Flashcards in Case for Creator chapters 1-4 Deck (100):
what is the difference between macro and micro evolution?
little changes vs. big changes like from one species to another
to make a start
Is it possible that God created other lifeforms
our planet is so specifically designed that it is unlikely
not wise, little experience, simplistic
What is the cambrian explosion?
A fossil record of all changes at one time.
does the cambrain explosion support or disprove Darwinism?
it goes against darwinism
Two events happen at the same time by accident but has a connection
lacks understanding; doesn't make sense
spot on radar
what is the Big Bang theory?
a theory of how the world was created; "Bang!" and the universe started expanding
what argument says that everything that begins to exist has a cause?
warm feelings in zealous support
how many factors in our universe must be precise in order for life?
what evolution drawing was proven wrong but still used?
reasonable; makes sense
name 3 types of evolution, an example and whether or ot scientists agree?
Darwinism - cat to dog
No change over time
decent with modification - see chart
to adjust precisely
what is the anthropic principle and how does it relate to the question of God?
Earth is calibrated just right for life
What is spontaneous existence and why is it not completely accepted?
something pops into existence, QV are energy , no evidence
exceeding what's necessary
what is intelligent design?
someone who believes that they will never know
What is a QV and why is it important for the idea of SE?
Thought it was a void of nothing, actually fluctuating energy, has a cause
What does multi faceted mean
having many aspects
What does irrational mean
Lacking reason or understanding
What does embark mean
To make a start
What does entrenched mean
To place oneself in a strong defensive position
What does primitive mean
The earliest age or period
What does incompatible mean
Not capable of harmonious coexistence
Why is science attractive to many people
Science is attractive to many people because it already has answers for everything. It doesn't have someone, the creator, that you have to believe in or constantly repent to
do you think there is anything wrong with Lee wanting reasons to trust in God? Why?
No because as human beings we are curious, and God is willing to answer them.
A person believes that any alternate reality cannot be known
A study and a close inspection
Values very close to but greater than zero
To shift back and forth; to ebb and flow
Fundamental, without elaboration
To make legal
Relating to or consisting of concepts
Ridiculous and unreasonable things
A study and a close inspection
Existing or occurring at the same time
To eat away slowly until destroyed
To rise above and go beyond limits
Persuasive or reasonable
An object or aspect known through the senses rather than by thought
Lacking worldly wisdom; simplicity
Formed by an agreement of man and based upon that agreement
An attitude of doubt
To greatly increase in number
a scientist who deals with the life of past geological periods through fossils
a gross error resulting usually fro carelessness or ignorance
the highest category of the animal kingdom
a vertebrate at any stage of growth before birth
hastily and poorly done
to change in character or form
a group of individuals based from a common ancestor
warm feelings expressed in eager zealous support or activity
exceeding what is sufficient or necessary
to state positively and often forcefully and aggressively
a comparison based on some resenblance
to examine the merits and demerits of something and judge accordingly
a complex community of organisms and its environment functioning as a unit
dependent on uncertain circumstances
one of a series of consistent additions
to come forth in a flood or gush
events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have a connection
a set of physical properties whose value determines the characteristics or behavior of something
to fill or build back up again
the occurrence of events or circumstances at the same time
to summon by mysterious forms
what is the scientific data that suggest that the Earth may be the only planet in the right place at the right time to sustain life?
The scientific data that suggests that Earth is the only life-filled planet is that Earth's atmosphere filters out UV rays while working with oceans to moderate climate. Another is that Earth's plate techtonics acts as the right thermostat to keep greenhouse gases in balance & surface temp under control. Also Earth is the right size & gravitational pull to keep safe from harmful gases.
Why would the discovery of extraterrestrial life not be a problem for christians?
That wouldn't be a problem for Christians because God could have created other life-filled planets that the bible didn't mention.
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If a perfect God created this world, why isn't the world perfect?
The world once was perfect but because of free will, sin came into this world and ruined it.
Are there conflicts between science & God? give examples
Yes, some examples of conflicts are creation, how long we have been on this earth, evolution, and miracles. Science has an "explanation for these but God's answer is right. Also, how the world will end, how dinosaurs became extinct and many more. God is right because he has performed countless miracles, prophecies have come true and people have changed.
what made Lee start to question his acceptance of science and rejection of God?
science gave Lee an answer to all of his questions about God that nobody had answered. It gave hard facts, discoveries and proven experiments
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How does Leslie's role in Lee's story apply do you? what lesson can you learn from that story
Leslie's role in Lee's story applies to me by representing Christians I know any gifts and example of how God changes you I can learn to be a reason for people to believe in God, to show them how he changes you
What was the first question Mr. Strobel investigated in his search for truth about the Universe?
How do scientific models and theories explain the origin of everything.
What is the basic meaning of spontaneous existence
that nothing caused it; it just happened.
What theory intrigued Mr. Strobel the most and wha tare the three main arguments of it?
The theory Kalam intrigued him most.
-The three main arguments are that everything that begins to exist has a cause
-the universe began to exist and therefore, the universe has a cause
what is the difference between a vacuum and a quantum vacuum? why is this an important distinction?
a vacuum is absolutely nothing while a quantum vacuum is a sea of fluctuating energy. an arena of violent activity that has a rich physical structure & can be described by physical laws. It wouldn't be an example of something being created by nothing, but the quantum vacuum & the energy inside it are the cause of these particles.
in what two ways have scholars found that the universe had a beginning point?
the scholars have found evidence in mathematical reasoning and scientific evidence.
-math shows that we've subtracted identical numbers from identical numbers and got non identical results.
-science shows that the universe has not always existed.
What is the name of the theory that most scientists believe started the universe?
the Big Bang caused the universe to be created.
is the Big Bang theory contradictory to the biblical account?
No it agrees with the biblical account because in the bible, God said the word and it was created. he is powerful enough to just ceate it like "that". There is also lots of scientific evidence to support it.
what is the differnece between micro and macro evolution? do they both contradict Christianity? why or why not?
-microevolution is small changes within a species
-macroevolution is changes from one species to another
-Microevolution doesn't contradict Christianity because everything has to adapt to environments somehow.
-Macroevolution contradicts Christianity because nothing can just change from one species to another. That's not how God created us.
what is the cambrian explosion? how does it support the bible?
the cambrian explosion is the fossil record when lots of fossils were formed at the same time. Lots of phyla just suddenly appeared or were created.
It supports the bible because it shows that there wasn't any gradual change or one common ancestor. It points to a creator.
What are Haeckel's embryos intended to prove
they are supposed to prove that all organisms look the same when we are embryos. so we came from the same species.
what did Jonathan Wells discover. why was it so disturbing?
He discovered that the drawings were faked because they looked nothing like the actual pictures of embryos. it is so disturbing because they are misleadig, but they are still being put in science textbooks today.
What was Berra's blunder?
it was when Tim Berra made his analogy using corvettes and how they have "evolved" to be better over time. He actually opened the door to an intelligent designer because Corvettes are designed by designers, not on their own.
What is the missing link and why wasn't the Archaeoraptor not it
The missing link is a transitionary fossil to show evolution in the process. The archaeoraptor isn't it because a Chinese paleontologist proved that someone had just glued a dinosaur on the bird.
What is intelligent design
intelligent design is the theory that holds certain features of the universe and of living things that are best explained by an intelligent cause, not an undirected process such as natural selection.
what four fields of science all point to intelligent design
the four fields of science that point to a creator are cosmology, physics, astronomy and biology