Life’s Data as well as Bible Data is Preserved

The WindowView theme of “Science and Scripture in Harmony” comes with some key reminders. We keep pointing to information as evidence. What stands over time tends to be data or information that is foundational and truthful. Depending on how you approach information, one might have to consider all is a product of the initial cause for existence. So, if that cause is from God, what of the reliability of longstanding evidence from science and Scripture?

Here is an example. For all the commotion about evolution, with the implication of ongoing macro-evolution over time (change over time), we have examples of stasis (relative unchanging sameness over time). That is, there are species that have existed millions of years without changing over time. The data in this case are the DNA codes within such organisms. The relatively unchanged form, function, and existence tell us evolution is not necessarily a driver for change. Use of the word evolution in this context imparts a process in action at all times—this makes evolution a driving force. Does that exist?. Some suggest that only micro-evolution is adequately demonstrated. Our point here is simple, science information exists to tell us there is a tendency to stay the same without change unless driven to do so. And when there is change … a return back to an original form can and does occur to demonstrate a tendency toward sameness and not branching evermore to something else. This is not to say apparent branching is not apparent, but then the evidence of transitional steps eludes us. Claims of such evidence is often met with complications. To consider the reasons why brings continued debate.

To all the above we think there is a note of key importance. The body of information that supports life is sufficient without change. The assumption of continual change and randomness is an assumption based on short, not long, time frames. The net message is one of a built in stability of lifeforms to bring life forward over time. The evidence is the “living fossils” that have little to no change.

Further, the vital point to a look at how the DNA codes have supported existence to all life is itself a bit of evidence for the complexity and awesome nature to there being an existence … at all! The testimony from life to those of us alive today is that life is rather incredible and perhaps a key testimony to why we exist … at all! Stasis, over time, provides an opportunity for multiple generations to come to the same testimony before moving on.

So let us consider another form of information and relative stasis over time. Consider a validation of another key source of data and the testimony that evidence provides … us all! From a monthly electronic letter I have lifted a few words … these are written by someone whose profession involves translation of ancient manuscripts:

“As we sometimes do, we talked about the Dead Sea Scrolls, commenting on how these ancient manuscripts have helped our understanding of the Bible. For one thing, the scrolls confirm the antiquity and authenticity of the traditional Hebrew text upon which we base translations; for another, the scrolls help us to determine the best text to follow in places where other important biblical manuscripts differ slightly from each other. In short, the scrolls help us keep translations accurate.”

“The bigger story is that throughout all generations, the Lord has preserved his word. He continues to do so today, even as the Bible is being translated into more languages than ever before.”

Life has sustained DNA translations to provide a basis for our lives to be a witness to the awesome nature of our existence. And as the Bible reminds us, there will be a fullness in time where everyone alive will have the opportunity to see the Bible’s testimony delivered, in respective language, to us all. When that state of fullness is reached, we come to a cosmic turning point with no return to earlier time. At that point some move into a continual relationship with the author of life and others do not … this is the final portal from here to the eternal. Which way will you be going?

Director, WindowView.org

DNA tests for Purim, Hitler, and Iran

In honor of Purim, we respectfully submit the following two items:

1) A reading of the Book of Ester shows how the ‘bad guy’ gets it in  end … for his hatred … specifically for antisemitism.

As history reveals–by way of biology–even the bad guys don’t understand very much about who they are.  We offer the following bit of genetic evidence about Hitler.

Hitler’s Irony by way of DNA

If you want the PDF version of this Bloomberg web page, click on this link.

2) We would be interested in the change in attitudes and related hatred that comes out of the Middle East if more males would be subject to a genetic screen. What is the DNA evidence?

The current atmosphere smacks of no less hatred–for the Jews and Israel–as espoused by Hitler before and by Iran’s theopoliticals today.  What irony and humiliation if the genetics of the Iranian political and religious leadership would put many or any in the same group as Hitler.  This is more than ideology, it’s science.

Read the Bible, read Purim, and understand that antisemitism has been with humanity for ages.  But really, why does this persist?  Is it just a rhetorical question? Why doesn’t the world just leave Israel alone and go on to resolve global problems? Environmentally the earth is wearing out like an old coat! Meanwhile. the Bible tells us that conflict will come and most any Bible believing person will tell you that the nations are expected to turn on Israel.  And Iran is proving the point in realtime. Is this not obvious? In fact some Iranians who do not agree with their leadership would say they see consequences coming! It’s obvious to these folks, so why not the rest of the world?

Again, the environment is in a gradual state of slipping backwards down a slippery slope.  And humanity fails to make a corporate–i.e., all humanity included–effort to resolve the problem. We wonder if the next “bad guy” will dazzle the earth’s population with promises of ecological salvation! (Do read between the prophetic lines here! And if you don’t understand our reference … read chapter 15 [PDF])

Like they say … “bless and be blessed, curse and be cursed”  Do give this biblical notion some thought … and to all Iranians of hidden Jewish ancestry we say: Happy Purim!

Director, WindowView.org 

Related article concerning Convergence of the global topics mentioned here is located here.  We are living in the midst of real-time driving forces that create a known convergence effect … and these were documented thousands of years ago in Scripture.