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The Architecture of Infinity
« on: October 06, 2019, 11:51:38 am »
Nothing but chaos results from randomness. Another way of saying this is that jumbling never creates anything. I encountered someone throwing up his hands in all directions, saying that the fact of evolution is unimaginable, positing vast time as an opposing unimaginable supposedly powerful enough to create all the forms of life we see from pure randomness. Yet this proposition too is clearly from his imagination, and such has been the debate between the evolutionists and creationists, neither able to apply science.

We may not be able to know infinity, but we can know things about it. For instance, it is possible for a limited mind to comprehend that the infinity of decimal numbers is infinitely larger than the infinity of integers. You just have to conceive of the numbers 1 and 2, then notice between these there is an infinity of decimal numbers. The architecture of the various infinities can be studied and conclusions drawn from this, instead of stating mindlessly that no one can imagine it so why bother looking? There can be a science of randomness, whereby we can determine how much order randomness can create, if any.

Such a science has not existed before now, because men prefer to think of their minds as the only minds, and to prove randomness cannot create anything amounts to a proof that God created something, and in particular that they have been created by God and did not make themselves. Will vast time allow pure randomness to create order? This is the lynchpin behind the opposition to creationism, though the creationism founded upon the Bible has been brutally primitive and unsupportable. The advent of computers offered one means to begin testing this, though no one has yet begun, for the aforesaid reasons.

The brute force method of cracking passwords relies on an orderly progression of some kind through the possibilities, disallowing a return to former attempts. The calculations that a 256-bit password could not be cracked even by supercomputers in billions of years, rely that we are examining each possible combination once, disallowing any repetitions. Once repetitions are allowed, as it can be argued is the situation of evolution in nature, there is absolutely no increase in the probability you will crack the password, from one attempt to the next. Now we can begin to characterize the infinities. We might be able to establish that the word “goalkeeper” won’t appear in a quadrillion repetitions of the algorithm, though perhaps the word “goal” will be found once or twice. Since I haven’t done the exercise, perhaps the word “goalkeeper” would be found, but not the sentence, “A goalkeeper tends the net.” It is this type of exploration of the infinity of possibilities, that could show only God could be behind evolution. Mathematical theorems are likely also possible, to better delineate the exact limitations of pure randomness to bring order.

An intriguing corollary appears immediately, that the parasites and disease organisms may in fact be a product of pure randomness, acting upon order God formerly brought. This is a hypothesis that can be tested with today’s technology, now that DNA can be sequenced. It would be a sardonic twist against humanity, if it is eventually proved the random forces men fervently believed had been the architects of their creation, in fact only produce devilry and monstrosities. Yet I think we must wait for the science of randomness to flourish. It is possible that some today would have been wise enough to initiate it, but have not done so because to prove God’s existence is next to useless, if it is not known what God is like, and what He expects from those who live in His best bodies.

It could be argued that randomness at the molecular level is highly active, with many DNA combinations tried in rapid succession, those that fail disappearing and those that succeed surviving ready for further building, so that the process is not quite random. Yet this is clearly not what is happening in the higher organisms, so we should find that all critical evolution took place at the single cell level. And in fact this is something of what is seen, as many parts of eukaryotic cells have been shown to have prokaryotic origins. Yet tracing genetic lineage we find the common ancestors to be multicellular organisms, where the argument of rapid discarding of failures fails, not different lines of prokaryotes. And even among prokaryotes one finds relative genetic stability with little change over millions or billions of years. Though bacteria multiply quickly, they soon exhaust their food supply and spend most of the time in stasis, perhaps existing in biofilms or spores.

In any case these are regions where science can proceed, but it has not done so because men are not comported to look. To their way of thinking they’re better off alone, without a Creator. Had science arisen among a race keen to know its spiritual as well as genetic origins, I would not have been able to write this piece because the science of randomness would’ve been one of the first sciences. Men would’ve been seeking any and all signs of the Creator’s hand, wanting salvation, the security of knowing eternal life was possible.
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