Dynamic Series – Thermodynamics Part IV Application and The End of This Series

Hello dear ones! This is it, the final post on our series through dynamics. If you missed any of the previous posts I’ll link to them all at the end. I mentioned at the beginning of thermodynamics that many in both the secular side and the creationist side were applying the second law incorrectly. As an explanation for that I’ve got this phenomenal episode of Creation Magazine Live. If you love Answers News you’ll appreciate this show as well.

https://creation.com/m/world-winding-down-an-interview-with-dr-carl-wieland-creation-magazine-live-3-20

Obviously when it comes to the application of thermodynamics there’s no limit. It’s an essential foundation for understanding how God designed this world to work. It also impacts the first two fields of study we discussed, hydrodynamics and aerodynamics. The men who first discovered these principles, now laws of science, did not create them but merely put names and equations to them. Beloved, God created all things, though sin cursed and groaning, our world runs in an orderly fashion. I hope this series has helped in seeing the intelligently designed universe, while giving glory to the one who created it. As always, dear ones, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

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Dynamic Series – Thermodynamics Part III The Principles

Hello, and happy Monday, dear ones! Are you ready to stretch your brain with some science? Good, because today is going to be a fun one! We’re dealing with the principles of thermodynamics today, which was a much broader subject than I expected. It also consists of varied opinions, which I suppose ought to be expected with a field this wide. From my research into the topic I concluded that the Laws themselves are so basic to everything we see and do that they are, in and of themselves, principles. If you’ve studied this and have a different take on it, I welcome the discussion in the comments.

This means we see the principle of heat, temperature, and energy throughout each of the Laws. That’s as simplified as it can get, although I was hoping to have something more specific for you all today. Sometimes, when dealing with difficult or complex scientific fields of study, coming back to the basics can be very helpful. The principles of thermodynamics were studied for several centuries and are still in place today. There are very few scientific laws that are as well defined and solidly grounded as these. God has blessed us with such an understanding of the way He has ordered the universe. In this we see, yet again, that all His creation obeys His laws save one, mankind.

As energy conservation would have massive consequences should it suddenly cease following the structure it so readily follows today, man will also face consequences for disobedience to Gods Law. It only took one Sin for Adam and Eve to be cast out of the Garden of Eden. You and I, dear friend, commit more than one sin every day! This good, and righteous God has given us life, love, laughter, the very air we breathe. We, in return, ridicule, and rebel against Him. As any just Judge would do, God will one day Judge all those who have sinned. If you’ve lied, blasphemed, lusted, coveted, or dishonored your parents (to name just five of the Ten Commandments) then you will be held accountable on that great and terrible day.

It would seem then, that all men are doomed, as all men have sinned. Yet God, in His gracious mercy, condescended to become man, the man Jesus Christ. He lived a perfect life, without sin, and died the death we all deserved. On that Roman cross, so many years ago, God poured out His wrath on His Son. Either our sins have been paid for by Christ, or they will be paid for in eternity. Repent, therefor, and put your faith in Christ alone. The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life! Today is the day of salvation, Christ and Christ alone has died in your place. If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Thermodynamics Part II The Laws

Good morning, dear ones, I hope you are all doing well! Today I’d like to discuss the laws of thermodynamics. Most of us know the three laws, however there is a fourth one not often taught or discussed. It sort of reminds me of the four types of matter, we all learn about solid, liquid, and gas, but rarely learn about the fourth, plasma. Seems to be a similar situation with this fourth law, it isn’t even numbered, it’s given a name instead, Zeroth law. That’s simply because this law actually needed to come before the other three, but was figured out long after the three laws were well known. Who wants to be the guy that’s confuses everyone by renaming laws? Just think how upset we are all for poor Pluto, and that’s a piece of rock not a scientific law.

The first law of thermodynamics we all understand, energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Kayliegh and I discussed this when we were reviewing plants. The plants take the nutrients from the soil, water, sunlight, to have energy to grow. Once full grown someone or something eats it, gaining energy themselves. That’s probably is an oversimplification, but that’s the great thing about these laws, they apply so easily. You can get really deep, and the mathematical equations are insane, or you can make science come to life by giving examples of everyday life. Unless you like math, in which case…knock yourself out my friend!

