read “The Universe Next Door” from “The God Trilogy” – Part One – God and Philosophy

“For any of us to be fully conscious intellectually, we should not only be able to detect the world view of others but be aware of our own – WHY it is ours and why in light of so many options we think it is true.” – James Sire

#1) – Cosmological “reality” is rooted in NATUREPhysical MATTER is all there is. Physical matter is all that matters (cosmologically speaking.). Causation (“evolution”) proceeds upward from simple to complex. 

Cosmic casuality is “evolutionary” and “reductionist” – “MORE” (complex) is always derived from “LESS” (simple)

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#2) – “Nature” is derived from a “SUPERnatural” source. Causation proceeds downward, from “superior” to “inferior” …

Huston Smith: Can something derive from nothing? Can a stream run higher than it’s source? Intuitively, neither seems likely – “life from non-life, sentience from insentience, intelligence from what lacks it” .. 

What are the mathematical ODDS of a cell being created by RANDOM chance? “Run the ODDS of these things falling into place on their own and you find … The PROBABILITIES of forming a rather short PROTEIN at random WOULD BE ONE CHANCE in a HUNDRED THOUSAND TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION (10 X 125 ZEROS). 

What are the mathematical odds of matter randomly combining into cosmological complexity? – a TORNADO BLOWING THROUGH a JUNKYARD and ASSEMBLING a JUMBO JET?

“TO SUGGEST CHANCE AGAINST THESE ODDS is REALLY to INVOKE a NATURALISTIC MIRACLE”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#3) – Human “CONSCIOUSNESS” was the tool and road to a better, optimistic future. This “faith” was unshakable – “this new species will evolve”. Their hope in the mystery of life rejected rigid materialism. “Inner” technology and “evolution of the human mind” promised “progress”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#4) – GOD is the source that initiated of all “reality. God is “primary” – all else is “secondary”. God is both source of (“beginning”) and transcendent (“beyond”) over “reality”. God is the “alpha” (beginning) and the “omega” (end)

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#5) – God is defined “pantheistic” terms. God is the cosmos. God is all that exists.  Nothing exists that is not God.  Ultimate reality is “one” (“monism”).

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#6) – Altered states of consciousness would lead us to a new realities and separate universes. The world was both irrational and super-rational and demanded “new” modes of apprehension. Reality is a mystical experience in which time, space and morality are TRANSCENDED.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#7) – Ethical systems and human behavior are governed by “biological” material matter and impulses – biological, materialistic values of PRODUCING “PLEASURE” and AVOIDING “PAIN”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#8) – Exposed the rigid materialism and intellectual limitations of traditional western scienceRejected the limitations of traditional, supernatural western theismNew concepts of “natural” and “supernatural” were needed and would “EVOLVE”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#9) – Atman is Brahman – the soul of each and every human being is the soul of the cosmos. Brahman is the “essence” or soul of the cosmos. Atman is the “essence” or soul of any person. God is defined “pantheistic” terms. God is the cosmos. God is all that exists. Nothing exists that is not God.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#10) – The FOUNDATION of HUMAN KNOWLEDGE is the character of GOD AS CREATOR. Logic, intelligence, rationality and meaning are all inherent in God, who provides the universe with structure, order and meaning.

Humanity is created in the image of God. Human “being-ness” is sourced in God’s “be-ing”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#11) – The cosmos exists as a uniformity of cause and effect. Reality is “ORDERED” from the “INSIDE”. The UNIVERSE is “CLOSED” – not open to ordering from the “outside” not “open” to a “transcendent” god or humanity. “NATURE” IS GOD

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#12) – Values are “human-centered” – biological and sociological. There is no “objective” or “higher” purpose” to human behavior, no absolute basis for ethics or morality and no retribution for sin or reward for virtue. No “ranscendent consequences for “sin” or reward for virtue.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#13) – Prophesied the coming of a new man based on an “EVOLUTIONARY” model. (a “leftover” of western naturalism) Predicted a radical transformation and emergence of a new human nature

