Creationism

The New Creationism (f)
A 2005 depiction of the so-called "new creationism", a sort of Biblical view of man created by the hand of God, mixed with chemistry, mathematics, physics, promulgated by the new intelligent design movement, the 21st century re-branding of creation science.
In terminology, creationism, or "creation science" (1960s), "intelligent design" (2000s), or "spontaneous emergence" (2010s), is a supernatural theory, taught predominately by the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaism) that all things, particularly life and human beings were created by a deity or God. The term “creationist” is often given to someone who adheres to the creationism doctrine.

Overview
In religious thermodynamics, the first and second laws of thermodynamics are often used to disprove evolution in favor of creationism. American civil engineer Henry Morris’ 1974 book The Troubled Waters of Evolution is a popular book that uses the second law to argue against evolution in favor of creationism. [1]

The creationism theory, as taught currently, originated 5,000 years ago, predominantly, from the ancient Egyptian theory of Ra (or Re) the sun god (see: Anunian theology or Ra theology).

Abraham, in translation, means “Father Ra son of Nun” (where Ab = father, Ra = sun, ham = chem = keme or mound of black soil that arose following the flood). In short, in circa 5,000-3,000 BC, to explain how the sun got into the sky, leading Egyptian theorists conceived a view that following the primordial flood of the universe, a land mound (called the nun or noah) arose out of the waters and out of the land mound a bird carried the newly born sun on its head into the sky in its daily cycle. [3]

This theory, in turn, was later reincorporated, via syncretism, into Christianity, Islam, and Judaism (through the story of Abraham, father of all living humans) and Hinduism, Buddhism, etc. (through Brahma, the creator god).

Difficulties on theory
The theory of creationism and gods, all trace back to mythology, and therefore are defunct theories, as can be discerned through a well-detailed study of the world's religions (16 active ones), mythology, and Egyptology, Mesopotamian texts, etc. The central issue then is not with the existence of gods and creationism, but rather with the residual topics that modern science has not yet come to grips with, namely morality, life, death, love, purpose, continuity, etc., which still have more cogent answers in the older religious teachings.

In a sense, successful mental abandonment of the theory of creationism would simultaneous require the adoption of a new scientific explanation of life and death, in the sense of universal continuity, as a replacement for the older religious “promised land” theory of death and afterlife. This is a large part of what keeps the average person moving.

Due to this inadequacy of science, the theory of creationism is believed by a large percentage of the world; more than 72% of the world has an Abrahamic religious affiliation. In the United States, in fact, 60 percent of people (adjacent graph) favor some kind of belief in divine creation of humans over that of evolution of humans through physical and chemical means. [2]

Thermodynamics
The central thermodynamics topic found in the modern evolution creationism debate, which seems to be a popular pastime for many, is that concerning entropy, on the logic that entropy = disorder, that according to the second law “the entropy of the universe tends to a maximum”, that humans as ordered structures represent a exception to the rule of the second law, and that subsequently God must be responsible for this. Other types of first law arguments can be found as well, often used in big bang theory verses God bang theory discussions.

The difficultly involved in this issue, on both sides of the debate, is that no author as of yet had satisfactorily explained human existence and evolution in the context of Clausius’ 1865 textbook The Mechanical Theory of Heat. There are a least a dozen refutation arguments in this direction, e.g. “humans represent local decreases of entropy at the expense of the greater increases of the surroundings” or “the earth is not a isolated system”, etc., but these are all verbal regurgitations, having little mathematical basis.

Patterson
American engineering professor John Patterson, of note, famously gave handouts of various creationist claims about thermodynamics to his thermodynamics students to find the reason for the incorrectness of each statement as homework assignments. [4]

References
1. Morris, Henry. (1974). The Troubled Waters of Evolution (pgs. 110-11). Creation-Life Publishers.
2. (a) Miller, Jon D., Scott, Eugenie C., Okamoto, Shinji. (2006). “Public Acceptance of Evolution”, Science 11, Aug. Vol. 313, pgs. 765-66.
(b) Anon. (2006). “Did Humans Evolve? Not Us, Say Americans”, The New York Times, Aug. 16.
3. (a) Greenberg, Gary. (2002). 101 Myths of the Bible: How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History. Source Books.
(b) Jordan, Michael. (1993). Encyclopedia of Gods: Over 2,500 Deities of the World. Facts On File, Inc.
4. Patterson, John W. (2002). “Thermodynamics and the Supernatural: Some Comments on Walters’ and Gordon’s Replies in the Last issue.” Access Research Network, Vol. 10, No.
6. Carl Wieland – Wikipedia.

Further reading
All Things Thermodynamics (audio podcast) – by Robert Lippens, an American physics student, on creationism and the second law.
● Morris, Edward A. (2001). “Evolution and the Second Law of Thermodynamics”, Noble-Minded.org, May 06.

External links
Creationism – Wikipedia.

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