The second law is one that every good young earth Creationist knows, all things tend towards disorder, or entropy. For a good year after I first introduced this concept to Kayliegh she found entropy everywhere. If we went for a drive she spotted old barns, rusting cars, or dilapidated buildings. My favorite example is still her room, boy does that tend towards disorder! It takes energy expounded to keep things organized, a lot of energy. On a smaller level the best example is gas molecules. We ought to be very thankful every breath we take that God created this law. If all the things we need to breath in suddenly tended towards organization they’d collect themselves into a corner and we’d suffocate. Instead, they disperse into disorder, filling any room, box, or space they happen to be in.

The third law is not as easy to put into a simplified expression. Not even Physics for Dummies could help me out in this. Basically, this law states that as entropy reaches a constant the temperature will reach absolute zero. Absolute zero is absolutely fascinating. Yup, that probably sounded better in my head, but I stick by it. In other words, as things revolve into complete disorder atoms will stop moving totally, which is what absolute zero causes. I’ll have to do a separate post on that, it’s genuinely a mind blowing field of study. I have yet to think of examples of this in real life, if you do please feel free to share on the comments!

The final law, which should actually be the first, is the Zeroth Law. I tried to make my mind tell my hands to type this first but my OCD took over and respectfully refused to switch the orders. I’m sorry to my scientifically minded friends who are screaming this should be first. This law is in reference to thermal equilibrium. Equilibrium is another word for balance, particularly in regards to two opposing forces. Thermal equilibrium, of course, means temperature balance. This is imperative when considering temperature scales, so it really does belong at the beginning. We probably won’t dig too deeply into this law, but I thought it would be fun to say equilibrium, so I added just this little bit.

Those are the laws, my friends, and next week we’ll look into the principles that apply to those laws. I hope you can see the clear design within Gods amazingly ordered universe. I also hope this opens your mind to better glorify the God who, while upholding all things, saves wretches like us. I’d also love to know if any of you were taught three or four laws in school? Let me know in the comments. I pray this series, as we near the end, will bless you all. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Thermodynamics Part I Introduction

Today, my friends, we begin the last part in this series. I’ve saved the best for last. Thermodynamics! We’ll just do a quick introduction today and get into the meat of the laws next Monday. So, what’s thermodynamics and who put it all together? Obviously we know that God the Creator of all things, wrote the laws of thermodynamics when He formed this universe. Since then man has attempted to understand the complexities of Gods intelligent design. So it was in the mid 19th century that a few men, one whose name you’ll recognize undoubtedly, began to form the laws of thermodynamics.

Thermodynamics is, at the most basic level, what we understand about heats reaction to energy. From there this field of study branches out into the relationships of energies with one another. While much of the ground work had been laid down by Bernoulli, Boyle, Hooke, and others in the two centuries before, it was Lord Kelvin who coined the term Thermodynamics in 1854. Rudolf Clausius haD previously coined the term entropy in 1850. Both are credited with the first law of thermodynamics. The second law, though Kelvin did much work in the area, is credited to French physicist Nicolas Carnot, while the third is credited to Walther Nernst a chemist. That’s a lot of names huh? Shake it off, beloved, I promise we won’t discuss them all at length. Actually my main point of mentioning them all, though this is no where close to a completed list it, wow that’s a lot of people! Each of these men relying on one another, and previous men of history, to complete their theories. All without email…or google translate. Pretty neat accomplishment, right?

Over the next three Monday’s, Lord willing, we’ll discuss the three laws, with a brief mention of the fourth dubbed Zeroth Law, the principles of these laws, and finally their application. The laws of thermodynamics are often used incorrectly by both creationists and atheists during apologetic encounters, so this will be an important series. I’m really looking forward to discussing this with you! As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Hydrodynamics Part IV The Application

Back to business, my friends, let’s discuss the application of Hydrodynamics. If you missed the other parts of this series, here are some helpful links;

Hydrodynamics Part III

Hydrodynamics Part II

Hydrodynamics Part I

Applying this is my favorite part of science, otherwise it stays a bunch of big words in a book that’s way too heavy. I actually got bursitis in high school from carrying all my text books from class to class rather than waste time going to my locker. It still bothers me when the weather changes, Kayliegh will never know how blessed we are to have online books! So, how do we get Hydrodynamics out of the big books and into real live applications? Well, you’re doing it right now. I’ve mentioned Bernoulli previously, after all he named this field of study! While he was studying blood flowing through the veins, he began applying Hydrodynamics to blood pressure, using this fascinating field of study to better understand how our body works.