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#14) – Easterners see “ONE-ness”, SEEING BEYOND the ILLUSION of SEPARATENESS“SAME-NESS”, NOT “SEPARATENESS” IS ULTIMATE “REALITY”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#15) – The universe is not “accidental” – the “design” of the universe reveals a “designer”. God is “revealed” through physical “nature”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#16) – Behavior effected by one’s ENVIRONMENT. Human behavior effected by behavioral “REINFORCEMENT” within one’s material environment. Values are simply LEARNED – “good” behavior rewarded, bad punished

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#17) – Transformation occurs through the experience of cosmic consciousness, which transcends death. We are not just our physical bodies. Human beings possess a “unity” of cosmic consciousness beyond the body. Death is a transition or “evolution” to another stage of life.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#18) – Humanity is HIERARCHAL. To realize one’s oneness with the cosmos it to pass beyond personality. Individual human beings lose “personality” and eventually become one with the one.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#19) – The cosmos, unified in the self is manifested in two more DIMENSIONS. The self is surrounded by both visible and invisible universes. The visible universe is accessed through the five senses which obey the laws of nature discovered by natural science. The invisible universe is accessed through “doors of perception”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#20) – Phillip Johnson: “If it is possible for a single species to change by natural processes … into such different forms as a shark, a frog, a snake, a monkey, then laboratory (“empirical”) science should BE ABLE to DISCOVER the MECHANISM of CHANGE”.

“The bare statement that a fish turned into a man is not impressive. What would make the fish story impressive and credible is to show HOW this came about.”

Stephen C. Meyer: “Ironically, to say that science is the only begetter of truth is SELF-CONTRADICTING – [IT] CANNOT BE TESTED by the SCIENTIFIC METHOD.’  It’s a self-defeating philosophical assumption.”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#21) – Anything that exists outside or “separate” from the “one” is ILLUSION.

 We must SEE BEYOND the ILLUSION of SEPARATENESS. “SAME-NESS”, NOT “SEPARATENESS” IS ULTIMATE “REALITY”. Yet all of us – eastern and western alike – perceive distinctions. We fail to “realize” our “one-ness”. 

We cannot adequately express in language that nature of “ONE-ness”. The word “meaning” is not used in theism or naturalism. Metaphysical union to realize one’s ONE-ness with the cosmos is to PASS BEYOND knowledge. Knowledge, like personality, demands duality to “be” is not to know

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#22) – Like theism and naturalism, but unlike eastern religions, placed great value on the INDIVIDUAL personHumanity are “SLEEPING GODS” in the process of being “AWAKENED”, or “fallen gods” that need to “arise”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#23) – “Our fundamental understanding of the world informs us that the spontaneous evolution of highly complex, intricate structures is unlikely. It is simple intuition that good things don’t just happen on their OWN. A dining room does not organize and clean itself after a feast. NOTHING, from clothing to cars, SELF-ASSEMBLES.”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#24) – To realize one’s oneness with the one is to pass beyond time.
TIME IS UNREAL – HISTORY is CYCLICAL.

Death signals the end of a person, but the soul, atman, is indestructible.
The souls is immortal, but rejects personal and individual immortality. The “soul”, not “self” is transformed. The personal and individual are illusory anyway. Only atman is valuable, so death is “no big deal” nothing of value perishes; everything of value is eternal.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#25) – Knowledge is both SELF-centered, yet geared towards a unitary, UNIVERSAL “cosmic consciousness”. “Know that YOU ARE GOD, know that YOU ARE the UNIVERSE

The SELF is prime reality. The self – the consciousness center of the human being – is the center of the universe. Whatever else exists besides the self – if in fact anything else does – exists for the self. The self is in fact in control of all of reality. The universe is manipulated from the INSIDE by the self.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#26) – The universe is the RANDOM “ACCIDENT” of MATTER and “NATURE’. The universe is ultimately “finite” matter. Nothing escapes or exists outside this “finite”, a material “fact” of reality. Naturalism assumes the universe is “closed” or self-contained

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#27) – History REJECTS A “LINEAR” PATH of “EVOLUTION”.  History is ILLUSORY and has no meaning where “reality” is concerned. People
realizing “oneness with the one” is to act BEYOND “HISTORY”.
History is BEYOND PURPOSE.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#28) – ”MATTER” is all that “matters”. “SUPERNATURAL” TRANSCENDENCE IS RULED OUT. There is no “outside” or “other” needed to explain cosmological reality. (a “closed” universe)

Humanism is “a modern, rationalist movement that holds that man is capable of self-fulfillment, ethical conduct, etc., without recourse to supernaturalism. God” is an invention of humanity. Karl Marx called religion the “opiate of the masses”. Religion and “god” was human INVENTED “drug” to ease the pains of material existence and ultimate death and extinction.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#29) – “The CREATION” FOOLS ITSELF into thinking it “the CREATOR”.

