Throwback Thursday – Twelve Part Series on Dynamics

Ordinarily, dear ones, I would be telling you about today’s episode on the podcast. Unfortunately, I have yet again hit a snag in the download portion of our recording. I’m currently working with tech folks to see if they can resolve the issue. Please pray for me, friends, as I trudge through the ever mystifying realm of…technology. *gulp* Instead, today I’ll be posting a throwback.

Way back in November of 2018 I finished a twelve part series on the three types of dynamics; thermodynamics, aerodynamics, and hydrodynamics. It was fun to study these in light of Gods sovereignty over creation, and to reach Kayliegh as we went along. You can see the original post here. Below is just the ending post, but it’s equipped with links to all the parts in the series. I hope it’s as fun for you to read as it was for me to write!


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.

Dynamic Series – First Post

Dynamic Series – Second Post

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Dynamic Series – Tenth Post

Dynamic Series – Eleventh Post

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.

Dynamic Series – First Post

Dynamic Series – Second Post

Dynamic Series – Third Post

Dynamic Series – Fourth Post

Dynamic Series – Fifth Post

Dynamic Series – Sixth Post

Dynamic Series – Seventh Post

Dynamic Series – Eighth Post

Dynamic Series – Ninth Post

Dynamic Series – Tenth Post

Dynamic Series – Eleventh Post

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.

Mutations in the Genome

For the next few weeks, I’m going to move fossils to Friday, and do a series on mutations and their implications every Monday.

 

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Mutations are often espoused as proof of evolution, despite recent geneticists insistence otherwise. When we hear mutation we often think of superhuman powers or evolving into a better form of humanity. This is genuinely one of the times where I wish evolutionists had been correct. The studies over the past decade reveal a grim reality, so before and after you read this blog might I suggest some adorable puppy videos? It’s medicine for the soul.

 

To understand this fully, we need to have a basic understanding of what a mutation is. To know that, we need to understand what it is that’s being mutated. fullsizeoutput_148f

What is being mutated? Our DNA coding. DNA has four chemical letters that code our genetics. There are 3 billion letters in the human genome! We also have around 100 trillion cells in our bodies at any given time. For each cell divided the code inside that cell creates 2-3 new mutations. DNA is spectacular, and comes equipped with its own editor! However, our DNA editor doesn’t work fast enough to correct the massive amounts of coding mistakes we call mutations.

Until the early 2000’s most of our genome, around 90%, was considered by the scientists to be “junk”.

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There are still gaps in the coding that needs to be worked out, as our DNA has proved to be the greatest example of information compression we’ve ever found. However, we now know that the entire genome has function and purpose.

This knowledge has led to more studies on mutations, which has shown evolution can no longer hang on natural selection and mutations. For evolution to work, mutations would have to take a simple creature and make it more complex. The opposite, rather, is what scientists have found in mutations of the genome. This is what we would expect if we followed scientific laws of thermodynamics. Our genome is not improving, it’s tending towards entropy.

Mutations cause us to age, and eventually to decay. What’s the good news, besides the ample amount of puppy videos available? Death has been defeated, friends!

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So what are mutations? We’ll get into the specifics of that next Monday so stay tuned.