God and The whistling Train Chapter 2
In the last chapter we looked at the creation and we saw that the scriptures were written using terms that fall within the level of our comprehension; with words and pictures that were related to what the early listeners could understand. We also saw that behind these terms can be a complexity that belies understanding. When we talk about the Christian faith it is similar. There are simple ways of describing our faith but underneath there is a morass of information that will help us see its incredible nature. Most people do not put the time into the study and consequently do not see the full picture. For them some train carriages remain empty.
If you have managed to read thus far you may be worried by the fact that I assume the creation picture is correct, nor have I explained its standing with the currently accepted concept evolution. In fact there have been comments expressed that may be considered as critical. So before we look at the next chapter of Genesis I would like to discuss some brief issues that may add to the pictures given so far.
Over the years I have fluctuated in my view of the beginnings. However the more I read, the more doubtful I am of the plausibility of the Evolutionary scenario. The list of issues, that evolutionary supporters have to overcome is quite large. So below, I have given a précis of some of my favourite arguments.
When we are talking something that ostensibly comes from nothing but a big bang you need to consider chance and probability. With such things progress is just as likely going backward, even with the requirement of the ‘survival of the fittest’. So the probability of something even beginning is a big jump of faith. Some of the difficulties are seen in the next couple of scenarios.
An example would be the probability of drawing either10 white balls or 10 black balls out of a large box full of balls that contain equal numbers of black and white balls is five times out of 1 million! If we increase the number two 100 and draw out sets of 100 balls, the probability of drawing 100 black or 100 white balls in succession is now so low, as to be for all practical purposes impossible.