The greatest weakness of the New Age worldview is SELF-DECEPTION.
IMAGINATION is presupposed to be “REALITY”. Who’s to say this view of imagination as “reality” is not “imagined”? and/or become WISHFUL THNKING, EVEN “DELUSION” ?

What are the mathematical odds of a cell being created by random chance? “Run the ODDS of these things falling into place on their own and you find …The PROBABILITIES of forming a rather short PROTEIN at random WOULD BE ONE CHANCE in a HUNDRED THOUSAND TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION (10 X 125 ZEROS). 

There are more than thirty separate physical or cosmological parameters that require precise calibration in order to produce a life sustaining universe. Just about everything about the basic structure of the UNIVERSE is BALANCED ON a RAZOR’s EDGE FOR LIFE to EXIST”. Natural science can be used to show that if the physical laws and constants were just a little bit different from what they are then we would not be here to notice.  The question is WHY does this universe has the physical laws it has?”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

 #30) –  SYSTEMATIC SYNCHRONICITY– “irreducibly complex” cell components only work in systems. These biological machines require all of their various parts in order to function. The PROBLEM with irreducibly complex systems is that they perform NO function until ALL THE PARTS are PRESENT and WORKING TOGETHER.

It’s virtually impossible for evolution to take such a HUGE LEAP by mere CHANCE to create the whole system at once(SYSTEMATIC SYNCHRONICITY) Natural Selection CANNOT BUILD such systems; it can ONLY PRESERVE them once they’ve been built.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

QUIZ KEY

read “The Universe Next Door” from “The God Trilogy” – Part One – God and Philosophy

“For any of us to be fully conscious intellectually, we should not only be able to detect the world view of others but be aware of our own – WHY it is ours and why in light of so many options we think it is true.” – James Sire

#1) – Cosmological “reality” is rooted in NATUREPhysical MATTER is all there is. Physical matter is all that matters (cosmologically speaking.). Causation (“evolution”) proceeds upward from simple to complex. 

Cosmic casuality is “evolutionary” and “reductionist” – “MORE” (complex) is always derived from “LESS” (simple)

A) THEISM  B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#2) – “Nature” is derived from a “SUPERnatural” source. Causation proceeds downward, from “superior” to “inferior” …

Huston Smith: Can something derive from nothing? Can a stream run higher than it’s source? Intuitively, neither seems likely, but the scientific view requires affirmative [yes] answers to those questions – “life from non-life, sentience from insentience, intelligence from what lacks it” .. 

What are the mathematical ODDS of a cell being created by RANDOM chance? “Run the ODDS of these things falling into place on their own and you find … The PROBABILITIES of forming a rather short PROTEIN at random WOULD BE ONE CHANCE in a HUNDRED THOUSAND TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION (10 X 125 ZEROS). 

What are the mathematical odds of matter randomly combining into cosmological complexity? – a TORNADO BLOWING THROUGH a JUNKYARD and ASSEMBLING a JUMBO JET?

“TO SUGGEST CHANCE AGAINST THESE ODDS is REALLY to INVOKE a NATURALISTIC MIRACLE”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#3) – Human “consciousness” was the tool and road to a better, optimistic future. This “faith” was unshakable – “this new species will evolve”. Their hope to the mystery of life rejected rigid materialism. “Inner” technology and “evolution of the human mind” promised “progress”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#4) – GOD is the source that initiated of all “reality. God is “primary” – all else is “secondary”. God is both source of (“beginning”) and transcendent (“beyond”) over “reality”. God is the “alpha” (beginning) and the “omega” (end)

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#5) – God is defined “pantheistic” terms. God is the cosmos. God is all that exists.  Nothing exists that is not God.  Ultimate reality is “one” (“monism”).