My husband is a Respiratory Therapist, so his main expertise is in the heart and lungs. When I talked to him about Hydrodynamics the first thing he said to me was “oh like Bernoulli’s equation?” You should know, though he’d hate that I said it, my husband is brilliant. Honestly, he should be writing this, it would probably make much more sense. He had a long night saving little ones lives, so we’ll have to give him a pass. I just wanted you to see how widely connected this field is with the medical field. Much of our life saving procedures today are successful thanks to a better understanding of Hydrodynamics. You’re body is currently regulating the pressure of your blood flowing from the heart to the lungs to oxygenate your toes. That is science in real life, beloved!

The other application that I wanted to point out was how this field of study has aided in understanding the great Deluge. I often have called it Noah’s flood, but that’s not accurate. Noah didn’t cause the flood, it was God’s flood, Gods judgement on a wicked, sinful generation. That judgement left a worldwide mark, which is easier to understand for Creation scientists, thanks to Hydrodynamics. Below is a clip from my favorite female scientist, a woman that has inspired Kayleigh in her studies, Dr. Georgia Purdom. Here she goes over some basics about the Deluge, some common misunderstandings, and some of those marks made.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=47vDpY3eMXg

The last application for Hydrodynamics that I want to mention, briefly, is plumbing. That might be a silly thing to mention, but when you consider our cities and the unbelievably wonderful blessing it is when we turn on fresh water to drink, wash dishes, and bath in, it might get less silly. Hear me out, friends. When I was a young teenager our plumbing stopped working. We had to drive to my grandmas house at night to take baths. As a single mom, barely holding on, there was no way she could pay to get it fixed. Then, due to some random mix up, our electricity was turned off. While the electricity company argued with my poor mom over the bills the previous owner had racked up, winter hit hard. So, we abandoned ship. We left the home, and moved into an apartment. Subsequently, she had to file for bankruptcy. All that to say this, the first time they showed us our new apartment we went from room to room turning on light switches and water faucets. It wasn’t big, and it certainly wasn’t fancy, but it felt like a five star hotel.

We’re not the first culture to figure out how water flows at certain rates depending on the pressure and angle added, but we are certainly blessed by modern technology! When you wash your dishes, or even flush your toilet, consider that men studied Gods creation long and hard before we were able to have such ease! There is much of Gods creation that we can, and should, be thankful for. Not the least is that fluids follow the laws given them, your blood will never cease to flow like it should do to a random chance change in the laws of science. The world we live in is orderly, the laws given followed, by all of Gods creation except one. Mankind. God has taken the time to write His laws in our hearts. All over the world, in every culture, lying, stealing, and murder are wrong. Yet, due to our fallen adamic nature, we continue to break His Laws. It is for this reason, dear ones, that we need a Savior. Jesus Christ, God made man, lived a perfect sinless life, and died in place of whosoever would believe in Him. Repent of your sins (lust which Christ called adultery, hatred which Christ called murder, lying, and theft) and put your faith in Christ alone. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Hydrodynamics Part III The Principles

Hello and happy Monday my friends! Today is another fantastic opportunity to stretch our brains and glorify God in His marvelous creation. As you know, if you follow this blog, we’ve been discussing briefly the varies studies of dynamics. Currently we’re on Hydrodynamics, the principles involved specifically. Hydrodynamics is more than just a fun word, but also applies to our everyday lives in fascinating ways.

There are three forces that impact fluid movement, those three are gravity, pressure, and stress on the surface. The main principle is Bernoulli’s Equation, which we’ve discussed previously. The equation is as difficult to explain as it is to understand, so I’ve found a video to help. Below is a video that really helped Kayleigh and I put the Laws and the principles together. I have not checked the other videos, so I certainly couldn’t endorse this YouTube channel, but this particular video was super helpful.

I love how she simplified the example given, can you imagine how complex this gets when viscosity is changed? While this is certainly not my favorite corner of science, it’s important to see how orderly Gods creation works. What we see is that everything God has made obeys the laws given to it, whether that be the planets in orbit or the molecules in our bodies. We certainly serve a great God, one that not only upholds the universe, but also took out my cold, dead, heart and replaced it with a living one. Miraculously, without my ability to earn it, God saved me from the wrath to come. I deserved that wrath because I broke Gods Law, the Ten Commandments. God gave me the air I breath, the blood in my veins, the love of my family, and chocolate, I should have worshipped Him gladly. Instead I created a god in my own image, one who didn’t mind when I sinned. I’ve broken all ten laws in thought, if not in deed, which is why I deserved wrath. Unlike fluid, humanity disobeys God daily, and as a just, righteous God, He must condemn sinners. In His loving kindness He condescended to become man, Jesus Christ, who lived a perfect, sinless life. Christ died in our place, to bare the wrath we deserved, so that we could be forgiven and saved. We must repent of our sins, and put our faith in Christ alone. If you have any questions about this, or about the principles involved in Hydrodynamics please feel free to ask. As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Hydrodynamics Part II The Laws

