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What is getting many scientists all excited this week?[Click here for the answer]
“The Principle” opened Oct. 24, 2014 in select theaters in Chicago with plans to expand to Los Angeles and then to various theaters around the country. Those interested in the film can learn more at its website, ThePrincipleMovie.com. This film is very controversial because it points a wary finger at Evolutionists and the Atheists. So what’s got them all upset?
To start with, in the late 1800s, Albert A. Michelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in the sciences, devised an experiment to prove the Earth is moving through space, through a medium for bearing light called the “aether.” If he could show that light was slowed down by being fired into an aether headwind, like a swimmer swimming against a stream, Michelson reasoned, it would prove the Earth’s motion through space.
But the experiment didn’t work the way he expected. In fact, it proved the opposite. The world of science was baffled. Eventually, however, another Albert, with the last name of Einstein, developed a theory called special relativity to explain Michelson’s results. It wouldn’t be the first time, that scientists had to scramble to make their theories about space fit observable facts and experiments that didn’t jive with their prevalent understandings.
Increasingly, bizarre and unproven theories such as the mysterious “dark matter,” “dark energy,” “multi-universes” and the creation of “everything from nothing,” the moviemakers claim, have been thought up to try to make the hard data fit with an underlying assumption science has accepted since the 16th century.
What if everything Evolutionary science believes about space … is wrong?
“The Principle,” which is opening now in select cities around the U.S., boldly challenges the widely accepted Copernican Principle, named after Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. He famously argued Earth revolves around the sun and went further to suggest Earth is in no central or favored place in the universe.
We inhabit, in famous cosmologist Carl Sagan’s words, “an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.”
Hogwash, the makers of “The Principle” say.
Citing Isaac Newton, various current astronomers, Einstein himself and even defenders of the Copernican Principle, the documentary makes the case that the data science is discovering indicate the entire known universe is pointing directly at Earth. “We are in a special place,” argues one of the voices quoted in the documentary. “I do believe that the universe was created by God.”
One explanation places us in the center of it all, and the other one relegates us to utter insignificance.
“Strong evidence shows there is a special direction in the cosmos, and it points toward Earth. This is a serious claim that could indicate that perhaps the Bible was true in its account of creation. “What they don’t understand is that science and theology have the same author: ‘In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.”
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Janauary 20, 2015 CSFNM general Meeting
January 20, 2015[Click here for more info]
The speaker for January (7: 00 PM at Faith Bible Church, 9600 Central Ave and Moon, SE corner.) is expected to be Jim Hovis, Board member of CSFNM. The planned subject is as follows:
Dinosaurs; when did they exist? What about Dragons?
Were they created at the same time as mankind?
Why does all this matter?
Remember that screeching woman who asked,
“What difference does it make?”
• The question is foundational and it is this:
– Do we believe the Bible literally or not? (Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise)
– Is Genesis Chapters 1-11 true or not? Do we believe Job 40-41, or not?
– Are 50 million scientists in white coats correct or not? (Remember that phrase in WWII that asked “Can 50 million Frenchmen be wrong?” concerning Hitler. Came from a musical after WWI that ridiculed the French way about events.)
We also plan to have some Heritage Speech contest winners give us their winning speech at this month’s meeting. Stay tuned for more details as the event approaches.
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