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#6) – Altered states of consciousness would lead us to a new realities and separate universes. The world was both irrational and super-rational and demanded “new” modes of apprehension. Reality is a mystical experience in which time, space and morality are transcended.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#7) – Ethical systems and human behavior are governed by “biological” material matter and impulses – biological, materialistic values of PRODUCING “PLEASURE” and AVOIDING “PAIN”.

A) THEISM  B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#8) – Exposed the rigid materialism and intellectual limitations of traditional western scienceRejected the limitations of traditional, supernatural western theismNew concepts of “natural” and “supernatural” were needed and would “EVOLVE”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#9) – Atman is Brahman – the soul of each and every human being is the soul of the cosmos. Brahman is the “essence” or soul of the cosmos. Atman is the“essence” or soul of any person. God is defined “pantheistic” terms. God is the cosmos. God is all that exists. Nothing exists that is not God.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#10) – The FOUNDATION of HUMAN KNOWLEDGE is the character of GOD AS CREATOR. Logic, intelligence, rationality and meaning are all inherent in God, who provides the universe with structure, order and meaning.

Humanity is created in the image of God. Human “being-ness” is sourced in God’s “be-ing”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#11) – The cosmos exists as a uniformity of cause and effect. Reality is “ORDERED” from the “INSIDE”. The UNIVERSE is “CLOSED” – not open to ordering from the “outside” not “open” to a “transcendent” god or humanity. “NATURE” IS GOD

A) THEISM  B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#12) – Values are “human-centered” – biological and sociological. There is no “objective” or “higher” purpose” to human behavior, no absolute basis for ethics or morality and no retribution for sin or reward for virtue. No “ranscendent consequences for “sin” or reward for virtue.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#13) – Prophesied the coming of a new man based on an “EVOLUTIONARY” model. (a “leftover” of western naturalism) Predicted a radical transformation and emergence of a new human nature

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#14) – Easterners see “ONE-ness”, SEEING BEYOND the ILLUSION of SEPARATENESS“SAME-NESS”, NOT “SEPARATENESS” IS ULTIMATE “REALITY”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#15) – The universe is not “accidental” – the “design” of the universe reveals a “designer”. God is “revealed” through physical “nature”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#16) – Behavior effected by one’s ENVIRONMENT. Human behavior effected by behavioral “REINFORCEMENT” within one’s material environment. Values are simply LEARNED – “good” behavior rewarded, bad punished

A) THEISM  B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#17) – Transformation occurs through the experience of cosmic consciousness, which transcends death. We are not just our physical bodies. Human beings possess a “unity” of cosmic consciousness beyond the body. Death is a transition or “evolution” to another stage of life.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#18) – Humanity is HIERARCHAL. To realize one’s oneness with the cosmos it to pass beyond personality. Individual human beings lose “personality” and eventually become one with the one.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#19) – The cosmos, unified in the self is manifested in two more DIMENSIONS. The self is surrounded by both visible and invisible universes. The visible universe is accessed through the five senses which obey the laws of nature discovered by natural science. The invisible universe is accessed through “doors of perception”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#20) – Phillip Johnson: “If it is possible for a single species to change by natural processes … into such different forms as a shark, a frog, a snake, a monkey, then laboratory (“empirical”) science should BE ABLE to DISCOVER the MECHANISM of CHANGE”.

“The bare statement that a fish turned into a man is not impressive. What is impressive is showing us HOW this came about.”

Stephen C. Meyer: “Ironically, to say that science is the only begetter of truth is SELF-CONTRADICTING – [IT] CANNOT BE TESTED by the SCIENTIFIC METHOD.’  It’s a self-defeating philosophical assumption.”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#21) – Anything that exists outside or “separate” from the “one” is ILLUSION.

 We must see BEYOND the ILLUSION of SEPARATENESS. “SAME-NESS”, NOT “SEPARATENESS” IS ULTIMATE “REALITY”. Yet all of us – eastern and western alike – perceive distinctions. We fail to “realize” our “one-ness”. 