Hello again, beloved brethren, I hope this post finds you all doing well. If you’ll recall, in our series through dynamics, we’re on Hydrodynamics now. Today we’re going to discuss the laws of hydrodynamics. Isn’t it wonderful how God designed everything, put it all in motion, and upholds it minute by minute. Without this consistent obedience to Gods law, the blood flowing in our veins might cease, the waters running down our rivers could settle, life would stop. God truly has revealed Himself in His creation, we are all without excuse. What are these laws that literally keep our heart beating? The Laws of Conservation.

No, we’re not talking about reusing plastic. The Laws of Conservation of mass, energy, and linear momentum are the three laws used when referencing fluid dynamics. The conservation of mass is simply that mass can not be added or removed in a closed system. It’s the same law as matter not being created nor destroyed. Remember, dear ones, God finished His work on day 6, and rested on day 7. Nothing will be added to, or removed from, Gods work until Christ returns. In regards to Fluid Dynamics, Conservation of Mass has implications for movement through things such as ships in an ocean, or blood cells through veins. You can move the mass of fluid, you can put pressure on it to manipulate the flow, but you can not create fluid from nothing, nor can you destroy it.

The second law listed is the Conservation of Energy, most often called the first law of thermodynamics. I left thermodynamics last because, well one it’s my favorite, and two, it ties these all together. This Law states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed, like mass it just changes forms. Again, my friends, God rested on the 7th day from all His works. The last law mentioned is linear momentum, also known as Newton’s Second Law of Motion. This just states that the movement of a fluid is equal to the force applied. Our heart pumps our blood at a certain rate, rushing oxygen to the needed places. The movement is equal to the force.

Those are the three laws that Hydrodynamics follows, Conservation of Mass, Energy, and Linear Momentum. I can not stress enough to you, brethren, that our universe is orderly, not chaotic. From the planets orbits, to the microscopic atoms, everything does what it’s supposed to do. To look around at these laws, so beautifully and intelligently designed, and suggest that an explosion created them is genuinely repressing the truth in unrighteousness. I hope this series blesses you all, and glorifies the Creator by showing yet again that He truly is upholding all things. As always, dear friends, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series – Hydrodynamics Part I An Introduction

It’s Monday yet again, my friends, which means it’s time to exercise your brain. We’re continuing our Dynamic Series today with an introduction to Hydrodynamics. Hydrodynamics is a branch of physics under Fluid Dynamics, which is a subcategory of Fluid Mechanics. Hydrodynamics is in the same class as aerodynamics, so much of what we’ll cover over the next few weeks will be similar. However, hydrodynamics does have some fascinating differences, and applications, which affect areas of study such as anatomy as well as the global deluge!

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So what is hydrodynamics? It’s the study of fluids in motion, mostly liquid, and how they are affected by other forces, as well as the fluids affect on those forces. You may remember a fellow named Daniel Bernoulli from previous posts in this series. Not only did he contribute greatly to aerodynamics, he actually named hydrodynamics while researching how blood flows under varies degrees of pressure. Another well known name we’ll discuss down the road is Blaise Pascal. He made some amazing contributions to this field, as did Isaac Newton.

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Hydrodynamics is yet another field of study in which man has only discovered the workings of a world created by God the Father. As I’ve said before, explosions of nothing into everything, chaos and destruction, with random chance mixed in, is mathematically incapable of creating order. This means that each time we dig deeper into the laws of science we’re peering into Gods design, adding layer upon layer of impossibility to evolution. I pray this series is an encouragement to you, beloved brethren. Next week we’ll discuss the laws of hydrodynamics, so stay tuned! As always, dear ones, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Homeschooling Resources – Stopping Everything For the Grasshopper Named Leafy

So today, friends, we had our lessons all planned out when we were approached by Leafy the Grasshopper. One of my favorite things about homeschooling is the ability to use every teachable moment. So naturally, we dropped everything to research Leafy. Don’t worry, insect loving friends, he’ll only be in the jar for a day before we’ll let him go.

