Mike Heiser’s New Podcast Questions Aloud

Mike HeiserDr Michael Heiser has a new podcast Questions Aloud and this is the first episode. Also check Mike out on SkyWatch TV this week, featured tonight 1/12/2016 on SkyWatch TV on CTN, 8:30 CT9:30 ET!

Pope Francis Advocates Global Religion

The Catholic website RomeReports.com is calling this new video as a “sensation.” Its an amazing step toward advocacy of a global religion we like to call oneism (after the work of Dr. Peter Jones)

Contradict Stickers Clearance and Request for Donations

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Why Doubt Abiogenesis & Darwinian Evolution?

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In a word, “math” more specifically. “probability.”  Darwinian evolution by natural selection and varying mutation following the miraculous accidental formation of the first self replicating molecule is highly improbable.  In mathematics such probabilities are labeled absurd.  For that reason, noted Astrophysicist Fred Hoyle famously said,

The chance that higher life forms might have emerged in this way is comparable with the chance that a tornado sweeping through a junk-yard might assemble a Boeing 747 from the materials therein.[1]

David Berlinski earned a PhD in philosophy from Princeton University and was later a postdoctoral fellow in mathematics and molecular biology at Columbia University. He offers the following:

I have been reading Berlinski and I take him seriously. Consider this:

It is this destructive dilemma that Dawkins calls the Ultimate Boeing 747 gambit. The appeal to a Boeing 747 is meant to evoke a lighthearted quip attributed to the astrophysicist Fred Hoyle. The spontaneous emergence of life on earth, Hoyle observed, is about as likely as a tornado sweeping through a junkyard and assembling a Boeing 747 out of the debris. Although an atheist, Hoyle was skeptical about Darwin’s theory of evolution, and Dawkins passionate in its defense. Since the junkyard expresses with rare economy precisely the odds favoring the spontaneous appearance of life—they are remarkably prohibitive on virtually every calculation—it has been an irritation to Dawkins ever since it made its appearance. With their consciousness unraised, a great many people have evidently concluded that when it comes to the origins of life, the junkyard is all that Darwin offered. [2]

I would add this requirement to the 747 dilemma, “First, you need to get your own junk,” suggesting that one needs to explain the origin of the junkyard as well. “Abiogenesis isn’t evolution” is the typical atheist rejoinder… My answer, “so what?” It is necessary for naturalism. There can be no “natural selection and varying mutation” without preexisting reproducing life. If you haven’t explained that yet, then you haven’t begun to address origins. The evidence leads to some sort of creation event via intelligent design, that is, unless airplanes really can be assembled by tornadoes. It’s actually much worse. Even simple bacteria are more complex than a Boeing 747. The mathematical probability of reproducing molecules forming on the primordial earth is so described below by David A. Plaisted, a PhD Computer Scientist:

Biologists currently estimate that the smallest life form as we know it would have needed about 256 genes.  A gene is typically 1000 or more base pairs long, and there is some space in between, so 256 genes would amount to about 300,000 bases of DNA. The deoxyribose in the DNA “backbone'” determines the direction in which it will spiral. Since organic molecules can be generated in both forms, the chance of obtaining all one form or another in 300,000 bases is one in two to the 300,000 power. This is about one in 10 to the 90,000 power. It seems to be necessary for life that all of these bases spiral in the same direction. Now, if we imagine many, many DNA molecules being formed in the early history of the earth, we might have say 10 100 molecules altogether (which is really much too high). But even this would make the probability of getting one DNA molecule right about one in 10 to the 89,900 power, still essentially zero. And we are not even considering what proteins the DNA generates, or how the rest of the cell structure would get put together! So the real probability would be fantastically small. (David Plaisted)

In a probabilistic sense, to believe this happened is absurd. It is a tiny probability and I hope anyone understand that an event with a probability of 1/10^89  (one chance out of ten with eighty-nine zeros behind it) is not at all likely to happen. It’s mathematically absurd.  Intelligent Design theory is the only option that fully makes sense of the evidence. I am not an expert but I do read both sides carefully.  I am willing to contemplate that God used a process to form human bodies (Genesis 2:7) but naturalism just seems mathematically and philosophically absurd.

Notes

  1. Fred Hoyle, “Hoyle on evolution,” Nature, Vol. 294, No. 5837 (November 12, 1981), 105
  2. David Berlinski, The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions, [2nd ed. (New York: Basic Books, 2009),140-141

Limited Time Combo Special

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The package includes an autographed copy of Petrus Romanus and one DVD of Cris Putnam’s presentation from the Future Congress 2012 In that presentation, he speaks about the soon arrival of a new Pope, which is documented by The New York Times to have occurred when Pope Benedict informed a select group of insiders of his intent to step down “at the end of March” where as in the DVD offered here Putnam had discussed a series of mathematical calculations by a Jesuit theologian and academic named Rene Thibault that arrived at the beginning of April 2012, over and over, using many bizarre but distinct methods of deciphering Roman Numerals coded in the Latin text of Saint Malachy’s Prophecy of the Popes he consistently decoded, the same date kept appearing…  April 1, 2012. Now, it appears an actual Jesuit conspiracy was also involved. ORDER PACKAGE HERE.
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DVD teaching, Historicism Back to the Future features Cris Putnam demonstrating how he discovered the prediction that Pope Benedict would resign one year prior, along with an autographed copy of  the best selling book Petrus Romanus, Both are soon to be collector’s items as Tom Horn and Putnam are about to shock the world with the true sequel to Petrus, this time revealing Pope Francis’ role as a spiritual leader in the globalist dream of a Marxist utopia.