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Unfolding Nature Shop: Unfolding Nature: Being in the Implicate Order

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Evolution/Carbon dating
    #14293710 - 04/15/11 03:02 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

One of the curious things about dating methods that purport to discover millions of years of aging is that they depend on a principle that seems to run counter to another dearly held modern idea: evolution. They depend on uniformitarianism. They must assume that forces of nature and physical laws have continued unchanged for millions and billions of years.

The processes of decay the dating methods measure must be entirely uniform and subject to the same forces we find in our world now or the methods would produce entirely unpredictable and unreliable results.

So these dating methods must assume the universe we observe now is operating the same as it was billions of years ago.

Yet there is no currently observable law or process that allows, much less explains, the process of evolution. No law of nature we observe now remotely resembles what would be necessary to take elements in chaos and organize them into life, nor do we observe any law or force of nature that explains simplicity turning itself into complexity (let alone the complexity of life).

In fact, the laws and forces that we do observe in our universe demand the opposite result. Energy always dissipates. Nothing tends toward greater complexity but always deteriorates. If evolution is true, whatever forces and laws of nature that account for its occurrence are not now present.

There has, therefore, not been a uniformity over the alleged billions of years. Scientists cannot have it both ways. We cannot assume uniformity in the process of aging and deterioration for billions of years and insist that processes of evolution were at the same time active.


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Re: Evolution/Carbon dating [Re: GonzoCool]
    #14293753 - 04/15/11 03:10 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

Yet there is no currently observable law or process that allows, much less explains, the process of evolution.

Not so much... the process is pretty well understood. Some traits allow for successful reproduction while others do not. It isn't some sort of invincibility, but it does generally keep a species going through a variety of environmental changes.

Evolution isn't applied to anything other than the forms of life that it is observed in for a reason. Without being alive, reproduction doesn't really come up. No reproduction and it becomes a little bit tricky to pass on adaptive genetics.


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