Over at the World Net Daily there's a great headline:
Research: God did speak world into existence
Okay, so there's a science student in Kentucky who says that he can
scientifically prove that god spoke the world into existence.
"If God spoke everything into existence as the Genesis record proposes, then we should be able to scientifically prove that the construction of everything in the universe begins with a) the Holy Spirit (magnetic field); b) Light (an electric field); and c) that Light can be created by a sonic influence or sound," Samuel J. Hunt writes on his website.Now the first thing that I don't understand is that the Holy Spirit is a magnetic field. Does that mean that the little kitten saying "Hang in There!" holding my hydro bill to the fridge is imbued of the Holy Spirit?
"There are several documented and currently taught laboratory experiments that accurately portray the events in Genesis in sequential order, the most important being that of sonoluminescence," he wrote.
That, he described to WND, is the circumstance in which sending a sonic signal into bubbles in a fluid causes the bubbles to collapse and they release photons, or create light.
Sonoluminescence?!? Okay a little Googling tells me that it's real and even has a Wikipedia entry. Who knew that? Okay now this actually brings about a couple of problems then...
1) Fiat Lux means Let There be Ultraviolet for About 35 Picoseconds.
2) Theologically, this is God:
The dynamics of the motion of the bubble is characterized to a first approximation by the Rayleigh-Plesset equation
This is an approximate equation that is derived from the compressible Navier-Stokes equations (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navier-Stokes_equations), and describes the motion of
the radius of the bubble /R/ as a function of time (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time)/t/. Here, η is the viscosity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viscosity), /p/ the pressure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pressure), and γ the surface tension (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface_tension). This equation, though approximate, has been shown to give good estimates on the motion of the bubble under the acoustically (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustics) driven pressure collapse of the bubble.
Things that make you go Hmmm. Indeed.
So what do this student's teachers think?
"My professors think my application of accepted laws and theories may bend the rules a bit, but the ideas are thought-provoking and progressive," he said.
"Some of my teachers are like, 'That's complete hogwash,'" he said, "while others say, 'That's pretty interesting.'"
Somehow, I think I know where some of the teachers are going with this.
So why does he want to do this?
His goal is to bring a unity to the Christian community, "just like the founders of our nation expected and wanted from the Constitution."
The documentation of his processes, Hunt believes, could end debate.
"People want to know the truth, to have something to stand on that's not
trickery and deceit," he said. "This gives people something real to
touch, hang on to."
Hmmm. Only if I could buy a book or something to find out a bit more.
The outline, available at scienceprovescreation.com, already has sold more than 1,700 copies.
Oh, yeah. There's a book for sale.
So if you can prove it mathematically, is it actually God?
The Eternal Gaijin
Lost Somewhere in Wandsworth, London
"Words Cannot Describe What I Am About To Tell You."