We cannot adequately express in language that nature of “one-ness”. The word “meaning” is not used in theism or naturalism. Metaphysical union to realize one’s oneness with the cosmos is to PASS BEYOND knowledge. Knowledge, like personality, demands duality to “be” is not to know

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#22) – Like theism and naturalism, but unlike eastern religions, placed great value on the INDIVIDUAL personHumanity are “SLEEPING GODS” in the process of being “AWAKENED”, or “fallen gods” that need to “arise”.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#23) – “Our fundamental understanding of the world informs us that the spontaneous evolution of highly complex, intricate structures is unlikely. It is simple intuition that good things don’t just happen on their OWN. A dining room does not organize and clean itself after a feast. NOTHING, from clothing to cars, SELF-ASSEMBLES.”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#24) – To realize one’s oneness with the one is to pass beyond time.
TIME IS UNREAL – HISTORY is CYCLICAL.

Death signals the end of a person, but the soul, atman, is indestructible.
The souls is immortal, but rejects personal and individual immortality. The “soul”, not “self” is transformed. The personal and individual are illusory anyway. Only atman is valuable, so death is “no big deal” nothing of value perishes; everything of value is eternal.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#25) – Knowledge is both SELF-centered, yet geared towards a unitary, UNIVERSAL “cosmic consciousness”. “Know that YOU ARE GOD, know that YOU ARE the UNIVERSE

The SELF is prime reality. The self – the consciousness center of the human being – is the center of the universe. Whatever else exists besides the self – if in fact anything else does – exists for the self. The self is in fact in control of all of reality. The universe is manipulated from the INSIDE by the self.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#26) – The universe is the RANDOM “ACCIDENT” of MATTER and “NATURE’. The universe is ultimately “finite” matter. Nothing escapes or exists outside this “finite”, a material “fact” of reality. Naturalism assumes the universe is “closed” or self-contained

A) THEISM  B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#27) – History REJECTS A “LINEAR” PATH of “EVOLUTION”.  History is ILLUSORY and has no meaning where “reality” is concerned. People
realizing “oneness with the one” is to act BEYOND “HISTORY”.
History is BEYOND PURPOSE.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#28) – ”MATTER” is all that “matters”. “SUPERNATURAL” TRANSCENDENCE IS RULED OUT. There is no “outside” or “other” needed to explain cosmological reality. (a “closed” universe)

Humanism is “a modern, rationalist movement that holds that man is capable of self-fulfillment, ethical conduct, etc., without recourse to supernaturalism.

God” is an invention of humanity. Karl Marx called religion the “opiate of the masses”. Religion and “god” was human INVENTED “drug” to ease the pains of material existence and ultimate death and extinction.

A) THEISM  B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

#29) – “The CREATION” FOOLS ITSELF into thinking it “the CREATOR”.

The greatest weakness of the New Age worldview is SELF-DECEPTION.
IMAGINATION is presupposed to be “REALITY”. Who’s to say this view of imagination as “reality” is not “imagined”? and/or become WISHFUL THNKING, EVEN “DELUSION” ?

What are the mathematical odds of a cell being created by random chance? “Run the ODDS of these things falling into place on their own and you find …The PROBABILITIES of forming a rather short PROTEIN at random WOULD BE ONE CHANCE in a HUNDRED THOUSAND TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION TRILLION (10 X 125 ZEROS). 

There are more than thirty separate physical or cosmological parameters that require precise calibration in order to produce a life sustaining universe. 

Just about everything about the basic structure of the UNIVERSE is BALANCED ON a RAZOR’s EDGE FOR LIFE to EXIST”.

Natural science can be used to show that if the physical laws and constants were just a little bit different from what they are then we would not be here to notice.  

The question is WHY does this universe has the physical laws it has?”

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

 #30) –  SYSTEMATIC SYNCHRONICITY– “irreducibly complex” cell components only work in systems. These biological machines require all of their various parts in order to function.

The PROBLEM with irreducibly complex systems is that they perform NO function until ALL THE PARTS are PRESENT and WORKING TOGETHER.

It’s virtually impossible for evolution to take such a HUGE LEAP by mere CHANCE to create the whole system at once(SYSTEMATIC SYNCHRONICITY)

Natural Selection CANNOT BUILD such systems; it can ONLY PRESERVE them once they’ve been built.

A) THEISM B)NATURALISM C)PANTHEISTIC MONISM D)NEW AGE

THE END