I hate bugs, genuinely, there’s passion in my dislike for anything creepy crawly! Kayleigh, on the other hand, is absolutely fascinated by all of God’s wonderful creations. She names them, whether she catches them and observes them, or not. This little guy’s name is Leafy.  Leafy has given us another excellent opportunity to review insect lessons we’ve done in the past, and also to dig a little deaper into grasshoppers specifically. So we’re learning what they eat, and where you can find them, and also their anatomy. Here below is a  worksheet if you’d like to join us, and also a video with some neat facts!

Grasshopper Anatomy

Ugh, just look at that face, am I the only one that thinks grasshoppers look like they’re in a constant state of judgement over the human race? So yuck! What type of insects do you all find around your home? As always, beloved brethren, be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Dynamic Series Aerodynamics Part III – Application

I have to apologize for missing these posts the past couple Monday’s, dear friends, it’s been a very busy season for us! Previously we discussed the laws and the principles of Aerodynamics. Today I’d like to review the application of these laws and principles. You’d be surprised by how much of your life is affected by Aerodynamics. The Creator has beautiful designed our planet to operate based on specific laws and principles so that our life is reliable. What genius it must take to maintain all things, from our replicating DNA, to the galaxies in motion. We can truly give God all the glory!

While there are too many applications for the science of aerodynamics to list, I’ve picked three which were particularly fascinating. The first is sports. I’m a baseball fan myself, and as Kayleigh has recently began playing softball that’s officially my favorite sport. Football, specifically college ball or America’s Team when it comes to NFL. I was too excited, being the big dork that I am, to learn that aerodynamics were being studied and applied to sports. It makes sense, when you consider that the winning team is usually the one that has made an object soar through the air to hit whatever target that sport uses. Every time you watch your favorite team know that the application of aerodynamics is at play!

The second, and some would argue more important, application is fuel economy. You’re vehicle has been designed based on the principles of aerodynamics, this has aided in increasing your cars ability to move without using as much fuel. The idea is that certain styles and shapes help reduce drag, which in return lowers your fuel usage. Also, with aerodynamics, those designing the latest model can create shapes less likely to flip based on the pressure of the wind flowing by as you cruise. Isn’t that neat? If God’s principles and laws in science were not consistent we might wake up tomorrow with aerodynamics no longer applying, and our world turned upside down!

The last application I want to list is the affect of other objects zooming by you. If you’ve ever waited to cross the road and felt the breeze of a car zipping past you’ll know what I’m talking about. Or perhaps you’ve had your fair share of highway flats, and felt the difference between a car speeding past you, to an 18 wheeler. That push and pull sensation is your bodies reaction to the principles of aerodynamics. Recall that these principles rightly put into place can overcome the laws of gravity. This means as you stand still (or are twisting of those dreaded lug-nuts) the force of the moving vehicles are overpowering the gravity keeping you settled on the ground. It’s nothing too concerning, however if the vehicle moving past you were going fast enough, and was heavy enough, it could certainly knock you over.

I hope and pray you’re enjoying this scientifically minded Monday series my friends. Next week we’ll be moving on to a different dynamic study, hydrodynamics. If you’ve missed previous posts in this series you can find them here, here, and also here. If you’re new to this blog and are wondering what on earth aerodynamics has to do with Christianity, let me briefly explain. God, the creator of all things, is a God of Law. Every scientific law we know was written not by man who discovered them, but by the One who set things in motion. The God of the Bible. That same God wrote ten Laws that you and I have failed to obey. Just as there are consequences for disobeying mans laws, or laws like gravity, likewise there are consequences for disobeying Gods Laws. Lying, theft, hate, and lust to name just four. The Bible tells us that the wages of sin is death, it also tells us that you will be held accountable on the great and fearful day of Judgement.

Many think that you end up in Hell by not believing in Christ. This is not Biblical, friend. Everyone who is in Hell is there because they broke Gods Laws, they sinned. Like on Earth, crime has a punishment, God the great Judge will in no ways excuse the wicked. He is, as well as being Just, rich in mercy. He gets no pleasure from the death of the wicked, so he condescending to become man. God the Creator entered His creation as Jesus Christ the only begotten Son. He lived a sinless, perfect life, yet died a sinners death. Why? He paid a debt He didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay. Like in any courtroom a sentence is passed, that sentence for you and I is death, yet Christ stepped in and took that death in our place. If you repent of your sins and put your faith in Christ Jesus alone, then you can receive the gift of God, eternal life. This means your debt has been paid, your sins are forgiven, and you have been made a new creation. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to ask. Others, be good Berean’s my beloved brethren, and study to show yourselves approved.