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Next, there are some writings published in the Letters to the Editor section of Finnish newspapers. They deal with science and faith, and indicate how the outlook on life can lead research and how faith in the area of science is as possible as in spiritual life.

 

MAGIC WORD

 

Mister X spoke about evolution and creationism, and was frustrated by that some do not believe in evolution.

   I myself can tell that I have collided with the same wall, as I have acted from an opposite viewpoint or creationism, and as I have tried to prove it sensible among other things on my website. Formerly I thought that if you try to bring out the facts as logically and convincingly as possible, people can be won but now I understand that it isn’t this simple. This is not possible. Instead, the conversation ends at least when an evolutionist takes out an arrogant smile and states the magical word “fundamentalist”, and so the person who believes in creation goes away depressed. This is what usually happens.

   I think that both viewpoints are based on faith, i.e., we believe in either creation or evolution. Neither of them cannot be properly proven, simply because we cannot bring back the past conditions. It is impossible because we cannot go to the past to check how it actually went. We can only draw conclusions on grounds of the information we have, and I myself think that the information much better fits the creation model. (Etelä-Suomen Sanomat on March 31, 2009)

 

                      Jari Iivanainen

 

 

 

The next article was published in the newspaper Etelä-Suomen Sanomat on May 12, 2008:

 

FAITH AND COMMON SENSE

 

On April 27, there was a writing in Etelä-Suomen Sanomat in which creation was treated and which expressed how it is unscientific to believe in it, as “wise people” usually do.

   But what is scientific and what is faith? Paul says straight out in Hebrews that Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebr 11:3), in other words he admitted the impact of faith in understanding matters. He said that only by faith can we understand how everything was created out of nothing.

   However, he who believes in a random beginning and evolution also relies fully on faith. This is a fact that cannot be denied. We cannot prove the foundation of the evolution theory, the big bang and spontaneous generation in a laboratory: they are based on faith in the minds of people. Attempts to generate the latter in a laboratory have been made but with no success whatsoever. No scientist has been able to get even near to solving the origin of life, i.e., people believe in it even though practical observations do not support it. The belief is only in the people’s minds. As a matter of fact, many so-called scientific issues are based on faith like the spiritual life and faith in the supernatural God. The question is: which of the alternatives do we deem more realistic – the belief in the haphazard origin or creation – because neither of them cannot be properly proven afterwards.

   In this issue, one should use his common sense because in that way it is possible to proceed at least a little. So, when you ask an ordinary plain man how possible he considers that a new universe like the present one with dozens of billions galaxies, hundreds of billions stars, a sun like the present one, the planets, sea and water, the rocks, humans, the birds, elephants, mosquitoes and so on could be born from, for example, an ordinary chip of a stone (in the big bang theory it is supposed that everything came into being from a pin-sized space), what would he say? How reasonable would he deem the whole issue when holding a chip of stone in his hand? Is it not likely that his answer would be something to the effect, “Don’t be crazy, that’s just an impossible idea! Such cannot be born from a small stone. How could anyone believe in such foolishness?”

 

                                                    Jari Iivanainen

 

 

 




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