back and measure it?
This does not keep an interviewed specialist at Green Bank (the largest radio telescope site in the world) stating that the grand search for origins of the universe is all tied up with reaching into space with instruments to find out where we came from. The statement was part of an interview shown on public television and it captures the popular belief system of origins. Is it science to stretch a measurement’s application to origins of the universe?
Today’s world culture has developed an aura around the subject of origins and science–giving a sense that the two are interlocked, so that science is the key to understanding what happened 18 billion years ago. The mystique of it all is pervasive in institutions and education.
However, it is not science. It is a worldview of origins that is unprovable but believed regardless. It is a belief system predicated on a just a few assumptions, which are just that: assumptions. This makes the popular worldview a religion; it is a notion that requires faith. The heavens, as a result, have an aura with religious overtones for many observers and professionals, but it is a house of cards. No one was there. And the process or measurement schemes include a couple key assumptions. One is that whatever we see today in terms of processes defines the processes at the beginning. That is why so much time is needed…to give random chance an opportunity to work. After all, order must develop on its own, organized energy must develop on its own, life comes out of it somewhere (all by itself), and eventually man is “produced”, who can look back and guess how it happened 18 billion years ago.
I observed two relatively common targets (galaxies) in the heavens on May 28. The sketch is below. Note the scripture that is in the sketch.
There is another answer to the popular theories and it is based on historical evidence from God, Who was there and made sure that what was done was dictated to words that we see in Genesis. The scripture in Isaiah refers to the same creation events described in Genesis. And, there is plenty of evidence for a young universe (a little over 6000 years old), like comets, the variance is elements among planets, the order of star cities (galaxies), and several other things. If the glasses and filters are removed from the eyes of a person who only excepts self-generating universe and complexity that develops by chance, then it is not hard to see the aburdity of the self generating universe that has an inherent process that is described as ‘atoms to microbes to microbiologist.”
I am an engineer. I love to see the structure and make-up of things. I thoroughly appreciate operational science. Origins, however, is another matter. My science is impassioned by the faith that God did it and wants us to study what He did. The aura of the heavens (it’s religious mystique) is absent. Rather, what I see points to Him. Created things are not worshipped with this worldview; they testify of God’s power.